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Hair-Raising Task: Maryland Targets Texas’ Center

To keep tabs on Texas-Maryland, look for the 6-foot-7 center whose hair matches the Longhorns’ uniforms.

03/24/2014

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Rob Long: I Love The Madness

This is a time of the year when you absolutely love being wrong.

03/24/2014

Aaron Gordon #11 of the Arizona Wildcats dunks over Sam Dower #35 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Viejas Arena on March 23, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Paul Dye/J and L Photography/Getty Images )

Arizona Beats Zags 84-61 To Reach Sweet 16

Aaron Gordon and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 18 points each, and Arizona looked every bit the No. 1 seed in the West while blowing out Gonzaga 84-61 on Sunday.

03/24/2014

Anthony White Jr. #15 and Daniel Coursey #52 of the Mercer Bears defend Jarnell Stokes #5 of the Tennessee Volunteers in the second half during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 23, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Tennessee Ends Mercer’s NCAA Run With 83-63 Romp

Tennessee came to Tobacco Road and turned it into “Raleigh Top.”

03/23/2014

Andrew Harrison #5 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball against the Wichita State Shockers during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 23, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Kentucky Ends Wichita State’s Perfect Run, 78-76

Andrew Harrison scored 20 points, twin brother Aaron had 19 and Kentucky ended Wichita State’s pursuit of perfection Sunday when Fred VanVleet’s potential game-winning 3-pointer missed in a 78-76 victory in the NCAA tournament.

03/23/2014

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Dayton Stuns Syracuse 55-53 To Reach Sweet 16

Syracuse star freshman point guard Tyler Ennis was open at the top of the key with 2 seconds left and the Flyers holding a two-point lead. When Ennis’ attempt to win the game clanged harmlessly off the rim, Dayton had a victory it had been chasing for three decades.

03/23/2014

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Defending Champ Louisville Returning To Sweet 16

Louisville didn’t need a big game from Russ Smith to get back to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.

03/22/2014

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No. 1 Seed Florida Tops Pitt 61-45, Makes Sweet 16

Scottie Wilbekin scored 21 points and top-seeded Florida beat Pittsburgh 61-45 in the NCAA tournament Saturday, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive year.

03/22/2014

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Bob Haynie: Filling Out A Bracket Brings March Sadness

It happens every March. It’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s memorable and, often times, it’s frustrating. It is the NCAA Tournament office pool.

03/21/2014

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SDSU Outlasts New Mexico State 73-69 In OT

“March Madness” morphed into “The Longest Day” on Thursday, after San Diego State and New Mexico State went to overtime, marking the record fourth game of the day to extend the extra 5 minutes.

03/21/2014

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Louisville Comes Alive Late, Beats Manhattan 71-64

Luke Hancock hit two huge 3-pointers in the final 1:19 to help Louisville finally shake free from tenacious Manhattan, 71-64 in the NCAA tournament Thursday night.

03/21/2014

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Texas Edges Arizona State 87-85 On Buzzer-Beater

The shot was long, and it smacked hard off the glass in the final seconds. That’s when big Cameron Ridley, standing every bit of 6-foot-9 and 285 pounds, reached down, picked up the ball and put it in as time expired.

03/21/2014

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