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?
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 insidecarolina.com:
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.
Can the Heels reach the Final Four without Marshall?
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.