Marquette Madness - On to the Sweet 16

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Marquette Madness has finally come down to the Sweet 16, but not without a few upsets.

In the Bill Cords Region (1) Butch Lee and (2) Dean Meminger scored easy victories in the first and second round, while it took upsets for (5) Brian Wardle and (6) Tony Smith to advance. Wardle scored the upset victory over (4) Larry McNeil while Smith rallied to beat (3) Bob Lackey. In the Sweet 16 Lee will face Wardle, while Meminger will take on Smith.

In the Hank Raymonds Region the top four seeds all advanced. The highlight from this region was the battle between (14) John Glaser and (3) Travis "Dime-A-Dozen" Diener. In the end, Diener pulled out an emotional victory while Glaser proved to be a worthy opponent. In the Sweet 16 (1) Bo Ellis will go up against (4) Earl Tatum while (2) Don Kojis will face (3) Diener, the only player to make it to the Sweet 16 from Marquette's current roster.

The Al McGuire Region did have one upset advancing to the Sweet 16 when (5) Jim McIlvaine knocked off (4) Terry Rand 47-29. Legendary NBA center Bill Russell once said that Rand was the best center he ever played against in college, but that wasn't enough to beat McIlvaine, the fan favorite. Advancing to the Sweet 16 from the Al Region (2) Glenn "Doc" Rivers who will face (3) Tony Miller who got into the Sweet 16 slipping by two time All-American Lloyd Walton. Also advancing, (1) George Thompson who will face McIlvaine.

The Tom Crean Region saw the top four seeds advance. Top vote getter (1) Dwyane Wade walked to the Sweet 16 where he will face (4) Jerome Whitehead from the '77 NCAA Championship team. The other matchup will pit (2) Jim Chones against one of the most feared men in the history of the NBA, (3) Maurice Lucas.

Now it's on to the Sweet 16!

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