Elite Eight Schedule: TV Schedule and Live Stream Info for This Weekend's Action

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 24, 2012

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 23:  Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14, Darius Miller #1 and Doron Lamb #20 of the Kentucky Wildcats react during their 102 to 90 win over the Indiana Hoosiers during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball South Regional Semifinal game at the Georgia Dome on March 23, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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It's hard to believe that the NCAA Tournament is already coming to a close, but with the Elite Eight set to take place this weekend, there will only be four teams remaining come Sunday night. March Madness always ensures that games will be played at the highest level, but games have paled in comparison to what the Elite Eight is sure to bring.

This year's Elite Eight has a little bit of everything as three of the four No. 1 seeds and two of the four No. 2 seeds are still in the tournament, but there is a Cinderella matchup as well, pitting No. 7 Florida against No. 4 Louisville for a chance to play in the Final Four.

Every game brings a great deal of intrigue to the table and while they all have a clear favorite, you never know what might happen. Every year, and perhaps this year in particular, there are surprising runs that just won't come to an end. All of the high seeds will look to avoid being victims of destiny moving forward.

Here is all the viewing information you need to catch every second of this weekend's Elite Eight action.

Live Stream: NCAA.com.

TV Schedule

No. 7 Florida vs. No. 4 Louisville - Saturday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m. ET (CBS)

No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 1 Syracuse - Saturday, March 24 at 7:05 p.m. ET (CBS)

No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 1 Kentucky - Sunday, March 25 at 2:20 p.m. ET (CBS)

No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 1 North Carolina - Sunday, March 25 at 5:05 p.m. ET (CBS)

Upset Alert: Louisville over Florida

PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 22:  Russ Smith #2 of the Louisville Cardinals moves the ball while taking on the Michigan State Spartans during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball West Regional Semifinal game at US Airways Center on March 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (
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Although the Florida Gators are a worse seed at No. 7, they are currently favored by 1.5 points in their Elite Eight matchup with the No. 4-seeded Louisville Cardinals. Neither team was expected to get this far with Michigan State and Missouri patrolling the region, but both appear destined for greatness.

Only one team can move on , however. The Gators have an incredible three-guard attack and are beastly as a team from beyond the arc, but don't count out Louisville.

Rick Pitino's team may not make it look pretty, but Louisville gets results. The Cardinals have won seven straight games as they went on a surprising run in the Big East tournament prior to the start of the big dance. The majority of their games are played in the high 50s or low 60s and that is the formula to beat Florida.

If the Cardinals execute, then they should be victorious.

Can't-Miss Game: Baylor vs. Kentucky

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 23:  Quincy Miller #30 of the Baylor Bears cleebrates during their 75 to 70 win over the Xavier Musketeers during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball South Regional Semifinal game at the Georgia Dome on March 23, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Every Elite Eight game is obviously worth watching this weekend, but if you can only catch one then make sure it's the matchup between the third-seeded Baylor Bears and the top-overall seed, the Kentucky Wildcats.

This game will feature two of the most athletic teams in the college game as the Bears and Wildcats both love to run the floor and score in transition. This game has the potential to have a score in the 90s.

If you love scoring, then this is certainly the game for you. Baylor has scored at least 68 points in 10 straight games, while Kentucky has yet to score less than 80 points in the tourney. The Bears aren't great defensively, but aren't afraid to push the pace and turn things into a track meet.

Kentucky will be more than willing to oblige, though, as no team in the nation has a more talented starting five.