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Virginia Cavaliers vs. Auburn Tigers: How to Watch and What to Read to Prepare for the Final Four

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So many hours to pass, here’s the content to get you through it.

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This is it. We made it to GAME DAY in APRIL, everybody! The Virginia Cavaliers seek their first-ever appearance in the national championship game and can do so by taking down Auburn tonight with a tipoff time of 6:09 p.m. ET (5:09 p.m. local). All the details you need on how to watch the UVA-Auburn game is at the bottom of this post.

The problem is that 6:09 is a super far time away from now.

Like, a really long time away.

The internet, thankfully, is almost boundless, as is Streaking the Lawn’s coverage of the Final Four. And I’m going to start with this outrageously funny video by CBS Sports of what everyone would look like if they had Mamadi Diakite’s hair.

If you happen to be in Minneapolis, here are the hottest places you should hit up while you’re here. If you JUST got here, these are the sights and sounds you’ve missed so far. If you’ve got some time and some body hair to burn, have you considered waxing the UVA logo onto your body? It’s free!

If you’re looking for actual, useful content to get you smart and educated before game time, it all starts with our BIG PREVIEW. From there, check out our infographic, THE COLUMN. Thirdly, we did a Q&A with College and Magnolia, SB Nation’s Auburn blog, to get down to the nitty gritty from their perspective as well.

Tony Bennett talks about being only the second father-son duo to coach in a Final Four and what that means, especially to his dad:

You know what could be the difference maker between Virginia and Auburn? For one, the Hoos have had experience playing in a football stadium already, thanks to our “friends” in Syracuse. For another, as Kihei Clark goes, so too could go the team. Surging in the postseason, Diakite has been key to the Hoos’ success so far.

Next up, Bennett and Kyle Guy talked to media about how sports can be used as a way to unite and rally a university and community:

We also saw a really cool tweet comparing the Final Four teams to Game of Thrones, and then took it too far.

Still need to burn some time? Here’s our OMG OMG FINAL FOUR PODCAST, 48 minutes of elation. Virginia’s been keeping it loose all week, while not forgetting their purpose here. Probably a good thing for all of us to keep in mind.

Meat. Cheese. Jucy Lucy.

Lastly, here was Virginia’s first day at the Final Four — tag along to enjoy the sights and sounds.

Good luck getting through the day!

How to watch the No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers vs. No. 5 Auburn Tigers

Time: 6:09 p.m. ET
Location: Minneapolis, MN
TV & Online Streaming: CBS |
Radio: Virginia Sports Radio Network
Latest Sportsbook Odds: Virginia is favored to win by 6 points.