Now, it's down to four, and one will soon be the last school standing.
This year's Final Four will unfold from U. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, beginning with Saturday night's national semifinal matchups. The winners advance to Monday night's national championship game.
Here's a look at the updated bracket, the Final Four schedule and each of the remaining teams. The Cavaliers are the only No.
They have taken down No.
This is Virginia's first Final Four appearance since , and it has never won a national championship. The Cavaliers have allowed the fewest points in the nation It's your versatility, how the guys have improved individually," Virginia coach Tony Bennett said, according to the Associated Press.
The Tigers had an average regular season, finishing fourth in the SEC, but they started playing better later in the year, going on to win the conference tournament championship.
Since then, they beat No. It hasn't been an easy road for Auburn to reach this point. But now it has momentum, it wouldn't be shocking to see it beat any of the other Final Four teams.
This is the Tigers' first appearance in the Final Four in program history. According to head coach Bruce Pearl, one of the keys to their success has been their deep rotation.
I think it makes for a healthy locker room," Pearl said, per the Associated Press. The Spartans are the only former national champion among the group, as they won national titles in and , the latter coming under current head coach Tom Izzo. This marks their first appearance in the Final Four since Michigan State is coming off its biggest win of the season, as it defeated No.
Since winning the Big Ten tournament championship, the Spartans have also beaten No. Izzo is focused on trying to change that.
The Red Raiders have defeated No. Perhaps most impressive was their win over—which made the Final Four last year—in the Sweet Before last season, Texas Tech had never made it past the Sweet Now, it's making its first appearance in the Final Four.
Red Raiders head coach Chris Beard cited his team's resilience as one of its keys to success this year.