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See who's in the Elite Eight of The World-Herald's NCAA tournament

See who's in the Elite Eight of The World-Herald's NCAA tournament

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Creighton keeps going.

The Jays beat Duke in our simulation and qualified for our mythical Elite Eight. Their opponent? Kansas.

The Midwest is the only region where the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds survived.

In the East, Dayton became our first No. 1 seed to fall, losing to Louisville. Our experts were on this, as they favored Louisville even though almost 80% of readers picked Dayton. No. 3 Michigan State knocked off No. 2 Villanova.

The West produced the biggest surprise of the day, as Maryland took down San Diego State even though the Aztecs were almost a 70% favorite. The No. 3 Terps will take on top seed Gonzaga, which ended the run of Dana Altman and Oregon.

Both games in the South region were almost 50-50 matchups according to our voters. In those coin-flip games, No. 1 Baylor topped No. 4 Kentucky, and No. 3 Seton Hall beat Florida State.

Voting starts now at to determine the Final Four. Can Creighton beat the tournament’s overall top seed to make the mythical trip to Atlanta?

Here are the four matches:

» Louisville-Michigan State

» Gonzaga-Maryland

» Kansas-Creighton

» Baylor-Seton Hall

See the full bracket and rules below.

The rules

Sweet 16 voting concluded Sunday, and the results were run through a number generator.

The numbers plugged into the generator were based on 50% fan vote/50% expert vote. Nos. 1 to 100 were put into the generator. If a team was picked by 100% of experts and 90% of readers, it would get 95 out of 100 numbers. The generator then picked one number, and whichever team was assigned that number was the winner.