Two berths in the NCAA tournament's Final Four
will be claimed this evening.
Action gets under way in Phoenix, with the West Regional finale
between top-seeded UCLA and Number-3 seed Xavier.
The Bruins are coming off Thursday's 88-78 victory over Western
Kentucky that boosted them to 34-and-3. The Musketeers needed
overtime to dispose of seventh-seeded West Virginia 79-75 in their
region semifinal and improved to 30-and-6 on the season.
Later tonight in Charlotte it'll be top-seeded North Carolina
squaring off against third-seeded Louisville for the East Region's
berth in San Antonio.
The top-ranked Tar Heels are 35-and-2 after running roughshod
over Washington Nationals State in Thursday's 68-47 domination of
the fourth-seeded Cougars.
The Cardinals humbled second-seeded Tennessee 79-60 their last
time out and are 27-and-8 on the season.