Which teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight in 2022? The contestants in March Madness have been cut down to the finest of the best.
The NCAA Tournament is down to just eight teams as the second weekend of March Madness approaches.
Gonzaga and Arizona, both No. 1 seeds, were eliminated in the Sweet Sixteen. It made Saint Peter’s No. 15 a historic site. As a result, Coach K’s retirement was postponed for at least another day.
So, which teams have qualified for the Elite Eight?
- No. 2 Villanova vs. No. 5 Houston
- No. 2 Duke vs. No. 4 Arkansas
- No. 15 Saint Peter’s vs. No. 8 North Carolina
- No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 10 Miami
Arkansas defeated Gonzaga to start Thursday’s action, setting the tone for the Sweet 16. Houston dropped Arizona not long after.
The No. 2 seeds, on the other hand, were a little more tenacious. No. 11 Michigan was stopped in its tracks by Villanova, while No. 2 Duke held off a challenge from No. 3 Texas Tech.
Saint Peter’s stunned No. 3 Purdue on Friday to become the first No. 15 seed in NCAA history to reach the Elite Eight.
By outlasting No. 4 Providence, Kansas avoided the problems that their fellow No. 1 seeds had.
As the evening progressed, UCLA and North Carolina battled it out for the right to play again this weekend, while Miami and Iowa State battled it out for the chance to play again this weekend.
With victory, the Tar Heels and Hurricanes extended the ACC’s strong run in the tournament.