Butler University will make its second consecutive appearance and the University of Connecticut will play for a fourth time in the national semifinals of college basketball's men's tournament.
No. 8 Butler will play the winner of today's Southwest regional final, between No. 11 Virginia Commonwealth and Kansas, the only remaining No. 1 seed, for a place in the championship game.
"I'm incredibly proud of these guys -- they carried their coach today in a big way," Butler coach Brad Stevens told reporters. "I got out-coached big time, but our assistants did a great job and our players did a great job."
Connecticut, ranked third in the West, will play the winner of today's East regional final, between No. 4 Kentucky and No. 2 North Carolina.