Now that the field has been whittled down to four, most of us are just watching for the fun and excitement. Some may even be watching their favorite team/alma mater try and fight their way to the college championship game. Want to get geared up when your team wins? Then head over to our College and Sports Gear page and get ready to watch your team in the big dance. Here is a primer on who is left in the round of four:
University of North Carolina – Coached by Roy Williams, the Tar Heels are a well-known team in college basketball. According to Sporting News, this is UNC’s 20th appearance in the final weekend of the tournament. In the history of this college basketball contest, they have been one of the last four teams 25% of the time. Proud UNC grads can find great designs to show off their Tar Heel love:
Gonzaga University – Many of our brackets were busted by Gonzaga this year. A perennial sweetheart touted by the experts, in past years they always came up shorter than their fans desired. This is the first time they have been one of the last four teams, and they are only the eighth team to reach this round of the tourney with one regular season loss on their record since 1985. How much farther can the team go? Root for the ‘Zags with these great designs:
University of South Carolina – Surprise, surprise, surprise! Three times during this tournament the Gamecocks were down to their opponent at halftime, and three times they overcame that deficit to win. Even with that stat, the ESPN Power Index indicates that they have the smallest chance to win the championship:
- Gonzaga: 55%
- North Carolina: 26%
- Oregon: 17%
- South Carolina: 2%
When the Gamecocks break through to the championship, celebrate their win by running out of your house and waving a fantastic design in your neighbors’ faces:
University of Oregon – Just like the South Carolina Gamecocks the Ducks are making their first appearance in the round of four. Thanks to this fact their matchup with South Carolina is the first time since 1973 that two teams, making their first appearance in the round of four will play each other, according to the Sporting News.
Enjoy the games this weekend, cheer for your team, and be sure to stop by our College and Sports Gear page to show off your pride!