SC and North Carolina advance in NCAA tournament

Mar 26 2017 New York NY USA Recording wrist Darius Rucker watches the game between the Florida Gators and the South Carolina Gamecocks in the finals of the East Regional of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit Brad Pen

SC and North Carolina advance in NCAA tournament

Here are the betting lines for the Final Four of the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

North Carolina, the lone traditional power to advance, is back for the second straight year, and making its record 20th Final Four appearance. With the Final Four starting Saturday, April 1, and leading up to the national championship on Monday, April 3, Phoenix is in for a wild ride, as your South Carolina Gamecocks will continue their unlikely march to a title.

And North Carolina is back in the Final Four, thanks to - surprise!

This year's Elite Eight already boasted some surprises, including Xavier and its second-half prowess and Elite Eight first-timers SC, making a case that the SEC was a bit underrated this season.

Both college basketball teams will go on to compete in the Final Four on Saturday (April 1) before the final match to determine the victor on Monday (April 3). Think about this... past year they were one basket away from winning the NCAA National Championship, and that would be a great motivator for any team.

Roy Williams, 66, could become the second-oldest coach to win a national championship.

West champion Gonzaga vs. They've jumped one hill by reaching the Final Four, and now it will be exciting to see if they can overcome another obstacle.

The Tarheels will play OR, the No. 3 seed in the Midwest, on Saturday for a shot to play in the Finals on April 3.

Who had OR winning the Midwest?

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