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2016 NCAA Tournament: Elite Eight viewing info and open thread

Will Oregon get to the Final Four?

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The Final Four picture becomes crystal clear this Easter weekend, as the Elite Eight is set to tip off on Saturday evening.

Here's a look at the games, and how each team got to this point:


(2) Oklahoma Sooners vs. (1) Oregon Ducks -- 3:09 PM PT, CBS

All of Thursday's games were blowouts, so these two teams didn't exactly struggle their way to this one in Anaheim. OU took down Texas A&M, and then the Ducks beat down Duke. For some reason, the only story that's been coming from Anaheim has been Coach K chastising Dillon Brooks for making a three pointer with the shot clock winding down. So there's that. Both Crimson and Cream Machine and Addicted to Quack have excellent previews for this one.

(2) Villanova Wildcats vs. (1) Kansas Jayhawks -- 5:49 PM PT, CBS

Another case of blowouts as Villanova took out Miami, and Kansas beat Maryland. Again, check out the previews from VU Hoops and Rock Chalk Talk to get ready for this one.


(10) Syracuse Orange vs. (1) Virginia Cavaliers -- 3:09 PM PT, TBS

Somehow, Syracuse is the Cinderella story this year or something. The Orange squeaked by Gonzaga 63-60 thanks to a couple of late steals to cap off a last-minute rally. If you want all the best Syracuse coverage anywhere, check out Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician. Virginia had an easier time, beating Iowa State 84-71. Streaking the Lawn took a look back at the UVA/Syracuse series history.

(6) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. (1) North Carolina Tar Heels -- 5:49 PM PT, TBS

Just like Syracuse, Notre Dame relied on some timely steals to get them into this game. We will be eternally grateful for them beating Wisconsin though. UNC is another team that didn't have a lot of problems in their Sweet Sixteen game, running by Indiana by a score of 101-86.

If you want somewhere to chat about the games, come on down to the comments section!