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Is Sweet 16 still a sweet thrill?

Originally Published: March 20, 2012
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

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 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.''

These are the glory days for college basketball, when the fat is trimmed ...

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