- Jay Bilas, College Basketball analyst
Wow: When I played in the Final Four in 1986, one national semifinal featured two pretty accomplished teams, Duke and Kansas. Going into that game, Kansas had won a school-record 35 games against three losses, and Duke had won an NCAA record-tying 36 games against two losses. On that floor, there were 71 wins, the most ever on the floor at the same time (by the way, Duke won 74-70 in overtime). Think about this one: Entering this Final Four, Memphis is 37-1, North Carolina is 36-2, Kansas is 35-3 and UCLA is 35-3. In total, the four teams have won 143 games against only nine losses. Wow.
Closest Call?: I cannot recall a Final Four with this kind of power and this kind of feel. We always say that any team can win, and we can make a great case for any one of the four teams. Each team has been considered the best team in the country by someone this season. Pretty impressive, and pretty cool.
From Davidson's disappointing end to Tyler Hansbrough's fierce competitive drive, Jay Bilas takes stock of what transpired in the Elite Eight and looks toward one of the most thrilling and loaded Final Fours ever.