The East Region of the 2015 NCAA Tournament has been anything but chalk, as the top three seeds have all fallen in the past week. We're left with 4-seed Louisville and 7-seed Michigan State playing for a shot to play in the Final Four.
Louisville took care of UC Irvine, Northern Iowa and NC State on its way to the Elite Eight. Michigan State took down Georgia, Virginia and Oklahoma. Who will win the battle between two of the most successful coaches in tournament history - Rick Pitino or Tom Izzo?
Date: Sunday, March 29
Time: 2:20 PM EST
TV Channel: CBS
Location: Syracuse, NY
Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce
Opening Betting Line: Michigan State -2.5 (5Dimes)
Prediction: Despite Louisville actually being the lower seed, Michigan State is the favorite. Why? The Spartans have certainly had the tougher road to get here, as they've knocked off both the 2-seed and the 3-seed in the bracket. There's also the Tom Izzo factor.
In reality, this game is going to be a slugfest that comes down to the final few possessions. We're going to take Louisville, mainly because of Montrezl Harrell, one of the most tenacious players in college basketball. That's right - we think Louisville is headed to the Final Four - and just one game away from potentially taking on rival Kentucky.