Steven Cook, BLEACHER REPORT
(BleacherReport)—The Sweet 16 is finally upon us, which means the 2015 NCAA tournament will restart this weekend with a number of high-profile matchups. But before the next phase of the tournament begins, we get a few days to sort out the madness.
Bracket-makers were sent for a loop throughout the opening three rounds of play with unlikely occurrences, such as No. 11 UCLA making the Sweet 16, but it has only upped the intrigue and storylines worth following. Other than the top two seeds out of the East, Villanova and Virginia, as well as No. 2 Kansas in the Midwest, most of the other title contenders are still left standing.
But with some unlikely—albeit household—names dropping in to join the party, there remains a possibility for chaos to continue with the best teams facing worthy competition. Here’s a complete look at what you need to know for betting on the Sweet 16.