If you picked a perfect East Region so far in your brackets, you are facing a crucial weekend ahead. Both games left in the region seem like toss-ups. No bracket or region has been safe this year as even the top teams have fallen all around the nation.
The East Region hasn’t featured nearly as many upsets as most regions, just two altogether, but that doesn’t mean this region has been short of solid play. As you can imagine, top-seeded Virginia is still alive after facing a tough No. 16 seed in Coastal Carolina in the round of 64 and a very undisciplined Memphis Tigers team in round three.
The Iowa State Cyclones will have a tough road to the Final Four after defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels because of the loss of one member of the three-headed monster, Georges Niang. The sophomore went down with a foot fracture in the team’s first game in the round of 64 and will miss the remainder of the tournament.
Michigan State and Virginia will face off for a huge showdown in the Sweet 16 on Friday as the Spartans will try to prove many wrong and take down the No. 1 seeded Cavaliers. Michigan State took down the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens and Harvard Crimson to get to the Sweet 16.
Let’s take a look at the East Region’s TV schedule and times:
-N0. 4 Michigan State vs No. 1 Virginia on Friday, March 28 at 9:57 p.m. EST on TBS
-No. 3 Iowa State vs No. 7 Connecticut on Friday, March 28 at 7:27 p.m. EST on TBS
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