Catching Final Four action on television is quite simple. CBS has all the coverage for both games.
It begins on Saturday night when the Wichita State Shockers attempt to continue their Cinderella run as they tip off with the Louisville Cardinals at 6:09 p.m. ET.
The Syracuse Orange will tangle with the Michigan Wolverines at 8:49 p.m. ET for a right to meet the winner of the Shockers-Cardinals semifinal game in the national championship.
In the event you aren’t around a television, but you do have an internet connection, you can catch the action via live stream. Go to NCAA.com here to take in the last three games of the college basketball season.
The final will be played on Monday night at 9:23 p.m. ET. Now let’s get into some predictions.
Louisville Won’t Be Shocked
I have picked against Wichita State since the first round, and they have proved me multiple times during the tournament. It wasn’t because I didn’t respect the team, but I had no idea they would come together the way they have.
All that said, they will have to prove me wrong again.
Louisville looks unstoppable right now. Its pace is extremely difficult to deal with offensively and defensively, and the Cardinals have become more effective in the half court.
Gorgui Dieng’s shot-blocking and defensive rebounding has been key in the tournament. He’s blocked 2.5 shots and pulled down 10 rebounds per game.
His ability to control the glass and to set the tempo will be key.
Stauskas Shoots the Lights Out
Trey Burke is amazing and totally deserving of the AP Player of the Year he award he won, per ESPN.
Mitch McGary will have a difficult time telling the NBA no with the way he’s been playing, but the most important player to the Wolverines on Saturday will be Nik Stauskas.
The 6’6” freshman was on fire against Florida. He made all six of his three-point attempts, and that long-range bombing will be huge against the Syracuse zone.
The Orange generally rotate well to shooters, but with Burke penetrating to the free-throw line and McGary’s activity, Stauskas should get good looks at the basket.
He may not have another perfect night of shooting, but he will make enough to key the Wolverines’ victory.
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