South Carolina and Gonzaga on the defensive in Final Four

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The stadium can hold thousands more seats for basketball in what marks the first time the Final Four has been in Arizona.

"These last two weeks, when we got our name in, (Martin) said we been listening to him all season and don't stop now because we got our name on the board", Thornwell said.

Guard PJ Dozier had 17 points to lead SC, which had been strong in the second half throughout the NCAA Tournament, outscoring its opponents by an average of 13.5 points after halftime.

Gonzaga advances to the NCAA title game for the first time in school history and will play the victor of North Carolina and OR on Monday night.

Gonzaga, which has allowed 60.9 points per game, has kept three of its four opponents under 60 points in the NCAA Tournament, while South Carolina's scrambling zone has kept its opponents off balance and out of sync. He's been playing well for us the entire season. "But our inside guys have played well in the NCAA tournament".

GOOD COMPANY: According to ESPN Stats and Info, Meeks joins Larry Bird, Ed O'Bannon, Carmelo Anthony and Danny Manning as the only players to reach 25 points and 14 rebounds in the Final Four over the last 40 years. Critics may have doubted the Bulldogs' level of competition in the West Coast Conference, but Gonzaga showed steel in surviving the defensive pressure of fourth-seeded West Virginia in the Sweet 16.

"He walked the walk", Williams-Goss said. "We just have to keep going".

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Few was named coach of the year by the Associated Press Thursday. "Just an awesome basketball game". He can hurt you on the glass. He then hit both free throws to ice the game. "Yeah, he's definitely going to be a handful".

All part of a career night for the North Carolina senior, who was on the bench past year when Villanova devastatingly ended the Tar Heels' chance at a title with a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

P.J. Dozier led the rally and the Gamecocks on the day, scoring 17 points.

They shot 58% in the first half, a stat that just isn't seen against SC.

"Give our coaching staff a lot of credit", said Williams-Goss, who finished with a team-high 23 points.

Freshman Maik Kotsar will have the main responsibility of handling Karnowski.

"You know, from the beginning he prepared us for actions like that, when situations get tougher, he wants to see how we handle it", Silva said. "They rebound well and we are big on offensive rebounding". Guard play leads to championships in this tournament and Williams-Goss could be the latest chapter of that notion for the Bulldogs come Monday. Our team has been exposed to everything: size, athleticism, winning, losing, good, bad, suspensions.

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