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2014 NCAA tournament: Sweet 16 TV schedule, streaming information

Four games to decide who moves on to the Elite Eight.

Andy Lyons

Sometime around 9 p.m. PDT, at the conclusion of tonight's scheduled action, the NCAA tournament field will be down to eight teams who will then vie over the weekend for spots in the Final Four.

A quartet of teams -- Wisconsin, Arizona, Florida and Dayton -- already have secured their spots in the Elite Eight. Who will join them? Here's a look at tonight's slate of games. And, as usual, you can stream all the action online.

Here's a quick preview of the matchups that intrigue me the most.

No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 11 Tennessee: This is a mismatch in seed only, as Tennessee actually is the higher rated team via kenpom.com and the site considers the matchup a tossup. I like to sometimes say that basketball isn't a complicated game, and Michigan's success likely is going to come down to making shots. A fascinating part of this is that the Wolverines are among the most prolific three-point shooting teams in the country -- both in terms of volume and percentage -- but the Vols are stingy, allowing precious few three attempts. Will Michigan simply fire away, even if it can't get great looks?

No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 8 Kentucky: Intrastate rivals. College basketball bluebloods. Two immensely talented teams peaking at the right time. Both like to play fast. Yeah, this will be fun.

Friday NCAA Regional Semifinals

REGION GAME VENUE TIME (PT) TV ANNOUNCERS
MidWest (2) Michigan Wolverines vs. (11) Tennessee Volunteers Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, IN
415p CBS Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony, Tracy Wolfson
East (3) Iowa State Cyclones vs. (7) Connecticut Huskies Madison Square Garen
New York, NY
427p TBS Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Allie LaForce
MidWest (4) Louisville Cardinals vs. (8) Kentucky Wildcats Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, IN
645p CBS Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony, Tracy Wolfson
East (1) Virginia Cavaliers vs. (4) Michigan State Spartans Madison Square Garen
New York, NY
657p TBS Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Allie LaForce