With the second half of the Sweet 16 games happening Friday night, it was slated to be just as fun as the Thursday night games. With Freshman sensations Lonzo Ball and Malik Monk taking the floor, many fans were ready to see this Ncaa Tournament action. These games lived up to the hype, as stars shined, and upsets once again caught the headlines.

North Carolina cruises past Butler

North Carolina got it going with Joel Berry II, and are now Elite Eight bound with a win over the Butler Bulldogs . Berry led the team with 26 points, and Justin Jackson also contributed 24 points. North Carolina shot 54 percent from field and out rebounded small Butler team 38-26.

The Tarheels advance to another Elite Eight, their 27th to be exact.

The Butler Bulldogs were simply out-manned this game. They were out rebounded and struggled on the offensive end of the floor. Butler shot only 43 percent from the floor. The were terrible from three point range, shooting under 30 percent. Butler fell behind and could never catch up. Andrew Chrabascz tried to keep their team in the game with 21 points.

South Carolina upsets Baylor

South Carolina continues to roll as they take down three seeded Baylor 70-50. The Gamecocks defense was at it again, locking down the Bears. South Carolina caused 16 turnovers, and shot a decent 46 percent from the floor. Sindarius Thornwell led the Gamecocks with 24 points.

The Gamecocks started the second half firing on all cylinders, going on a 12-6 run. South Carolina will face the winner of Wisconsin-Florida.

Baylor was shut down on offense, shooting an awful 30 percent from the field. Johnathan Motley scored 18 points, but shot under 50 percent. He was the only Baylor player to score in double-digits for the game.

They also couldn't knock down a three, shooting under 25 percent. This 20-point deficit was Baylor's worst lost in tournament history. Credit South Carolina's defense, as the shut down a well oiled Baylor offense.

Kentucky soars past UCLA

One of the best games on the schedule Friday pitted Kentucky against UCLA.

Lonzo Ball led the young but talented UCLA team against the the Wildcats that had its own young stars. The game was fast paced and the Wildcats came out on top, winning the game 86-75. UCLA's starters were productive, but the problem was from the bench. The bench couldn't contribute any points, only producing nine the entire game. Ball only produced ten points.

The Wildcats matched UCLA's offense with even better offense. DeAron Fox exploded for 39 points shooting over 50 percent from the field. Malik Monk also contributed 21 points. The Wildcats led by three at halftime, but they were up and down the court after halftime. Kentucky is the only two seed remaining in the tournament, having a date with UNC on Sunday.

Florida's last shot stuns Wisconsin

One of the best games in the whole tournament happened Friday. The Wisconsin Badgers went against the Florida Gators. Wisconsin managed to comeback and force overtime on a crazy shot by Zak Showalter. In overtime, Nigel Hayes gave the Badgers the lead with four seconds to go. Chris Chiozza was the big hero, dribbling down the court and hoisting up a huge shot, the game winning shot, beating the Badgers 84-83. The game was back and forth in the last five minutes and in OT. It seemed like the team with the ball last would win, and that's exactly how it went. Florida won the game on an outstanding shot.

The Sweet 16 treated us to exciting games with stars all-around.

The Elite Eight begins on Saturday, so make sure your calendar is clear as more NCAA Tournament action is on the way.

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