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Which college basketball mascot are you?

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March 25th, 2021

Not only is the 2021 Sweet Sixteen comprised of a sundry mix of seeds, but the mascot representation is brimming with diversity.

Just one dog (No. 1 Gonzaga) is left in the March Madness fight, while three species of birds took flight to the regional semifinal, including the No. 5 Creighton Bluejays, No. 7 Oregon Ducks, and No. 15 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles.

In the feline category, the No. 2 seed Houston Cougars and No. 5 seed Villanova Wildcats remain on the prowl, as the top-seeded Baylor Bears and No. 11 UCLA Bruins hope to claw their way to the top and win one for the Ursidae family.

The No. 6 USC Trojans embody the ancient people of Troy, while No. 4 Florida State derives its nickname from the Seminole tribe.

No. 8 Loyola-Chicago adopted the moniker the Ramblers back in 1926, when the football team traveled across the U.S., "rambling" from place to place, but team chaplain Sister Jean may be the most recognizable "mascot" sitting on the sidelines.

Rounding out the Sweet Sixteen, one weasel (the Michigan Wolverines), a hog (Arkansas Razorbacks), an elephant (Alabama Crimson Tide), a beaver (Oregon State), and a peculiar orange (Syracuse) are set for battle in Indianapolis.

If your team got knocked out in the first round, and you're not sure who to cheer for, why not pick a new school based off the mascot!

With so much variety to choose from in this assorted bunch, let's narrow down the field by pairing your own personality with one of these fun-loving figures.