That swoon in type late in the season had numerous shocked at the # 3 seed that Texas Tech got in the South Regional, particularly in contrast to West Virginia, who were granted a rather low # 5.
The Red Raiders conquered the skeptics with triumphes over Stephen F. Austin and Florida and move on to deal with the Purdue Boilermakers in the Sweet Sixteen.
Purdue was fortunate to leave the upset effort from Butler winning 76-73 on Sunday.
The East Regional forecasted as the most awaited # 1 seed vs. # 2 in the Elite Eight and it will wonder to see if Villanova and the Boilermakers can undoubtedly satisfy.
Villanova seemed the pre-tournament preferred, in spite of the Virginia Cavaliers being seeded initially in general, and absolutely nothing up until now has actually detered that concept.
A comfy triumph over Radford in the opening round was followed by a similarly ensured efficiency in the 2nd round to beat the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Collin Sexton had 17 points for Alabama, however the freshman was the only gamer in double figures for the # 9 Crimson Tide. who fell 81-58.
Mikal Bridges paced the Wildcats with 23 points, with Donte DiVincenzo including 18 off the bench.
Villanova will deal with a difficulty from # 5 West Virginia in the Sweet Sixteen with whoever wins through in for a genuine fight versus Texas Tech or Purdue.