On March 27, the Wisconsin Badgers easily defeated the Baylor Bears by a score of 69-52 to move on to the Elite 8 for the first time since 2000. On the same day, the Arizona Wildcats, a No. 1 seed, pulled out another 2014 NCAA Tournament win and beat the San Diego State Aztecs by a score of 70-64 to advance to the next level. On Saturday night, Wisconsin will take on Arizona to determine the winner of the West Region. According to ESPN, the players to watch include Kaminsky and Jackson from Wisconsin and Johnson, Gordon and McConnell from Arizona. Saturday’s game is a great match-up for college basketball fans across the country.
On Thursday, Arizona topped San Diego State to advance to the Elite 8. Previous wins during the 2014 NCAA Tournament include Weber State and Gonzaga. Wisconsin also won, defeating Baylor, with earlier wins against American and Oregon. According to Sporting News, odds opened in Arizona’s favor by three points.
Oddsshark pointed out on Friday that the Arizona Wildcats have a better overall record (33-4 and 21-15 ATS) than the Wisconsin Badgers (29-7 and 19-16-1 ATS). College Spun gives a slight edge to Arizona and stated on March 28:
Arizona pulled out a gutsy win against San Diego State after trailing to the Aztecs for most of the game. Wisconsin had an easier Sweet 16 match-up, blowing out Baylor and dominating both ends of the floor. Based on the tournament so far, this should be an excellent game that can go either way, but we’ll take Arizona in a potential classic.
Fans can expect a great game from both teams in a tournament that Bleacher Report dubbed, “one of the most exciting sporting events of the year thus far.”
Below are the tip-off times, live stream information, and TV schedule for Wisconsin vs. Arizona in the West Region’s final match-up in the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
- Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
- Tip-off Time: 8:49 p.m. EST
- TV Channel: TBS
- Location: Honda Center (Anaheim)
- TV Announcers: Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Craig Sager
- Live Stream: The game can be watched online for free (for cable subscribers) via the March Madness Live app. Download directly at www.ncaa.com/march-madness-live and click on the “select service provider” tab.
All roads lead to the Final Four, which will be played in AT&T Stadium in North Texas. The last four NCAA teams standing are set to take the court on Saturday, April 5, with the NCAA championship game scheduled for Monday, April 7 on CBS.
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