Monday, March 12, 2001

UK's road to title game

        (Matchups assume higher-seeded teams win earlier games)


        • Holy Cross (22-7, RPI 85): Former UK assistant Ralph Willard leads Crusaders. He'll surely lead them home on Friday.


        • Iowa (22-11, RPI 26): Seventh-seeded Hawkeyes needed big run in Big Ten tourney just to make field; wound up winning the whole thing. Now, the question is, will Hawkeyes get Luke Recker back?

        SWEET 16

        • Boston College (26-4, RPI 5): First worst-to-first team in Big East history, their early exit from Big East tourney cost them a No.2 seed. Here's their chance to show they were more deserving than UK.


        • Duke (29-4, RPI 1): Haven't we met here before? Paging Mr. Laettner.

        FINAL FOUR

        • Stanford (28-2, RPI 2): Top seed in West has inside muscle in Collins brothers, Jason and Jarron, plus outside marksmanship in Casey Jacobsen.

        TITLE GAME

        • Michigan State (24-4, RPI 3) or Illinois (24-7, RPI 6): Wildcats would love chance to avenge narrow (46-45) loss to defending champion Spartans in December. tournament coverage

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