In Midwest Region action on Saturday, we’re treated to a huge match up between the fourth-seeded Louisville Cardinals and the fifth-seeded St. Louis Billikens, both of whom nearly did not make it to this point, as crazy as that still might be to believe.
Louisville survived potentially being the victim of one of the more shocking upsets of the tournament as they were taken to the limit by a very efficient, and well-coached Manhattan team. In the end, though, Russ Smith and, in particular, Luke Hancock put the team on their backs and avoided the major let down.
St. Louis was in nearly the same boat. For most of their game on Thursday, the Billikens were being outplayed by NC State, that was until the Wolfpack decided to play horribly down the stretch, which opened up St. Louis to come back and salvage their title hopes.
Here’s how you can watch all the action live on Saturday:
Date: Mar. 22
Start Time: 2:45 PM ET
Location: Orlando, FL
Arena: Amway Center
TV Info: CBS
Live Stream: March Madness Live
Who do you think comes away with the win in this one? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below.