The march to the 2023 Final Four began in earnest on Sunday after No. 5 Miami and No. 5 San Diego State advanced past the Elite Eight to join No. 4 Connecticut and No. 9 Florida Atlantic in Houston.
With the stage now set, men’s college basketball fans now know which matchups to prepare for when the national semifinal tips off on April 1. Set to air on CBS, the first game will see South Region champion San Diego State take on East Region champion Florida Atlantic at 6:09 p.m. ET, followed by a showdown between Connecticut—the West Region champion—and Miami—the Midwest Region champion—at 8:49 p.m. ET.
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The winners of their respective matchups will move on to the national championship game on April 3, which will tip off at 9 p.m. ET and also air on CBS.
The Hurricanes and Aztecs claimed the final two national semifinal berths in this year’s field after claiming victories in the Elite Eight on Sunday. Miami, led by coach Jim Larrañaga, rallied from a 12-point deficit to upset No. 2 Texas, 88–81, while SDSU and coach Brian Dutcher earned a hard-fought 57–56 win over Creighton.
Like Miami and SDSU, Florida Atlantic made history in the Elite Eight after claiming its first trip to the Final Four in program history. The Owls, led by coach Dusty May, earned their spot after toppling No. 3 Kansas State, 79–76, on Saturday. Meanwhile, UConn and coach Dan Hurley will return to the Final Four for the first time since 2014 after dominating Gonzaga, 82–54