March Madness 2024 has finally arrived and NCAA fans are all asking the same question: who’s going to make a deep run in the tournament? Are the familiar favorites going to reach the Elite Eight? Is a Cinderella going to go on a surprising run?

Perhaps there’s no more famous March Madness Cinderella than St. Peters, who stunned the basketball world by reaching the Elite 8 as a No. 15 seed back in 2022.

What is the Elite Eight in March Madness?

The March Madness Elite 8 is the fourth game for winning teams in the NCAA Tournament. The round before is known as the Sweet 16. If teams win their Elite 8 matchup, they earn a trip to the Final Four.

March Madness Elite 8 History

The first-ever Men’s NCAA Tournament was held in 1939 and consisted of only eight teams, making it the first Elite Eight in history.

Kentucky has the most Men’s Elite 8 appearances in history with 38. Here is the top 5:

  • Kentucky: 38
  • North Carolina: 29
  • Kansas: 25
  • Duke: 23
  • UCLA: 22

No other men’s team has more than 14.

Two teams reign supreme for the Women’s Elite 8: Tennessee has made 28 trips, and UConn has made 27.

Which teams made the 2023 Elite Eight?

For the first time in Men’s NCAA Tournament history, not a single 1-seed cracked the Elite 8. Here are the eight teams from the 2023 Men’s Elite 8:

  • 5 Miami
  • 2 Texas
  • No 4. UConn
  • 3 Gonzaga
  • 6 Creighton
  • 5 San Diego St
  • 9 FL Atlantic
  • 3 Kansas State

Here is the Women’s Elite 8 from 2023:

  • 1 South Carolina
  • 2 Maryland
  • 5 Louisville
  • 2 Iowa
  • 9 Miami (FL)
  • 3 LSU
  • 1 Virginia Tech
  • 3 Ohio State

2024 Elite Eight Schedule and Locations

Here is the 2024 Elite Eight Schedule:

  • Men’s Elite Eight: March 30-31
  • Women’s Elite Eight: March 31-April 1

Where are the Elite Eight games being played in 2024?

Here are the Elite Eight locations for the Men’s 2024 Tournament:

  • TD Garden: Boston, MA
  • American Airlines Center: Dallas, TX
  • Little Caesars Arena: Detroit, MI
  • com Arena: Los Angeles, CA

Here are the Elite Eight 2024 locations for the NCAA Women’s Tournament:

  • MVP Arena: Albany, NY
  • Moda Center: Portland, OR

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