The Final Four is set. It might not be what we expected going into the tournament, but two intriguing matchups await.
Michigan State held off Duke to win the last spot in the Final Four and join Auburn, Texas Tech and Virginia. Auburn beat Kentucky in overtime to clinch its berth earlier today.
For Auburn and Texas Tech, it will be their first Final Four appearance in program history. Virginia last made it this far in 1984, while Michigan State last reached the Final Four in 2015.
The tip times and TV info are out for next Saturday's national semifinals. After being on TBS the last couple of years, they are back on CBS.
Auburn and Virginia get things started at 6:09 p.m. ET. Texas Tech and Michigan State will follow 40 minutes after the end of that game.
CBS can't be happy that Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina are out, but from a pure basketball standpoint, these two games should be fun to watch.
You get Virginia's deliberate offense and intense man-to-man defense against Auburn's fun-and-gun style in the early contest, with the legendary Tom Izzo, Cassius Winston and Michigan State against one of the most underrated coaches in the country, Texas Tech's Chris Beard, and his NBA lottery hopeful Jarrett Culver in the nightcap.
Should be a fun doubleheader.