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  1. Kentucky, Wisconsin join short list of Final Four rematches

    Mar 31, 2015, 1:55 PM EDT

    So we meet again... (AP Photo)

    Teams that won the first meeting have won three of the four Final Four/title game rematches, with Duke (1990-91) being the lone exception.

  2. While a major question remains unanswered, No. 4 North Carolina can be special in 2015-16

    Mar 30, 2015, 2:22 PM EDT

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    The Tar Heels should return every piece to its rotation next season, but what happens with the NCAA inquiry will have an impact as well.

  3. Updated tournament records: Big Ten teams make up half of Final Four

    Mar 29, 2015, 7:15 PM EDT

    Michigan State earned its Final Four spot Sunday (AP Photo)

    Three one-seeds have made it to the Final Four, with No. 7 Michigan State being the exception.

  4. No. 2 Arizona, Sean Miller’s quest to reach Final Four once again falls short

    Mar 29, 2015, 8:37 AM EDT

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    The label of “best coach yet to reach a Final Four” will remain Miller’s for another offseason, whether that’s fair or not.

  5. Sam Dekker, Frank Kaminsky catch fire as No. 1 Wisconsin beats No. 2 Arizona

    Mar 28, 2015, 8:35 PM EDT

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    Dekker scored 20 of his 27 points in the second half at Wisconsin beat Arizona in the Elite Eight for the second straight year.

  6. Frank Kaminsky’s growth results in individual and team benefits for No. 1 Wisconsin

    Mar 28, 2015, 12:17 PM EDT

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    Frank Kaminsky’s path to stardom may not follow that of last year’s national Player of the Year winner, Doug McDermott, but it’s one that many players hope to navigate during their own time in school.

  7. Back at the point where last season ended, No. 2 Arizona looks to end its Final Four drought

    Mar 27, 2015, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Arizona hasn’t been to the Final Four since 2001, but all involved are focused on Wisconsin and not that streak.

  8. No. 2 Arizona pulls away from No. 6 Xavier, setting up West regional final rematch

    Mar 27, 2015, 12:59 AM EDT

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    Arizona played slightly better on both ends of the floor in the second half, and they’ll take on No. 1 Wisconsin as a result.

  9. Sam Dekker, Frank Kaminsky lead No. 1 Wisconsin to second consecutive Elite Eight

    Mar 26, 2015, 9:59 PM EDT

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    After Dekker scored 15 points in the first half, Kaminksy scored 15 in the second half for the Badgers.

  10. USC sophomore guard Kahlil Dukes to transfer

    Mar 26, 2015, 6:20 PM EDT

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    Dukes averaged 2.1 points in 7.2 minutes of action per game.

  11. Virginia Tech’s leading scorer Adam Smith to transfer, will be eligible immediately

    Mar 26, 2015, 4:24 PM EDT

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    Adam Smith averaged a team-high 13.4 points per game as a redshirt junior.

  12. Tradition of success through change raises expectations at Xavier

    Mar 26, 2015, 12:10 PM EDT

    Chris Mack has Xavier back in the Sweet 16 (AP Photo)

    Xavier’s reached the Sweet 16 in five of the last eight seasons, but is there a point where that won’t be good enough?

  13. Trey Freeman’s banked-in three sends Old Dominion to NIT semifinals (VIDEO)

    Mar 25, 2015, 9:31 PM EDT

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    Freeman’s shot came just a couple seconds after Murray State’s Jarvis Moss tied things up at 69 apiece.

  14. Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes has another encounter with an NCAA tournament stenographer (VIDEO)

    Mar 25, 2015, 8:50 PM EDT

    Nigel Hayes, Frank Kaminsky

    In his attempt to challenge an NCAA stenographer in Los Angeles, Hayes didn’t realize that the mics pick up everything.

  15. Status of North Carolina forward remains uncertain ahead of Thursday’s game against No. 1 Wisconsin

    Mar 25, 2015, 8:05 PM EDT

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    Meeks’ status for Thursday will be determined by whether or not he experiences any pain or swelling after going through a workout Wednesday morning.

  16. Wisconsin point guard expects to return from foot injury Thursday night

    Mar 25, 2015, 7:06 PM EDT

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    Traevon Jackson hasn’t played since late January, and how much he’ll be able to play against No. 4 North Carolina remains to be seen.

  17. Buffalo, head coach Bobby Hurley discussing contract extension

    Mar 25, 2015, 6:38 PM EDT

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    While there is a report stating that the two parties have agreed in principle to a new deal, there’s also a report that Hurley still intends to speak with DePaul this week.

  18. UAB, head coach Jerod Haase announce six-year contract extension

    Mar 25, 2015, 4:40 PM EDT

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    Keeping Haase in town is an important move for an athletic department that’s had its issues in recent months.

  19. Tourney Snacks: ACC, Pac-12 teams make up half the Sweet 16

    Mar 23, 2015, 12:45 AM EDT

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    No. 1 Duke, No. 1 Wisconsin were among the eight teams that advanced to the Sweet 16 Sunday.

  20. Pressure defense, offensive rebounding propel No. 5 West Virginia into Sweet 16

    Mar 23, 2015, 12:13 AM EDT

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    “Press Virginia” forced 23 Maryland turnovers, converting those mistakes into 26 points.

  21. Gonzaga’s Eric McClellan, Mark Few celebrate win over Iowa in style

    Mar 22, 2015, 11:22 PM EDT

    Both did flips in the locker room following their win over Iowa.

  22. No. 2 Gonzaga wraps up first Sweet 16 appearance since 2009

    Mar 22, 2015, 9:54 PM EDT

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    The Bulldogs were solid defensively, but their shooting 61.5 percent from the field and 10-for-16 from three was the difference in Seattle.

  23. Kansas governor Sam Brownback visits Wichita State locker room following win over Kansas (PHOTO)

    Mar 22, 2015, 9:14 PM EDT

    Sam Brownback

    Good enough for Drake and Kenny Chesney, then it’s good enough for the governor.

  24. Oregon’s Dillon Brooks dunks on Wisconsin big man (VIDEO)

    Mar 22, 2015, 8:33 PM EDT

    Dillon Brooks, Jeff Newberry

    Oregon’s an underdog, and they’ll need plays like this to take down Wisconsin.

  25. No. 7 Wichita State outclasses No. 2 Kansas, earns second Sweet 16 appearance in three years

    Mar 22, 2015, 7:49 PM EDT

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    Wichita State was the tougher team and they received contributions from a number of players in Omaha.