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The best photos from the opening weekend of March Madness

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The opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament lived up to the hype and more, providing a buffet of hoops awesomeness to sports nerds and die-hard alumni all across the country.


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CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 28: Zach Auguste #30 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish dunks over Andrew Harrison #5 of the Kentucky Wildcats in the second half during the Midwest Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 28, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 27: Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates with teammate Travis Trice #20 after defeating the Oklahoma Sooners 62 to 58 during the East Regional Semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Carrier Dome on March 27, 2015 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 27: Brandon Taylor #11 of the Utah Utes and Tyus Jones #5 of the Duke Blue Devils dive for a loose ball in the second half during a South Regional Semifinal game of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at NRG Stadium on March 27, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 26: Andrew Harrison #5 of the Kentucky Wildcats drives to the basket against Jevon Carter #2 of the West Virginia Mountaineers in the second half during the Midwest Regional semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 30: The Maryland Terrapins Women's Basketball Team celebrate a 58-48 victory over the Tennessee Lady Vols in the 2015 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 30, 2015 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 26: Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers drives on Joel James #42 of the North Carolina Tar Heels in the second half during the West Regional Semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NE - MARCH 22: Jamari Traylor #31 of the Kansas Jayhawks shoots over Darius Carter #12 of the Wichita State Shockers during the third round game of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at CenturyLink Center on March 22, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - MARCH 19: Isaiah Dennis #4 and T.J. Shipes #31 of the Georgia State Panthers celebrate after the Panthers win 57-56 against the Baylor Bears in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 19, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 19: Myles Turner #52 rebounds and comes down on top of Connor Lammert #21 of the Texas Longhorns in the first half against the Butler Bulldogs during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 19: T.J. Williams #10 of the Northeastern Huskies goes up against Pat Connaughton #24 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the first half during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 19: Delon Wright #55 of the Utah Utes controls the ball under the basket against Dallas Cameron #12 of the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks in the first half during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 19: Jerian Grant #22 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish dunks against the Northeastern Huskies in the second half during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - MARCH 19: Rico Gathers #2 of the Baylor Bears dunks the ball in the first half against R.J. Hunter #22 of the Georgia State Panthers during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 19, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 19: Kevin Johnson #25 of the Cincinnati Bearcats pulls down a rebound against the Purdue Boilermakers during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the KFC YUM! Center on March 19, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - MARCH 19: Isaiah Hicks #22 of the North Carolina Tar Heels and Wesley Saunders #23 of the Harvard Crimson battle for a loose ball during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 19, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - MARCH 19: Joel Berry II lays in a basket against the Harvard Crimson during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 19, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 19: Melvin Johnson #32 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams looks on after losing to the Ohio State Buckeyes in overtime, 75-72, during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NE - MARCH 20: Jamari Traylor #31 of the Kansas Jayhawks dunks against the New Mexico State Aggies during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the CenturyLink Center on March 20, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NE - MARCH 20: DK Eldridge #1 of the New Mexico State Aggies reacts against the Kansas Jayhawks during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the CenturyLink Center on March 20, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NE - MARCH 20: The Kansas Jayhawks bench reacts in the closing minutes against the New Mexico State Aggies during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the CenturyLink Center on March 20, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NE - MARCH 20: Frank Mason III #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks looks to pass as DK Eldridge #1 of the New Mexico State Aggies defends during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the CenturyLink Center on March 20, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NE - MARCH 20: Landen Lucas #33 of the Kansas Jayhawks goes for a layup as Johnathon Wilkins #11 of the New Mexico State Aggies defends during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the CenturyLink Center on March 20, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 19: Trey Pinkney #10 of the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks passes around Chris Reyes #20 of the Utah Utes in the first half during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 19: Melvin Johnson #32 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams defends an inbound play against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the second half during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 19: Bryce Alford #20 of the UCLA Bruins celebrates with Isaac Hamilton #10 after defeating Southern Methodist Mustangs during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournamenat at the KFC YUM! Center on March 19, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NE - MARCH 20: Josh Gasser #21 of the Wisconsin Badgers blocks a shot by Elijah Wilson #22 of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in the first half during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the CenturyLink Center on March 20, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 21: Andrew Chrabascz #45 of the Butler Bulldogs drives to the basket against Bonzie Colson #35 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the game at Consol Energy Center on March 21, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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The Hunter family made us scream through joy and pain at the same time, while UCLA's controversial win over SMU put the zebra suits squarely in the crosshairs.

Kentucky's Wildcats showed that a game against the Knicks would certainly be a mismatch (for the alleged "professionals," that is), yet the Wildcats of Villanova demonstrated that the selection committee is far from perfect.

On the women's side, Gonzaga's Bulldogs have kept the pace with their male counterparts by reeling off consecutive upsets to join the Sweet 16. Meanwhile, UConn's Lady Huskies are doing their best to make sure Storrs can still claim to house at least one reigning hoops champ.

So, check out the best photos from a weekend that showed what March Madness is all about and catch up with all the action from across the sports spectrum in the gallery below.

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JUPITER, FL - MARCH 22: Dee Gordon #9 of the Miami Marlins watches a bunted ball during the first inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins at Roger Dean Stadium on March 22, 2015 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 18: Dominic Moore #28 of the New York Rangers falls into the net after getting hit from behind by Kimmo Timonen #44 of the Chicago Blackhawks at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2015 in New York City. The puck crossed the line but was ruled no goal because a whistle had blown. (Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images)
A jogger runs during the sunset after a warm spring day on March 16, 2015, in the Olympic park in Munich, southern Germany. Meteorologists forecast temperatures around 15 degrees and further sun in the region. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A lone Italian flag is waved amongst a sea of Juventus' flags during the Round of 16, second-leg UEFA Champions League football match Borussia Dortmund vs Juventus in Dortmund, western Germany on March 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - MARCH 21: Pandelela Rinong of Malaysia dives during the semi final of the Women's 10m Platform on day two of the 2015 FINA/NVA Diving World Series at the Hamdan Sports Complex on March 21, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - MARCH 21: Omer Toprak of Bayer 04 Leverkusen tangles with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar of FC Schalke 04 during the Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Veltins Arena on March 21, 2015 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 20: Rasmus Ristolainen #55 of the Buffalo Sabres checks Jacob Josefson #16 of the New Jersey Devils at First Niagara Center on March 20, 2015 in Buffalo, New York. New Jersey defeated Buffalo 3-1. (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 22: Marcelo Vieira of Real Madrid jumps over Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on March 22, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images)
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 22: Phil Davis and Shane Mumford of the Giants and Sam Naismith of the Swans contest a mark during the NAB Challenge AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Sydney Swans at Star Track Oval on March 22, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 20: Michelle Wie hits a tee shot on the 10th hole during the second round of the LPGA Founders Cup at Wildfire Golf Club on March 20, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - MARCH 21: Luke Charteris of Wales in action during the RBS Six Nations match between Italy and Wales at Stadio Olimpico on March 21, 2015 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 20: Taj Gibson #22 of the Chicago Bulls yells as he dunks over Patrick Patterson #54 of the Toronto Raptors in his first game back from injury at the United Center on March 20, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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