The 2022 NCAA Tournament is getting as unpredictable as we’ve seen in years, which makes an Elite 8 schedule this weekend all the more intriguing for any sports fan and college basketball maniac.
No. 15 Saint Peter’s — the little MAAC engine that could — became the lowest seed in NCAA Tournament history to make the Elite 8 after upsetting No. 3 Purdue in the Sweet 16 on Friday night in Philadelphia.
Only a single No. 1 seed remains in Kansas, as two other top seeds in Arizona and Gonzaga were knocked out by No. 5 Houston and No. 4 Arkansas. No. 8 North Carolina, who already knocked a No. 1 seed in the defending national champions Baylor out in the second round, outlasted another blue-chip program in No. 4 UCLA in the Sweet 16.
Another borderline cinderella is Miami (FL) — a No. 10 seed that moved past No. 11 Iowa State in one of the more surprising Sweet 16 matchups of the schedule.
Meanwhile, a pair of No. 2 seeds in Villanova and Duke lurk to provide some stability to a frenzied tournament.
Here’s how the Elite 8 schedule shapes up this weekend:
2022 NCAA Tournament: Elite 8 schedule
No. 2 Villanova vs. No. 5 Houston
|Saturday, March 26||6:09 p.m. ET||TBS||AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX|
No. 2 Duke vs. No. 4 Arkansas
|Saturday, March 26||8:49 p.m.||TBS||Chase Center, San Francisco, CA|
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No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 10 Miami (FL)
|Sunday, March 27||2:20 p.m.||CBS||United Center, Chicago, IL|
No. 8 North Carolina vs. No. 15 Saint Peter’s
|Sunday, March 27||After Game 1||CBS||Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA|