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Xavier's Naji Marshall drives past Providence's Rodney Bullock during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big East men's tournament semifinals Friday

The tournament's No. 1 seeds include overall No. 1 Virginia (South), Villanova (East), Kansas (Midwest) and Xavier (West).

Ja'Quan Newton, who hit the game victor in Chapel Hill just over a week ago, pulled the Hurricanes within one at 50-49, and the insanity just continued from there as both squads played a physical brand of basketball that was played nearly exclusively in a six-point window.

UNC just won three games in four days but lost the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship to Virginia. "You've got to work for everything you get and then you've gotta go on the other end and work for that".

Dodge's final track and field state meet at West Carteret capped a wild two-month ride that saw her earn the N.C. High School Athletic Association Female Athlete of the Year award and the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship for academics and leadership.

Davidson nearly certainly wouldn't have gotten an at-large bid, but it got into the field by upsetting Rhode Island in the A-10 final.

The NCAA released its tournament bracket on Sunday evening and will announce game times and television information soon. Roy Williams tried to make the Tar Heels dictate the way the game was going to be played, but Virginia continued to play smart basketball and it went in Virginia's favor again. "They're not going to get in the tournament and change who they are".

North Carolina (25-10) got as close as two points in the second half at 48-46, but Guy responded with a jumper from just inside the 3-point arc.

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This is the Eagles' second consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. The No. 2 seed is Duke, with Michigan State at No. 3. But only the 1999 squad reached the Final Four.

First, it will be broadcast by TBS, not CBS, the longtime network home of the tournament.

This is Radford's third time in the NCAA Tournament, and to mark their accomplishment, they will play Long Island University Brooklyn on March 13 at 6:40 p.m., as part of the tournament's "First Four" games. With a win, it would advance to play whichever team emerges from the 8-9 matchup between Creighton and Kansas State. Foster began his career with the Wildcats.

Duke Blue Devils forward Marvin Bagley III (35) drives with the ball against Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Bonzie Colson (35) and Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Rex Pflueger (0).

UNC Greensboro, the champions of the Southern Conference, is the 13th seed in the West and will take on fourth-seeded Gonzaga on Thursday in Boise, Idaho.

Louisville had a chaotic season mired by the firings of coach Rick Pitino and AD Tom Jurich amid the Federal Bureau of Investigation case. "So we've got to go in there and try to play the ideal game and play as close as we can possibly play to that, then we'll have a chance to win". Shortly after that, a commission led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to deliver recommendations from an investigation triggered by an FBI probe that led to charges last fall against assistant coaches, agents, employees of apparel companies and others.

"But my team's getting better", the coach added. Not only have the Mountaineers struggled against the Jayhawks in Kansas City, they were swept by them in the regular season - blowing a big second-half lead during the game in Lawrence.

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