Elite 8 Schedule: How to Watch Day 9's Action

Maxwell OgdenCorrespondent IIIMarch 29, 2013

Feb 25, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA;  Marquette Golden Eagles guard Junior Cadougan (5) and Syracuse Orange center Baye Keita (12) battle to control the ball during the second half at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.  Marquette won 74-71.  Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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With the first half of the Sweet Sixteen in the books, the first half of the Elite Eight has been set. As a result, everyone is asking one question pertaining to the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

Where and when can you watch?

The four teams whom advanced are the Marquette Golden Eagles, Ohio State Buckeyes, Wichita State Shockers and Syracuse Orange. Ohio State took down Arizona, Wichita State dropped La Salle, Marquette defeated Miami and Syracuse upset Indiana.

According to ESPN's Research division, very few had Marquette and Syracuse advancing in their original brackets.

74% of ESPN Tournament Challenge brackets had Indiana winning in this round, 73% had Miami.Oops.

— ESPN Research (@ESPNResearch) March 29, 2013

For the exact numbers, ESPN Stats & Info reports that 990 out of 8.15 million brackets had all four of Thursday's outcomes correctly.

Fortunately for those who are wondering what will transpire next, we now have a schedule to provide updates with. Not only are the games set, but the times and dates are in place.

So where can you watch it all transpire?


No. 3 Marquette Golden Eagles vs. No. 4 Syracuse Orange, East Region

Date: Saturday, Mar. 30

Time: 4:30 p.m. EDT


Records: Marquette (26-8, 14-4 Big East) vs. Syracuse (29-9, 11-7 Big East)


For the second time this season, the Marquette Golden Eagles will play the Syracuse Orange. This also marks the second time in three years that Marquette and Syracuse have played in the NCAA Tournament.

Both of those games were won by the Golden Eagles.

The two sides last met on Jan. 29, when Marquette won 76-70 in Milwaukee, Wisc. This time around, they will meet in Washington D.C. at the Verizon Center.

The winner will make an appearance in the Final Four.


No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. No. 9 Wichita State Shockers, West Region

Date: Saturday, Mar. 30

Time: 7:05 p.m. EDT


Records: Ohio State (29-7, 13-5 Big Ten) vs. Wichita State (29-8, 12-6 Missouri Valley Conference)


In one of the games that few people saw coming, the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes will play the No. 9 Wichita State Shockers. The Buckeyes are the reigning Big Ten conference tournament champions and Wichita State is an at-large bid out of the Missouri Valley Conference.

This is Ohio State's third Elite Eight appearance since 2007 and Wichita State's first since 1981.

The Buckeyes enter this game having defeated Iona, Iowa State and Arizona, in order. Wichita State, meanwhile, has pulled off upsets over Pittsburgh, No. 1 Gonzaga and most recently defeated La Salle.

So which team will make an appearance in the Final Four?