The basketball teams from the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University have qualified for the final 16 teams of the NCAA basketball tournament.
The two teams are located in the city of Cincinnati. On Dec. 10, the two teams played their annual Crosstown Shootout Game. The game took place at Xavier's Cintas Center and was marked by a brawl at the end of the game. Multiple players from both teams were suspended for up to six games.
WLWT in Cincinnati reported that the two teams can finally move past the brawl.
This is the first time ever that the two schools have reached the Sweet 16 in the same year. Cincinnati is making its' first appearance since 2001. The smaller and private institution, Xavier, is making its' fourth appearance in the last five years.
ESPN reported that UC and Xavier are just two of the record four teams from the state of Ohio left in the field.