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Men’s NCAA Tournament Championship set to be defensive battle

Virginia's Kyle Guy (5) is lifted off the floor by teammates after he sunk three free throws to win the game for Virginia against Auburn in a semifinal of the NCAA Tournament Final Four on Saturday, April 6, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Virginia advanced, 63-62.

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

The age-old sports adage that defense wins championships certainly held true on Saturday night when No. 3 Texas Tech and No. 1 Virginia each won their Final Four matchups to advance to the National Championship.

What are the odds: Final Four picks

Kihei Clark (0) of the Virginia Cavaliers.

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

In the Final Four, Auburn’s fast-paced offense could cause problems for Virginia, while Texas Tech’s stifling defense will make for a low-scoring affair against Michigan State.

Sluggish Sweet 16 dwarfed by Electric Elite Eight

Auburn's Anfernee McLemore sails past Kentucky's PJ Washington for a shot during the second half of the NCAA Midwest Regional Final on March 31 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Auburn beat Kentucky, 77-71, in overtime.

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

The Sweet 16 featured a number of blowouts and left fans hungry for more, but the Elite Eight made up for it with late-game drama.

Oregon, Gonzaga, South Carolina try to brace for Final Four experience

By Shannon Ryan | Chicago Tribune (TNS)

March 30, 2017

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Final Four is an event where stars become star struck and distractions are plentiful. Fulfilling a request from Nike, Kobe Bryant visited Oregon and Gonzaga locker rooms. South Carolina players were given a deadline on distributing tickets to friends and family. Gonzaga players w...

City of Pittsburgh, Pitt host NCAA with hopes of hosting women’s Final Four

City of Pittsburgh, Pitt host NCAA with hopes of hosting women's Final Four

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

September 11, 2014

The Pitt women’s basketball team might not make the Final Four next March, but by November, the University and the city of Pittsburgh may have secured a role hosting the prestigious sporting event in the near future.At the David Lawrence Convention Center Wednesday, people from various sectors of ...

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