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Final Four 2011: Four Teams Remain In March Madness

Final Four

First Posted: 03/27/11 08:30 PM ET Updated: 05/27/11 06:12 AM ET

Four teams remain in the 2011 NCAA tournament and there are certainly some surprises.

The No. 8 seed Butler Bulldogs, coached by Brad Stevens, reached their second straight Final Four after taking down the second-seeded Florida Gators on Saturday. Butler, a No. 5 seed last year, lost to Duke in the championship game.

The Bulldogs will play the the No. 11 VCU Rams, who took down the No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks on Sunday.

VCU's improbable run began in the play-in round when they beat USC to earn the No. 11 seed. Coached by Shaka Smart, the Rams reeled off victories against Georgetown, Purdue and Florida State to reach the regional finals.

Kemba Walker and the UConn Huskies continued their incredible run to earn a Final Four bid on Saturday. After winning five straight games to win the Big East Tournament, UConn ran through the West region and beat the No. 5 Arizona Wildcats in the regional finals.

The Huskies will play Kentucky, the No. 4 seed from the East region. The Wildcats took down No. 2 North Carolina in the regional finals and eliminated the top-seed Ohio State Buckeyes in the Sweet 16.

The Rams will square off against the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday, April 2 at 6:09 p.m. ET. Kentucky will take on UConn at 8:49 p.m.

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