This year, the Elite Eight features eight power conference teams, including two of the blue bloods of the sport – Kansas and North Carolina. The closest thing to a "plucky upstart" is Villanova, the big east last entry in the tournament. Villanova has the misfortune of taking on Kansas, a team that has one 17 straight games and looks to be set to run things to a championship.
Villanova, however, have the chance to put the big east on it's shoulders and improve the league's reputation by reaching a Final Four.
At the very least, tonight and tomorrow are a chance to see really high-level basketball, high-stakes basketball, high and basketball. Seniors. Shotmaking. Smart defense. And also, Syracuse. I can't believe they're still here either.
Which team do you most want to see in the Final Four?Updated: Sunday times/ announcers
|(1) Virginia Cavaliers vs. (10) Syracuse Orange||6:09pm ET||TBS||NCAA.com & March Madness Live app||Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Lewis Johnson|
|(1) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. (6) Notre Dame Fighting Irish||8:49pm ET||TBS||NCAA.com & March Madness Live app||Brian Anderson / Steve Smith // Dana Jacobson|