Women's Final Four set with UConn, Stanford, Miss. State, SC

Charlie Riedel 2011 AP

They're phenomenal. They're just great to be around they care.

OR coach Dana Altman cuts down the net after the team's Midwest Regional final against Kansas in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. South Carolina's nERD of 14.18 at this point in the tournament ranks 59th of the 72 Final Four teams since 2000.

Kentucky guard Malik Monk had just knocked down the second of his two 3-pointers inside the final 40 seconds, this one with 7.2 seconds remaining.

Weber got there with IL in 2005.

The Florida State women had another terrific season. This will be the Tar Heels' fifth trip to the Final Four under the guidance of coach Roy Williams, and their second straight.

Woodridge is the athletic director at Riverside City College and Asbury is retired, having last coached Pepperdine in 2011.

USC men's basketball coach Frank Martin says he think's it's been a pretty special time too.

The next five seasons were some of the best in K-State hoops over the previous two decades. After receiving only three bids to the tournament a year ago and failing to have a team advance past the Sweet Sixteen, the expectation for the SEC in the 2016-17 season was very low. Of cutting down the nets.

"If you talk to any of the kids that we've recruited, they'll tell you he never promises you'll start or how many minutes you'll get or how many shots you'll get", he said. "He could have taken the other assistants with him. That was the big bottom line", coach Sue Semrau said. The winners of the two games will meet on Monday, April 3rd to determine the National Champions.

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The junior guard is a national player of the year contender.

Altman was a Kansas State assistant who became the Wildcats' head coach after spending one season at Marshall. Florida will have to replace seniors Leon, Kasey Hill and Canyon Barry. And a year ago, they plucked Kamar Baldwin, a Top 125 recruit out of ACC country.

Dillon Brooks of OR cuts the net after defeating Kansas during the 2017 NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional at Sprint Center on March 25, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri.

More moments are sure to come from the 2017 Final Four, which is loaded with potential heavy-hitting matchups.

"This isn't a locker room that looked like guys don't care", Fox said between tears before putting his right arm around Adebayo and pulling him close.

Baylor got to the Elite Eight for the fourth year in a row, and fell short again of getting to the Final Four. She shot 10 for 15 and is headed to her Final Four debut on Friday against Stanford.

No. 1 seed Gonzaga has the second-best odds at +180.

Former Gonzaga basketball star Dan Dickau joined me on the Bald Faced Truth radio show (12-3p on 102.9-FM and 750-AM) on Tuesday to talk about the Final Four.

Kentucky reversed a Tar Heels lead with about 5 minutes to play with a 10-2 spurt.



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