Final Four Tale: 1 Gonzaga Vs. 7 South Carolina
The Winner Is
There are two different ways to look at this. First, the Bulldogs are the top-rated team in the country, according to various advanced metric measurements (including the newly trendy BPI), and the Gamecocks suffer in comparison, ranked way below that (25th at kenpom.com, 28th in BPI). Second, our analysis here shows enough evenness that this game could be much closer than most expect it to be. The reality probably rests somewhere in between, but in the end, the significant edge on offense for Gonzaga is going to be the big factor in this game. The second key to determining the winner will happen under the South Carolina basket: Who gets the rebounds when the Gamecocks miss the bucket? Look for the Bulldogs to grab more glass and advance to the title game on Monday with a hard-fought 75-67 victory.