Between both the men’s and women’s bracket, Canada well represented in March Madness Final Four

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For the first time since 2017 when four reached the men’s final four, a Canadian will touch the court on college basketball’s biggest stage. Nine Canadians entered the weekend with hopes of cutting down the nets and just Andrew Nembhard and the undefeated Bulldogs of Gonzaga accomplished the feat. 

It was a weekend full of great moments and raw emotion, with Canadians hardly being left out. Joshua Primo and Keon Ambrose-Hylton’s #2 Alabama squad lost a heartbreaker to tournament cinderella UCLA. 

It’s clear Primo like so many before him will head home from the tournament shocked and disappointed. 

Luckily, for the ups and downs of the men’s side, the women’s tournament delivered time and again. Between high-profile matchups, down to the wire finishes and dominant Canadian performances, once again it seems the women’s half of Canada basketball outperformed the men. 

Each of the four programs to reach the final four in San Antonio will feature a Canadian. #1 UCONN has star freshmen Aaliyah Edwards, #1 Stanford has Alyssa Jerome, #3 Arizona has Shaina Pellington and finally, #1 South Carolina has Laeticia Amihere. 

27 Canadian women entered the tournament and these four are the only ones who remain.

Similarly, Nembhard is the last of the 25 Canadian men to crack March Madness. After an undefeated season up to this point, the Zags will look to close out their first national championship in program history in style on Saturday and then Monday night. 

The women’s tournament meanwhile will play the semifinals Friday and the national championship Sunday. All games, both men’s and women’s, can be found on TSN. 

Men’s Results

Name School Sweet Sixteen  Elite 8
Keon Ambrose-Hylton #2 Alabama  DNP in loss vs #11 UCLA Out 
Maurice Calloo #12 Oregon State 6 points, 1 assist, 2-5 FG in win vs #8 Loyola Chicago  13 points, 5 rebounds, 4-7 FG in loss vs #2 Houston 
Chris Duarte #7 Oregon 21 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals in loss vs #6 USC Out
Quincy Guerrier #11 Syracuse 8 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in loss vs #2 Houston Out 
Nathanael Jack #4 Florida State 2 rebounds in loss vs #1 Michigan  Out 
Andrew Nembhard #1 Gonzaga 17 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists in win vs #5 Creighton  7 points, 4 assists, 1 steal in win vs #6 USC
Eugene Omoruyi #7 Oregon 28 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in loss vs #6 USC Out 
Joshua Primo #2 Alabama 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2-6 FG in loss vs #11 UCLA  Out 
Aher Uguak #Loyola Chicago 8 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal in loss vs #12 Oregon State Out 

 

Women’s Results

Name School Sweet Sixteen  Elite 8
Laeticia Amihere  #1 South Carolina 15 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, in a win vs #5 Georgia Tech 10 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, in a win vs #6 Texas
Hailey Brown  #6 Michigan 6 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists in a loss vs #2 Baylor Out 
Kiandra Browne #4 Indiana 3 points, 2 rebounds in win vs #1 NC State 1 rebound, 1 assist in loss vs #3 Arizona
Rebecca Demeke #1 NC State DNP vs #4 Indiana Out
Aaliyah Edwards #1 UCONN 18 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, in win vs #5 Iowa 4 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist in win vs #2 Baylor
Alyssa Jerome #1 Stanford  1 assist in win vs #5 Missouri State DNP in win vs #2 Louisville
Shaina Pellington #3 Arizona 6 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists in vs #2 TAMU  2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist in win vs #4 Indiana
Merissah Russell #2 Louisville DNP in win vs #6 Oregon DNP in loss vs #1 Stanford 

 

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