The second weekend of the 2023 NCAA men’s basketball tournament is here and eight teams remain. New York, Las Vegas, Louisville, and Kansas City will all crown the regional champions and the Final Four will be set. This article provides the best March Madness odds available for all Elite 8 games, the upcoming schedule, and future odds for the remaining teams.
Upcoming men’s college basketball games and latest odds
Best March Madness odds and Elite 8 weekend schedule
Saturday, March 25
|(3) Kansas State vs. (9) Florida Atlantic (6:09 PM ET)||Kansas St||FL Atlantic|
|(3) Gonzaga vs. (4) UConn (8:49 PM ET)||UConn||Gonzaga|
Sunday, March 26
|(5) San Diego State vs. (6) Creighton (2:20 PM ET)||Creighton||SDSU|
|(2) Texas vs (5) Miami FL (5:05 PM ET)||Texas||Miami|
Take a look at the live men’s basketball bracket here. See all the March Madness games Saturday night on TBS and Sunday afternoon on CBS, or stream them on the March Madness Live app.
Setting up the Elite 8
On Thursday, the East Region started off with Kansas State taking down Michigan State in overtime, 98-93. The offensive shootout saw both teams shoot nearly 50% from the field or higher. Wildcats guard Markquis Nowell injured his foot early in the second half, but was able to play through it and finished with 20 points and 19 assists (a new single-game NCAA tournament record for assists.)
Florida Atlantic had a second-half surge to upset Tennessee, 62-55. The Volunteers struggled to shoot the ball efficiently throughout the night making 33.3% of their shots from the field.
In the West Region, UConn took care of Arkansas early and finished with a 88-65 victory. The Huskies defense held the Razorbacks to just 31.7% field goal shooting and just 7 assists on 20 field goals made. UConn has held all three opponents to under 40% field goal shooting.
Gonzaga also had a second-half comeback to win 79-76 against UCLA. A long field goal drought for over 10 minutes late in the game ultimately cost the Bruins, even after having a huge surge in the final minutes. Bulldogs forward Drew Timme led the team with 36 points and 13 rebounds.
On Friday night, Alabama, favorites to win the NCAA tournament heading into the Sweet 16, were upset by San Diego State, 71-64. Aztecs guard Darrion Trammell was a spotlight on offense with both teams struggling to score efficiently. He led all scorers with 21 points.
Also in the South Region, Creighton was able to put an end to 15-seeded Princeton’s run, 86-75. The Tigers had two players that scored a combined 50 points, but it wasn’t enough for an Elite 8 berth.
In the Midwest Region, another 1 seed was taken down. Houston wasn’t able to keep up with Miami’s offense, ultimately falling 89-75. All five starters for the Hurricanes scored double-digit points, with guard Nijel Pack leading the team with 26 points.
Xavier struggled against Texas in an 83-71 defeat that was controlled by the Longhorns. Texas hit over 52% of their field goal attempts and also made 7 of their 12 3-point shots. Longhorns guard Tyrese Hunter led the team with 19 points and made all three 3-point attempts.
March Madness futures odds for teams remaining
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