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NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Oklahoma at Gonzaga Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

The days between games during the NCAA Tournament are so brutal, particularly at the front end of the competition. We’re gifted with loads of games to distract us over four days, and then have to fight withdrawal over the next four days. It’s tough to come off the high of non-stop basketball action with nothing to fill the void except referendums on the teams (or conferences, looking at you Big 10 and Big 12) that disappointed over the first weekend and looking ahead to the Sweet 16 and Elite 8, but that’s all we can do for now. Here’s what’s on tap this week: