What to watch on Monday at the NCAA tournaments in Indiana and Texas:
No. 2 seed Houston (27-3) vs. No. 12 seed Oregon State (20-12), Midwest Region final, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis. Tipoff: 7:15 p.m. EDT on CBS.
Houston leads the nation in field-goal percentage defense (.370) this season. ... Oregon State opponents are shooting just 31.3% overall and 23.1% from 3-point range in the NCAA Tournament. … Houston is seeking its first Final Four since getting there three straight times from 1982-84. … Oregon State hasn’t reached the Final Four since 1963. … Oregon State is the first No. 12 seed to reach the Elite Eight since Missouri in 2002. That Missouri squad lost a regional final to an Oklahoma team coached by Kelvin Sampson, who’s now at Houston.
No. 3 seed Arkansas (25-6) vs. No. 1 seed Baylor (25-2), South Region final, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis. 9:57 p.m. EDT on CBS.
Baylor leads the nation in 3-point percentage (.408). … Baylor also reached regional finals in 2010 and 2012. … Arkansas is in a regional final for the first time since 1995, when it lost to UCLA in the championship game. … Arkansas’ Justin Smith is averaging 20.3 points and 11 rebounds in three NCAA Tournament games. He has the most rebounds in this tournament of anyone left in the field.
No. 2 seed Baylor (28-2) vs. No. 1 seed UConn (27-1), River Walk Region final, Alamodome, San Antonio. Tipoff: 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN.