Three Canadians in the running for NCAA basketball championships this weekend

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At least one Canadian will win a U.S. college basketball title on Sunday.

Andrew Nembhard could have a chance to give Canada a rare double on Monday.

A Canadian is on each of the teams in the women's final on Sunday when Stanford faces Arizona.

Stanford, which has Toronto's Alyssa Jerome on its roster, beat South Carolina, with Laeticia Amihere of Mississauga, Ont., 66-65 in Friday's first semifinal.

Meanwhile, an Arizona team that includes Shaina Pellington of Pickering, Ont., topped Connecticut rookie standout Aaliyah Edwards of Kingston, Ont., 69-59 in the second Final Four matchup.

Nembhard, from Aurora, Ont., is a key player on an unbeaten Gonzaga team that faces UCLA in a men's semifinal on Saturday in Indianapolis. The winner meets Houston or Baylor in the final on Monday.

According to Basketball Canada records, Canadians have never won the NCAA women's and men's titles in the same year. The NCAA began holding a women's tournament in 1982.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 2, 2021.

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