The South Carolina Gamecocks and Gonzaga Bulldogs open Saturday’s Final Four in Phoenix, Arizona, both in uncharted territory. Neither school has ever made it this far. For the Bulldogs, there has been years of close but no cigar heartbreak in the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight. For South Carolina, there hadn’t even been an Elite Eight appearance until last weekend.
Both teams enter Phoenix with something to prove, as they’re 40 minutes away from playing for the National Championship.
How to watch or stream
Time: 6:09 p.m. ET
TV: CBS (Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill)
Streaming: March Madness Live
Line: Gonzaga (-6)
How They Got Here
Round of 64: Defeated (16) South Dakota State, 66-46
Round of 32: Defeated (8) Northwestern, 79-73.
Sweet 16: Defeated (4) West Virginia, 61-58.
Elite Eight: Defeated (11) Xavier, 83-59
(7) South Carolina
Round of 64: Defeated (10) Marquette, 93-73.
Round of 32: Defeated (2) Duke, 88-81.
Sweet 16: Defeated (3) Baylor, 70-50.
Elite Eight: Defeated (4) Florida, 77-70.