NCAA Final Four Saturday is finally here but it will be a long day for the Ohio State Buckeyes and their fans as they wait to tip off their semifinal matchup with the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday night.
Much of the attention in New Orleans has been focused on the early game between the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals. Not only do Kentucky and Louisville share a heated rivalry with one another thanks to the geographic proximity between the schools, but coaches John Calipari and Rick Pitino both enjoy bathing in the media spotlight and the media is happy to oblige.
But that leaves an equally intriguing game between Ohio State and Kansas that will include just as much talent and high-level coaching by Thad Matta and Bill Self. Although despite the emphasis on coaching in the college game, at this point in the tournament the players will decide who will play for the National Championship on Monday with their play on the court.
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
First Game: Kentucky Vs. Louisville, 6:09 p.m. ET
Second Game: Ohio Stave vs. Kansas, 8:49 p.m. ET (approximate)
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