Players to watch in the Final Four

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She had been trying to get a visa so she could come from her home in Nigeria to the United States to watch him try to win an NCAA Championship.

VILLANOVA: This year's Wildcats have a few players - including AP first-team All-American Jalen Brunson - who played in the 2016 title-game win against North Carolina. While each team is talented in many areas, both Kansas and Villanova rely heavily on their star power on the perimeter. Usually head coach Bill Self likes to have two bigs on the floor, but this team is the complete opposite.

"If they're going to slow Villanova down at all, they're going to have to sell out at the 3-point line".

Usually teams that can shoot the 3 ball are pretty good in transition, and the Jayhawks are no exception.

The Jayhawks also clearly took Jay Jay's fourth point to heart, as they owned the glass against the bigger Blue Devils which was a key to their epic victory. Memories are formed, and legends are made in the Final Four.

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Kansas will do what they've done all season against Villanova, and are hopeful they don't go cold at the wrong time.

But just as they did against the Red Raiders, Villanova shot just 4-for-18 from beyond the arc that day in Louisville and only 21-for-52, 40.4 percent overall.

"When you talk about Graham and Brunson, you're talking about the two upperclassmen that really understand how to play basketball, that's played a lot of close basketball games in their career", Haywood said.

If Kansas struggles in any way on the boards especially on defense they might be in trouble just because of how good Villanova is offensively. The best team they have had to face this tournament was the No. 6 seed Houston Cougars, and they pulled that game out with some late heroics by freshman guard Jordan Poole. While Custer, who transferred after one year of high-major hoops at Iowa State, leads Loyola in scoring and tends to direct traffic in the offensive half-court, five Ramblers average double figures. Graham leads Kansas in points, assists and steals and he ranks fifth in rebounds. Not so great numbers compared to what he'd been putting up all season. These will be team-specific telecasts, with the majority of the on-air participants being alumni of the schools they're covering.

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