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 NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT
XU
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XAVIER 106, OREGON 75
“I told the seniors many times, the last game is the one you remember most and let's make it special,” coach Skip Prosser said. “And I think they did that.”
Notebook: Alumni exhort Prosser to stay
California best of the rest
  MEN'S NCAA TOURNAMENT
OSU
Ohio St. 77,
St. John's 74

BUCKS KEEP SUPERSTITIONS
Superstition saved Jim O'Brien's hair — sparing everyone else from what could have been a scary sight.
Notebook: OSU no surprise to Keady
Roses in March? Buckeyes get grand sendoff
OSU lodging a complex situation credit

Final Four
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DUKE THANKS UC, UK
In its only two losses in the 369 days, Duke learned the importance of the intensity needed to bury opponents and the concentration that keeps leads intact.
Cleaves and Izzo have special bond
El-Amin finds a way to motivate - and agitate
Langdon took road less traveled
Packer's knowledge separates him from rest
  WOMEN'S NCAA TOURNAMENT
women's final four
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PURDUE CAN'T GET FREE REIGN
The basketball season has been one long parade for No. 1-ranked Purdue — a parade to the free throw line.
Duke toiling in twin shadows
  ON THE SIDELINES
UK
Mich. St. 73
Kentucky 66

DON'T FEAR FOR UK'S FUTURE
Kentucky's only returning starters next season will be Michael Bradley and Desmond Allison. It may not have a scholarship player in the senior class. If Jamaal Magloire leaves, it could lose 55.5 percent of its scoring. But hey, relax. It's Kentucky.
Next season's Kentucky lineup

UC
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NOT HUGGINS' FAULT
UC's recruiting appears to be moving more toward the sort of complete players who tend to survive in the tournament.

Miami
UK 58, Miami 53
MIAMI ENTERS NEW WORLD
What will basketball be like in Oxford like now that Wally Szczerbiak and Damon Frierson have ended their careers?
Szczerbiak may go 3rd in NBA draft
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XU
HEARTBREAK HARD TO FORGET
A few players and coach Melanie Balcomb were in a Hartford, Conn., mall Monday when some University of Connecticut fans started applauding.

UC
WOMEN ONE AND OUT, TOO
For a while, the UC-Oregon first-round game had all the makings of a “Rocky” movie. But the 12th-seed Bearcats did not get their Hollywood ending,

NKU
NKU LOSES IN FINAL FOUR
Arkansas Tech beat the Norse 62-57 Thursday night in the women's NCAA Division II semifinals.
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seniors
Spotlight on Seniors
Cincinnati, Miami, Kentucky will only go as far as their seniors will take them. Ditto the Xavier and UC women. Check out our features on these top players.
   

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