Mar 23, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) lays the ball up past Indiana Hoosiers guard Remy Abell (23) in the second half during the semifinals of the south region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE
With the last two spots in the Final Four up for grabs, Sunday's NCAA Tournament action will feature some of college basketball's most storied powerhouse programs.
The last two spots in the Final Four will be decided Sunday afternoon with three of the most storied programs in college basketball in action in the South and Midwest regional finals. No. 1 overall seed Kentucky will start the day when they tip off against Baylor at 2:20. The Bears certainly have the athleticism up front to compete with Kentucky's dynamic front line, but Scott Drew's club has been inconsistent all season. They enter Sunday's game playing perhaps their best basketball of the season while Kentucky is coming off an impressive win over Indiana.
The Elite Eight weekend will finish with a clash of two historic titans of the college basketball landscape. No.1 seed North Carolina will face No. 2 seed Kansas in St. Louis, where the crowd should be partial to the Jayhawks. Carolina is coming off an overtime win over upset-minded Ohio. Playing without star point guard Kendall Marshall, the Heels were lucky to escape and advance. Roy Williams said after Friday night's win that he didn't think Marshall would be ready to go, but he's still holding out hope. This will be an extraordinary matchup in the paint, with ACC Player of the Year Tyler Zeller and Big 12 Player of the Year Thomas Robinson leading both clubs.
Kentucky vs. Baylor (Atlanta): 2:20 p.m. ET on CBS
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Clark Kellogg (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (sideline)
North Carolina vs. Kansas (St. Louis): 5:05 p.m. ET on CBS
Announcers: Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst), Craig Sager (sideline)
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.