cw69 92-9thegame-vertical2 waok

Sports

March Madness: What to Watch for on Championship Saturday

View Comments
Syracuse and Louisville will play in the Big East's finale (Credit: Nate Shron/Getty Images).

Syracuse and Louisville will play in the Big East’s finale (Credit: Nate Shron/Getty Images).

Game_Onair_MattRyan_640x480_120413 Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan Producer and College Basketball Blogger Bio: Matt is...
Read More

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

11:30am – CBS – Southern Mississippi vs. #20 Memphis

The Tigers will look to be tournament champions for the seventh time in eight years, in their final Conference USA game.

1pm – ESPN – NC State vs. #9 Miami

Miami claimed their first ACC regular season crown in 2013 and is now heavily favored to win their first ACC tournament after Duke lost to Maryland.

1:30pm – CBS Sports Network – Butler vs. #16 Saint Louis

The Billikens should be a popular dark horse when the brackets are released and should get a high seed if they when the Atlantic 10 Tournament.

1:40pm – CBS – #22 Wisconsin vs. #3 Indiana

Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo are helping the Hoosiers close in on the tournament’s number one overall seed and their first Big Ten Tournament title.

3pm – ESPN – Maryland vs. North Carolina

Maryland looks to strengthen their tournament resume with another upset win, after knocking off Duke.

4pm – CBS Sports Network – UMass vs. VCU

The Minutemen haven’t received a tournament bid since 1998 and could punch their ticket to the Big Dance with a win over Shaka Smart’s squad.

4pm – CBS – #8 Michigan State vs. #10 Ohio State

A potential number two seed is on the line for the Buckeyes and Spartans in the second session of the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.

6pm – ESPN – #11 Kansas State vs. #6 Kansas

While these in-state rivals shared the Big 12 regular season title, the Jayhawks beat the Wildcats in both of their regular season meetings (59-55 in Manhattan, 82-63 in Lawrence)

6pm – CBS – UNLV vs. #15 New Mexico

Steve Alford’s Lobos will look to make it back-to-back tournament titles in one of America’s most competitive conferences.

8:30pm – ESPN – #19 Syracuse vs. #4 Louisville

The true Big East finale will be played between two future members of the ACC.

11pm – ESPN – Oregon vs. #21 UCLA

UCLA enters the Pac-12 title game having won nine of their last eleven games.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,130 other followers