The 2011 NCAA tournament bracket is nearing its end as we enter the Final Four in Houston. On one side of the bracket you have mid-majors 11-seed VCU playing 8-seed Butler and on the other side you have old-school power schools 4-seed Kentucky and 3-seed UConn. Both games will take place on Saturday night.
Both games are expecting to be close if you believe the latest college basketball odds. Butler is a 2.5-point favorite over VCU while Kentucky has a 2-point edge over Connecticut. This should be a fun day of college basketball because we know we're going to have at least one unexpected underdog in the championship game.
The games tip off on Saturday night starting with VCU and Butler at 5:09 p.m. (CT) and then followed by Kentucky and UConn at 7:49 p.m. (CT), or whenever the first game is done. After that, the two winners will meet on Monday, April 4 at 8:00 p.m. for the 2011 NCAA championship.
All three games will be on CBS and all three will be announced by Jim Nantz, Clark Kellog and Steve Kerr with Tracy Wolfson in as sideline-reporter.
One more time, here's the schedule....
Final Four Game Times, Houston
No. 11 VCU vs. No. 8 Butler, 5:09 p.m., CBS (Nantz/Kellogg/Kerr/Wolfson)
No. 4 Kentucky vs. No. 3 UConn, 7:49 p.m., CBS (Nantz/Kellogg/Kerr/Wolfson)
National Championship, 8 p.m., CBS (Nantz/Kellogg/Kerr/Wolfson)