Following North Carolina's stunning last-second victory over Kentucky, we officially have our Final Four. And oh what an eclectic group it is. With two-first time participants, a club that hasn't been there since 1939 and one of the most storied programs in college basketball history.
It's going to be a wild weekend in Glendale, and it's never too early to look ahead. Here's your first glance at this year's Final Four:
Semifinal No. 1: No. 7 South Carolina vs. No. 1 Gonzaga (6:09 p.m. ET)
Both South Carolina and Gonzaga are making their first Final Four appearances, but don't call either a Cinderella. The 'Zags are now in their 19th-straight tournament and they finally broke through, thanks to a dominant 83-59 Elite Eight victory over Xavier. Nigel Williams-Goss led the way with 23 points and eight rebounds.
But the story of the tournament is their opponent, South Carolina. Forget a Final Four, the Gamecocks had never won back-to-back tournament games in program history before. Now they're off to Arizona, thanks to a fourth-straight 20+ point game from SEC Player of the Year Sindarius Thornwell.
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Semifinal No. 2: No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 1 North Carolina (Saturday, approximately 8:49 p.m. ET)
The Tar Heels are in their second-straight Final Four, following a last-second bucket by Luke Maye to topple Kentucky in the Elite Eight. Now they will look to go one step further than last year, when they lost in the national championship game to Villanova. But before they get to Monday night, they must first go through the Pac-12 regular season champs, Oregon. The Ducks dominated Kansas on Saturday and are led by one of the most feared big men in college hoops, Jordan Bell, who had 11 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks in Saturday's Elite Eight win.
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