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'Easy to mesh' freshmen lead Duke to Final Four

Mike Krzyzewski's youngest team ever is taking its 68-year-old coach to his 12th Final Four in what he has called "one of the most unique years" he has had in his 35 seasons at Duke.

Michigan State victory caps winning weekend for Travis Trice

It was an emotional weekend for Travis Trice, the hero in the Spartans' overtime win over Louisville.

Storylines to follow heading into the Final Four

It is the fifth time at least three No. 1 seeds reached the Final Four.

UConn reaches 8th straight Final Four with win over Dayton

Now the Huskies stand two wins away from a third straight national championship. They accomplished that same feat from 2002-04.

Kaminsky, Okafor lead 2014-15 AP All-America team

Frank Kaminsky, the 7-foot senior from Wisconsin, was a unanimous choice Monday. Jahlil Okafor, the 6-11 freshman from Duke, received all but one first-team vote.

Stephens softball sweeps doubleheader

The Stephens College softball team swept a doubleheader against Ecclesia College on Saturday, snapping a 10-game losing streak. 

Close call for Cats as Kentucky squeaks by Notre Dame 68-66

Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the top-seeded Wildcats kept their unbeaten season and national title hopes intact with a 68-66 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night in the Midwest Regional final.

Wisconsin heads to Final Four after 85-78 win over Arizona

Sam Dekker hit 5 of Wisconsin's 10 3-pointers in the second half on his way to a second straight career high of 27 points, Frank Kaminsky added 29 points and the top-seeded Badgers beat No. 2 Arizona 85-78 on Saturday to reach consecutive Final Fours for the first time in school history.

It's Izzo versus Pitino in showdown to settle East Region

Seventh-seeded Michigan State and fourth-seeded Louisville meet Sunday to settle the NCAA Tournament's most-busted bracket.

Gonzaga's 1st regional final in 16 years vs top-seeded Duke

The Bulldogs were a No. 1 seed only two years ago when they got upset in the second round, and who can forget floppy-haired big-scoring Adam Morrison nearly a decade ago — yep, back in 2006, when the trendy pick blew an early 17-point lead in a Sweet 16 loss to UCLA.

Louisville beats NC State 75-65; on to Elite 8

Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points, reserve Anton Gill keyed a late-game surge, and Louisville beat North Carolina State 75-65 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

Tennessee fires men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall

Tyndall's transgressions at Southern Mississippi led to his firing at Tennessee.

Arizona uses late run to top Xavier, reach Elite 8

T.J. McConnell scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half, freshman Stanley Johnson added 12 points, and second-seeded Arizona made a dominant late rally for a 68-60 victory over sixth-seeded Xavier in the West Regional semifinals on Thursday night.

Kentucky dominates West Virginia en route to Elite 8

With stunning ease, the Wildcats built a 26-point lead in the first half over the Mountaineers (25-10), who led the nation in steals and figured their full-court press would at least bother Kentucky into some turnovers. Not only did the press not work, West Virginia shot only 24.1 percent (13 of 54), including 2 of 15 from 3-point range, against the Wildcats, who resemble a forest of blue-tinted redwoods inside the paint.

Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs on to beat North Carolina 79-72

The top-seeded Badgers again proved their grit, rallying in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament.

UCLA and Gonzaga prepare for rematch in NCAA Sweet 16

To say that 87-74 loss in December is serving as extra motivation for the Bruins (21-13) as they prepare for a rematch against the second-seeded Bulldogs (34-2) in the NCAA Sweet 16 on Friday might be an understatement.

Coach K vs. Coach K with Duke and Utah in Sweet 16

When Utah's Larry Krystkowiak sat down on the podium Thursday, he introduced himself before taking questions. Then he was asked why he didn't just say Coach K, as his players refer to him.

Just another ACC game when Wolfpack meets Cards? Nope

The Wolfpack (22-13), the eighth seed in the East, meets fourth-seeded Louisville (26-8) on Friday night in the Carrier Dome in a matchup of teams somewhat familiar with each other.

Izzo, Kruger's paths cross again in East Regional semifinal

The two coaches whose careers have taken divergent paths reunite in an NCAA Tournament East Regional semifinal at Syracuse on Friday night. That's when the third-seeded Sooners (24-10) face the seventh-seeded Spartans (25-11).

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