LOOK: The best photos from the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight

Roy Williams continues to have a blast with UNC this season. (Bill Streicher/USATSI)

Before we fully turn our attention to Houston, let’s take one last look back at what went down over the weekend. Here are a handful of the best pictures taken in Louisville, Anaheim, Chicago and Philadelphia. Was it an all-time regional weekend? No. But it still has a historic comeback and a couple of other frenzied endings. Plus: Buddy being Buddy for OU.


And here are the best of the best from the first weekend’s worth of shots.

UNC has a little fun with its basketballs in the day before its game against Indiana. (Bon Donnan/USATSI)

Miami’s Angel Rodriguez gets the angle over Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono. (Aaron Doster/USATSI)

Syracuse’s Trevor Cooney didn’t get this call vs. Gonzaga, but … (David Banks/USATSI)

Tyler Lydon blocks Josh Perkins’ shot to seal the Orange’s Sweet 16 win. (Dennis Wierzbicki/USATSI)

These Notre Dame cheerleaders know how to party. (Bon Donnan/USATSI)

Kobe Bryant meets Buddy Hield after OU defeated Texas A&M in the Sweet 16. (Lance King/Getty Images)

Oregon Ducks coach Dana Altman actually shows emotion. (Kirby Lee/USATSI)

Diamond Stone walks off the floor after Maryland is defeated by top-seeded Kansas. (Kevin C. Cox/USATSI)

Oregon’s Jordan Bell blocks Grayson Allen at the rim. (Richard Mackson/USATSI)

Allen shrugs off Dillon Brooks’ attempt to embrace at the end of Oregon’s win. (Robert Hanashiro/USATSI)

Syracuse’s Malachi Richardson throws up the double-3 goggles vs. Virginia. (Dennis Wierzbicki/USATSI)

One more shoutout to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheerleaders. (Bill Streicher/USATSI)

The clincher of Villanova’s upset of Kansas. Nova’s Mikal Bridges snags the loose ball. (Jamie Rhodes/USATSI)

Dwayne Benjamin, left, and Elgin Cook reflect as the Ducks are eliminated. (Robert Hanashiro/USATSI)

Ryan Acridiacono and Daniel Ochefu surround Villanova coach Jay Wright. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Nate Britt celebrates amid UNC’s postgame festivities. (Bill Streicher/USATSI)

Terrific shot from above of Roy Williams cutting down the last of the UNC net. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)


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