Check out these animal mascots for the Sweet Sixteen teams in the 2013 NCAA tournament
After a long weekend of the college basketball tournament, brackets have dwindled down to the final four teams. And only one of those teams has an animal as a mascot-the Louisville Cardinals. But the Sweet Sixteen was full of animal mascots. Here are the top 16 teams with people dressed up in animal costumes to rally fans:
The University of Louisville is represented by a cardinal bird, which is the state bird of Kentucky.
Photo courtesy of University of Louisville Athletics.
The University of Arizona has two mascots that are both wildcats-Wilma and Wilbur.
Photo courtesy ofArizona Athletics.
Florida Gulf Coast University flies above the competition with Azul the eagle.
Photo courtesy ofFGCU .
The University of Kansas' mascot is a Jayhawk. Although the jayhawk seems to be a made-up animal by Kansans, Big Jay and Baby Jay cheer on fans during games.
Photo courtesy of Kansas Athletics.
Marquette University's mascot is the golden eagle.
Photo courtesy ofMarquette Athletics.
Sebastian the Ibis is the mascot for the University of Miami Hurricanes.
Photo courtesy ofHurricane Sports.
The University of Oregon and the University of Florida (next slide) didn't submit photos of their mascots by press time. Oregon is represented by the Oregon Duck.
The University of Florida's mascot is the alligator, much like the stuffed animal pictured above.