Elite Eight set after wins by Villanova, Duke, Kansas and Texas Tech

Elite Eight set after wins by Villanova, Duke, Kansas and Texas Tech

One player Huggins won't have to worry about is senior guard Jevon Carter, who is known for his focus and work ethic and wants to get the Mountaineers back to the Final Four for the first time since 2010.

Villanova's poise and leadership and barrage of timely shooting ultimately made the top seed in the NCAA Tournament's East Region unshakable, and still the favorite to take home its second national title in three years, following a 90-78 win Friday night over fifth-seeded West Virginia at TD Garden.

Senior guard Daxter Miles Jr., who fouled out late in the game, led West Virginia with 16 points and junior guard Jalen Brunson led Villanova with 27 points.

Jevon Carter and Sagaba Konate each at 12 points to lead West Virginia.

Villanova's Sweet 16 plan for the team nicknamed "Press Virginia": Attack the stifling defence head-on. In the first half, DiVincenzio, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, really stepped up connecting on 5-of-11 three-pointers.

Zone Defense. If you enjoy man to man defense, then this is not the game for you, but if you enjoy zone defense and three point shooting then you will enjoy this game. "I think that's a really valuable game for us, really valuable". To watch these streams, you'll have a free preview before needing to sign in to a TV provider to keep watching, but if you don't have cable, you can do this by logging in with your Hulu credentials.

Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats celebrates with teammates on the bench during the second half against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

A flagrant-1 foul was called on the play on Clemson's Elijah Thomas, who pushed his left forearm into Silvio De Sousa's head under the basket as Reed was shooting.

West Virginia went 18-0 this season when it held its opponent to fewer than 70 points. Villanova led 44-42 at the half after a fast-paced opening 20 minutes. Miles led the Mountaineers with 11 points in the first half.

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Texas Tech are headed to the Elite Eight for the first time in program history. The Wildcats coasted in their first two games of the tournament, crushing both Radford and Alabama in impressive fashion.

While the path to the Final Four for both Villanova and West Virginia isn't as easy as others in the bracket, both sides are playing extremely well and have a good chance to make it to San Antonio given the firepower they bring to this matchup. Mikal Bridges added 16 points and 6 rebounds.

"Our mindset was to continue to play Villanova Basketball", stated Brunson of falling behind.

Malik Newman led the Jayhawks (30-7) with 17 points in a one-time runaway that got much closer and, quite frankly, won't mean much to KU fans if their team can't finish the job in the Midwest Region final Sunday.

The Clemson-Kansas victor plays in the regional final Sunday against the victor of Friday night's other semifinal between second-seeded Duke and 11th-seeded Syracuse. They were denied what would have been their first Elite Eight berth since 2000. Don't take no possessions off because one possession could cost you a game. While Orange is the New Black is the bigger show with a longer history on its side, The Ranch was the Cinderella story of our tournament previous year, advancing all the way to the final round where they came up a few votes shy of winning against the Gilmore Girls. Getting to the Final Four has been a different story - and the Jayhawks are on the doorstep once again. "He deserves a better ending, I think".

"He didn't do anything that we're not already used to", Brunson said of Spellman's play. The Jayhawks led 62-42, but the Tigers pulled within six with 2:27 remaining before Devonte Graham grabbed a huge offensive rebound that allowed Kansas to kill nearly a full minute off the clock. Whichever group of guards plays better and can take control of this game, could be the team that comes out on top.

DeVoe had a career-high 31 for Clemson (25-10), which couldn't replicate the magic it showed in beating Auburn by 31 to reach its first Sweet 16 in 21 years.

"Coach (Jay Wright) always tells me to catch and shoot", he said.

"We didn't have our best game".

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