The road ends here. Here meaning Atlanta, Georgia where tonight the Final Four takes center stage in the sports world. Louisville, Wichita State, Syracuse and Michigan have all navigated their way through March and their respective regions to meet in the Peach State to crown the champions of 2012-2013 NCAA Division I College Basketball, so get ready for a fun night of basketball from the Georgia Dome.
6:09 PM: Louisville vs. Wichita State
Sorry, Shockers, your magical ride is probably coming to a screeching halt tonight. Rick Pitino has this Louisville squad ready and peaking at the right time of the year and Cardinal point guard (and team leader) Peyton Siva is a guy who will do whatever it takes to go out a winner. Add in the emotion from the scary Kevin Ware injury last week and this could be a huge win for the Cardinals. The games are obviously not played on paper, but keep in mind that Louisville this season has 57 runs of 8-0 or better, so if they can get in rhythm early this one may be over quickly. If WichitaState hits shots, particularly threes, this game will be exciting but it is definitely an uphill battle for the Shockers this evening.
8:49 PM: Syracuse vs. Michigan
If you can’t get excited for the Syracuse/Michigan matchup tonight you just need to stop following college sports, period. This game has it all; a great coaching matchup (Jim Boeheim vs. John Beilein), a point guard square-off (Michael Carter-Williams vs. Trey Burke), a battle down low (C.J. Fair vs. Mitch McGary), and plenty of pageantry to go around. This game has all the makings of a classic college basketball game, and even if it doesn’t end up that way it will be historic as it’s the first time in the 75 years of the NCAA Tournament that two #4 seeds are playing each other.
Enjoy the games, folks!