Okay, so Opening Day hype is gone and once again people are starving for NCAA Men's Basketball. The Final Four is three days away. The wait is painful, we know, but here's the schedule of the two matchups expected to take center court this upcoming Saturday in Atlanta. Cancel all your plans because this is going to be a great weekend of college basketball. Here are the times and matchups of the games.
Louisville Cardinals vs. Wichita State Shockers:
Date: Saturday, Apr. 6
Time: 6 p.m. ET
The No. 1 Louisville Cardinals are the only No.1 seed in the Final Four. They were ranked No. 1 overall in the tournament and have yet to be upset. They have scored a total of 323 points in their first four ball games of the tournament, averaging just a little over 80 points per game. Meanwhile, we know about their suffocating defense as Rick Pitino can use the full court press whenever he chooses, even when he's in the lead. Opponents are averaging less than 60 points per game.
Their opponents, the Shockers would really pull a shocker if they defeat the Cardinals on Saturday. Originally the No. 9 seed out of the West Region, Wichita St. has been cutting down the opposition one by one, no matter what their ranking is. These guys are averaging just less than 73 points per game, while holding their opponents to just over 62 points per game, giving them a double-digit victory margin.
Michigan Wolverines vs. Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, Apr. 6
Time: 8:49 p.m. ET
Could a Big East finale be on its way as both Louisville and Syracuse have a chance to advance to the National Championship?
Syracuse has defeated the No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers and then stepped up and defeated No. 3 Marquette in the Elite Eight. They are cruising and playing great basketball as of late. Their last defeat was frustrating and came at the hands of the Cardinals in Madison Square Garden in the Big East Championship. They seem to be playing with a vengeance and Michigan looks to be its next victim.
However, Michigan is on cruise control. Never mind that it's the best team since the early 1990's when the school had what turned out to be one of the most dynamic college teams put together as they featured the Fab 5. This team is on a mission, not to be better than those goes, but simply bringing a national championship back to their school.
As you can see, both games are on Saturday, so clear your schedule and make arrangements so your evening can be free to enjoy some college basketball.