In NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament “Elite 8” refers to the final 8 teams which also represents the national quarter finals or the regional finals. Elite eight can also refer to the eight NCAA Division 1 baseball teams that reach the college world series. In Division 1, the Elite Eight consists of two teams each from the four regional championship games separately. The winners advance to the Final Four. In Division 2 the Elite 8 consists of 8 winners of eight Division 2 winners. The Division 2 Elite games are held at one per-determined location. On an average three out of four #1 seeds make it to the Elite 8 each year.
The NCAA or the National Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Basketball Tournament is a single elimination tournament which is played during each spring in the United States, and currently features 68 college basketball teams. The tournament is held to determine the national championship among the major college basketball teams. The first three weeks of March Madness 2016 exceeded all the expectations. Specially the first weekend turned out to be so unpredictable and exciting which happened never before in the history of NCAA Basketball tournament.
After 3 weeks of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament 2016, it is quiet clear that the “Elite 8” group is mostly influenced by the team leading at top seeds. The only teams that have managed to make to the Elite 8 and have never been seeded No. 1 or No. 2 are Notre Dame and Syracuse. On the other hand it also has top seeding team like Kansas that hasn’t lost any match in nearly 2 months. It expected to be another fun weekend for the college basketball fans.
Elite Eight Schedule 2016
Below are March Madness programming schedule and broadcasting information for the Saturday's Elite 8 games going to be held across the South and West brackets as was announced by Turner Sports and CBS Sports
DAY AND DATE
26TH MARCH 2016, SATURDAT
OREGON VS. OKHLAHOMA
6:09 PM ET
26TH MARCH 2016, SATURDAY
KANSAS VS. VILLANOVA
8:49 PM ET
27TH MARCH 2016,SUNDAY
VIRGINIA VS. SYRACUSE
6:09 PM ET
27TH MARCH 2016, SUNDAY
NORTH CAROLINA VS. NOTRE DAME
8:49 PM ET
Elite Eight Live Streaming 2016All of the above matches can also be seen online through live streaming on CBS’s March Madness Live website and March Madness app for mobile devices and tablets.
It is the first time that CBS pays good-bye to the NCAA Tournament in years with reference to the game coverage part of it as it is not going to broadcast all the matches this year, , on Saturday. It's the first time the NCAA finals will broadcast on TBS which is considered a sort of cable channel.
In addition to these DIRECT TV has also launched an interactive, on screen bracket app through which the fans can make their picks by just turning to the respective channel 701. Then they can just turn back to channel 702 to check how their predictions turned out to be. And watch DIRECT TV’S mix channel coverage, which will be featuring TNT, TBS and TRUTV all three combined on one screen.