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Gonzaga-South Carolina tip set for 3:09 Saturday in national semifinal

Gonzaga and South Carolina will tip off at 3:09 p.m. on Saturday in the first of two national semifinals at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Both programs are making their first trip to the Final Four. The West Region No. 1 Zags (36-1) pounded No. 11 Xavier 83-59 on Saturday in San Jose. East No. 7 seed South Carolina (26-10) rallied past No 4. Florida 77-70 in the East Regional final Sunday in New York.

Midwest No. 3 Oregon, which eliminated Kansas on Saturday, meets South No. 1 North Carolina 40 minutes after the conclusion of Gonzaga-South Carolina. The Tar Heels defeated Kentucky 75-73 on Sunday.

Jim Nantz, Grant Hill and Bill Raftery will call the games with reporter Tracy Wolfson.