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NCAA Tournament: What just happened? And what's ahead?

Mar 19, 2016; Des Moines, IA, USA; Indiana Hoosiers forward Collin Hartman (30) and Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11) reacts from the bench in the second half during the second round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana takes down fellow national power Kentucky

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The opening week of the 2016 NCAA tourney will have a special place in the history of a storied event that often causes our hearts to stop. It was four full-throated days of magical mayhem, with big shots and zany upsets the order of the day.

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Crispin: What Big Ten teams have to do to win Sweet 16 matchups

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Hoosiers talk about win vs. Kentucky

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And then there were three.

A trio of Big Ten teams are in the Sweet 16, starting Thursday night, including reigning national runner-up Wisconsin, which is making its third consecutive regional semifinal appearance and nation’s best fifth in the last six seasons.

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Dienhart: Koenig, Wisconsin advance to third straight Sweet 16

Mar 20, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Bronson Koenig (24) walks off the court after the game against the Xavier Musketeers in the second round in the 2016 NCAA Tournament at Scottrade Center. Wisconsin won 66-63. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

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And just like that, Bronson Koenig has become part of March Madness lore with a game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-pointer to push No. 7 Wisconsin to a 66-63 win vs. No. 2 Xavier and into the Sweet 16 for the fifth time in the last six years.

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