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Mascots of the Sweet 16

Updated 12:15 PM ET, Tue March 20, 2012
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Otto the Orange is the official mascot of Syracuse University and will cheer for his team against the University of Wisconsin in the next round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Sixteen teams remain in the running for the championship. Getty Images
Head coach Rick Pitino and Louisville Cardinals mascot Cardinal Bird salute the team's winning effort against Davidson in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Getty Images
Sparty salutes the Michigan State Spartans, the top seed in the West region who defeated Saint Louis this weekend to advance to the Sweet 16. Getty Images
The Kentucky Wildcats mascot, Scratch, gets the crowd going during a second-round game against Western Kentucky. Getty Images
The North Carolina State Wolfpack is represented by two mascots, Mr. and Ms. Wuf. Getty Images
The Xavier Musketeers mascot is the dashing D'Artagnan. Getty Images
The Marquette mascot will be on hand as the Golden Eagles take on Florida in the Sweet 16. Getty Images
Albert, the mascot for the Florida Gators, shows his colors ahead of the team's win against Virginia in the second round. Getty Images
Baylor Bears mascot Bruiser will help the team take on Xavier in the Sweet 16. Getty Images
The Kansas Jayhawks are represented by Baby Jay, seen here, and Big Jay. Getty Images
Rufus gets into the game between his Ohio Bobcats and the South Florida Bulls in the third round. Getty Images
Rameses and the top-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels will face Ohio in the Sweet 16. Getty Images
Brutus Buckeye is the anthropomorphic nut mascot for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Getty Images
The Cincinnati Bearcats mascot takes a breather during a break in play against the Texas Longhorns in the second round. Getty Images
Buckingham U. "Bucky" Badger and the Wisconsin Badgers will face Syracuse in the Sweet 16. Getty Images
The Indiana Hoosiers are the only team advancing to the Sweet 16 that does not have a mascot. Getty Images