NCAA Tournament Final Four: The field is now set
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Mar 27, 2018,
Mar 27, 2018, 2:54
OR is in the Elite Eight for the second consecutive season under coach Kelly Graves and is in search of its first Final Four appearance.
The Kansas-Villanova matchup is sure to re-ignite calls for some form of reseeding heading into the Final Four.
Loyola Chicago is this year's Cinderella team, an 11 seed who's now reached the sweet 16. They almost cut it to three points when Evans found Zach Smith in the lane, but Paschall blocked him and sparked a fast break that ended with Phil Booth's basket at the other end. The Wildcats haven't been seriously pushed yet in the tournament, winning every game by double-digits and paying no mind to the upsets that have busted brackets for the past two weeks.
At points this season, there was some doubt whether FSU basketball would even be able to make the NCAA Tournament with the way the Seminoles are playing - now, the Noles and head coach Leonard Hamilton are just 40 game minutes away from making it to the Final Four for just the second time in program history. We now know the television schedule for next weekend's festivities.
Remarkable as Loyola's run - and this tournament - have been, this marks the fifth time over the last six seasons that three teams seeded 1 through 4 have been joined by another seeded 7 or higher. "They have to be die-hard Loyola alum because I don't think anybody in the country had them going this far".
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Contrast that with Villanova, which was picked to go to San Antonio on almost 60 percent of ESPN brackets and 70 percent of Yahoo brackets.
He may love Loyola now, but in his bracket he had the Ramblers beating Miami in their first game in the tournament and (oof) losing to Tennessee in the second game. No. 1 Villanova vs.
The final four standing from the field of 68 will face off in San Antonio for a chance to take home the national championship. The key to all this success? "You're kind of saying, 'Why us, ' you know, and just soaking it in".
Duke had an opportunity to win the game in regulation, but Grayson Allen's layup attempt rolled out of the basket. But Malik Newman scored all 13 of Kansas' points in overtime to help the Jayhawks top Duke.
So when the Bulldogs got there by pulling off three tourney upsets, they had met their objective. He can play at the next level for a lot of reasons. "I'm happy for them".