The NCAA Tournament is now down to four teams.
The Final Four in San Antonio will feature Loyola-Chicago, Villanova, Michigan and Kansas.
The Wolverines, winners of the Big Ten Tournament, make the Final Four as a 3 seed following a win over Florida State to win the West Region.
The Ramblers, winners of the MVC, are making just their second ever Final Four following a dominant win over K-State to win the South Region. They have become the darlings of this tournament, making it to San Antonio as an 11 seed.
The Wildcats, who won it all just two seasons ago, are back to the Final Four after defeating Texas Tech to win the East Region as a 1 seed. This is the third Final Four for Villanova under head coach Jay Wright, who is in line to win his second national championship in a three-year span.
The Jayhawks, winners of the Big 12, made it to San Antonio after defeating Duke in a wild overtime affair to win the Midwest Region. They may have been the 1 seed, but Duke was everyone’s favorite to win this region, and they came a missed layup at the end of regulation from doing so.
The first Final Four matchup will see Michigan take on Loyola on TBS at 6:09 p.m. EST this Saturday. Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery and Tracy Wolfson will be on the call. Michigan opened as a 5-point favorite.
Approximately 40 minutes after conclusion of the first game, Villanova will take on Kansas for the second spot in the national title game. That will feature the same broadcasting team. No line has been set for this game yet, but KenPom does project the Wildcats to be a 6-point favorite.
Let’s go Sister Jean!