Tonight, the No. 1 overall seed takes on a team once ranked No. 1 and now playing its best basketball. On one side is Louisville, the favorite when the field was announced, trying to keep the national championship trophy in the state of Kentucky.
Louisville and Michigan — both red hot — will close the NCAA tournament tonight with a bang. The teams are getting ready in two entirely different ways.
Even with limited drama—none of the regional finals were particularly thrilling—the NCAA Tournament is a wonderful thing, the perfect blend of fairness and unpredictability.
Louisville clinched a second straight trip to the Final Four with a 85-63 victory over Duke.
Freshman guard Nik Stauskas scored 22 points including six 3-pointers and Michigan is going to the Final Four for the first time since the Fab Five era after a 79-59 rout of Florida in the South Regional final Sunday.
Wichita State earned its first trip to the Final Four since 1965 with a 70-66 victory over Ohio State on Saturday.
With a second suffocating performance at the East Regional, No. 4-seeded Syracuse shut down No. 3 Marquette 55-39 Saturday to earn coach Jim Boeheim his fourth trip to the Final Four.
Get a look at the Final Four court that will be unveiled at the Georgia Dome for this year’s NCAA Tournament finals.
In 2012, President Obama’s men’s bracket ranked 2,347,421 out of 6.45 million entries, placing him in the 63.6th percentile.
It’s been 10 years – that’s right, a decade – since Gary Williams marched the highly overlooked Maryland Terrapins through Wisconsin, Kentucky, Connecticut, Kansas then Indiana to a steal a National Championship from the powerhouses.