One prominent conference showdown will be featured in the Elite Eight on Sunday when Auburn and Kentucky will clash. No. 5 seed Auburn stunned No. 1 seed North Carolina 97-80 in the Midwest Regional semifinals on Friday night to advance to its first regional final since 1986 on Friday. Chuma Okeke led the Tigers with 20 points in the victory, but unfortunately suffered a torn ACL in the second half. The injury, of course, will keep the star out the rest of the way here in March Madness. Auburn has relied on hitting 3-pointers and forcing turnovers. In the win over UNC, it made 17 3-pointers, with eight different players contributing to the barrage.
No. 2 seed Kentucky is in its seventh Elite Eight in 10 years. It defeated No. 3 seed Houston 62-58 in the Sweet 16. Freshman Tyler Herro scored 19 points, including five in the final 30 seconds. PJ Washington returned from injury and scored 16 points off the bench. Kentucky has been one of the best teams in the tournament at getting to the free throw line and it has knocked down 79 percent of its shots from there.
- When: Sunday, 2:20 p.m. ET
- Where: Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
- TV: CBS
- Live stream: March Madness Live and fuboTV (try for free)