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ESPN's Score Predictions For The Sweet 16 Games

A referee holding a basketball.

OMAHA, NE - MARCH 18: A detail of a referee holding onto an official Wilson NCAA Men's Basketball as the Norfolk State Spartans play against the Florida Gators during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at CenturyLink Center on March 18, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The NCAA Tournament gets back in action tonight. Finally.

The Sweet 16 is here. We'll have four games this evening and four more on Friday night. It's going to be a fun couple of days.

Who are you picking to advance to the Elite Eight?

This group of Sweet 16 teams surely isn't what a lot of people were predicting. There have been a bunch of surprises this year.

Here's who ESPN likes to advance. The Basketball Power Index has made score predictions for all eight games.

Thursday night

No. 7 Nevada vs. No. 11 Loyola-Chicago

Prediction: Nevada by 1.6 points

No. 3 Michigan vs. No. 7 Texas A&M

Prediction: Michigan by 3.7 points

No. 5 Kentucky vs. No. 9 Kansas State

Prediction: Kentucky by 5 points

No. 4 Gonzaga vs. No. 9 Florida State

Prediction: Gonzaga by 8.2 points

Friday night

No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 4 Clemson

Prediction: Kansas by 3.8 points

No. 2 Purdue vs. No. 3 Texas Tech

Prediction: Purdue by 6.1 points

No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 5 West Virginia

Prediction: Villanova by 7.7 points

No. 2 Duke vs. No. 11 Syracuse

Prediction: Duke by 13.3 points