College Hoops Player of the Day for Saturday, March 22, 2014
The Aztecs of San Diego State advanced to the Sweet 16 with a thundering victory over North Dakota State, 63-44.
Xavier Thames led the scoring parade with 30 points on 9-for-19 shooting with four threes.
The Aztecs, #4 seed in the West region will match up with the winner of the Sunday's Gonzaga-Arizona meeting.
Elsewhere, Syracuse, the #3 seed in the South, was upended by #11 Dayton, 55-53; in the Midwest region, #2 Michigan downed #7 Texas, 79-65, making them the third Big Ten team in the Sweet 16, joining Michigan State and Wisconsin.