Who is in the Final Four? Teams, odds, more for 2024 March Madness semifinals, championship


College basketball’s marquee event is officially upon us.

After 64 teams have been eliminated over the course of the first 64 games of the 2024 NCAA Tournament, only four teams have their dreams of a national championship firmly intact.

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This week, they’ll descend on State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, where they’ll take part in the 2024 Final Four. Once there, three games will determine who gets to lift up a trophy next Monday night as confetti falls from the rafters and “One Shining Moment” plays.

Over the past two weeks, we’ve witnessed upsets, late-game heroics and inspired performances from previously little-known players who have become national celebrities.

Now, it’s time to crown a champion. Here’s what you need to know about the 2024 NCAA Tournament Final Four, including participating teams, game times, TV schedule, odds and more:

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Who is in the Final Four?

This year’s Final Four field features UConn, Purdue, Alabama and NC State. The Huskies will face off against the Crimson Tide while the Boilermakers take on the Wolfpack.

UConn, the tournament’s top overall seed, is the reigning national champion and has steamrolled its way to Arizona, winning each of its first four games by at least 17 points. Purdue, another 1 seed, is looking to follow in Virginia’s footsteps from 2019 and win its first-ever national championship one year after falling to a 16 seed in the tournament’s first round.

Alabama, a 4 seed, used its high-powered offense to make the first Final Four in the history of the basketball program (from a school much more commonly associated with football). NC State, meanwhile, is the closest thing to a Cinderella left, a 11 seed that has won nine straight games to get to this point after finishing the regular season 17-14.

1 seed UConn

First round: beat (16) Stetson…

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Author : The Tennessean

Publish date : 2024-04-01 02:52:48

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