The NCAA Tournament is closing out this weekend with two historic Final Four matchups.
The NCAA tournament has been highly anticipated all throughout the college basketball season and it has not disappointed this year. This year's tournament has included several upsets from across the landscape, but none have been greater than 15th seeded Saint Peters trounced the 2nd seeded Kentucky Wildcats in an overtime victory. With averages of 9.12 million viewers throughout the tourney's first weekend, March Madness is off to its best start in five years.
This Saturday, the tourney will continue with the final four teams facing off in the Final Four. The most anticipated matchup of the two games is undoubtedly the rivalry game between Duke and North Carolina. In 257 meetings all-time, this will be the first time the two teams faced off in the NCAA tournament. The rivals split the regular-season series against each other 1-1, which will make this the third meeting between the two teams this season.
The other Final Four game of the weekend will be between the Kansas Jayhawks and the Villanova Wildcats. The Jayhawks are coming off a 26-point blowout victory over the Miami Hurricanes in the Elite Eight and are trying to make it to their first National Championship since 2012. The Wildcats are coming off a scrappy victory against the Houston Cougars and are vying for their third national championship in seven seasons.
The winners of these two games will play in the National Championship game on Monday, April 4.
Tipoff time for Kansas-Villanova is at 5:09 P.M., and tipoff time for Duke-North Carolina is at 7:49 P.M. Central Time.