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Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Contrasting early approaches in San Jose: Seven of Gonzaga's eight FGA have been 3s, while Xavier has yet to attempt a shot outside the arc. Both effective thus far.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Game time in San Jose.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 guard Daejon Davis tells ESPN he has asked for a release from his letter-of-intent from Washington. No. 44 in 2017.

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If No. 11-seeded Xavier gets a win over No. 1-seeded Gonzaga in Saturday's West Regional final, the Musketeers could become just the fifth double-digit seed to defeat a No. 1 seed.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Florida-South Carolina East Region Elite Eight marks the first time two teams are meeting in this round after not making the NCAA tournament the previous season since UConn-Arizona in 2011. Neither made the 2010 NCAA tournament.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

South Carolina coach Frank Martin said this run to the Elite Eight has been "unbelievable.'' He said he usually spends a quiet moment in the morning with his coffee thinking/dreaming. Taking South Carolina to this level was something he certainly dreamt about happening. "I haven't slept well, but that's OK. I can sleep in April and May.''

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Someone just asked De'Aaron Fox if the freshmen were hazed when they got there. "There's a lot more of us than them."

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Calipari on Indiana hire: "If I were hiring a coach, I would want to hire Archie. ... I think he'll do a great job there."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

What was the moment that got South Carolina's late-year momentum going? To Gamecocks coach Frank Martin, it was the night his team lost at Florida. SC is 5-2 with some big wins since that 81-66 loss on Feb. 21.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

John Calipari is emphasizing Bam Adebayo's selfless approach to the season. Says he made a critical impact on Friday's game that the box scores did not highlight. Reiterates that he's never complained about his minutes or touches.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Frank Martin on SEC hoops, recalls Kentucky beating Alabama, a game he termed a "brawl," but others argued was Kentucky sneaking by: "that's disrespectful."

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Florida's Chris Chiozza said even if he had been forced to change direction on the buzzer beating shot -- even one step by Wisconsin -- he thinks he still would have gotten off a good look. Still made it? Well, we can all speculate on that one.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ViewFromVegas of today's regional finals (Elite 8): Gonzaga -8.5 vs. Xavier O/U 145; Kansas -7 vs. Oregon O/U 157

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

When Florida coach Mike White was in his first year at Louisiana Tech, he said former official Mark Whitehead (now SEC head of officials) told him after he was challenging the officials that the more concerned he was with them, the less concerned he was with his team. He has taken that advice.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike White could have used his father Kevin White, a highly successful and connected AD at high-profile schools during his career, to move up the food chain or go into administration. But he chose his own path. Assistant. Got Louisiana Tech. Stayed. Didn't jump. And got a chance to coach Florida. Has the right calming demeanor on the sideline. Never too high or too low. He said today that his ascension to the Gators head coaching profession has been very rewarding.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ICYMI: underdogs went 2-1-1 ATS in Friday's Sweet 16 games (after also going 2-1-1 ATS on Thursday) with South Carolina and Kentucky pulling outright upsets. North Carolina was the only favorite to cover while the push was Florida beating Wisconsin 84-83 in overtime as a 1-point fave. Overall, underdogs are 30-23-2 ATS (56.6 percent) with one game closing pick 'em. Overs are 32-23-1 (58.2 percent).