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The theme for this year’s NCAA Men’s Tournament has been upsets and No. 7 seed South Carolina Cinderella story continues to the Final Four.

South Carolina this year’s Cinderella story:

South Carolina pulled another impressive victory over another team many didn’t have on their bracket. No. 4 seed Florida went farther than most expected but lost to the Gamecocks 70-77. South Carolina is going to their first Final Four ever! ESPN reports only 0.6 percent of brackets entered had the school going that far.

Gonzaga blow passes Xavier in true champion fashion:

No. 1 seed Gonzaga dominated No. 11 Xavier to take the win and advance to the Final Four. Not a shocker but many people didn’t have faith that the Bulldog’s could go far due to past eliminations. They’re proving many wrong and ESPN reports only 34.6 percent of brackets had them advancing to the Final Four.

Oregon eliminates a late favorite Kansas:

Another team that is going farther than many were predicting is No. 3 Oregon. Especially not being picked to be pull off a victory over No. 1 seed Kansas. Oregon was able to end the favorite’s tournament hopes by winning their matchup 74-60. ESPN reports that 11.1 percent of brackets entered picked Kansas to win the national championship. However, before this game, many were leaning to Kansas being able to head to the Final Four but that isn’t going to happen.

North Carolina battles to the end with Kentucky:

Out of these four games, this one between No. 1 seed North Carolina and No. 2 seed Kentucky was close and exciting. Both teams fought hard for all four quarters but the Tarheels were able to pull the close victory over the Wildcats 75-73. Carolina is one of the favorites even before the start of March Madness and millions picked them to win the national championship.

Overall, ESPN says only 675 our of over 18 million brackets (0.003 percent) picked the Final Four correctly!

South Carolina will face off to Gonzaga April 1 at 6:09 pm and Oregon challenges North Carolina on the same day at 8:49 pm.

Magic will keep you updated all the way to the championship!

Source: ESPN

 

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