2006 Elite 8 Tournament Preview

Elite 8 Preview

As the 2006 tournament started, it was noted that there was not a truly dominant team in the mix. Here we are headed into the Elite Eight with the tournament’s number one seed, Duke, gone after being stunned by the SEC’s Louisiana State University. The SEC has two clubs in the final eight—LSU (4th seed) and Florida (3rd seed). Although the Big East’s two top seeds, Connecticut and Villanova, are still alive consider the fact that both barely made it out of the Sweet Sixteen.

The PAC-10’s UCLA (2nd seed) and Big 12’s Texas (2nd seed) are alive and kicking. Conference USA’s Memphis (1st seed) has played well and is poised to go to the last week of the tournament if they can make it past UCLA. Finally, George Mason (11th seed), from the Colonial Athletic Association, finds itself in a place few experts thought they’d ever be. They’re playing UCONN on Sunday.

Half of the teams in the Elite Eight are from two conferences, which is fairly standard in this tournament. There’s also one team that’s seeded higher than 10—also not unusual. There are still three number one seeds, two number two seeds and a three and four. All of this is fairly standard.

If past trends hold true, Connecticut and Villanova should be in the final four along with UCLA and LSU. Then again, there are four other teams that will have something to say about that and none of them care about trends or history. They’re all playing in the here and now. By Sunday night we’ll know who’s in the Final Four and still vying for a ticket to the Last Dance.

Here is the 4 elite 8 individual preview and matchups for the elite 8 games.

George Mason/Connecticut


UCLA/Memphis Preview

LSU/Texas Preview

Remember that MadduxSports.com is the best in the handicapping world when it comes to March Madness picks. View our March Madness section which includes daily articles and up to date ncaa point spreads. Don't forget to grab your March Madness bracket.

College Basketball Betting Information

On the right hand side you can find additional college basketball betting information. Be sure to bookmark Maddux Sports as new content is continuously being added to our website. All of the links on the right hand side offer you assistance to learn about NCAA betting, including both regular season and march madness.

The 2 most visited resources of the college basketball betting section include the College Basketball Odds page which features live betting lines from multiple sources on the entire slate of today's NCAA basketball games.

On the College basketball picks page you can find info to hop on with the most well respected college hoops handicapping team on the Internet today, Maddux Sports. Our college basketball accolades include a number of top 5 finishes in various contests and the highest lifetime winning percentage of any college hoops handicapper around.

  • 20 Time Ultimate Handicapping Champion.
  • Well Respected Name in the Industry.
  • One of the few services that actually wins for their clients.
  • Highest Client Renewal Rate In the Industry.
  • Our Handicappers Bet The Same Games They Give Out.

The information contained at this site is for entertainment purposes only. Any use of this information in violation of any state, federal, or local laws is prohibited.
Copyright © MadduxSports.com - Premier Sports Picks and Sports Odds Web site