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2017 March Madness | Sports

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It wasn't easy (or pretty), but North Carolina got its title-game redemption

Isaiah Hicks stood on almost the exact same spot on the court as he was on a Monday night in April a year ago. Then, Hicks was the closest North Carolina player to Kris Jenkins as his shot sent the Tar Heels into sudden defeat with the national championsh

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Final Four: Gonzaga beats South Carolina to advance to national title game

The scoreboard read Gonzaga 65, South Carolina 51. The midway point of the second half neared. Gonzaga responded to the 16-0 run with a 7-0 spurt of its own, and held on down the stretch for a 77-73 victory. The Zags will advance to Monday’s national t

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Oregon stuns Kansas to reach first Final Four in 78 years

Tyler Dorsey (middle) and Jordan Bell (right) were the protagonists in Oregon’s upset of Kansas. The smile came from Oregon’s Dillon Brooks as he strutted back down the Sprint Center floor. Then he looked up to the crowd and saw those stares. A year

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Having reached Final Four at last, Gonzaga's Mark Few says, 'Might as well win it all'

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Once it became clear that his program had achieved the one milestone that had eluded it the past two decades, Gonzaga coach Mark Few walked from one end of his bench to the other congratulating the players who made history Saturda

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The Wildcats finish off the Bruins, 86-75

The nation’s highest-scoring team found out what it felt like to get overrun at the worst possible time.UCLA was trampled in the second...

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March Madness 2017: Florida downs Wisconsin with stunning OT buzzer-beater (Video)

It wasn’t easy, but Florida made sure New York City would become the unofficial tournament home of the Southeastern Conference, beating Wisconsin 84-83 in overtime on the buzzer-beating shot of the tourney to advance to the Elite Eight. After blowing a

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UNC vs. Butler: Score and Twitter Reaction from March Madness 2017

North Carolina showed championship form Friday in the Sweet 16, blowing past fourth-seeded Butler 92-80 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee...

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Behind stellar defense, South Carolina beats Baylor to advance to Elite Eight

South Carolina guard Rakym Felder (4) reacts in the second half against Baylor during an East Regional semifinal game of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, Friday, March 24, 2017, in New York. NEW YORK – South Carolina punched its ticket to

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Xavier's stunning late rally ends Arizona's season two wins shy of Final Four

Only a couple weeks ago, Xavier needed another win or two just to secure its place in the NCAA tournament. Now the Musketeers are a victory away from the Final Four. Eleventh-seeded Xavier rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final four minutes agai

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Gonzaga clamps down late to hold off West Virginia

Before the defensive stand that sent Gonzaga to the Elite Eight, Nigel Williams-Goss approached Silas Melson with a last-second adjustment. Williams-Goss asked to guard Jevon Carter, the West Virginia guard who led the Mountaineers in scoring this season

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Kansas did something not seen in 22 years. Oregon, beware...

Another 90-point game has the Jayhawks easily into the Elite Eight. Oregon, beware

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Short-handed Oregon powers way back to the Elite Eight

The Ducks missed big man Chris Boucher against Michigan but came up big without him in the Sweet 16

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Oregon rallies late to beat URI, reach Midwest Regional

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Once the game ended and Oregon had narrowly advanced with a hard-fought NCAA Tournament win, Tyler Dorsey considered his two missed free throws with 3:36 left and how there might have been no celebrations at all.

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Sizzling second half shooting helps South Carolina upset Duke

Rakym Felder pitched in 15 points to help South Carolina upset Duke. Duke’s stay in the 2017 NCAA tournament was short-lived. After going into the locker room with a seven-point halftime lead, the second-seeded Blue Devils were blitzed in the second hal

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Kentucky's two clutch blocked shots foil Wichita State's bid for revenge

Three years after unbeaten Wichita State fell to talent-laden, underseeded Kentucky in a classic second-round matchup, the Shockers couldn’t quite get the revenge they craved. With no timeouts remaining and the shot clock under 10, Markis McDuffie trie

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Michigan beats Louisville, continues memorable March run behind frontcourt scoring

Moritz Wagner had 26 points in Michigan’s win. Michigan, which hasn’t lost since the first day of the month, used a second-half comeback to storm past Louisville to a 73-69 victory in the second round of the NCAA tournament Sunday. With Derrick Walto

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Villanova falls to Wisconsin, takes all the brackets with it

Twitter is in mourning after the Badgers upset last year's reigning champs, leaving the CBS and ESPN brackets looking like Swiss cheese.

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USC topples SMU to advance from the First Four to the second round

At this time last week, USC wasn’t even sure if it had done enough to make the NCAA tournament. Now the Trojans are headed to the second round for the first time in eight years. Stewart’s corner 3-pointer proved to be the decisive blow in the 11th-se

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Michigan's victory over Oklahoma State was the tournament's most fun game so far

When the selection committee pitted Michigan against Oklahoma State in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the showdown between two of the nation’s five most efficient offenses figured to be one of the most compelling games of the opening weekend. T

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Middle Tennessee beats Minnesota for a March Madness upset that wasn't really an upset

After Princeton and UNC Wilmington came up short, Middle Tennessee came through with the 12-5 upset. Middle Tennessee, the No. 12 seed in the South region, outplayed Minnesota from opening tip to final buzzer and took out the fifth-seeded Golden Gophers