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    March Madness: Gonzaga, Oregon Headed to Final Four
    Orlin Wagner, AP
    Oregon players celebrate with coach Dana Altman after a Midwest Regional final against Kansas in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Oregon won 74-60.

    Oregon upset No. 1 seed Kansas and Gonzaga dominated Xavier in their respective regional championship games Saturday night, filling out two of the four spots in the Final Four round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

    Oregon 74, Kansas 60

    Tyler Dorsey poured in 27 points, Dillon Brooks added 17 and plucky Oregon ended Kansas' romp through the NCAA Tournament with a 74-60 victory Saturday night that gave the Ducks their first Final Four trip in nearly 80 years.

    Dylan Ennis added 12 points for the Ducks (33-5), who took the lead with 16 minutes left in the first half and never trailed again, giving coach Dana Altman his first trip to the national semifinals.

    They'll face the winner of Sunday's game between North Carolina and Kentucky in Glendale, Arizona.

    Gonzaga 83, Xavier 59

    Joining Oregon in the Final Four is Gonzaga, which trounced Xavier 83-59 in the West Regional championship.

    Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points while orchestrating Gonzaga's efficient offense, and the Zags finally shook their overrated tag by routing Xavier 83-59 on Saturday to reach the Final Four for the first time.

    Gonzaga (36-1) has been dogged by criticism through the years despite winning consistently, in part for playing in a weak conference but also for never making the Final Four.

    Two more Final Four invitations go out Sunday. North Carolina takes on Kentucky in the South Region, and South Carolina meets Florida in an all-Southeastern Conference East Region final.