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Final Four 2022 – Villanova-Kansas and North Carolina-Duke best moments and breakdown

The calendar has moved to April, but we have reached the penultimate night of March Madness. Saturday’s announcement of the 2022 Final Four in New Orleans features the bluest matchups and corresponding ticket prices.

Between the Kansas Jayhawks, Villanova Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils, and North Carolina Tar Heels, the schools have combined to win 17 NCAA championships and produced college basketball and NBA legends.

The No. 2-seeded Wildcats will face the No. 1-seeded Jayhawks to start the night. This is the fourth time Kansas coach Bill Self and Villanova’s Jay Wright have faced these schools in the Sweet 16 or beyond. Each time, the winner took the title. Their most recent encounter was in the 2018 Final Four when Villanova defeated Kansas.

Kansas forward Ochai Agbaji, who is averaging 18.9 points this season, is the highest-rated NBA draft prospect in the game.

Then the Tobacco Road rivalry between Duke and UNC takes on new stakes. These schools, separated by approximately eight miles, meet for the first time in the Final Four. This will be UNC coach Hubert Davis’ first Final Four as a coach and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s last. Coach K has won 101 NCAA tournament games. Two more and he’ll close his storied career in storybook fashion.

On the court, Duke should have the talent advantage. The Blue Devils have two of the top eight draft prospects in the class this year. Paolo Banchero is Duke’s leading scorer, averaging 17.1 points.

We have an analysis of every match and the best plays and moments.

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