Offense and Defense Collide on the Court in Phoenix on Saturday, April 1
The Final Four teams of North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina and Gonzaga have never all made it to this round of the NCAA Tournament within the same year.
It marks for interesting matchups during one of the most exciting times of the year for basketball fans.
Next, take a closer look at the teams competing on April 1.
North Carolina Tar Heels
UNC is back in the Final Four for a record 20th time. They have the most coaching experience late in the NCAA Tournament for college basketball.
Oregon’s win over top-seeded Kansas in the Elite Eight helped the team to its first Final Four appearance since 1939.
In 1939, the Oregon Ducks went on to win the NCAA Tournament. They will compete with the North Carolina Tar Heels at 8:49 p.m. EST in Phoenix.
The Ducks regular season record is 29-5, 16-2 in Pac-12.
The Gonzaga campus is located in Spokane, Washington. This marks the first time the Bulldogs have made it to the Final Four. They were able to make it to the Elite 8 in 1999 and in 2005, but this might be the first year the Bulldogs take home the championship.
They have the best record from this season in comparison to the other Final Four teams with 29-1 Overall, 15-1 in conference. Also, their defense from the 2016-2017 season ranks higher than any of the other teams.
On Saturday, April 1 the Bulldogs will go one-on-one with the Gamecocks. It will be interesting of the underdog Gamecocks looking to once again take down a more established team.
South Carolina Gamecocks
As the highest seed in the Final Four (seed number 7 in the East), the Gamecocks could be known as the biggest underdog going into the last two games.
Their regular season record was 22-10 (12-6 SEC). After beating Duke in the second round 88-81, the team showcased their talent and ability to beat a more established team. That being said, it will be interesting to see how well their fair against Gonzaga on Saturday.
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