Elight Eight losers are back for more

Duke, Florida State, Kentucky and Xavier came so close to Final Four in 2010

Originally Published: November 11, 2010
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

The Final Four teams gather on the game's grandest stage every spring, characters in a three-act drama that always plays to a full house of fans and the occasional vice president. The penultimate four, on the other hand, play to the sound of one hand clapping. They disperse to empty gyms across the map, sometimes slinking and other times striding, but forgotten all the same in the hubbub of the season's final weekend.

Only four of the more than 300 teams that started last November ...

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