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2017 NCAA Tournament: Who Will Get The Last Two Final Four Berths?

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Florida faces South Carolina and North Carolina takes on Kentucky in today’s games.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-East Regional-South Carolina vs Baylor Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Gonzaga and Oregon punched their tickets to the Final Four yesterday.

In the first game, Gonzaga took the lead about two and a half minutes into the game and never looked back. With the score 27-25 and just under 8 minutes to go in the first half, the Zags used 3 three-pointers to stretch their lead to 41-30 over the next 5 minutes and Xavier never got close after that.

Meanwhile, in Kansas City, Oregon was up by 3 with about a minute an a half to go when the Ducks closed out the first half with an 8-0 run to go into the locker room with an 11-point lead. In the second half, the Jayhawks cut the lead to down just 6 with about three minutes to go. But, again, Oregon ended the half with an 8-0 run to come away with a 14-point win 74-60.

Today, it’s an SEC matchup in the East Regional Final when the South Carolina Gamecocks face the Florida Gators. The question in this game is whether South Carolina can manage another upset to get to the Final Four.

In the second game, North Carolina takes on Kentucky in the South Regional Final. This game is the only Elite Eight matchup that pits a one-seed against a two-seed. Will the Tar Heels prove that they really deserved the one-seed they were given? Or, will the Wildcats become the third team to beat a one-seed in this year’s tournament?

Here’s today’s schedule:

NCAA Elite Eight, Day 2

Game Date Approx. Tip Time (PT) Network Site Commentators
Game Date Approx. Tip Time (PT) Network Site Commentators
(7) South Carolina Gamecocks vs. (4) Florida Gators March 26 11:20 AM CBS New York City Verne Lundquist / Jim Spanarkel / Allie LaForce
(1) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. (2) Kentucky Wildcats March 26 2:05 PM CBS Memphis Jim Nantz / Grant Hill / Bill Raftery / Tracy Wolfson

This is your Elite Eight, Day 2 open thread.


Go Bruins.