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NCAA Basketball Championship 2013 schedule: Cardinals and Wolverines tip off Monday night

You're looking forward to the game, but why not watch some lousy sitcoms beforehand, too?

Andy Lyons

The Final Four concludes Monday with the national championship game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Michigan Wolverines, a game in primetime that'll likely leak over into Tuesday.

The game tips off at 9:23 p.m. ET on CBS, and the network's telecast begins at 9 o'clock. With the tournament's longer timeouts and a longer halftime period, a 2½-hour game is not out of the question, especially with how both the Cardinals and Wolverines are playing. According to KenPom.com, Louisville has the No. 1-ranked defense by defensive efficiency, and Michigan has the No. 1 offense by offensive efficiency.

CBS's lead-ins are re-runs of "2 Broke Girls" (8 p.m. ET) and "The Big Bang Theory" (8:30 p.m. ET) -- two shows sure to be hits with basketball fans. The game can also be streamed on NCAA.com.

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