Uconn routs OR, heads to 10th straight Final Four

As an end result, they are going to the Final Four after beating the Florida State Seminoles 71-64 on Monday night. So they were kind of - I don't know if it was paranoid, but very concerned going into the market game, the first game of the NCAA tournament. The two embraced for a long moment and tears began to flow. Gonzaga has four players averaging double figures with a fifth who averages 9.9 points per game.

How did they get here?

"I just talked to my mom on the phone, and she was saying, 'I know it's going to be insane, and you're going to feel a lot of pressure going into this weekend.' I mean, I told her that I don't feel any pressure because I know how good I can be and how good I can play". A lot of young kids don't do that these days.

THE SCHEDULE: Gonzaga and SC will be Saturday's first semifinal, tipping off at 6:09 p.m. EDT. I suppose I'm in no position to disagree with guys who have been through this thing. The dean of college basketball coaches. But he hasn't missed a USC game in the tournament. The others were no. 2 Duke Blue Devils (East) and no. 1 Kansas Jayhawks (Midwest).

"They have that mentality that they are supposed to win", said Ford.

The Huskies had several questions heading into their first season since losing their big three of Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck to graduation.

Oregon. The Ducks may have lost a key player with Chris Boucher's ACL injury, but they're talented enough to be a player in the national championship race. Now four conferences each have one team: the SEC (South Carolina), the West Coast (Gonzaga), the Pac-12 (Oregon) and the Atlantic Coast (North Carolina).

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. "We're still going into that game thinking we can win". "Now we just need to go and continue to play well". He and teammate Tyler Dorsey are two of the most unsafe players in the Final Four.

With their 20th appearance in the Final Four, the most in the NCAA, the Tar Heels look to return to the Championship in back-to-back years. He normally treats it like a business trip, but not this time.

"I'm an open book", Martin said.

"We want to try to help our players as much as possible and make them as comfortable as possible, try to get the routine the same", Altman said. "This year, I'm cheering for my alma mater and for my son". Right now they're experienced. No matter what happens, we can only hope to see some more highly competitive basketball.

It should be a great weekend and to get you ready, we've got the teams, players, coaches and matchups to keep an eye on at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Gonzaga Bulldogs - The Zags are headed to their first Final Four in school history, finally breaking through after being a perennial contender under Head Coach Mark Few. 5 p.m. - Open practice - Watch as the teams practice for their Saturday games - The open practice will be available on ABC11's Facebook page 7:30 p.m.

  • Julie Sanders