Virginia vs Auburn: Final Four game, Time, TV channel

Virginia and Auburn will play in the Final Four on Saturday, April 6. Both programs are looking for their first national championship. Below, find game time, TV channel and how to watch online information.

Virginia is the only top seed in the Final Four, as the Cavaliers are the No. 1 seed from the South Region. Auburn is the lowest remaining team in the field at No. 5 from the Midwest Region.

Virginia vs Auburn: Time, TV channel for Final Four

The two play at 6:09 p.m. ET on CBS on Saturday, April 6, from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Virginia-Auburn: Preview, stats

Both Virginia and Auburn survived overtime thrillers to make it to Minneapolis. For Virginia, it got by Carsen Edwards and Purdue 80-75 in overtime to make the Final Four for the first time since 1984. For Auburn, the Tigers’ 77-71 win against SEC rival Kentucky moved it to the Final Four for the first time since…ever.

Auburn shoots 1.5 percentage points worse than Virginia (37.9 to UVA’s 39.4), but that tells only part of the story. Thanks to pace playing a huge role, the Tigers have attempted 403 more 3-pointers than Virginia.

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Auburn’s 3-point shooting has come in a deluge, too:

  • 12-for-31 (38.7 percent) against New Mexico State
  • 13-for-30 (43.3 percent) against Kansas
  • 17-for-37 (45.9 percent) against UNC
  • 7-for-23 (30.4 percent) against Kentucky

That’s 49 3-pointers in four games, good for 12.3 on average. Virginia, however, has allowed only 6.3 3-pointers per game on 28.7 percent shooting.

Auburn will probably want to get out and run — or at least not let UVA dictate pace. The Cavaliers play sloooow, ranking last in Division I in tempo. The Tigers are “only” No. 153, but they torpedoed Kansas out of the tournament and then hit 17 3-pointers against top seed UNC because it fired up transition 3-pointers in the fastbreak.

“They like to speed it up a little bit offensively and defensively, so just taking care of the ball, trying to limit silly mistakes and turnovers, not allowing offensive rebounds, that’s going to be the key to winning this game,” UVA guard Braxton Key said on Friday.

The Tigers will be without super sophomore Chuma Okeke, who sustained a serious knee injury in the Sweet 16 win against UNC.

Virginia had an injury scare, too, as Kyle Guy hurt his ankle late in the first half against Purdue. At that moment, he was only 4-for-25 on 3-pointers in the NCAA tournament.

Well, apparently the ankle is fine. Guy shot 5-for-9 from distance in the second half and overtime.

If Guy can shoot near that percentage on Saturday, Virginia will be in great position to advance to Monday’s title game. For Auburn, it’s about making UVA play at a quicker pace and hope the 3s continue to fall.

Michigan State vs Texas Tech: Final Four game, Time, TV channel

Michigan State and Texas Tech play in the second Final Four game on Saturday, April 6. Find time, TV channel and how to watch the live stream information below.

Michigan State is looking for its first national title since 2000, which is also the last time a Big Ten team won the championship. Texas Tech is in the Final Four for the first time.

Michigan State-Texas Tech: Time, TV channel for the Final Four

The Spartans and Red Raiders play in the second game on Saturday. They will follow the Auburn-Virginia game. Tentative start time is 8:49 p.m. ET from U.S. Bank Stadium. It is on CBS.

Michigan State-Texas Tech: Preview, how they compare

For all the attention Virginia’s defense gets, it’s Texas Tech with the No. 1 defense. KenPom rates the Red Raiders No. 1 nationally on defense. Texas Tech is second in field goal percentage defense at 36.9 percent, behind only Houston.

The No. 3 team? Michigan State at 37.9 percent.

Going in, it’s easy to anticipate a physical battle where rebounding and second-chance points could be crucial.

“So when we go into a game like that, we just tell our guys, this is a Big 12 game,” Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said Friday. “This is a BCS game. You’d better rebound and get back and take good shots. These guys have NBA players, specifically with the Big Ten. I think the reputation is true with the physical play around the basket and the rebounding. Obviously, Hall of Fame coaching. We try to keep it pretty simple. To us, it’s a Big 12-level BCS game.”

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Texas Tech probably had the most eye-opening defensive performance this tournament, too. The Red Raiders held No. 2 seed Michigan to 44 points (16 in the first half) and only 16-for-49 shooting in their Sweet 16 rout. But don’t sleep on the team’s next game, when the Red Raiders held the nation’s most efficient offense to only 69 points and only 42 percent shooting to clinch their first trip to the Final Four.

But Michigan State might also be peaking at the right time, just like Texas Tech. The Spartans knocked out the No. 1 overall seed in the Elite Eight, 68-67. Cassius Winston was busy, totaling 20 points, 10 assists and four steals against Duke’s talented freshmen.

Though Michigan State is more of a Final Four veteran, especially with coach Tom Izzo, this will be the current Spartans players’ first Final Four appearance.

NCAA Basketball 2019: Final Four of the NCAA March Madness Tournament

From 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament, we are down to four. The Final Four. Michigan State slayed the beast known as Duke to emerge from the East Regional, Texas Tech took down Gonzaga to win the West Regional, Virginia escaped past Purdue in overtime to claim the South Regional and Auburn went on an historic run to earn the Midwest Regional crown.

CBS Sports brings you every possible angle during March Madness, but it’s all meaningless if you’re not following our live 2019 NCAA Tournament bracket and following along with one of your own at home. There’s only one thing you have to do — print the official bracket! Then, embrace the continued madness … because it is inevitable.

NCAA March Madness 2019