March Madness: No. 1 Seed Arizona Is Out. Duke Stays In
Fifth-seeded Houston eliminated Arizona after
No. 4-seeded Arkansas upset Gonzaga, opening the field for a surprise team to make the Final Four. Duke and Villanova also advanced.
— The last
ade consecutive trips to the round of 8 in the N.C.A.A. tournament was in a vastly different era of college basketball
Houston, a No. 5 seed in this year’s tournament
easily dispatched its first two opponents, No. 12-seeded University of Alabama at Birmingham and No. 4-seeded Illinois
Arizona became the third
No. 1 seed
to fall this tournament, after Gonzaga lost earlier Thursday night and Baylor was knocked out in the round of 32.
Houston players slipped by Arizona defenders
for easy layups. They crashed the offensive glass to create more possessions.
Their athletic blocks fired up their fans,
who took up a sizable portion of the seats inside the AT&T Center in San Antonio, about a three-hour drive from the university’s campus.
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