Arizona and Connecticut both have followed difficult roads to the Elite 8. Neither team played a Cinderella during their run through the tournament; in fact, but schools played the highest possible seed in every road they've played in.
UConn defeated #14 Bucknell, #6 Cincinnati, #2 San Diego St. and now face the fifth-seeded Wildcats. Arizona defeated #12 Memphis, #4 Texas, and #1 Duke.
This game has the makings of an epic matchup, with both teams peaking at the right time. Connecticut has won its last eight games, winning five in a row in the Big East tournament and three during March Madness. Coach Jim Calhoun has motivated his talented squad to greatness, led by Kemba Walker.
Arizona, on the other hand, has been equally impressive in March, winning seven of their eight contests during the month. The Wildcats are playing with an incredible confidence and swagger, led by Derrick Williams and Momo Jones. These 'Cats are not messing around, and Connecticut is going to have its hands full.
Arizona vs. Connecticut tips off at 4:05 PM Pacific time on CBS. To get a printable bracket updated with Sweet 16 results, click on the SB Nation link. For more coverage of Arizona basketball, head over to AZ Desert Swarm.