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Final four is set

A.J. Ganger
Sports Writer
 

It’s the time of year where the field of 68 teams in the NCAA tournament is narrowed down to just four teams.

This year’s tournament has been just like every other tournament to come before it. There have been surprises and upsets all through out the tournament. Game winning, buzzer-beating, game-tying shots have all been a part of the tournament with the occasional Cinderella team dancing its way to victory.

Take the Florida Gulf Coast team who came into this tournament and shocked the world by becoming the first 15 seed in the history of the tournament to make it to the sweet sixteen. How about the 9 seeded Wichita State Shockers, who have shocked their way into the final four beating teams like number 1 seed Gonzaga and number 2 seed Ohio State? Or the 24 point comeback that the wolverines of Michigan performed against the number one seeded Kansas Jayhawks to send the game into overtime, where the wolverines would prevail with the victory 87 to 85 and advance to the elite eight.

All of these moments and more have already happened in this tournament and now just four teams remain to play on the grand stage in Atlanta. Those teams are number 1 seed out of the Midwest region, Louisville, the 9 seed out of the west region Wichita State, the number 4 seed out of the south region Michigan and the number 4 seed out of the east region Syracuse.

“I think that Michigan will beat Syracuse and Louisville will win pretty easy against Wichita State,” said Loryn Bryson, sophomore.

The match-ups for the final four go as followed, Louisville vs Wichita State at 6:09pm on CBS followed by Michigan vs Syracuse at approximately 8:49pm. These games will tip off on Saturday April 4, 2013 from Atlanta. The 2 winners will advance to the championship game that is scheduled for Monday Night April 8th.

On ESPN.com there is a tournament challenge allowing people to go on and fill out their own brackets for prizes. Out of the millions of brackets that have been filled out only 47 of them have got the four teams correct in this year’s final four (espn.com). The tournament has been full of surprises so far, but with 2 days left of play in the tournament anything can happen. The question is which team will prevail and become the 2012-2013 NCAA champions this season? Tune into CBS to find out which teams will move on and which teams will fall.

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