With just seven games left in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, we're assured of two things:
- The ACC is going to have a team play for the national championship.
- Many of the same people who have responded to the SEC's decade-plus of dominance in football will suddenly be beating their chests about teams doing well in a crapshoot of a tournament.
I have a feeling that the best team in America is still alive in the NCAA Tournament, and I have a sneaking suspicion — despite North Carolina suddenly knowing how to make threes — that that team is playing in Saturday's late game, which features Kansas and Villanova. (And yes, I know Virginia is No. 1 in KenPom.) I'm curious to see how this chalky Elite Eight goes, not least because I think I want to watch good teams play for the title.
Here are the TV times and listings for the Elite Eight. Feel free to discuss whatever below.
Saturday, March 26
|(1) Oregon Ducks vs. (2) Oklahoma Sooners||6:09pm ET||CBS||NCAA.com & March Madness Live app||Verne Lundquist / Jim Spanarkel // Allie LaForce|
|(1) Kansas Jayhawks vs. (2) Villanova Wildcats||8:49pm ET||CBS||NCAA.com & March Madness Live app||Jim Nantz / Grant Hill / Bill Raftery // Tracy Wolfson|
Sunday, March 27
|(1) Virginia Cavaliers vs. (10) Syracuse Orange||6:09pm ET||TBS||NCAA.com & March Madness Live app||Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Lewis Johnson|
|(1) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. (6) Notre Dame Fighting Irish||8:49pm ET||TBS||NCAA.com & March Madness Live app||Brian Anderson / Steve Smith // Dana Jacobson|