UConn, NC State send men’s and women’s teams to Final Four: How many schools have appeared together? | Top Vip News

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The Final Four is an annual event, but this year’s edition includes something never seen before. The Connecticut and NC State men’s and women’s basketball teams reached their respective NCAA Tournament semifinals, marking the first time two schools have sent both of their teams to the Final Four in the same year.

The UConn women’s team advanced with an 80-73 victory over USC on Monday in Portland, Oregon, marking the Huskies’ 23rd Final Four appearance in program history.

South Carolina was the last school to send both programs to the Final Four in 2017. The men’s team lost to Gonzaga, while the women’s team beat Stanford in the Final Four and won the national championship against Mississippi State.

Not surprisingly, the Wolfpack and Huskies have been here before.

Men’s and women’s teams together in the Final Four

Year Equipment male result female result

1983

Lost Final Four to NC State

Lost the Final Four to USC

1999

National title lost to UConn

National title lost to Purdue

2002

Lost the Final Four to Indiana

National title lost to UConn

2003

Lost the Final Four to Syracuse

Lost the Final Four to UConn

2004

Won national title against Georgia Tech

Won the national title against Tennessee

2005

Lost the Final Four to UNC

National title lost to Baylor

2006

Lost the Final Four to UCLA

Lost the Final Four to Duke

2009

Lost the Final Four to Michigan State

Won national title against Louisville

2011

Won the national title against Butler

Lost the Final Four to Notre Dame

2013

Won the national title against Michigan

Lost the Final Four to UConn

2014

Won the national title against Kentucky

Won the national title against Notre Dame

2016

Lost the Final Four to UNC

National title lost to UConn

2017

Lost the Final Four to Gonzaga

Won the national title for the state of Mississippi

In the men’s tournament, defending champion UConn took first overall and defeated Stetson, Northwestern, San Diego State and Illinois to return to the Final Four. The Huskies will face No. 4 seed Alabama on Saturday in Glendale, Arizona.

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The third-ranked UConn women’s program returns to the Final Four for the third time in four years after defeating Jackson State, Syracuse, Duke and USC. Coach Geno Auriemma’s team will face Iowa on Friday in Cleveland.

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The NC State women’s team also plays Friday in the Final Four against No. 1-seeded South Carolina. The Wolfpack beat Chattanooga, Tennessee, Stanford and Texas to reach the national semifinal.

Meanwhile, the NC State men’s team beat Texas Tech, Oakland, Marquette and Duke to reach the Final Four, where it will play Purdue.

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