words // Brennan Hiro Williams

The first two rounds of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament are in the books, having provided some of the same great finishes and upset victories that make us tune in every March. 16 teams are still on the board, with all four number one seeds making it through (UNC, Syracuse, MSU, Kentucky), along with three surprise underdogs (Ohio, NC State, Xavier).

The tournament action continues on Thursday, March 22, with the East and West regional semi-finals.

Photos via Y! Sports.


USBWA Player of the Year Anthony Davis leads Kentucky into the semis in the Nike Zoom KD IV.

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Florida’s Bradley Beal launches a trey in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 Low.

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Kanas Jayhawk Tyshawn Taylor attacks the rim in the adidas adiZero Crazy Light.

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Will UNC’s Kendall Marshall (Air Jordan 2012) return from his wrist injury?

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Indiana celebrates its victory over VCU in adidas basketball shoes.

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Stevie Taylor (Nike LeBron 9 “Dunkman”) and the #13 seed Ohio Bobcats celebrate their berth into the Sweet 16.