From 68 teams, we are down to the Elite Eight. And two tickets to next weeks Final Four will be punched today.
First, we have the Big East showdown between Syracuse and Marquette. Despite being conference rivals, the two teams met just once this year, and Marquette defeated Syracuse 74-71 about a month ago. Syracuse knocked off top seed Indiana 61-50 to advance to this stage while Marquette took care of second seed Miami 71-61.
The nightcap will be a “David vs Goliath” game as #2 seed Ohio State faces #9 seed Wichita State. Ohio State beat Arizona 73-70 on Thursday while the Shockers took care of Cinderella team LaSalle 72-58.
All games from here on out will be aired on CBS. The network’s coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, with The Road to the Final Four. Here are the rest of the listings:
Syracuse vs. Marquette, 4:30 p.m. ET (CBS) (Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Rachel Nichols)
Wichita State vs. Ohio State, 7:05 p.m. ET (CBS) (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Len Elmore and Lewis Johnson)