NCAA Tournament 2012: Schedule And Bracket For Saturday's Elite Eight Matchups

Omaha, NE, USA; Florida Gators players Bradley Beal (23), Erving Walker (11), Patric Young (4), Kenny Boynton (1), and Mike Rosario (3) walk up the court against the Norfolk State Spartans during the first half in the third round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the CenturyLink Center. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-US PRESSWIRE

The Elite 8 kicks off on Saturday with Florida and Louisville in the West. Ohio State and Syracuse play the primetime game in the East regional final.

The West and East regions of the NCAA Tournament will have their winners decided on Saturday night in the first two Elite Eight matchups of the year. The Florida Gators and Louisville Cardinals pulled off upsets to get to the West regional final in Phoenix, while it's all chalk in the East. The No. 1 Syracuse Orange face off against the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes in Boston.

Of the four teams involved in Saturday's games, only Syracuse failed to win their Sweet 16 game in convincing fashion. While Florida, Louisville and Ohio State all won by 10 points or more, Syracuse defeated the Wisconsin Badgers -- who had a chance at a buzzer-beater for the win -- by just one point.

Florida vs. Louisville (Phoenix): 4:30 p.m. ET on CBS
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Len Elmore and Marty Snider

Ohio State vs. Syracuse (Boston): 7:05 p.m. ET on CBS
Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Lesley Visser

For more on the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket, stick around SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub. There you'll find a complete printable NCAA Tournament bracket and tons of analysis on each game as the road to the Final Four continues.

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