We’ve reached the final step before the Final Four next week in New Orleans.  Before we get to the details for the open thread, here’s your Elite 8 announcing schedule…

Saturday March 24

West Regional Final: #4 Louisville vs #7 Florida (4:30 ET CBS) – Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller

East Regional Final: #1 Syracuse vs #2 Ohio State (7:05 CBS) – Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery

Sunday March 25

South Regional Final: #1 Kentucky vs #3 Baylor (2:20 CBS) – Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg

Midwest Regional Final: #1 UNC vs #2 Kansas (5:05 CBS) – Marv Albert, Steve Kerr

We’ll have all the nominees from the Sweet 16 for you to vote on tomorrow, and the Elite 8 nominees to follow soon thereafter.  I’m hoping Reggie Miller has a strong performance in his last NCAA game of the year so we can get to the full ten nominees for the Elite 8 action!  As always, leave us all the announcer and analyst quotes in the comments below or tweet them to us at @awfulannouncing and/or by using the hashtag #BPAA.

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