Gonzaga, UNC, Oregon, USC to hold open Final Four practices

With two games separating it from college basketball's crown, North Carolina won't be taking anything for granted. And although Kentucky had sold the most merchandise throughout the college basketball season, North Carolina has dominated apparel sales among the Final Four teams. If there was a game this season where they needed Chris Boucher - this is it.

"In the locker room, what I did is tried to tell them, "Let's focus on using this feeling as fuel, as motivation, to work extremely hard in the offseason, '" coach Williams said about his message after last year's loss". 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. They have been pointing to these next two games since the final buzzer sounded on last year's title game.

Mar 26, 2017; Memphis, TN, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels guard Joel Berry II (2) helps to cut the nets after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats in the finals of the South Regional of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at FedExForum. Several members of the team have heart-breaking memories of that day saved as screen savers on their cell phones, hoping another opportunity will arise to capitalize on a lost one.

"I don't know how coherent guys were", says Justin Jackson.

This year's Final Four is somewhat unusual, since it does not have the usual suspects like Duke, Kentucky, or Kansas. "He brings in the fact that we really locked in defensively down the stretch previous year".

This North Carolina team has already exceeded expectations in just about every way. Could the season end with the Tar Heels as the last team left standing? OR lost Boucher in the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament but won't be getting him back in time to help against UNC's incredible frontcourt. If Bell struggles and the Ducks have to rely heavily on just Dillon Brooks, it's going to be tough for OR to win this one.

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"I do think you have to have some guys that can make 3-point shots". That game-winner came two days after Maye had 16 points and 12 rebounds — his first career double-double — in a win over Butler.

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On the court, though, Williams has kept the Tar Heels rolling. Gonzaga is the clear favorite in this game, but if South Carolina's defense shows up once again, this may turn out to be a great game.

No. 3 seed OR earned its first trip to the Final Four since 1939 with a 74-60 defeat of the top-seeded Jayhawks as 6 1/2-point underdogs in the Midwest Regional final, holding Kansas to its lowest point total since falling to Villanova in last year's Elite Eight.

The starting lineup lists two juniors, a sixth-year senior, a freshman and a sophomore. Dorsey has been on a tear as of late, scoring 20 points in seven consecutive games. The 1939 team known as the "Tall Firs" was the very first ever NCAA national championship.

Can North Carolina take care of business when it meets up with OR in today's second Final Four contest at 8:49PM ET? "We've won a few games like that".

First things first. The Tar Heels (31-7) must defeat OR (33-5), the Pacific 12 Conference champion and Midwest Regional champ.

If he can not go, Carolina will need Theo Pinson to step up. "We don't know who we're rooting for yet, but sooner or later, we'll have to decide". "We're just ready to go". "He keeps getting the question, 'who are you rooting for?' He says the Ducks now because he's with us". I got Carolina family love in my heart and I'm going to rep them until I'm dead. "Just happy for him".

OR (33-5) had title dreams past year, too. "He'd get a lot of backlash if he wasn't with us".

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