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Which Seattle Seahawks Have Ties To March Madness' Sweet 16?

Eight Seahawks players still have schools competing in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Chances are your NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket was busted over the weekend, but several Seahawks players still have a school to root for in this year's big dance, including quarterback Russell Wilson and receiver Tanner McEvoy, whose No. 8-seeded Wisconsin Badgers knocked off No. 1-seeded Villanova, and defensive end Frank Clark, whose No. 7-seeded Michigan Wolverines upset No. 2-seeded Louisville.

West Coast basketball performed well in the bracket's opening rounds, with No. 1-seeded Gonzaga joining three Pac-12 teams (Arizona, Oregon, UCLA) in the Sweet 16, while Bay Area-based Saint Mary's and USC won first-round matchups before falling in round two.

So if your team got bounced early — or didn't show up at all — and you're looking for a team that might fit your rooting interest this weekend, why not align with one of these Seahawks players whose alma maters will have plenty at stake when the Sweet 16 tips off on Thursday.


No. 4 Florida:LB Ronald Powell, RB Kelvin Taylor (vs No. 8 Wisconsin)

No. 8 Wisconsin: WR Tanner McEvoy, QB Russell Wilson (vs No. 4 Florida)


No. 4 Purdue:DE Cliff Avril (vs No. 1 Kansas)

No. 7 Michigan: DE Frank Clark (vs No. 3 Oregon)


No. 3 UCLA: DE Cassius Marsh (vs No. 2 Kentucky)


No. 4 West Virginia: G Mark Glowinski (vs No. 1 Gonzaga)

Check out which Seahawks players still have a rooting interest in the 2017 NCAA men's basketball tournament that's down to its final 16 teams.

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