Duke beats Texas Tech in the NCAA tournament, but Arizona is defeated by Houston
On the latest night of March Madness, Duke defeated Texas Tech, while top-seeded Arizona lost to Houston.
While four teams advance to the Elite Eight in March Madness, including the Duke Blue Devils and Houston Cougars, another four teams, including the Arizona Wildcats and Texas Tech Red Raiders, are eliminated.
The Sweet 16’s first half took place on Thursday night in San Antonio and San Francisco. Two of the remaining No. 1 seeds had their incredible seasons come to an end, despite the fact that two higher seeds advanced to the Elite Eight. On Saturday, the South and West Regional Finals are expected to take place. Find out which clubs are still in action and who will be leaving following Thursday night’s game.
The most recent March Madness bracket update is available below.
The March Madness bracket update for March 25 shows that Duke and Houston are still having fun together in the dance moves.
In their Sweet 16 matchup, No. 4 Arkansas defeated top-seeded Gonzaga. J.D. Notae scored 21 points to lead the Hogs to a 74-68 win over the Zags.
Drew Timme may have led the Bulldogs in scoring with 25 points, but the Bulldogs and his mustache will return to Spokane empty-handed. Mark Few is still the best head coach in the country who has yet to win a national championship.
As surprising as it was to see Arkansas defeat Gonzaga, being ranked No. 5 was even more surprising. Houston is one step closer to making it back to the Final Four after handily dispatching the top-seeded Wildcats in their Sweet 16 encounter.
Many people felt Arizona had a chance to win it all, but Kelvin Sampson has turned the University of Houston’s team into a buzzsaw in The American. The Cougars defeated the Wildcats by a score of 72-60.
The No. 11 Michigan Wolverines’ remarkable run came to an end in San Antonio, as they were defeated 63-55 by No. 2 Villanova.
Michigan made it into the NCAA Tournament by a hair’s breadth. Despite Michigan’s amazing journey to the Sweet 16, Villanova is the team with the best chance of cutting down the nets in Texas on Saturday. Jay Wright has the Wildcats in the Elite Eight.
On Thursday night, No. 2 Duke held on to defeat No. 3 Texas Tech 78-73 in the penultimate game of the Sweet 16 slate. Paolo Banchero scored a game-high 22 points to extend Coach K’s reign just a little longer. In San Francisco on Thursday night, the Red Raiders put up a brave fight, but it was not enough to end Mike Krzyzewski’s coaching career.
While the East and Midwest Regions will be determined on Friday, the South Regional Final will be played on Saturday night between No. 5 Houston and No. 2 Villanova. The AT & T Center in San Antonio will host the game on March 26 at 6:09 p.m. ET (5:09 p.m. ET). To decide the West, No. 4 Arkansas will face No. 2 Duke at Chase Center in San Francisco at 8:49 p.m. ET (5:49 p.m. ET).
As of Friday night’s action, only 12 teams remained in contention for the 2022 NCAA Tournament.