USA TODAY: Final Four an Improbable Bunch
Monday, March 28, 2011 at 6:28AM

The most improbable Final Four since NCAA tournament seeding began in 1979 took shape Sunday as a double-digit seed and a once-proud champion played their way to Houston next weekend.

By Eileen Blass, USA TODAY

For the first time, neither a No. 1 nor a No. 2 seed will be there. Virginia Commonwealth of the Colonial Athletic Association and Butler of the Horizon League advanced, marking the first time two teams from outside the six power conferences are in the same Final Four since the bracket expanded in 1985.

All four have back stories:

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