Arkansas 74 Gonzaga 68
Arkansas is in the Elite Eight for the 2nd consecutive tournament and the 11th time overall.
It is the 4th time in school history that Arkansas has been in the Elite Eight in back to back years (1978 & 1979, 1990 & 1991, 1994 & 1995)
Arkansas's win is their first ever vs. a #1 seed. They were previously a tournament-worst 0-10 vs. #1 seeds.
Arkansas' win is their first ever vs. a #1 ranked AP team. They were previously tied for a tournament-worst 0-5 vs. #1 ranked teams.
Arkansas is 11-5 as a #4 seed all-time. Only Louisville (19) and Syracuse (14) have won more games as a #4 seed.
Arkansas is 16-4 when playing on Thursdays in the tournament.
Gonzaga' lost in the Sweet Sixteen as a #1 seed for the first time. They were previously 3-0 as a #1 seed in the Sweet Sixteen.
With Gonzaga's loss, the #1 ranked AP fails to win the tournament for the 9th consecutive tournament. Since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985, only 4 #1 teams (out of 37) have won the National Championship.
Villanova 63 Michigan 55
Villanova is in the Elite Eight for the first time since 2018 and the 15th time overall.
Villanova is 3-0 vs. Michigan in the tournament. The other two times they played Michigan, they won a national championship that year.
- 1985 Round of 32 - Villanova 59 Michigan 55
- 2018 National Championship - Villanova 79 Michigan 62
- 2022 Sweet Sixteen - Villanova 63 Michigan 55
- 1968 National Championship - UCLA 78 North Carolina 55
- 1989 Round of 32 - North Carolina 88 UCLA 81
- 2022 Sweet Sixteen - North Carolina 73 UCLA 66