NCAA Tournament 2012: Final Four Schedule and TV Info

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIMarch 25, 2012

LEXINGTON, KY - DECEMBER 31:  Chris Smith #5 of the Louisville Cardinals shoots the ball during 69-62 loss to the Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena on December 31, 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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It's almost time to take the country to Nola for the Final Four. By the end of the weekend, we'll know all four teams that will play for the National Championship.

On Saturday, Ohio State and Louisville earned their ticket. Today, Kentucky, Baylor, North Carolina and Kansas will battle to see who gets the final two spots.

We have already seen two number one seeds fall before reaching the Final Four. Michigan State bowed out in the Sweet 16 at the hands of Louisville, and Ohio State sent the top seeded Orange packing in the East region on Saturday night.

Will Kentucky and North Carolina live up to their top billing? 

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 18:  Kendall Marshall #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts from the bench while taking on the Creighton Bluejays during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 18, 2012 in Gr
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Kentucky continues to look strong, but UNC has tough road against Kansas, and to compound things, word is Kendall Marshall won't play tonight. This from Greg Barnes of

The Cousy Award finalist fractured the scaphoid bone in his right wrist during Sunday's third-round NCAA Tournament game against Creighton. He had surgery on Monday morning to insert a screw in his wrist.

Marshall participated in a limited amount of practice on Saturday afternoon and told reporters that it was "tough to catch and tough to pass."

The decision to sit out of the Elite Eight contest was made following UNC's shootaround on Sunday.

This is going to be a tough night for the Heels.

If you want to catch the action once the Final Four is set, check out the specifics below:


Final Four Schedule:


Saturday March 31 - 6:00 PM ET - CBS/MML

South Region - Kentucky/Baylor vs. Louisville (West Region Champion)


Saturday March 31 - Approximately 8:49 ET - CBS/MML

Midwest Region - UNC/Kansas vs Ohio State (East Region Champion)


National Championship - April 2 - 9:00 ET - CBS

Midwest/East Region Winner vs. South/West Region Winner


Stay tuned for more NCAA tournament information and updates.


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