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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Ref assignments for the Final 4, source told ESPN: Mike Eades, Doug Sirmons, John Higgins, Ron Groover, Ted Valentine, Jeff Anderson, Michael Stephens, Tony Padilla, Verne Harris. Terry Ogelsby is the standby. Eades, Harris and Stevens in the championship game.

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The state of South Carolina has never had a men's basketball team in the Final Four. It's been 54 years since a team from Oregon has appeared there, and 59 years for a team from Washington. North Carolina, meanwhile, was represented by UNC last year.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 guard Jemarl Baker has asked for a release from his letter-of-intent to California, his coach confirmed. No. 65 in 2017.

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This year's Final Four is not quite ideal for fans of the NBA draft. Duke, Kentucky, Arizona and UCLA all have more freshmen in Chad Ford's top 100 than the Final Four teams combined.

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No one saw South Carolina's surprise run to Final Four coming, including ESPN's BPI. On Selection Sunday, the metric gave the Gamecocks a 0.3 percent chance of making it this far, the second-most unlikely Final Four run since 2008 after VCU's 2011 run (0.2 percent).

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ICYMI: ViewFromVegas of Final Four: Gonzaga -6.5 vs. South Carolina, over/under up half a point to 138.5; North Carolina -5 vs. Oregon (some books at -4.5), O/U up several points to 151.5.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia and Rutgers reached out to Bryant transfer Nisre Zouzoua today. Averaged 20.3 PPG as a sophomore.

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Kennedy Meeks had 17 rebounds -- the second most in this year's tournament -- and blocked four shots in UNC's win vs. Kentucky. He's just the fourth player over the last 10 years to have as many as 17 rebounds and four rejections in an NCAA tournament game, per the Elias Sports Bureau. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Jay Bilas @JayBilas

I'm confused...we killed Gonzaga for failing to make a Final Four. Now, we're acting like it's a miracle the Zags made it as a 1-seed?