So we're one step closer to the Final Four. Yesterday was full of a lot of really good teams showing why they've made it this far, as Florida, Wisconsin, and Arizona all advanced and Dayton continued their Cinderella story.
So now that we have the first half of the Elite Eight set, we move onto Friday's game.You can stream the games live online right here, if you're out and about or just want some multi-screen action (there will be two games on at a time for some stretches).
Here's the schedule breakdown for Friday:
7:15 p.m. ET, CBS
No. 11 Tennessee vs. No. 2 Michigan
When Tennessee was in the play-in game, a lot of people thought they had a shot of doing some serious damage in the tournament. The Volunteers seemed to be that classic "team getting hot at the right time" and they've certainly done that so far. But they'll face their toughest test yet when they battle Michigan, the Big Ten regular season champions.
7:27 p.m. ET, TBS
No. 7 Connecticut vs. No. 3 Iowa State
This game comes down to one of the top offenses verses one of the top defenses. Iowa state represents one of the top offensive teams nationally while Connecticut is one of the nation's best defensive squads. Who will reign supreme? Iowa State got here by narrowly beating North Carolina, in a game with a bizarre ending, while UConn took down the number two seed Villanova Wildcats.
9:45 p.m. ET, CBS
No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 8 Kentucky
Alright state of Kentucky - hold onto your butts. Louisville and Kentucky don't really like each other. So when the state's top two college basketball teams square off with a trip to the Elite Eight on the line, you know the game is going to be awesome. And you also know the winning team's fans will probably be insufferable after the game.
9:57 p.m. ET, TBS
No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 4 Michigan State
Raise your hand if you thought only one ACC team would make it to the Sweet 16. Raise your hand if you still can't bare thinking about Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament. Raise your hand if you want both of these teams to somehow lose. This should be a great, great game. I guess I want Sparty to win, because B1G > ACC and I normally always root for whoever is playing UVA. Regardless of emotional ties, this might be one of the best games of the Sweet 16. Whoever wins this has a very good shot of reaching the Final Four.
Who you got tonight? Are your brackets all shot? Which game are you most looking forward to?
Thursday's game/TV schedule
|Midwest||(2) Michigan Wolverines vs. (11) Tennessee Volunteers||Lucas Oil Stadium
|715p||CBS||Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony, Tracy Wolfson|
|East||(3) Iowa State Cyclones vs. (7) Connecticut Huskies||Madison Square Garden
New York City, NY
|727p||TBS||Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Allie LaForce|
|Midwest||(4) Louisville Cardinals vs. (8) Kentucky Wildcats||Lucas Oil Stadium
|945p||CBS||Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony, Tracy Wolfson|
|East||(1) Virginia Cavaliers vs. (4) Michigan St. Spartans||Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
|957p||TBS||Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Allie LaForce|