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Preview of the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball March Madness Tournament Final Four
After last weekend, the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball March Madness Tournament Final Four has been set in stone. The remaining Final Four teams include the University of Connecticut Huskies, University of Miami Hurricanes, the San Diego State University Aztecs, and the Florida Atlantic University Owls. This upcoming weekend of intense basketball will determine this year’s NCAA men’s basketball championship match - up. The 2 - Final Four games will be played on Saturday, April 1st, 2023. The National Championship game will be played on the following Monday, April, 3rd, 2023.
On their way to the Final Four Uconn defeated the 13 - seed Iona in the first round with a final score of 87 - 63; 5 - seed Saint Mary's in the second round with a final count of 70 - 55; 8 - seed Arkansas in the Sweet 16: score of 88 - 65; and finally, the 3 - seed Gonzaga in the Elite Eight with a final total score of 82 - 54.
UConn came into the NCAA tourney with one of the best overall men’s basketball teams in the entire field. The Huskies have been beating teams by double digits easily all season long, and their dominance continues throughout March Madness.
N the University of Connecticut Huskies will face off against the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, April 1st, 2023 at 8:49 p. m. ET broadcasted live on CBS, and that is no April Fool’s Day joke.
The Hurricanes storm path to this year’s Final Four was amazing. They beat the12 - seed Drake in the first round (63 - 56); the 4 - seed Indiana in the second round (85 - 69); the 1 - seed Houston in the Sweet 16 (89 - 75); and the 2 - seed Texas in an outstanding comeback victory for the history books in the Elite Eight (88 - 81).
"TV makes money, right? The shoe companies make money," the head coach of the Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team, Jim Larrañaga, stated last Saturday. "The universities make money. The athletic directors, they run the program, and they benefit from their relationship with the shoe companies. And the coaches make a hell of a living. Well, what's wrong with that filtering down? It's a natural progression to our players."
The Miami Hurricanes will now have to play the extremely dominant Uconn Huskies on Saturday, April 1st, 2023 at 8:49 p. m. ET on CBS with a chance to make it to the 2023 NCAA National Championship game the following Monday night.
San Diego State Aztecs
The Aztecs path to the Final Four included beating down on the 12 - seed Charleston in the first round (63 - 57); the 13 - seed Furman during the second round (75 - 52); the 1 - seed Alabama in the Sweet 16 (71 - 64); and finally, the 6 - seed Creighton on a questionable last second foul call in the Elite Eight with a final score of 57 to 56 on a free throw.
Next up in the tournament for the San Diego Aztecs is Florida Atlantic on Saturday, April 1st, 2023 at 6:09 p. m. ET live on CBS nationwide.
Florida Atlantic Owls
Florida Atlantic’s road to this year’s Final Four went this way: FAU beat the 8 - seed Memphis in the first round (66 to 65); then they cut down the 16 - seed Fairleigh Dickinson in the second round (78-70); followed by defeating the 4 - seed Tennessee in the Sweet 16 (62 - 55); and lastly coming out victorious against one of this tournament’s best teams in the number 3 - seed Kansas State Wildcats in the Elite Eight (79 - 76) on the last possession of the game.
The unbelievable run by the Florida Atlantic Owls will continue this Saturday, April 1st, 2023 at 6:09 p. m. ET on CBS against the San Diego State Aztecs.
“Men’s Basketball - Final Four”, ncaa.com, March 28, 2023.
Written by: David Green