Wisconsin and Kentucky are already making travel plans to Indianapolis, and two more teams will punch their tickets to join them on Sunday afternoon.
In the East region, the Michigan State Spartans and Louisville Cardinals will do battle, pitting two of March's best coaches against each other. Rick Pitino's Louisville squad is playing for its third Final Four in four years while Tom Izzo is looking to cement his legacy by taking a #7 seed to Indianapolis. The Spartans are favored by a single point according to Ken Pomeroy's FanMatch. This year's Michigan State team is led by an efficient offense that can knock down shots from beyond the arc, making 38.6 percent of their attempts this year. They'll be put to the test by Louisville's fifth ranked defense that allows an adjusted 89.7 points per 100 possessions. On the other end of the floor, the Cardinals will look for continued production out of guard Terry Rozier. The sophomore is averaging 18 points per game while shooting 50 percent from the field in the NCAA Tournament.
The South region final figures to be an offensive showdown between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Duke Blue Devils assuming the dome configuration in Houston doesn't get in the way. According to Ken Pomeroy, in the 15 games at NRG/Reliant since 2002, teams are shooting just 32.2 percent from behind the 3-point line. The effect of a large black curtain hanging behind the basket showed itself in both Sweet Sixteen games this season. The Bulldogs shot just 3-for-19 from behind the arc while Duke managed a slightly better 3-for-9 performance. Both teams have made around 40 percent of their 3-point attempts this season, so hopefully their shooters will have adjusted by tip-off on Sunday. If they have, we could be in for a show put on by the third and fourth most efficient offenses in the country.
Here's Sunday's Elite Eight schedule:
If you'd need a refresher on the action so far, you can always check out the full bracket over here.
How To Watch
Sunday's games will air on CBS. They will also be live streamed on the NCAA March Madness Live website or you can head on over to their mobile page and download their app for your smart phone or tablet.