NCAA Final Four Odds For Saturday

North Carolina forward Luke Maye (32) shoots the winning basket in the second half of the South Regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. University of South Carolina (USC), University of Oregon (UO), University of North Carolina (UNC), and Gonzaga University have all advanced to the semi-finals.

But the reason Thornwell is going to be such a problem for Gonzaga is ability on the offensive end of the floor. But you can't guard him with a bigger defender because he is, after all, a guard.

Gonzaga doesn't really have an answer for a guy like that.

However, Oregon has a deadly trio in junior forwards Jordan bell, Dillion Brooks and sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey. Gonzaga blew out the Cinderella storied Xavier in the Elite 8 by a score of 83-59. Gonzaga plays SC at 6:09 p.m., followed by OR and North Carolina at 8:49 p.m.

Two power programs from the South that scrimmaged together the past two preseasons faced off way out West in Northern California, a rematch of South Carolina's six-point Elite Eight win against the Seminoles two years ago in Greensboro. "They run that little matchup zone they run, and they'll try to do that".

And the Mountaineers were totally successful.

BELL'S EMERGENCE: "A player that changed the whole game against Kansas was Bell".

And - wow! - SC is hoops country for the moment. Despite a key injury, OR has managed to win four straight and get to the Final Four, going 2-1-1 against the spread in that span.

South Carolina, which has been with Under Armour since 2010, started a new 10-year, $71.5 million contract in 2016.

SC guard Tyasha Harris, right, tries to steal the ball from Florida State Seminoles Chatrice White during the first half of a regional final game of the women's NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, March.

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For many years, Gonzaga and Butler were the beacons of the midmajors.

Does this mean Gonzaga will be getting back to the Final Four regularly? But South Carolina's Tyasha Harris was not about to let the Gamecocks lose. This is their fifth NCAA Tournament appearance since 1974. The Gamecocks won the East, knocking out the second-seeded Duke Blue Devils, third-seeded Baylor Bears and fourth-seeded Florida Gators.

Dillon Brooks of OR cuts the net after defeating Kansas during the 2017 NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional at Sprint Center on March 25, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Huskies bombarded Sue Semrau's team by 40 on their way to another national title.

CBT PREDICTION: I like SC (+6.5). "If you think about it, they've played (three) straight pretty good games offensively, and I don't know if you can find that at any point in time throughout the whole year".

  • Julie Sanders