Then there were 16.
The second round of the 2023 men's NCAA Tournament wrapped up on Sunday night, capping a thrilling six-day stretch of March Madness action.
What began as a 68-team field has whittled down to 16 programs, all just four wins away from hoisting the national title as they head to the Sweet 16.
So, which teams made it out of the Big Dance's opening weekend?
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Which teams are in the Sweet 16 2023 NCAA Tournament?
Here are the programs that qualified for the Sweet 16, along with how they got there and their next opponent.
No. 1 Alabama (South Region)
- First round: 96-75 over No. 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
- Second round: 73-51 over No. 8 Maryland
- Sweet 16: Vs. No. 5 San Diego State
No. 5 San Diego State (South Region)
- First Round: 63-57 over No. 12 Charleston
- Second Round: 75-52 over No. 13 Furman
- Sweet 16: Vs. No. 1 Alabama
No. 6 Creighton (South Region)
- First round: 72-63 over No. 11 NC State
- Second round: 85-76 over No. 3 Baylor
- Sweet 16: Vs. No. 15 Princeton
No. 15 Princeton (South Region)
- First round: 59-55 over No. 2 Arizona
- Second round: 78-63 over No. 7 Missouri
- Sweet 16: Vs. No. 6 Creighton
No. 3 Kansas State (East Region)
- First round: 77-65 over No. 14 Montana State
- Second round: 75-69 over No. 6 Kentucky
- Sweet 16: Vs. No. 7 Michigan State
No. 4 Tennessee (East Region)
- First round: 58-55 over No. 13 Louisiana
- Second round: 65-52 over No. 5 Duke
- Sweet 16: Vs. Florida Atlantic
No. 9 Florida Atlantic (East Region)
- First round: 66-65 over No. 8 Memphis
- Second round: 78-70 over No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson
- Sweet 16: Vs. No. 4 Tennessee
No. 7 Michigan State (East Region)
- First round: 72-62 over No. 10 USC
- Second round: 69-60 over No. 2 Marquette
- Sweet 16: Vs. No. 3 Kansas State
No. 1 Houston (Midwest Region)
- First round: 63-52 over No. 16 Northern Kentucky
- Second round: 81-64 over No. 9 Auburn
- Sweet 16: Vs. No. 5 Miami
No. 2 Texas (Midwest Region)
- First round: 81-61 over No. 15 Colgate
- Second round: 71-66 over No. 10 Penn State
- Sweet 16: Vs. No. 3 Xavier
No. 3 Xavier (Midwest Region)
- First round: 72-67 over No. 14 Kennesaw State
- Second round: 84-73 over No. 11 Pitt
- Sweet 16: Vs. No. 2 Texas
No. 5 Miami (Midwest Region)
- First round: 63-56 over No. 12 Drake
- Second round: 85-69 over No. 4 Indiana
- Sweet 16: Vs. No. 1 Houston
No. 2 UCLA (West Region)
- First round: 86-53 over UNC Asheville
- Second round: 68-63 over No. 7 Northwestern
- Sweet 16: Vs. No. 3 Gonzaga
No. 3 Gonzaga (West Region)
- First round: 82-70 over No. 14 Grand Canyon
- Second round: 84-81 over No. 6 TCU
- Sweet 16: Vs. No. 2 UCLA
No. 4 UConn (West Region)
- First round: 87-63 over No. 13 Iona
- Second round: 70-55 over No. 5 Saint Mary's
- Sweet 16: Vs. No. 8 Arkansas
No. 8 Arkansas (West Region)
- First round: 73-63 over No. 9 Illinois
- Second round: 72-71 over No. 1 Kansas
- Sweet 16: Vs. No. 4 UConn
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Which conference has the most teams in the Sweet 16?
The Big East (Creighton, UConn, Xavier) and SEC (Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee) are tied for the most Sweet 16 representatives with three each. The Big 12 (Kansas State, Texas) is the only other conference with more than one team still alive in the tournament.
Where is the 2023 Sweet 16 for the East, South, Midwest and West Regions?
East: Madison Square Garden -- New York
South: KFC Yum! Center -- Louisville, Kentucky
Midwest: T-Mobile Center -- Kansas City, Missouri
West: T-Mobile Arena -- Las Vegas
When does the 2023 Sweet 16 start?
The Sweet 16 will be held from Thursday, March 23 to Friday, March 24. The Elite Eight follows on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26.