The Final Four
The Final Four is here! How is your bracket turning out? There have been plenty of upsets and edge of your seat games throughout the men’s and women’s tournaments. Here’s a look at the teams that made it to the Final Four.
For the Men's Final Four match-ups we have:
UCLA was a play in game and then made it to the final four, easily being the surprise Final Four team of this tournament.
Baylor made it’s first appearance in the final four since 1950. This year they are a very strong defensive team but go up against Houston’s defense in this Saturday’s game.
Houston has a great rebounding game, and if defense is the key factor in this tournament – Houston has a great chance of taking home the win.
Gonzaga is however, the favorite. They average 91.8 points a game. Gonzaga has never won a championship game, so this will be a historic win if they go all the way.
Another rivalry we have this year is on the sidelines with Houston and Baylor Father Vs son dual.. Alvin Brooks is an assistant coach at Baylor while his dad is the assistant coach at Houston. After a decades long drought for both teams, they made it together to the Final Four.
Next we have the Women’s Final Four with 3 no. 1 seeds advancing into the semi-finals. All have a legitimate chance of winning it all. Although Stanford and UConn remain the favorites.
UConn (no.1 seed) - UConn is the most experienced program with 13 consecutive appearances in the final four and it’s 21st appearance overall.
Arizona (no.3 seed) - This will be the 1st time making it into the final four with head coach Adia Barnes.
South Carolina (no.1 seed) - Has seen a lot of success in recent years with 3 final four appearances.
Stanford (no. 1 seed) - This will be their 14th final four appearance. They have been hard to defend in the tournament having one of the best shooters in the country, Kiana Williams.
Good luck on your Brackets!