March Madness 2017: Predicting the Final Four

Karlie Samuelson may not have been able to play in the NCAA women's basketball championship game after suffering a sprained ankle late in the second quarter of Stanford's 62-53 loss to SC in the national semifinal on Friday in Dallas.

Gonzaga, which has allowed 60.9 points per game, has kept three of its four opponents under 60 points in the NCAA Tournament, while South Carolina's scrambling zone has kept its opponents off balance and out of sync.

Dan Dickau, a college basketball analyst who a star for Gonzaga during its 2001 and 2002 Tournament appearances, has high hopes the Zags can turn the Final Four into just a step on their way to a potential national championship. Rather, he has simply become a better and more efficient player over the years.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Often it starts with just a look. Many of those words would be rated R.

Like Gray, Davis transferred to SC, sitting out last season after two at Georgia Tech.

Stanford ended its season 32-6.

"I think the biggest part that he could learn from my game is to see the floor and if they double him, how to distribute the ball", Karnowski said. "I remember turning the ball over and looking over at the bench and that look that he has in his eyes, I see that now". SC is seventh nationally in 3-point defense, holding teams to a tick under 30 percent from the arc and reached the Final Four by holding Florida to 7-of-26 shooting from 3 in the Elite Eight. Now we'll finally get a rematch, but while Stanford remains a blue blood SC has morphed from a scrappy underdog to a national power in the four plus years since that game.

Barrel-chested and built like the night-club bouncer he once was, Martin cuts an imposing figure on the sideline in a garnet suit.

"It's just tough love". If you follow Ken Pomeroy's basketball analytics, you know the Zags are the best in the country defensively and are now rated No. 14 offensively after being in the top-10 most of the year. And if you turn them into a jump shooting team you have a chance. "So I think there's a subconscious and conscious decision not to take them and maybe try and draw a foul. and in some ways that makes the decision-making questionable at times". "It's sad I won't be able to play with this team again". "People use that term all the time".

That's the energy and passion that Gonzaga will have to deal with Saturday and it will not be easy to overcome.

Weakness: They've struggled with teams that are quicker and can really get after the rebounds on the glass. "I nearly sold out yesterday and I'm waiting for more stock now because they just about cleaned me out", he says. USC forward Chris Silva said Karnowski reminds him of Kentucky forward Bam Adebayo. You know? So back in those days we were innocent and footloose and fancy free.

"First I'd like to congratulate Dawn and her South Carolina Gamecocks".

"I didn't really need to think about it anymore", he said.

Weakness: Right now, the big question I have with them is how healthy is Joel Berry's ankle. That's what an honest relationship is about. They had trailed by at least seven points in six games it has come back to win this season.

Who stands out for you in that respect? . But if the Zags get by South Carolina Saturday, lurking are two teams with strong kenpom numbers themselves. When Young left Huntington Avenue after the 1999-2000 season to go to Auburn, he recommended that Keeling hire Martin as his replacement. Given the success Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon-a player of similar build and style-has had in his first year at the next level, you'd think teams outside the lottery would be lining up to take a flyer on Thornwell. Do they prioritize their game and their career? "He wants us to win so bad not for himself, but for us".

"You can't listen to the tone, you have to listen to the message", Notice said.

  • Julie Sanders