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TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 1999 -- HEY, BABY: LET'S DANCE
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CONNECTICUT 77, DUKE 74
The talk through the week, the month, the entire year had been of “greatest” and “best-ever,” that sort of thing. And this was how the college basketball season ended.
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Duke lost? Believe it Paul Daugherty column
Blue Devils stunned
Notebook: An upset when team is 33-2?
At end, UConn had Moore than Duke
Hamilton gets what he came back for
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PURDUE 62, DUKE 45
Purdue started the season with an eye-opening victory and ended it with its biggest one ever.
Figgs steps to forefront
  ON THE SIDELINES
OSU
UConn 64,
Ohio St. 58

WAIT 'TIL NEXT YEAR
With four starters and nine of the 11 players on the roster back, Ohio State won't sneak up on anybody next season.

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

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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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.

XU
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XU FACES BIG LOSSES
Xavier loses 60 percent of its points and its top three scorers from this season, its best rebounder the past three years and its top assist guy the past four years. Coach Skip Prosser's goal for next season: getting back to the NCAA Tournament.

XU
HEARTBREAK HARD TO FORGET
A few players and coach Melanie Balcomb were in a Hartford, Conn., mall 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 in the women's NCAA Division II semifinals.
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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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