- John Gasaway, ESPN Insider
After 52 tournament games, we're now down to 16 survivors and just three double-digit seeds: No. 10 seed Stanford and two No. 11 seeds, Tennessee and Dayton.
I'm not sure any of these teams are Cinderellas, strictly speaking. The Cardinal and the Volunteers are from major conferences and the Flyers come out of the Atlantic 10, which put no fewer than six teams into the tournament.
Therefore I'll refrain from pinning any label from a fairy tale on these survivors and will instead remark upon a plain fact. It's surprising they're all here.
Now, can any of them make the Final Four?