After two weeks of chaos and breathtaking finish, we're down to the last four teams in the NCAA Tournament. Now we get nearly a full week to breathe before the Final Four tips off on Saturday, which means you also have time to download our new printable bracket here.
The Elite Eight concluded with a pair of entertaining games, although the first game didn't start that way. No. 1 Virginia took a big early lead over No. 10 Syracuse, kept that lead for most of the game and it looked like a snoozer finish. That was, until the Orange slapped on a full-court press and pushed the tempo, and the Cavaliers completely forgot how to play basketball. Syracuse ended the game on a 25-6 run to pull off the shocking comeback. The Orange are the first No.10 seed to reach the Final Four.
The late game was much more exciting throughout, even if No. 1 North Carolina pulled away late. No. 6 Notre Dame gave the Tar Heels a scare and even led at various points in this game, but in the end the difference in talent was apparent as UNC had a comfortable win. The Tar Heels are back in the Final Four for the first time since 2009.
On Saturday we'll see Oklahoma take on Villanova, while North Carolina and Syracuse have an ACC grudge match. Once again, check out the updated printable bracket, available here.
No. 10 Syracuse 68, No. 1 Virginia 62
No. 1 North Carolina 88, No. 6 Notre Dame 74