The Arizona Wildcats pulled out a victory for their first NCAA Final Four, while the UConn Huskies are making their 22nd appearance in the event, and 13th overall.
Once the odds from DraftKings Sportsbook are made available for this game, we’ll add that information below. We’ll also add the game time and TV channel once it’s settled.
Game date: Friday, April 2nd
Game time: 9:30 p.m.
TV channel: ESPN
Location: Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
March Madness Odds from DraftKings Sportsbook
No. 3 Arizona 20-5 (13-4 Pac-12)
First Round: Defeated No. 14 Stony Brook 79-44
Second Round: Defeated No. 11 BYU 52-46
Third Round: Defeated No. 2 Texas A&M 74-59
Elite Eight: Defeated No. 4 Indiana 66-53
Leading scorer: Aari McDonald (19.8 ppg)
Key stat of tournament: McDonald has 111 points and 27 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament.
The Wildcats make their first-ever Final Four appearance behind an unforgettable game from McDonald (33 points, 11 rebounds), but as a team they shot 9-21 from three-point range while holding IU to 0-9 from downtown.
U of A only played four ranked teams during the regular season, but beat three of them. However the Huskies will be by far their toughest test of the season.
First Round: Defeated No. 16 High Point 102-59
Second Round: Defeated No. 8 Syracuse 83-47
Third Round: Defeated No. 5 Iowa 92-72
Elite Eight: Defeated No. 2 Baylor 69-67
Leading scorer: Paige Bueckers (19.8 ppg)
Key stat: UConn has a scoring margin of +31.7 on the season.
In what was one of the best women’s college basketball games in history, the Huskies survived 69-67 over No. 2 Baylor. Paige Bueckers had 28 points, but it was a leg injury to Baylor’s Didi Richards that might have been the difference. UConn went on a 19-0 run as soon as Richards went to the bench, and despite some slippage and missed free throws late, as well as a close no-call on Baylor’s last possession, they survived.
This is a team of youngsters for UConn, and they might be a bit ahead of schedule. But it’s possible Baylor is the second-best team in the country, and the most challenging game of their tournament run might be behind them.