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2017 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight Saturday Viewing Guide

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It’s nearly time to set half of next Saturday’s National Semifinal lineup.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-West Regional-Gonzaga vs West Virginia Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Not near a TV? You can stream each game on NCAA March Madness Live.

All times are Eastern.

TBS will air both games.

West Regional Final

Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Chris Webber (commentary), and Lewis Johnson (reporting) are on the call.

No. 11 Xavier Musketeers (24-13) vs. No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (35-1), 6:09 p.m.

For the second time in three seasons, the Bulldogs are on the verge of breaking through to their first Final Four. But the Musketeers, who seem to have finally figured life without Edmond Sumner out, are also aiming to make their first trip to the promised land. You might be tempted to figure this will be an easy Gonzaga win, but that’s what most thought heading into Xavier’s Thursday night victory over second-seeded Arizona.

Midwest Regional Final

Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Reggie Miller and Dan Bonner (commentary), and Dana Jacobson (reporting) are on the call.

No. 3 Oregon Ducks (32-5) vs. No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks (34-1), 8:49 p.m.

While the Ducks have reached, and won, a Final Four, their lone trip came in the event’s very first edition — in 1939. Now, for the second season in a row, they face a Big 12 team with a place on the line, but this time Oregon encounters a Jayhawk team that’s playing in its figurative backyard. Kansas is also in the Elite Eight for the second consecutive March — they lost to Villanova last season. KU’s last Final Four trip happened slightly more recently than their opponents’. The Jayhawks fell to Kentucky in 2012’s National Championship game. And if both win this weekend, they’ll meet in Glendale next Saturday, probably in game number two.

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