Found April 01, 2013 on Awful Announcing:
After a less-than-thrilling quartet of games over the weekend, the Final Four is set.  Two teams from the ACC (sorry new and old Big East folk alike), one from the Big Ten, and one from the Missouri Valley Conference.  Louisville and Wichita State do battle in the early game on Saturday with Syracuse and Michigan in the nightcap.  The championship game takes place from Atlanta in its customary insanely late Monday night timeslot.  Here's all the information you need to know as March Madness hits its April conclusion... Final Four Announcers: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Steve Kerr, Tracy Wolfson Studio: Greg Gumbel, Greg Anthony, Doug Gottlieb, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley Saturday April 6 4:00 ET CBS - The Final Four Show 6:09 ET CBS - (9) Wichita State vs (1) Louisville 8:49 ET CBS - (4) Syracuse vs (4) Michigan Monday April 8 9:21 ET CBS - Wichita State/Louisville vs Syracuse/Michigan

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