FiveThirtyEight: The unlikely odysseys of South Carolina and Oregon

Chadwick Matlin looks back at exactly how unlikely it is that we see the Gamecocks and the Ducks
2:24 | 06/20/18

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Transcript for FiveThirtyEight: The unlikely odysseys of South Carolina and Oregon
Presented by. Precision crafted performed. Nineteenth are definitely make the final four after they make Iran but Oregon at South Carolina had never been that trusted. But aren't very marked mats diction they really overcame the odds. To make it here so let's take a look back at their current journey to make sense of how they did it may seem strange that the seventeenth snuck into the final orbit. It's become sort of a tradition tournament last few years. South Carolina is the eighteenth. Seeded seventh or a lower. To make it into the final four in the last seven incidentally terms how they get there before returning again and only 1% chance. To make fun for that then they started to roll return they start to win. After the first opening round they're up to a 2% chance after their next game. They were to a 16% chance and then after Lynn sweet 16841%. Chance and now of course I'm percent they're definitely going to Phoenix. The big game and that's ignorance is after and victory against number two duke in around 32. And dearest are both were 24. Points to lead the gamecocks any ruling out that and it really unlock the rest of the turned it. Number three organ in the midwest I think early on that likely passed on or even though they started from. With higher ops before answering an organ a 7% chance of making the final four and after their first win is still some percent to that was expected app or when Ingraham particularly. 11% after winning the sweet sixteen or have an 18% chance of making the final four much lower than south Carolina's. Because it had a matchup against the number one seed looming. In the regional final ultimate honor organ has figured out a way to replace injured star senior Chris Boucher who admitted he and that anchor for them. And limiting the jayhawk to sixteen points showed organ seems to have figured out enough to be a big help. As they face UNC in the final four. Speaking about action against UNC or in adds up front are on different sides of the bracket so potential prizes are to meet in the championship game. Third happen surprise us one more time. To hear more about how that might happen to stay tuned to these videos my colleague Neil pain will be here later in the week to preview the final four for you. Of course while ongoing coverage on the web site on factory dot com all week long.

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