After four thrilling rounds, the 2017 NCAA men’s basketball tournament is reaching its climax.
The Final Four is set: on April 1, South Carolina Gamecocks, the No. 7 seed, will meet the No. 1-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs, and the No. 3 seed Oregon Ducks will take on the No. 1-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels. The winners of those games will then face off to determine the champion on April 3.
The semifinals were locked in after Saturday and Sunday’s Elite Eight action, which included the Bulldogs dominating Xavier 83–59; the Ducks toppling Kansas 74–60; the Tar Heels squeaking by Kentucky 75–73; and the Gamecocks continuing their Cinderella run with a 77–70 win over Florida.
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Sindarius Thornwell (South Carolina): 26 points, 7 rebounds | Under Armour Charged Controller, $99.99; underarmour.com
Kennedy Meeks: 7 points, 17 rebounds | Air Jordan XXXI, $185; nike.com