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The Sweet 16 began Thursday and the first day of action did not disappoint as North Carolina fell to No. 2 Arizona. With the women’s tournament winding down, are we in for another disappointing day?

We have another loaded slate on Friday with four games for both men and women. Undefeated South Carolina posted a perfect record in one of four marquee matches in the women’s bracket. In the men’s bracket, top seeds Purdue and Houston face tough challenges in No. 5 Gonzaga and No. 4 Duke.

Get ready for another fun day of college hoops.

Sweet 16 Friday schedule

Women’s schedule (All Time Eastern)

2:30 p.m. — No. 2 Notre Dame vs. No. 3 Oregon State (ESPN)

5 p.m. – No. 1 South Carolina at No. 4 Indiana (ESPN)

7:30 pm – No. 2 Stanford vs. No. 3 NC State (ESPN)

10 p.m. – No. 1 Texas vs. No. 4 Gonzaga (ESPN)

Men’s Schedule;

7:09 pm – No. 2 Market vs. No. 11 NC State (CBS)

7:39 pm – No. 1 Purdue vs. No. 5 Gonzaga (TBS/TruTV)

9:39 p.m. – No. 1 Houston vs. No. 4 Duke (CBS)

9:59 p.m. – No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 3 Creighton (TBS/TruTV)

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    An exciting start here in Dallas. NC State leads Marquette 9-7 in the first half of the game. Tyler Kolek had five points for the Golden Eagles, assisted by Marquette’s other field goal.

  • And just in time, we’ve got the first men’s game of the day between No. 2 Dallas Marquette and No. 11 NC State.

  • Final: South Carolina 79, Indiana 75

    No. 1 seed and undefeated South Carolina beat No. 4 Indiana by a sweet 16. Camila Cardoso’s 22 points and 7 rebounds led the Gamecocks. And the real season is still alive!

  • Indiana hit 1 of 2 FT to cut the lead to 78-75. 16 seconds left

  • Raven Johnson knocked down a cold-blooded 3 for the Gamecocks, but the Hoosiers’ McKenzie Holmes answered quickly with a layup at the other end. SC leads 78-74 after a free throw.

    Indiana Ball with 22 seconds left.

  • Indiana cut South Carolina’s lead to TWO (74-72) with less than a minute left.

  • The Hoosiers are in this thing with less than 5 minutes to go.

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    South Carolina led by as many as 22 points at 7:30 of the third, but is now within five points. Indiana went on a 10-0 run six minutes ago at 1:56 of the third quarter. Chloe Moore-McNeil had five points.

  • The lead is down to five! Seven minutes left! Get TV Status!

  • End of 3 Q: South Carolina 65, Indiana 55

    It’s now down to 10 heading into the fourth quarter.

  • The Hoosiers cut it to 11 points with less than 5 minutes left in the third quarter.

  • The Gamecocks can beat teams deep and that is certainly happening here. The Hoosiers need a good start from the third quarter to stay in this thing.

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    Indiana head coach Terry Moran said yesterday:

    “Not only are they formidable and balanced, but of course they have 10 starters. The way I look at it, we know it’s going to be a long haul when we get ready for them.”

    Nine South Carolina players played at least seven minutes in the first half and all scored. Dawn Staley It’s hard to go with the tide.

  • Halftime: South Carolina 49, Indiana 32

    The Gamecocks are getting what they want, scoring inside and outside while holding off a potent Indiana offense. Camila Cardoso led the way with 11 points, while Hoosiers star Mackenzie Holmes was limited to just 4 points on 1-of-6 shooting.

  • End of 1Q: South Carolina 26, Indiana 15

    The Gamecocks did what Gamecocks do – play tough defense, rebound and get clean looks. They are in the bottom of the first and nine different South Carolina players have scored.