O'Neil: Is the Sweet 16 still a thrill?

After his team had dispatched of Kansas State, Jim Boeheim met with a small group of reporters in a hallway at the Consol Energy Center.

Eventually a manager came by to tell the Syracuse coach that he had to go. The bus was waiting. Boeheim turned to leave, then stopped to add one more thought. "By the way, it still matters,'' he said. "Getting to the Sweet 16.''

In a world where only the winners are remembered, is 16 still sweet or just an artificial substitute?

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