Gonzaga takes on South Carolina in the opening Final Four matchup. CBS has tonight’s tip-off at 6:09 p.m. Eastern.
Here’s the details for tonight’s Final Four game.
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 6:09 p.m. Eastern
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
TV Channel: CBS
Line: Gonzaga by 6.5 (Line is according to OddsShark and subject to change.)
Game Preview: Gonzaga takes on South Carolina in a matchup featuring two teams making their Final Four debut. Gonzaga was once seen as Cinderella, but Mark Few has turned the Bulldogs into a powerhouse college basketball program.
South Carolina is the closest thing to Cinderella this year’s tournament produced. While the Gamecocks play in the SEC, South Carolina does not have a recent history of NCAA tournament success. The Gamecocks are a seven seed and knocked off three of the top four seeds in the East region to advance to the Final Four.
South Carolina defeated Duke, Baylor and Florida in a surprising tournament run. The Gamecoks are led by veteran playmaker Sindarius Thornwell.
Gonzaga’s road has not been as difficult, but the Bulldogs have lived up to their expectations as a top seed. Gonzaga’s wins include Northwestern, West Virginia and Xavier to book their trip to Arizona.
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