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Final Four TV info: how to watch Duke-UNC, Kansas-Villanova on Saturday

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Four of college basketball’s biggest names are in New Orleans on the sport’s biggest stage this weekend.

North Carolina v Duke
Duke and UNC in the Final Four. Is there anything better? Well, yes, literally anything would be better than this.
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Look, you may hate ::double checks teams remaining:: every team in the Final Four but you have to admit that these matchups make for tremendous content. Four of the biggest names in the sport meeting in New Orleans to crown a national champion? It doesn’t get much better than that despite what many of our personal biases might say.

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament - Final Four - Practice Photo by Rob Carr/NCAA Photos/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

In the interest of full transparency, I attended Villanova for one semester of college so I’ll be cheering for them (sorry wissoxfan) to win their third national title in the past seven years. My sister attended Duke and while I love her very much I will be cheering for her to experience nothing but pain and suffering on Saturday night. And I hate UNC! They stink! They’re no better than Duke unless being directly compared to the Blue Devils, at which point the Tar Heels become the US men’s hockey team playing the Soviets in 1980.

Anyway, the men’s Final Four tips off on Saturday night and we’ve got all of the info you need to follow along with both games. You can also consider this your open thread for college hoops this weekend. We’ve also got some fun facts about the four semifinalists as well!

How to watch/listen to Kansas vs. Villanova

TV: TBS, 5:09 p.m. CT, Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson

Streaming: March Madness app; March Madness Live

Radio/Satellite: Westwood One, Kevin Kugler, Clark Kellogg, PJ Carlesimo, Andy Katz

Live stats: Here!

Arena: Caesar’s Superdome, New Orleans, La.

DraftKings Line: Kansas -4.5

(Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.)

KenPom Kansas win percentage: 53%
Torvik Kansas win percentage: 57%

How to watch/listen to Duke vs. UNC

TV: TBS, 7:49 p.m. CT, Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson

Streaming: March Madness app; March Madness Live

Radio/Satellite: Westwood One, Kevin Kugler, Clark Kellogg, PJ Carlesimo, Andy Katz

Live stats: Here!

Arena: Caesar’s Superdome, New Orleans, La.

DraftKings Line: Duke -4

(Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.)

KenPom Duke win percentage: 64%
Torvik Duke win percentage: 64%

Fun facts (according to the various media guides)

  • The Villanova Wildcats are 20-3 in NCAA Tournament action since winning the national championship in 2016, the most wins of any program in the NCAA Tournament in that span (.870).
  • Villanova has led the NCAA in Free Throw Percentage since early February and that skill has been a critical tool in the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats are 53-of-59 at the line in four NCAA Tournament games (.898), including 15-of-15 in the win over the Cougars. On the season Nova is 519-of-625 (.830) at the line.
  • Coach K’s 13th Final Four appearance breaks a tie with John Wooden for most trips by a head coach in NCAA history. Krzyzewski is 9-3 in national semifinal games. Duke is 11-5 in the semifinals overall.
  • Although two of the most of the successful NCAA Tournament teams with a combined 248 wins and 11 titles, Duke and Carolina are meeting for the first time in the NCAA Tournament.
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament - Final Four - Practice Photo by Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images
  • Kansas appears in its 16th Final Four all-time, including fourth under head coach Bill Self. Kansas’ 16 Final Four appearances are the fifth most in NCAA history, while Self’s four appearances is tied for 13th most among coaches all-time.
  • Kansas enters the Final Four as the winningest program in NCAA Division I men’s basketball history with 2,355 wins. Kansas surpassed Kentucky (2,354) on March 25 with its win over No. 4 seeded Providence, 66-61 in the Sweet 16.
  • The 2022 Final Four is Carolina’s 21st, most in NCAA history. The Tar Heels’ win over Saint Peter’s in the East final was UNC’s 130th in NCAA Tournament history, the most all-time.
  • Only four schools have played in more NCAA Tournament games than Carolina has won (Kentucky, Kansas, Duke and UCLA).
  • North Carolina (six), Duke (five), Kansas (three) and Villanova (three) have combined to win 17 NCAA Tournament championships.