And then there were eight. This wild NCAA Tournament is beginning to settle down a tad bit, but there is still plenty of intrigue on the opposite side of the bracket.
The No. 12 Oregon State Beavers, who haven’t won a game in the NCAA Tournament for nearly three decades, have suddenly found themselves in the Elite Eight, the same distance they made it back in 1982. They’ll take on a Houston Cougars squad who thankfully embarrassed the Syracuse Orange in the Sweet 16.
The second game of the day will be the truly exciting one. The high-powered offense of the No. 3 Arkansas Razorbacks meets the stout defense of the No. 1 Baylor Bears. Baylor relied on its defense to push past a depleted Villanova squad. Arkansas needed a jumper with 2.9 seconds left in the game to send the No. 15 Oral Roberts back home.
Both game will be broadcast on CBS and can be streamed online at March Madness Live.
No. 2 Houston vs. No. 12 Oregon State, 4:15 pm PT
Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl
No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 3 Arkansas, 6:57 pm PT
Jim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson