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2017 Schedule
36-1, 1st in WCC

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Age has had its advantages when competing for a national title in recent years. Of this year's Final Four, North Carolina and Gonzaga typically start the most seniors and juniors (four each).

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Ball, Mason III among 5 Wooden Award finalists

UCLA's Lonzo Ball, Kansas' Frank Mason III, Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss, Villanova's Josh Hart and Purdue's Caleb Swanigan were named on Monday to the John Wooden All-American Team.

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The state of South Carolina has never had a men's basketball team in the Final Four. It's been 54 years since a team from Oregon has appeared there, and 59 years for a team from Washington. North Carolina, meanwhile, was represented by UNC last year.

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And then there were four...

UNC makes its 20th Final Four. Oregon is here for the first time since 1939, and South Carolina and Gonzaga face off in each school's first trip.

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This year's Final Four is not quite ideal for fans of the NBA draft. Duke, Kentucky, Arizona and UCLA all have more freshmen in Chad Ford's top 100 than the Final Four teams combined.

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The last remaining 5-star players from the 2013 recruiting class have made a huge impact on this year's tournament. While Kasey Hill and Zak Irvin couldn't get their teams over the hill into the Final Four, Isaiah Hicks and Nigel Williams-Goss will now look to cap off this season by winning the national championship.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ICYMI: ViewFromVegas of Final Four: Gonzaga -6.5 vs. South Carolina, over/under up half a point to 138.5; North Carolina -5 vs. Oregon (some books at -4.5), O/U up several points to 151.5.


R&K: Final 4 set & Raiders movin to Vegas

The guys react to the Final Four and discuss whether the lack of big time programs other than UNC is good or bad for the fans. Plus reaction to the Raiders moving to Vegas.

FiveThirtyEight: The unlikely odysseys of South Carolina and Oregon (2:24)
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7hMyron Medcalf

Why Gonzaga will (and won't) cut down the nets

Gonzaga's nine-man rotation gives it depth that will help navigate adversity, but the other three teams in Phoenix match up well with the Zags.

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South Carolina who? The Gamecocks may be in the Final Four, but only 0.6 percent of brackets in ESPN's Tournament Challenge correctly predicted their epic run. On the flip side, 43 percent of brackets picked North Carolina to advance to its 20th Final Four

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How Gonzaga became a Final Four team

The Bulldogs became a Final Four-caliber team 10 months ago, when Przemek Karnowski received another year of eligibility thanks to a medical hardship waiver.

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Mark Few: Final Four didn't happen overnight

Gonzaga coach Mark Few dishes on the significance of reaching the Final Four, Nigel Williams-Goss' impact, the non-call against Northwestern, the most famous Bulldog alum and facing South Carolina.

How each Final Four team got to Arizona (1:19)
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22hJeff Borzello

Gonzaga's worldly approach to recruiting

How did Gonzaga build a program that is heading to the Final Four? The Bulldogs widened their possibilities with a string of international prospects and high-impact transfers.

And then there were four (1:13)

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Our Basketball Power Index gives Gonzaga a 55% chance to win the national championship, North Carolina a 26% chance, Oregon a 17% chance and South Carolina a 2% chance.

In year of the freshmen, its veteran teams in Final Four (1:52)

Tournament Challenge ESPN 

Only 657 brackets out of 18,797,085 correctly predicted a Final Four of North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon and Gonzaga.

Team Stats

Points Per Game83.214th
Rebounds Per Game40.56th
Assists Per Game15.462nd
Points Allowed60.94th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record24-19
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances19