Bay Area men's basketball teams that have reached the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament in the past 25 years:

  • Stanford 2014: The 10th-seeded Cardinal got 23 points from Chasson Randle in a 58-53 win over New Mexico, then toppled No. 2 seed Kansas 60-57 to advance to Memphis and a Thursday matchup with No. 11 Dayton. Record so far: 23-12.

  • Saint Mary's 2010: The 10th-seeded Gaels rode 32 points from Omar Samhan to a 75-68 victory over No. 2 Villanova to reach the regional semifinals. SMC lost 72-49 to Baylor at the Sweet 16. Final record: 28-6.

  • Stanford 2008: Brook Lopez scored with 1.3 seconds left and the Cardinal beat Marquette 82-81 in overtime after coach Trent Johnson was ejected in the first half. Stanford lost 82-62 to Texas at the Sweet 16. Final record: 28-8.

  • Stanford 2001: Powered by Casey Jacobsen and twins Jarron and Jason Collins, the Cardinal began the season 20-0 and won three times in the NCAAs to reach the Elite 8 round. Stanford lost 87-73 to Maryland to finish one step shy of the Final Four. Final record: 31-3.

  • Stanford 1998: On the way to the school's first Final Four appearance since 1942, the Cardinal scored 14 points in the final 59 seconds to erase a six-point deficit and beat Rhode Island 79-77 in the regional final. Arthur Lee scored 26 points. Stanford lost 76-75 to eventual champion Kentucky in the national semifinals. Final record: 30-5.

  • Stanford 1997: After wins over Oklahoma and Wake Forest, the Cardinal lost 82-77 in overtime to Utah in the Sweet 16. All-America point guard Brevin Knight scored 27 points in his final Stanford game. Final record: 22-8.


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  • Cal 1997: Future NFL star tight end Tony Gonzalez scored 23 points in the Bears' 75-68 win over Villanova to reach the regional semifinals for the second time in five seasons. At the Sweet 16, Cal lost 63-57 to a North Carolina team featuring Vince Carter and Antawn Jamison. Final record: 23-9.

  • Cal 1993: Jason Kidd delivered sparkling performances against LSU and two-time defending national champion Duke to lift the Bears into the tournament's second weekend. At the Sweet 16, Cal lost 93-76 to a Kansas team featuring future USF coach Rex Walters. Final record: 21-9.