March Madness bracket 2016: Oklahoma defeats Texas A&M


A look at the updated 2016 March Madness bracket after Oklahoma beat Texas A&M to advance to the Elite Eight

Despite the heroics of Buddy Hield in the first two rounds of March Madness, the Oklahoma Sooners found themselves in a couple of games much closer than they would’ve liked. Moving into their Sweet 16 matchup against the Texas A&M Aggies on Thursday night, the question was whether they would end up in another close game and if it would come back to bite them in a tougher matchup.

With the stakes getting raised as the Sooners got deeper into March Madness, though, Hield and Oklahoma raised their level of play in a major way. Not only did Hield come to play and lead the way as the team’s senior and one of the best players in the country, but they also got tremendous contributions from the likes of Jordan Woodard against A&M.

Oklahoma jumped out to a big lead early in the first half, held that lead into halftime, and were basically able to coast to a comfortable victory as Texas A&M used up all of their comeback magic in the win against Northern Iowa.

After the Sooners beat the Aggies to advance to the Elite Eight, let’s take a look at the updated 2016 March Madness bracket to see where things stand and to see what’s up next for Hield and Oklahoma.

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Both matchups for the Sooners are going to be interesting as the winner of Duke-Oregon can cause trouble for the Sooners, albeit in drastically different ways. Regardless, the Sooners playing like they did in the Sweet 16 could ultimately push them to the Final Four and beyond.

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