No. 4-seeded Arkansas upset Gonzaga, opening the field for a surprise team to make the Final Four. Duke and Villanova also advanced.
Fifth-seeded Houston eliminated Arizona after
made consecutive trips to the round of 8 in the N.C.A.A. tournament was in a vastly different era of college basketball
SAN ANTONIO — The last time Houston
easily dispatched its first two opponents, No. 12-seeded University of Alabama at Birmingham and No. 4-seeded Illinois
Houston, a No. 5 seed in this year’s tournament
to fall this tournament, after Gonzaga lost earlier Thursday night and Baylor was knocked out in the round of 32.
Arizona became the third No. 1 seed
for easy layups. They crashed the offensive glass to create more possessions.
Houston players slipped by Arizona defenders
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.
Their athletic blocks fired up their fans,