One telling stat for each Final Four team
Louisville won with the best talent. Syracuse smothered its opponents with stifling defense. Wichita State has been draining shots at the charity stripe. Michigan needed a prayer 3-pointer from Trey Burke just to be here.
There are many different ways to get to the Final Four. But being great at one area enhances your chances of cutting down the nets in Atlanta.
Here are the top four stats from each Final Four team explaining their success in the tournament:
Louisville: 55.8 percent shooting
The Cardinals have been shooting 55.8 percent in the tournament, second-best of all Division I teams in the postseason.
Wichita State: 76.9 free-throw shooting
The Shockers have upped their percentage from the free-throw line in the tournament, going from a 69.8 percent to a 76.9 percent.
Syracuse: 6.25 blocks
Not only are the Orange averaging 6.25 blocks a game in the tournament, but they've gotten blocks from eight different players.
Michigan: 40.2 3-point percentage
Burke's huge triple in the Sweet 16 against Kansas gets the most airtime, but the Wolverines have been hitting 40.2 percent of their 3-pointers in the tournament, best of the remaining teams.