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The 22nd annual event will air on ESPN – pitting Purdue against Arizona State at 7 p.m. and Florida vs. Duke at 9 p.m. – will once again be played from New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden.
The final event of the college basketball season is set for Friday, April 8, at 8 p.m. ET, when ESPN2 televises the College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s live from The Novo by Microsoft in downtown Los Angeles. During the one-hour show, winners will be named for: John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s (Player of the Year – Men), John R. Wooden Award (Player of the Year – Women), John R. Wooden Award (Legends of Coaching), Bob Cousy Award presented by College of the Holy Cross (Point Guard of the Year), Jerry West Award (Shooting Guard of the Year), Julius Erving Award presented by UMass (Small Forward of the Year) , Karl Malone Award presented by cConnects (Power Forward of the Year) and the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award (Center of the Year).
ESPN will offer multiple, two-hour pregame editions of College GameDay Covered by State Farm for the semifinals and championship: National Semifinal preview on ESPN Saturday, April 2, at 4 p.m. and a Championship preview on ESPN2 Monday, April 4, at 7 p.m.
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates early-season basketball events worldwide beginning in November and running through the Christmas holiday.
The President is predicting a Men’s Final Four of Kansas, Michigan State, North Carolina and Texas A&M.