Gonzaga 79 UCLA 76
Gonzaga is in the Elite Eight for the first time since 2021 and the 6th time in school history.
Gonzaga is 3-1 vs. UCLA in the tournament and has won the last three times the two teams have played.
Gonzaga wins a Sweet Sixteen game as a lower seed for the first time since 1999, which was their first Sweet Sixteen game.
Gonzaga has won 5 straight tournament games against the Pac 12.
Gonzaga has a tournament leading 10 wins during this decade. Houston has a chance to tie them with a win tomorrow.
UCLA has lost 5 of their last 6 Sweet Sixteen games.
UCLA's loss snaps a 4-game tournament winning streak on Thursdays.
Florida Atlantic 62 Tennessee 55
Florida Atlantic is in the Elite Eight for the first time in school history.
Florida Atlantic is the first Conference USA team to advance to the Elite Eight since Memphis in 2008.
With Florida Atlantic's win (as a #9 seed), #9 seeds are now 7-3 in the Sweet Sixteen including four straight wins.
Florida Atlantic's 62 points is the fewest they have scored in 4 tournament games. Their previous low was 66 vs. Memphis in the 2023 Round of 64.
Tennessee's 55 points is the fewest that Florida Atlantic has allowed in 4 tournament games. The previous high allowed was 65 also vs. Memphis.
Tennessee is 1-8 in the Sweet Sixteen including 3 straight losses.
Tennessee is 0-2 vs. Conference USA in the tournament.
Tennessee has lost 3 straight against #9 seeds.
Connecticut 88 Arkansas 65
Kansas State 98 Kentucky 93 (OT)
Kansas State is in the Elite Eight for the first time since 2018 and the 14th time in school history.
Kansas State is 13-5 in the Sweet Sixteen and has won 4 straight Sweet Sixteen games.
Kansas State is 4-9 in the Elite Eight and has lost their last 7 Elite Eight games.
Kansas State is 4-2 in overtime games in the tournament including 3-0 in Sweet Sixteen games.
Kansas State's win snaps a 3-game tournament losing streak vs. the Big Ten. Kansas State is 3-0 in the Sweet Sixteen vs. the Big Ten and 0-4 vs. the Big Ten in all other rounds.
Kansas State has won 7 consecutive tournament games played on a Thursday and is 15-4 overall.
Big Twelve has at least one team in the Elite Eight for the 7th consecutive tournament.
Michigan State's loss snaps a 3-game Sweet Sixteen winning streak.
Michigan State is 3-6 in overtime games in the tournament.
Michigan State has lost 3 straight tournament games against the Big Twelve.