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Tournament Challenge: Few nail all Friday winners; Kansas, Oregon are Saturday faves

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Nova's defense matters in Elite Eight (0:55)

Chris Cotter, Fran Fraschilla and LaPhonso Ellis are impressed by Jay Wright's approach in coaching a strong defensive team and believes that it will help Nova a great deal in the Elite Eight. (0:55)

Overall notes after Friday night's Sweet 16 games:

  • Just 0.1 percent of brackets had all four of Friday's winners (North Carolina, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Virginia) making it to the Elite Eight.

  • For Saturday’s matchups, a whopping 89.7 percent of user brackets have Kansas defeating Villanova to advance to the Elite Eight and 58.6 percent have Oregon going over Oklahoma.

No. 1 North Carolina 101, No. 5 Indiana 86

  • This blowout victory by UNC wasn’t much of a surprise to our users, as 75.9 percent of brackets had Carolina defeating Indiana in this matchup.

  • North Carolina keeps hope alive for the 14.6 percent of users who chose them to win it all (third-best behind Kansas and already eliminated Michigan State)

  • The Tar Heels will face ACC rival Notre Dame in the Elite Eight, where 84.5 percent of brackets have the Fighting Irish’s luck running out.

  • If both UNC and UVa (facing Syracuse) move on to the Final Four, 67 percent of brackets have the Tar Heels headed to the NCAA tournament title game.

No. 10 Syracuse 63, No. 11 Gonzaga 60

  • Possibly due to Michigan State’s first-round loss to Middle Tennessee, only 2 percent of brackets had the Orange making it to the Elite Eight.

  • Cuse will go on to face Virginia in the next round, where 65.3 percent of brackets have the Cavaliers prevailing over the Orange.

  • If Syracuse were to upset the top-seeded Cavaliers, that would eliminate the sixth-most picked team to win the national title (4.7 percent).

President Obama’s bracket

  • Of eligible picks Friday, President Barack Obama went 2-for-2, correctly selecting North Carolina and Virginia.

  • Though his Texas A&M Final Four pick is ruined from Thursday, Obama still has Kansas as his eventual champion. The Jayhawks play Saturday.