March Madness visual recap: The best photos from the first night of Elite 8

Welcome to the Elite 8! We are steadily approaching the Final Four. Read on for more of last night's excitement!

The night started off with Xavier Musketeers against the Gonzaga Bulldogs. At the end of the first half, the Bulldogs were ahead by 10 points with a score of 39-49. In the second half, Gonzaga maintained their lead over Xavier racking up 34 points against the Musketeer's 20 points. The game ended with a final score of 59-83.

Later on, Oregon Ducks dominated tournament favorite Kansas Jayhawks to reach their first Final Four since 1939. The Ducks held an 11-point lead at the end of the first half with a score of 44-33. In the second half Oregon continued their attack, outdueling Kansas' 27 to 30 points . The game ended with a final score of 74-60.

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Take a look at the best photos from last night's game and make sure to check back tomorrow for more March Madness coverage: