illanova and Kansas are the last two remaining No. 1 seeds in the 2018 NCAA tournament and will face each other in the Final Four. The Ramblers will face the Wolverines in the first game Saturday at the Alamodome at 6:09 p.m. ET, followed by the Jayhawks against the Wildcats.
Villanova vs. Kansas
- When: Saturday at 8:49 p.m.
- Location: Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas
- TV: TBS (Villanova TeamCast on truTV, Kansas TeamCast on TNT)
Kansas vs. Villanova Final Four Preview
Kansas enters its 15th Final Four and will face Villanova who won the National Championship in 2016. Here is everything you need to know about Kansas versus Villanova.
Villanova beat Texas Tech 71–59 on Sunday to win the East Regional final. This marks the second Final Four appearance for the Wildcats in the past three seasons. Kansas was the last team to claim its spot in the Final Four with an 85–81 win over Duke in overtime on Sunday night. Kansas has not won an NCAA championship since 2008. Villanova and Kansas will play at 8:49 p.m. ET on Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The game will be broadcast on TBS.
The Final Four is here. The games — Michigan vs. Loyola-Chicago and Villanova vs. Kansas — will be played Saturday. But the big one is Monday night, the national championship.
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The Final Four is set, and while there may not be a clear favorite, it’s pretty easy to tell who the underdog is. No. 11 Loyola-Chicago shocked the world by getting to the Final Four, and they’ll be underdogs yet again when they take on No. 3 Michigan on Saturday.
Meanwhile in the other game, Villanova is favored over Kansas in a battle of No. 1 seeds. The fact that Villanova is a bigger favorite over Kansas than Michigan is over Loyola-Chicago might come as a surprise to some, but it’s a testament to how well the Ramblers have been playing throughout the season, particularly in the tournament.
Here are the early point spreads for the two Final Four games on Saturday, according to Westgate Superbook.