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A Final Four Viewing Guide To Get You Properly Prepared For Saturday’s Games

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After four rounds (well, five if you’re one of those people who counts the First Four as a “round”) of Cinderellas and Goliaths, heartbreak and elation, we’re down to just four teams and three games to decide the NCAA Tournament Champion. The title game will be Monday at 9:18 p.m. ET. But before that, we have the Final Four on Saturday night. Here’s a primer to get you ready.

The Final Four Schedule

No. 1 Duke vs. No. 7 Michigan State, 6:09 p.m. ET on TBS

No. 1 Wisconsin vs. No. 1 Kentucky, 8:49 p.m. ET on TBS

No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats

Current KenPom Rating: No. 1

Total Record: 38-0

Points Per Game vs. Opponent’s PPG: 72-53

Wins to get here:

  • Second round: No. 16 Hampton, 79-56.
  • Third round: No. 8 Cincinnati, 64-51.
  • Sweet Sixteen: No. 5 West Virginia, 78-39.
  • Elite Eight: No. 3 Notre Dame, 68-66.

Three Must-See Moments:

Circus layup from Andrew Harrison against WVU.

Holding on for the win in the Elite Eight.

Dunking on *each other* because why not.

No. 1 Wisconsin Badgers

Current KenPom Rating: No. 3

Total Record: 35-3

Points Per Game vs. Opponent’s PPG: 81-72

Wins to get here:

  • Second round: No. 16 Costal Carolina, 86-72.
  • Third round: No. 8 Oregon, 72-65.
  • Sweet Sixteen: No. 4 North Carolina, 79-72.
  • Elite Eight: No. 2 Arizona, 85-78.

Three Must-See Moments:

Sexy dancing Frank Kaminsky.

Sam Dekker going out of his mind in the Elite Eight.

Nigel Hayes reveals his crush on a reporter.

No. 1 Duke Blue Devils

Current KenPom Rating: No. 4

Total Record: 33-4

Points Per Game vs. Opponent’s PPG: 71-54

Wins to get here:

  • Second round: No. 16 Robert Morris, 85-56.
  • Third round: No. 8 San Diego State, 68-49.
  • Sweet Sixteen: No. 5 Utah, 63-57.
  • Elite Eight: No. 2 Gonzaga, 66-52.

Three Must-See Moments:

Justise Winslow is the master of the chase-down block.

Quinn Cook has the magic touch.

Jahlil Okafor gets a little carried away.

No. 7 Michigan State Spartans

Current KenPom Rating: No. 15

Total Record: 27-11

Points Per Game vs. Opponent’s PPG: 67-61

Wins to get here:

  • Second round: No. 10 Georgia, 70-63.
  • Third round: No. 2 Virginia, 60-54.
  • Sweet Sixteen: No. 3 Oklahoma, 62-58.
  • Elite Eight: No. 4 Louisville, 76-70.

Three Must-See Moments:

Darion Atkins’ brutal dunk block (but MSU gets last laugh).

Travis Trice is a bad man.

The paint belongs to Branden Dawson.

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