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Final Four 2013 TV Schedule: Complete Network Info and Online Coverage Guide

Mar 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke (3) celebrates the overtime victory over the Kansas Jayhawks during the semifinals of the South regional of the 2013 NCAA Tournament at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IMarch 31, 2013

Louisville and Michigan advanced to the Final Four of the 2013 NCAA tournament on Sunday after wins against Duke and Florida, respectively. 

Louisville (33-4, 14-4 Big East) will play Wichita State (30-8, 12-6 MVC) on April 6, while Michigan (30-7, 12-6 Big Ten) and Syracuse (30-9, 11-6 Big East) will follow.

Rick Pitino's Cardinals entered the NCAA tournament as the No. 1 overall seed, and they haven't disappointed. Louisville has blown through North Carolina A&T, Colorado State, Oregon and Duke en route to the Final Four...after winning the Big East title.

But three teams stand in the way of the Cardinals in the quest for the national championship. Wichita State is this year's Cinderella story (shocking Gonzaga and Ohio State), while Michigan and Syracuse have knocked off No. 1 seeds Kansas and Indiana respectively.

Here's a look at each matchup, complete with viewing information.

All stats via ESPN.com and TeamRankings.com.


Louisville (1) vs. Wichita State (9)

Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA

When: Saturday, April 6 at 6:09 p.m. ET

Watch: CBS

Live Stream: NCAA.com

Duke was supposed to be Louisville's first big test in the Elite Eight on Sunday. Yet, despite losing backup guard Kevin Ware to a broken leg, the Cardinals cruised over the Blue Devils, 85-63. Duke guard Seth Curry, who had scored a combined 72 points in his previous three games, scored just 12 points on 3-of-9 shooting against the Cardinals.

The stats back up the buzz surrounding Rick Pitino's squad. Louisville ranks second in the nation in defensive efficiency, and 21st in offensive efficiency. That includes ranking second in opponents' turnover rate.

Wichita State is no pushover, though. The Shockers did beat Gonzaga and Ohio State, after all.

They have done it with a balance of offensive efficiency and excellent defense. When they haven't shot well, they've gotten to the free-throw line. They've limited opponents to 34 percent shooting—that includes holding Gonzaga to 36 percent shooting and Ohio State to 31 percent shooting.

 

Michigan (4) vs. Syracuse (4)

Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA

When: Saturday, April 6 at 8:49 p.m. ET

Watch: CBS

Live Stream: NCAA.com

This is a classic matchup of offense versus defense. Michigan—led by sophomore point guard Trey Burke—has averaged 78.8 points in the tournament, shooting 49 percent from the field and 40 percent from downtown. 

Syracuse, on the other hand, has held opponents to 29 percent shooting. That includes holding Indiana to 50 points on 16-of-48 shooting and Marquette to 39 points on 12-of-53 shooting. The Orange also rank 23rd in the country in opponents' turnover rate this season.

Keep an eye on Burke and Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams. Both players lead their respective squads. Burke and Carter-Williams were named the most outstanding players for the South Regional and East Regional, respectively, on Sunday. Burke is widely projected to be a lottery pick in the 2013 NBA draft, while Carter-Williams is also a likely first-rounder.

 

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