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On The Menu: 2016 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight Saturday

The West and South Regionals conclude tonight with a pair of 1 vs. 2 seed showdowns.

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Apologies for not getting a schedule post up last night. I adopted a dog in the morning and she gave me some issues while I was trying to get out of the house to get supplies in the late afternoon.

Streaming

All games are streaming on March Madness Live.

All broadcast info is courtesy Fang's Bites.

TV: CBS

Both games air on network television, and they will be the last of the season to do so. TBS has rights to both of tomorrow's matchups, which will start later than they have on Elite Eight Sundays past. Both the Final Four and National Championship will also air on TBS next weekend—for the first time ever on cable.

West Regional Final - Anaheim

Broadcast Team: Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce

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No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners (28-7)
Big 12 at-large
vs. 
No. 1 Oregon Ducks (31-6)
Pac-12 Regular Season and Tournament Champion

Tip Time: 6:09 p.m.

UO

The Sooners last made the Final Four in 2002, and have only made four appearances all-time, while the Ducks have been only once, in 1939, when they won the first-ever NCAA title in men's basketball. Coincidentally, Oregon defeated Oklahoma in the semifinals that year.

As for the present, this should be another close one, as KenPom gives it to OU by a single point. However, given that Oregon's perimeter defense struggles, Oklahoma's shooters could have big afternoons in Anaheim. That could make a huge difference.

South Regional Final - Louisville

Broadcast Team: Jim Nantz/Grant Hill/Bill Raftery//Tracy Wolfson

Nova

No. 2 Villanova Wildcats (32-5)
Big East at-large and Regular Season Champion
vs.
No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks (33-4)
Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament Champion

Tip Time: 8:49 p.m.

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The Wildcats, looking to return to their first Final Four since 2009, seem to be on a mission to silence their many doubters. On offense, Nova has been particularly impressive, nearly hitting 1.6 points per possession in dismantling Miami on Thursday night. KenPom even projects Jay Wright's team as one-point better than the Jayhawks tonight. To make its first Final Four since 2012, Kansas is going to have to find an answer to Villanova's potent attack. The foul line might be the Jayhawks' most likely point of attack, as Villanova isn't all that great at getting to the line. If Kansas keeps itself out of foul trouble, they could find their way to Houston.

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