The first two tickets to the 2021 men's Final Four will be punched Monday as Elite Eight play begins in Indianapolis.
No. 12 Oregon State, which needed to win the Pac-12 Conference tournament to steal an NCAA Tournament bid, is making history with this run. The Beavers are just the second 12-seed to ever reach the Elite Eight.
They will be playing Houston, which itself is making its first Elite Eight appearance since the "Phi Slama Jama" squads of Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon went to three straight Final Fours from 1982-84.
The late game features Arkansas and No. 1 Baylor. The Razorbacks have not been to the Elite Eight since Nolan Richardson's defending champions made a run to the title game in 1995. Should the Bears win, they'll be appearing in their first Final Four in 71 years.
Sunday's NCAA Tournament recap
- BRACKETS: How are your NCAA Tournament picks looking?
- WINNERS AND LOSERS:Breaking down the best and worst of Sunday's slate.
- FROM FIRST FOUR TO LAST 8:UCLA no longer looks like a bubble team.
- CALIFORNIA DREAMING:USC, UCLA in Elite Eight together for the first time.
- HISTORICALLY BAD: Alabama had a brutal night at the free-throw line.
- FIGHT ON:USC has what it takes to win the national championship.
- CREDIT DUE: Juwan Howard has Michigan into the Elite Eight in his second season.
- TOUGH: Mick Cronin's UCLA Bruins show what they're made of in upset win.
- RUDE AWAKENING? What Mike Woodson might face as coach at Indiana.
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