VCU and Butler have the honors of opening the Final Four on Saturday as they hit the court for the first of two NCAA Tournament semifinal games. But in the nightcap, in primetime, the stars of the show take center-stage as the Kentucky Wildcats and Connecticut Huskies take the court with a spot in the 2011 NCAA Tournament Championship on the line. The Wildcats and Huskies have plenty of stars and NBA talent, making this a must-see matchup for college basketball fans.
Kemba Walker has been electrifying over the past month — and the whole season, in fact — as he’s guided the Huskies through the Big East and NCAA Tournaments. On Saturday, he’ll face a Kentucky squad loaded with talent inside and out, from Terrence Jones to Brandon Knight. The game features players who may become future stars in the NBA, and two of college basketball’s greatest coaches.
Here’s a look at the game capsule for Saturday night’s matchup.
Game time: Kentucky and UConn are scheduled to hit the court at 5:49 p.m. PDT, but the game time is fluid, depending on how long VCU and Butler run. At its earliest, it will begin at the above time, but will start 40 minutes after the end of the first game, whenever that may be.
Broadcast information: CBS has the broadcasting rights for both Final Four games.
Announcers: Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg have the call for both of Saturday’s games.
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