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March Madness highlights FAU, U-Conn. men reach Final Four; U-Conn. women fall in Sweet 16

Updated March 25, 2023 at 11:13 p.m. EDT|Published March 25, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. EDT
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March Madness continued Saturday with the conclusion of the Sweet 16 in the NCAA women’s tournament and the first two games of the Elite Eight on the men’s side. Florida Atlantic, the surprise Cinderella, and Connecticut, the tournament’s hottest team, punched their tickets to the men’s Final Four. The top seeds on the women’s side clinched their spots in the Elite Eight, while the U-Conn. women saw their season come to an end. Continue reading for highlights from Saturday’s games.

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The ninth-seeded Florida Atlantic men continued their historic run at this tournament. The Owls secured their first trip to the Final Four in program history with a thrilling win over No. 3 Kansas State at Madison Square Garden in the East Region final. In a matchup of top big men in the West Region final, No. 4 Connecticut routed No. 3 Gonzaga to book its trip to Houston.
On the women’s side, No. 3 seed Ohio State upset No. 2 seed Connecticut in Seattle. The Huskies’ streak of 14 straight Final Fours was snapped, and they will miss the Elite Eight for the first time since 2005. Earlier in the day, Maryland took care of Notre Dame and defending champion South Carolina advanced with an easy win over UCLA. No. 1 seed Virginia Tech reached its first Elite Eight with a win over Tennessee.
The full men’s bracket can be found here. The women’s bracket is here. All of The Washington Post’s NCAA tournament coverage is here.


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