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TODAY'S QUESTION: Who will win Saturday's Final Four games?

Friday, April 1, 2011 | 1:52 p.m. CDT

The NCAA men's basketball tournament's Final Four begins Saturday, with Butler University playing Virginia Commonwealth University in one game, and the University of Connecticut playing the University of Kentucky in the other.

Saturday's winners will play for the NCAA Championship on Monday.

Butler and VCU have both made historic runs to advance this far in the tournament. Butler, seeded No. 8 in the Southeast region, has made an improbable run for the Final Four for the second consecutive year by defeating Old Dominion, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin and Florida. Meanwhile, critics said when the bracket was released that No. 11 seed VCU didn't belong in the field, even after it earned one of the last four at-large bids. But since defeating USC in the play-in game, VCU has toppled Georgetown, Purdue, Florida State and Kansas.

In the other game, Kentucky, the No. 4 seed in the East region, will play UConn, the No. 3 seed in the West region. Kentucky has defeated Princeton, West Virginia, Ohio State and North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament. After winning the Big East Tournament Championship, UConn has defeated Bucknell, Cincinnati, San Diego State and Arizona.

This year marks the first time ever that neither a No. 1 or a No. 2 seed has advanced to the Final Four.

Who will win Saturday's Final Four games?


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Robert craig April 2, 2011 | 11:32 a.m.

I'll say VCU and UCONN. Should make for an interesting matchup!

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