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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

South Carolina's Sindarius Thornwell not at arena for media availability. Dealing with illness and back at the hotel.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Sindarius Thornwell is sick and back at the hotel so he won't be practicing today, per South Carolina spokesperson.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Sindarius Thornwell did not practice today and is not at availability. He is back at the hotel sick, per the school.

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ESPN's BPI favors Jamie Dixon and TCU over Josh Pastner and Georgia Tech in a battle between first-year head coaches in the NIT final (8 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN). Since the NCAA tourney expanded in 1985, 55 percent of NIT champions have made the NCAA tournament in the following season.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Welcome to the real madness of March. South Carolina locker room opened to media.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

South Carolina's Chris Silva on walking on to Final Four court for first time: "you're feelings are going 100 mph, looking left and right and saying to yourself, 'are you dreaming?'"

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Final Four interviews about to begin. Cool signage by locker rooms

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UCLA signee Jaylen Hands recorded 14 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in Wednesday's McDonald's All-American Game. Future teammate Kris Wilkes added eight points and a rebound. (Photo by Mike DiNovo/USA TODAY Sports)

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Arizona signee Deandre Ayton totaled eight points, 11 rebounds and three steals in Wednesday's McDonald's All-American Game. Uncommitted Wildcats target Trevon Duval recorded eight points and three assists. (Photo by Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

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Duke signee Wendell Carter Jr. shot 5-of-6 from the field, totaling 10 points, five rebounds and three assists, in Wednesday's McDonald's All-American Game. Future teammate Gary Trent Jr. scored seven points and grabbed two boards. (Photo by Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

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Kentucky target Mohamed Bamba recorded 17 points, five rebounds, four blocks and two steals in just 21 minutes of play in Wednesday's McDonald's All-American Game. Wildcats' signees Quade Green added nine points and P.J. Washington scored seven. (Photo by Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

$13,210.50: All-in price just paid by a fan on StubHub for two seats at center court three rows up for Saturday's Final Four games

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Georgia Tech faces TCU in the men's NIT Championship Game on Thursday (8 p.m. ET on ESPN), and the Lady Yellow Jackets face Michigan in the Women's NIT Championship Game on Saturday. Georgia Tech is the third school to reach the final in both the men's and women's NIT in the same season. No school has ever won both the men's and women's NIT in the same season.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Chart: Most popular Final 4 gear sold in states over last six days on Fanatics. UNC with 25 states, Gonzaga 11, Oregon 9 & South Carolina 5

Andy Katz @ESPNAndyKatz

Dayton announces it has hired Anthony Grant to replace Archie Miller. Grant had success at VCU and was well respected at Alabama. Good move.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Dayton officially announces Anthony Grant as its new head coach.