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March Madness comes to the City of Brotherly Love this weekend as The Wells Fargo Center hosts the NCAA Men’s Eastern Regional. The winners of Friday’s games advance to Sunday’s Eastern Regional Final. Sunday’s winner will advance to the Final Four in Houston, Tx. on Saturday, April 2.

This weekend’s games mark the 28th time Philadelphia has hosted an Eastern Regional tournament since 1939–the second most of any city. The Wells Fargo Center last hosted regional round games in 2011.

Other than the fact that its taking place right here in Philly, here are 5 reasons to watch this weekend’s games:

1.  Both of Friday’s games feature a match-up between an ACC team vs. a Big Ten Team.  Which conference will reign supreme?
2. The two best teams in the region meet in the sweet 16 on Friday.  Will North Carolina continue to dominate its opponents or will Indiana pull the upset to advance to the elite 8?
3. North Carolina vs. Indiana match-up on Friday features two of the most historic programs in college basketball history.
4. Both Notre Dame and Wisconsin won their last games at the buzzer.  Who can keep dancing?
5.  Top Players to watch in the Eastern Regional are UNC forward Brice Johnson, and Indiana point guard Yogi Ferell.  Both players are the driving force behind their teams.