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CBS Sports' Predictions For Saturday's Final Four Games

A general view of Ohio State's basketball court.

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The Final Four will be held Saturday in San Antonio. We can't wait.

In one semifinal will be Michigan and Loyola-Chicago. In the other will be Villanova and Kansas.

CBS Sports' Gary Parrish has rolled out his predictions for both games.

He's taking the Wolverines and Jayhawks.

Prediction: Michigan 67, Loyola-Chicago 65

Loyola-Chicago winning would be the better story, I think, considering it would place a true mid-major in the championship game for the first time since Butler, then of the Horizon League, went in 2010 and 2011. But Michigan is probably the better team and thus smart pick to advance.

Prediction: Kansas 79, Villanova 78

The Jayhawks are the underdog and should be, according to all reputable metrics. But they're 12-1 in their past 13 games and clearly good enough to get this done. I'll definitely be taking the points. And I'd grab them on the money line too. Sunday's overtime win over Duke, in which the Jayhawks showed great resilience and resolve, pushed me in this direction.

Kansas isn't your typical underdog. The Jayhawks won the Big 12 regular season and tournament titles and were a No. 1 seed.

Still, Parrish is one of the few experts we've seen thus far pick Kansas to beat Villanova. That will probably change as the week rolls along.

The 2018 Final Four begins at 6:09 p.m. ET on Saturday on TBS.