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2013 Final Four schedule and bracket: Two games away from knowing a champion

Louisville, Wichita State, Michigan and Syracuse all have two games to win to be declared the 2013 NCAA champion.


The Final Four plays out on Saturday in the Georgia Dome for the third time in history, as Louisville, Wichita State, Michigan and Syracuse all sit one game away from playing for the NCAA championship.

Both games feature plenty of storylines to follow after a wild tournament that saw the most No. 12 seeds in the Sweet 16 in NCAA history and a No.9 seed in the Final Four for just the fifth time in history.

The No. 1 Louisville Cardinals are coming off one of the most emotional victories in recent years after backup guard Kevin Ware had one of the more grisly injuries seen on the court in their 85-63 win over the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils in the Elite Eight. The No. 9 Wichita St. Shockers' improbable run to the Final Four continues against the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Shockers are making their first Final Four trip since 1965.

On the other side of the bracket, both the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines and No. 4 Syracuse Orange knocked off the No. 1 seeds in their respective regions to make it to the Final Four. The high-octane offense of the Wolverines has averaged close to 79 points a game during the tournament and will collide into the moving brick wall of the Syracuse zone defense, which most recently held the No. 3 Marquette Golden Eagles to just 39 points in the Elite Eight.

Click here for the updated bracket courtesy of SkyDrive.

No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 9 Wichita State, 6:10 p.m. ET, CBS
No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 4 Syracuse, 8:50 p.m. ET, CBS

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