Luke Maye Gets Standing Ovation In Class

They will play against Orego, which emerged from the Midwest Region with a victory against Kansas, on Saturday night in a national semifinal in Glendale, Ariz. Williams improved to 9-4 in regional finals overall and 5-3 at North Carolina. - The Tar Heels will depart for Phoenix - Fans can help send the team off from entrance "D" of the Smith Center in Chapel Hill.

After the Wildcats' Malik Monk drained a fadeaway 3-pointer from the top of the key with 7.3 seconds remaining to even the score at 73, Theo Pinson rushed the ball down the middle of the floor. Once he got to three-point line, Monk circled behind him for a dribble hand-off and drained a three-pointer with two defenders right in his face to knot up the game. OR is in the Final Four for the first time since the first NCAA Tournament in 1939 and North Carolina will be making its NCAA-leading 20th Final Four appearances.

"When (Monk's) three went in and it tied the game, I probably should have called a timeout", Kentucky coach John Calipari said after.

"To play 33 minutes with that toughness and he can't really shoot the ball", Williams said. SC will face off against Gonzaga in the first game at 6:09 p.m. (ET).

He made just one of his final four shots in the second half and two of his final nine of the game. Willis and sophomore Isaac Humphries left the court with towels over their heads, and Fox was the last to leave.

South Carolina: This had been South Carolina's deepest run in the NCAA Tournament.

The final minute of North Carolina's 75-73 Elite Eight win against Kentucky was nothing short of absolutely bonkers. "We just came up short".

North Carolina Tar Heel hero Luke Maye's story is about to be exhaustively covered for the next week by pretty much any media outlet with a pulse. Fox went to the bench with 12:23 left and did not return until the closing seconds of the half. Adebayo easily was the most frustrated as he missed all five shots in the half with Kennedy Meeks swatting away one of his attempted dunks.

NEW YORK (AP) - Sindarius Thornwell scored 26 points and SC earned its first trip to the Final Four with a 77-70 victory over Florida on Sunday.

"Personally, I didn't know where this program could go", Gamecocks sophomore P.J. Dozier said after his team's 77-70 win over Florida. Sometimes you think these people would be better off picking names out of a hat.

The game was as close as expected until the final minute. Payton Pritchard leads the team's with 3.7 assists per game this season. They finished 17-for-56 from the field (30.4 percent), including 3-for-13 from three-point range. But that was back in 1939, the first year of the event, and decades before the phrase "Final Four" became as common as "dribble", "pass", or "shoot".

South Carolina's entire history in the NCAA Tournament could've been compiled on a cocktail napkin. Both games will be on CBS as will the NCAA title game on Monday, April 3. "I just wish we could have played a first half with a full roster". Meanwhile, it's the first Final Four trip for Gonzaga coach Mark Few, Oregon coach Dana Altman and SC coach Frank Martin. Problem is, there was seemingly always a bigger team from a bigger conference standing in the way of that program - from a campus of 7,400 in Spokane, Washington - taking the final step.

He outplayed UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball, who finished with 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting.

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