NCAA 2022: Which teams have made it to the Final Four?
March Madness 2022 started off with 68 teams, and now they’re down to the Final Four. Which teams are headed to the Superdome in New Orleans?
Much has happened since March Madness 2022 kicked off less than two weeks ago, and out of 68 aspiring teams, the field is now down to the Final Four.
Three number one seeds were kicked out of the running even before the Elite Eight, with a run of stunning upsets busting many brackets.
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Former champs in the Final Four
The Final Four teams have bought themselves a ticket to Caesars Superdome. First to reach the semifinals was No. 2 seed Villanova, who beat No. 5 Houston 50-44 to become champions of the South Region. The Wildcats were March Madness champions in 2016 and 2018.
Their Saturday win came at a cost- guard Justin Moore sustained an injury to his right leg in the last minute of the game. X-rays did not show that bones had been broken, but he will have more tests when the team gets home.
Record-setting appearance for Coach K's last year
Meanwhile, second-seeded Duke became West Region champions after besting No. 4 seed Arkansas comfortably with a 78-69 victory. Duke’s retiring coach Mike Krzyzewski guided the team to a record-setting 13th slot in the Final Four.
This is Coach K’s 42nd and final season with the Blue Devils. With their win over the Razorbacks, Krzyzewski has earned the record for the most Final Four appearances by any coach in the NCAA basketball men’s division.
Kansas shows off top-seeded form
No. 1 seed Kansas was the only top seed left in contention, and they showed why they were ranked first as they dominated No. 10 Miami to clinch the Midwest Region championship.
The Jayhawks trailed 29-35 after the first half, but limited the Hurricanes to only 15 points in the second to score a 76-50 win. This will be their 16th Final Four appearance.
UNC ends Saint Peter's Cinderella run
No. 8 UNC finally ended the Cinderella run of the 15th-seeded Saint Peter’s Peacocks, to clinch the East Region title with a convincing 69-49 win. They have secured the last slot of the NCAA Final Four.
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