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All times are Eastern.
CBS will air both games.
East Regional Final
Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (commentary), and Allie LaForce (reporting) are on the call.
No. 7 South Carolina Gamecocks (25-10) vs. No. 4 Florida Gators (27-8), 2:20 p.m.
The Gamecocks are in their first-ever Regional Final, while the Gators are in the first ... under Mike White. In terms of recent tournament history, Florida has made it this far in each of its last four NCAA trips — only winning a 2014 South Regional Final over Dayton in those attempts. Kasey Hill, then a freshman, is the lone holdover from that particular squad.
UF and SC split their two regular season meetings, with both winning at home. The Gamecocks won in Columbia on January 18th, 57-53. It was a truly dreadful game, featuring an opening four-minute segment in which neither team scored. The second matchup, in Gainesville, was won by the Gators in an 81-66 rout, which was a bit surprising (at least to me), since Florida was without John Egbunu for that one.
The Gators should have the advantage based on the most recent showdown, but the Gamecocks revived commitment to defense (and offense for that matter) means this one should be closer than the game at the O’Dome.
Today’s winner will meet West champion Gonzaga, likely in the first game on Saturday in Glendale.
South Regional Final
Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Clark Kellogg and Bill Raftery (commentary), and Tracy Wolfson (reporting) are on the call.
No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats (32-5) vs. No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels (30-7), 5:05 p.m.
This is another rematch, as the Wildcats won a 103-100 thriller in the CBS Sports Classic in Las Vegas back on December 17th. Malik Monk scored 47, while De’Aaron Fox only had 24, for Kentucky that afternoon, while Justin Jackson led UNC with 34 and Joel Berry contributed 23. Expect another offensive explosion today in Memphis, which will honestly be refreshing considering the matchup in New York.
The Tar Heels are aiming for their second Final Four berth in a row, while the Wildcats qualified in both 2014 and 2015.
Next Saturday, the South champ will face Midwest victor Oregon, likely in the nightcap from Glendale.
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