Bettors banking on Elite Eight favorites in NCAA tournament

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The 2018 Final Four is set and headed to the Alamodome in San Antonio. I have been saying in previous previews that Kansas State chances improve greatly if star Dean Wade can play, but here we are in the Elite Eight and still no Wade, so maybe this wasn't as important as I originally thought.

"We knew they were a great 3-point shooting team and talented players, but we also knew how tough they were", Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said. "They have to be die-hard Loyola alum because I don't think anybody in the country had them going this far". "We didn't even know we were on a 13-game win streak".

Kansas guard Malik Newman, left, listens to head coach Bill Self speak during a news conference at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Omaha, Neb.

Loyola-Chicago has stunned just about everyone as a No. 11 seed, including a 16-point win over Kansas State Wildcats in the South Regional final to advance to their first Final Four since winning the NCAA championship in 1963. "I don't think we'll see any more, but I'd prefer it". "They've found their offense and Florida State won't be able to keep up offensively and I think MI will cover, too".

For the record, MI has won 12 straight and hasn't lost since falling at Northwestern on February 6. Villanova (34-4) will play the victor of the Midwest final between top-seeded Kansas and No. 2 seed Duke. "We buy into the system, and that's what we're doing right now". Each team is given a 1 to 16 seed.

NCAA officials say only two 9s had ever advanced to the regional finals before this tournament.

However, Duke answered the challenge on countless occasions by knocking down a large amount of key shots, including a three-point basket from Gary Trent Jr. that gave the Blue Devils the lead with 5:53 left in game.

The Big 12 earned seven bids and has three teams (Kansas, Texas Tech and Kansas State) still alive to go with an 11-4 tournament record (.733).

For example, this year 17.3 million people in the world filled out a bracket. They got as close as 56-51 with less than five minutes to play, but Villanova closed the game on a 15-8 run. So maybe you don't have to feel so badly about your up-in-smoke picks?



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