The Butler Bulldogs have upset on their minds while their opponent, the Florida Gators, are looking for a return to glory after a three-year break.
Across the country in California, the UConn Huskies are taking on the red-hot Arizona Wildcats in the Elite Eight nightcap.
Check out the previews below.
No. 8 Butler vs. No. 2 Florida (-4.5)
Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Louisiana Super Dome
Preview: NEW ORLEANS — Butler’s Brad Stevens likes being the young coach from the small school whose second straight run deep into the NCAA tournament is capturing the imagination of the basketball-loving public.
More important to him, though, is how his players see it.
“The cool part is – our guys – it’s not above their imagination,” Stevens said of upsetting one higher seed after another. “It’s just what they think that we have to do next.”
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No. 3 UConn (-2.5) vs. No. 5 Arizona
Time: 7:05 p.m. ET
Venue: Honda Center in Anaheim
Preview: ANAHEIM, Calif. — Lamont Jones spent his last spring break staring at his dorm room walls in Tucson, fuming over Arizona’s failure to make the NCAA tournament after 25 straight trips.
Kemba Walker had a few similarly sleepless nights in Storrs when Connecticut also missed the tournament last spring.