The UConn Huskies and the Butler Bulldogs were the first teams to advance to the Final Four, reaching March Madness's second-highest pedestal Saturday night after eliminating the Arizona Wildcats and Florida Gators, respectively. It was a set of tightly bunched Elite Eight scores that Sunday's Kansas vs. VCU and Kentucky vs. UNC games will be hard-pressed to match.
Butler was just the second No. 8-seed in NCAA Tournament history to beat a 2-seed, and the first since the 1985 Villanova championship squad pulled the trick off twice. They'll be rewarded for their efforts with a chance to face the last No. 1-seed standing, if the Kansas Jayhawks can fell VCU tomorrow.
UConn will have one of two similarly tradition-heavy college basketball schools to deal with—they'll be watching to see whether it's four-seeded Kentucky, who dispatched the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Sweet 16, or the UNC Tar Heels, the last two-seed with the chance to track mud all over the FInal Four's nice clean floors.
March Madness, along with March, is just about over—it all comes down to the National Championship game on April 4 in Houston. Check out SB Nation's college basketball hub to follow along on our constantly updated printable NCAA Tournament bracket.