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The 3-Point Shooting In The Elite Eight Has Been Abysmal So Far

Bruce Weber looks on during NCAA Tournament game.

DAYTON, OH - MARCH 14: Head coach Bruce Weber of the Kansas State Wildcats reacts during the First Four game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 14, 2017 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The outside shooting in the Elite Eight has left a lot to be desired.

Three Elite Eight games have been played thus far. Loyola-Chicago, Michigan and Villanova have punched their tickets to the Final Four.

Besides Loyola, which shot 9-of-18 from three-point range, every other Elite Eight team has been woeful beyond the arc.

Kansas State's 6-of-26 performance on threes was one of the main reasons it lost to Loyola. Florida State was 4-for-17; Michigan shot 4-of-22.

Texas Tech went 5-for-20. Even sharpshooting Villanova, which broke the NCAA record for most three-pointers through three tournament games, shot 4-for-24 from deep today.

Add that up and the non-Loyola teams shot 23 for 109 from three-point territory. That is a brutal 21 percent.

We'll see if Duke or Kansas can pick up the slack today. Duke shot it well in its first two NCAA Tournament games but struggled in Friday's win over Syracuse.

Kansas, meanwhile, has multiple guards who can hit from long range. They will need to be on target to break Duke's 2-3 zone.