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Here's How Little Of A Chance ESPN Gave South Carolina To Make The Final Four

Seemingly no one gave South Carolina a shot to make this year's Final Four.

Well, the Gamecocks have proved everyone wrong, knocking off the No. 2, 3 and 4 seeds in the East en route to Glendale. Led by SEC Player of the Year Sindarius Thornwell, South Carolina has proven it belongs.

Heading into the tournament, ESPN's BPI (Basketball Power Index) metric gave the Gamecocks virtually no chance at reaching the Final Four. How low were there odds? Substantially less than 1 percent, that's how low.

The games aren't played on paper or on computers though.

South Carolina and Gonzaga will meet in the first Final Four game for both programs at 6:09 p.m. E.T. Saturday.