atlanta region
No. 4 Seed LSU
HOW THEY GOT HERE: Having tallied 83 points and 35 rebounds during Louisiana State's four-game to the national semifinals, Glen Davis has turned the Big Dance into Big Baby's Breakout Party. As the unequivocal leader of John Brady's brawny frontcourt, Davis has outmuscled all comers -- and sparked the Tigers to their first Final Four appearance since the 1986 club made college basketball's biggest stage as a No. 11 seed. Read more ...

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  • washington d.c. region
    No. 11 Seed George Mason
    HOW THEY GOT HERE: The Patriots (27-7) are more than college basketball's best Cinderella story in years -- they also happen to be a darn good basketball team. After coasting under the radar for most of the season, Jim Larranaga's club flipped the switch during its history-making run to the Final Four -- and finds itself peaking at the right time. As a result, the Fairfax, Va., school is the first school in the history of the CAA to advance to the national semifinals. Read more ...

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  • oakland region
    No. 2 Seed UCLA
    HOW THEY GOT HERE: Around the college basketball world, the words speak for themselves: Year Three under Ben Howland. In his third season at Northern Arizona, Howland led the Lumberjacks to a 21-7 record and its first Big Sky championship in nine years. In his third season at Pittsburgh, the Panthers finished with a school-record 29 wins and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. In Westwood, the one-eighty specialist one-upped himself, leading UCLA to its first Final Four since winning the national title in 1995. Read more ...

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  • minneapolis region
    No. 3 Seed Florida
    HOW THEY GOT HERE: No SEC team was forced to deal with so significant a turnover as did Florida (31-6). The departed players -- senior David Lee and juniors Anthony Roberson and Matt Walsh -- were the team's top three scorers, accounting for 60 percent of the team's offensive output (45.7 out of 76.2 points per game). But with Billy Donovan's stars gone, the Gators started to rely on a much more balanced offensive attack. The results have been nothing but impressive since the team's early-season victories. Read more ...

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