Northern Iowa (9) failed to reach the Elite Eight 2010, as it lost to Michigan St. (5). However, the Panthers have nothing to be ashamed of; they were the team, you should recall that beat number one overall seed Kansas, throwing brackets around the nation out of sync. The game was fairly close, as well, with Michigan St. winning 59-52.
Meanwhile, another Cinderella teaming hoping for an Elite Eight 2010 slot was pretty much destroyed. The Saint Mary's College Gaels (10) were brutally dispatched by Baylor (3), 72-49.
In the upset of the day, Tennessee (6) beat Ohio St. (2) 76-73. Compared to other upsets in the tournament, this wasn't really that big an upset. At the same time, however, Tennessee's trip to the Elite Eight 2010 is their first trip ever.
Meanwhile, Alex Hermann's family can stop hoping. The autistic teen who reportedly had a perfect bracket is no longer perfect. He had Purdue winning it all, on the strength of the fact that his brother graduated from there, but Duke (1) spanked Purdue (4) 70-57.
The Elite Eight 2010 schedule is as follows:
5 Butler (31-4, 18-0 Horizon) vs 2 Kansas St (29-7, 11-5 Big 12)
CBS 4:30 PM ET WEST REGION - ELITE 8 AT SALT LAKE CITY UT
2 West Virginia (30-6, 13-5 Big East) vs. 1 Kentucky (35-2, 14-2 SEC)
CBS 7:05 PM ET EAST REGION - ELITE 8 AT SYRACUSE NY
6 Tennessee (28-8, 11-5 SEC) vs 5 Michigan St (27-8, 14-4 Big Ten)
2:20 PM ET MIDWEST REGION - ELITE 8 AT ST LOUIS
3 Baylor (28-7, 11-5 Big 12) vs. 1 Duke (32-5, 13-3 ACC)
5:05 PM ET SOUTH REGION - ELITE 8 AT HOUSTON
You can get the Elite Eight 2010 Bracket Update here. On to the Final Four!