A pair of teams punched their tickets to New Orleans for the Final Four on Saturday night, as Louisville came from behind to overtake Florida in the West Regional final, while the second-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes upended top-seeded Syrcause in the East region.
Their opponents for the national semifinal will be determined tomorrow, but for now the Buckeyes and Cardinals can enjoy benchmark wins for their respective programs.
Louisville, behind 36 points from Russ Smith and Chane Behanan, was able to erase an eight point halftime deficit against Florida and reach the program's eighth Final Four in school history.
Ohio State and Syracuse battled in a back and forth contest in front of a raucous crowd at the TD Garden in Boston. Each team ran into early second half foul trouble, and ultimately 19 points from Jared Sullinger pushed the Buckeyes to victory.
Kansas and North Carolina and Baylor and Kentucky will square off tomorrow, with the winners rounding out the Final Four participants.
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