Sweet 16 Haiku previews

In many ways, I find these harder to write than normal previews. Yet not much better. (Getty Images)

We did them at the start of the tournament, so let's reset the fun and look at the 16 teams left and give them a 5/7/5 poetic preview.

Miami Hurricanes: No Reggie Johnson / Back in D.C. for Jim L / Like '06 Mason

MarquetteGolden Eagles: Nameless team, great D / When over, Buzz gets job calls / Third straight Sweet 16

Ohio State Buckeyes: I'm still not convinced / Why do some hate Aaron Craft / Matta sweat cycle

Arizona Wildcats: Looks like Cats of old / Meaning first half of the year / Title game dark horse

Indiana Hoosiers: Best O in the game / Oladipo a freak show / Tom Crean and that hair

Syracuse Orange:  Two straight Elite Eights? / Rematch of '87 / DC: Orange house

Wichita State Shockers: Blue collar type team / Last Shocker game for Marshall? / Tim Tebow mojo

La Salle Explorers: Flown so many miles / I like calling them "The Salle"  / Do it for Gola

Louisville Cardinals:Better than the rest / Team lets Pitino feel young / Oh, not that shot, Russ

Oregon Ducks: Ducks fly together/ Making committee look wrong / Wait, "normal" unis?

Kansas Jayhawks: Getting no respect / Ready for more Witheyface / All on point guard play

Michigan Wolverines: Deja vu for Blue / The hot team of Sweet 16 / My Final Four choice

Duke Blue Devils: A change on the staff / Thank you to Sonya Curry / Hard to hate this team

Michigan State Spartans: Once had in-team fights / Now Izzo has them in form / Best game on Friday

Florida Gators: Will so be ready / Number forecasts like this team / But can't keep it close

Florida Gulf Coast Eagles: History-making / The story of this tourney / Now it's Dunk Nation

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Matt Norlander is a national award-winning writer who has been with CBS Sports since 2010. He's in his seventh season covering college basketball for CBS, and also covers the NBA Draft, the Olympics and... Full Bio

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