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Elite 8 Preview

We are getting down to the nitty gritty. The Elite 8 starts Saturday afternoon. Here’s the schedule:

Saturday, March 25 (Elite 8)

  • No. 3 Kansas State vs. No. 9 Florida Atlantic | 5:09 p.m. CT | TBS
  • No. 3 Gonzaga vs. No. 4 UConn | 7:49 p.m. CT | TBS

Sunday, March 26 (Elite 8)

  • No. 5 San Diego State vs. No. 6 Creighton | 1:20 p.m. CT | CBS
  • No. 2 Texas vs. No. 5 Miami (Fla.) | 4:05 p.m. CT | CBS

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Kansas State vs. Florida Atlantic

Not a single has Florida Atlantic making it to the Final Four. But 56 people do have Kansas State winning on Saturday.

Some notable names include:
Andrea Kalthoff (currently in 1st)
Jason Gillock (currently in 7th)
Samantha Eskridge Kuchinskas (currently in 7th)
Greyson Barger (Could potentially move into the top 10 with a Wildcats win)
Elina Spiegel (Could potentially move into the top 10 with a Wildcats win)

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Gonzaga vs. UConn

102 brackets have Gonzaga advancing while 53 brackets have UConn moving on.

The distribution of picks in the top 20 vary greatly so this game will have a huge impact on the standings.

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San Diego State vs. Creighton

A total of 10 brackets out of 602 have either San Diego St. or Creighton winning and advancing to the Final Four; the least amount of brackets in the four games.

The four people who have San Diego St:
Reid Turbak (who is currently in 3rd)
Damon Rugg (2022 Champion)
Amanda Anaya (2021 Champion)
Aubree Turbak

The six people who have Creighton:
Tammy Miller
Daniel Miller (in 3 brackets)
Chad Tredway
Steve Schirber

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Texas vs. Miami

Texas is a significant game for so many people. 220 people have the Longhorns advancing to the Final Four. 54 brackets have them winning it all, as Texas was the fourth most popular championship pick.

21 people have Miami winning the game. Andrea Kalthoff who sits in first place, has the Hurricanes advancing which could potentially increase her odds of winning the pool to over 60%.

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