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Arizona vs. Texas: Sweet 16 On The Line Between Wildcats And Longhorns

Texas and Arizona were able to advance to the Round of 32 after close victories over Oakland and Memphis, respectively. Both teams fought hard and had to play good basketball against a pair of athletic, motivated underdogs that refused to quit.

Perhaps, then, it's fitting that both the Longhorns and Wildcats will meet in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Sunday will bring the type of game that March Madness is renowned for -- a battle of quality basketball teams with the winner punching a ticket to the Sweet 16.

"They're a great team," said Arizona All-American Derrick Williams when asked about the Longhorns. "If we come out tonight how we did [against Memphis], on Sunday it could be a long night for us... but I don't plan on that happening."

Texas does have a lot of firepower offensively, and are led by Jordan Hamilton, a 6'7" forward that has averaged 18.6 points per game this season. Hamilton was a significant part of Texas' victory over Oakland on Friday, scoring 17 points and fighting for 10 rebounds to pick up a double-double. 

This game will be an epic contest, with more information soon to come. Keep checking back here or head over to AZ Desert Swarm for all the Arizona basketball coverage you could want.