Final Four No. 1 seed in the NCAA Elite Eight

Final Four No. 1 seed in the NCAA Elite Eight

March went from madness to unprecedented.

The men's NCAA Tournament will not have a No with Miami's win over Houston and San Diego State's takedown of Alabama on Friday night. For the first time since seeding began in 1979, there was 1 seed in the Elite Eight.

San Diego State head coach Brian Dutcher said there was not a lot of difference between the best team in the country and the worst team in the country. You can see that on this stage. Purdue, Kansas, Houston and Alabama are all gone, ensuring that the Final Four will not have a No. For the first time since 2011 and the third overall team, there is a team that is 1 team. The four teams deemed by the NCAA to be the best in the country combined to win five tournament games this year, the fewest by three among No. Since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985, 1 seeds have been added.

Texas is the lone No. The 2 seed remaining was Xavier bouncing out of the bracket 83 - 71 Friday night under interim coach Rodney Terry. The fewest combined No. The 1 - 2 seeds in the Elite Eight was two three times before this year. It is also a lock that the winning coach will be a first-time champion.

There are a lot of really good programs in the country that have lost, and I mean, we could go down the list of them, Alabama coach Nate Oats said. That is what makes the NCAA Tournament such a great event. They are all good teams. The madness started in the opening round of the East Region when fairytale Fairleigh Dickinson wrecked brackets around the world by becoming the second No. Arkansas was the next big killer, taking down reigning national champion and West Region No. In the second round, Kansas had 1 seed.

The Sweet 16 turned bad for Alabama on Friday, the bracket s No. 1 overall seed. The Crimson Tide were no match for Dutcher's ball-and-body-hawking San Diego State Aztecs in a 71-64 South Region loss in Louisville, Kentucky. San Diego State is the first Mountain West Conference school to reach the Elite Eight.

1 carnage in the Midwest Region was taken by taking apart one of the nation's stingiest defenses in a 89-75 win over Houston in Kansas City, Missouri, which had Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga dancing in the locker room.

One off-night, you go home in this tournament, Cougars coach Kelvin Sampson said.