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Although Gonzaga and Xavier have had plenty of postseason success, both programs are now just one win away from reaching their first Final Fours. The Zags and Musketeers hold the record for most NCAA tournament wins, 27, without reaching the Final Four.

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Would have mixed emotions if Tommy Amaker left Harvard for Georgetown but perfect fit. Has incredible group returning at Harvard. Tough call

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ICYMI: Underdogs were 2-1-1 ATS in Thursday night's Sweet 16 games w/ Oregon +1 and Xavier +7.5 pulling outright upsets. Kansas -5.5 over Purdue was the only favorite to cover while the push was Gonzaga -3 over West Virginia. Unders were 3-1 tonight. For the tournament, underdogs are 28-22-1 ATS (56 percent) w/ one game closing pick 'em while overs still lead 30-21-1 (58.8 percent).

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The Jayhawks are scoring a whole lot of points in the NCAA tournament, but historically that hasn't translated into titles for very many teams. Only the 1989 Michigan Wolverines have gone on to win the championship after scoring 90 points or more in the first three games of the tournament.

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With Xavier's 73-71 win over Arizona in the Sweet 16, the Musketeers become just the seventh 11th seed to reach the Elite 8. While three 11 seeds have reached the Final Four, none have gone on to win the national title.

stan verrett @stanverrett

and for all you xavier fans: i'm a big fan of chris mack. interviewed him here a couple years ago and he was fantastic. big respect.

Tournament Challenge ESPN 

Only 3.2 percent of brackets had Xavier in the Elite Eight.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Sean O'Mara went to same high school as Frank Kaminsky -- Benet Academy. Kaminsky's nickname for O'Mara? GLOB.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Lauri Markkanen took his final shot with 11:12 remaining.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

It wasn't long ago that DePaul was the only team Xavier could get past ... Now Musketeers one step from Final Four.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

True story: Xavier is going to the Elite Eight. Trailing Arizona by eight with 3:45 to play enters the dustbin (or makeshift urn) of recent XU history right next to that six-game February losing streak. Pandemonium.