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Russ Smith of the Louisville Cardinals dunks the ball over Julius Randle of the Kentucky Wildcats. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Kentucky Tops Louisville 74-69 In Midwest Regional

Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer for the go-ahead score with 39 seconds left and Julius Randle made a pair of clutch free throws to lift Kentucky to a 74-69 victory over their in-state rivals.

03/28/2014

Keith Appling and Travis Trice of the Michigan State Spartans fight for the loose ball against Mike Tobey of the Virginia Cavaliers. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Michigan State Beats Virginia 61-59

Branden Dawson had 24 points and 10 rebounds as Michigan State beat top-seeded Virginia 61-59 to advance to East Regional final.

03/28/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Potholes, NCAA Ribbons & Flower Show Leftovers

Breanna from Anoka asked: Why are potholes called potholes? Taylor from Rosemount wanted to know: What do the red, white and blue ribbons on the floors of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament stand for?

03/28/2014

Kaleb Tarczewski of the Arizona Wildcats goes up for a shot as Skylar Spencer of the San Diego State Aztecs is called for a goal-tending in the second half. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Arizona Holds Off San Diego State 70-64

Arizona rallied to beat San Diego State 70-64 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA tournament.

03/28/2014

Dorian Finney-Smith of the Florida Gators goes up for a shot as Travis Wear of the UCLA Bruins defends during a regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Gators Win Their 29th Straight, Down UCLA 79-68

Michael Frazier II hit five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points as Florida beat UCLA 79-68 to reach its fourth consecutive NCAA regional final.

03/27/2014

Kendall Pollard of the Dayton Flyers dunks against the Stanford Cardinal during a regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Dayton tops Stanford 82-72 in Sweet 16

Jordan Sibert scored 18 points and Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 while Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 to make the Elite Eight for the first time since 1984.

03/27/2014

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Fmr. Wolves Player Leading Iowa State To Sweet-16

His name is Fred Hoiberg and we got to know him as a member of the Timberwolves. Now, he’s leading Iowa State to the Sweet-16 in his home town of Ames, Iowa. But could he one day be called to the Timberwolves as its next head coach?

03/26/2014

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Minnesota Is Top Seed In NCAA Hockey Tournament

Minnesota is the top overall seed in the NCAA hockey tournament. Boston College, Union and Wisconsin also received No. 1 seeds when the 16-team field was announced Sunday.

03/23/2014

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Penn State Wins 4th Straight Wrestling Title

Penn State won its fourth consecutive NCAA wrestling title, holding off Minnesota 109.5-104 on Saturday night. Oklahoma State placed third with 96.5 points, Iowa was fourth with 78.5 and Edinboro (Pa.) fifth with 62.

03/22/2014

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Penn State leads In NCAA Wrestling Championships

Three-time defending champion Penn State holds the slimmest of leads heading into the final day of the NCAA national wrestling championships.

03/22/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: March Madness Edition

David from Eagan asked: Who picks the 68 teams in the tournament?

03/21/2014

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Minnesota Women Advance To NCAA Title Game Again

Kelly Terry had a goal and an assist and Minnesota scored three times in the third period to beat Wisconsin 5-3 Friday in an NCAA women’s hockey semifinals.

03/21/2014

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Record Streak Over, Minnesota Returns For More

Minnesota has returned to the national semifinals of women’s hockey, this time carrying a loss on the record and a little less stress.

03/19/2014

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Minnesota Goalie Wilcox Finalist For Richter Award

Minnesota goaltender Adam Wilcox is among five finalists for the inaugural Mike Richter Award honoring the top goalie in NCAA hockey.

03/19/2014

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BILL PENDING! Freshman Legislator 3/18/14

St Patrick’s Day adventures turn into an early morning at the Capitol on this week’s edition of BILL PENDING, INDEPENDENT FRESHMAN LEGISLATOR. Click the link above to listen.

03/18/2014

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Gophers Miss NCAA Women’s Tournament Again

The NCAA women’s basketball tournament absence for Minnesota has reached five straight years.

03/17/2014

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Pitino Reflects On 1st Season After Missing Big Dance

The Gophers aren’t in the NCAA Tournament. Instead, in a weird bit of poetry, they’ll play Tubby Smith’s alma mater, High Point, on Tuesday night in the opening round of the NIT at Williams Arena.

03/17/2014

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Tips To Gain An Edge On Your Bracket

Filling out a March Madness bracket is an annual tradition. And we’ve got some tips for you. Here’s how to win your bracket pool.

03/17/2014

Emmy Andujar #13 of the Manhattan Jaspers drives to the basket against the Buffalo Bulls during the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational at Barclays Center on December 21, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (credit: Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Manhattan Forward Emmy Andujar

Andujar is a 6’6”, 205-pound point forward. He can handle the ball like a guard and draw bigger defenders out of the lane.

03/11/2014

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Transfers Find Second Home In The MAAC

Billy Baron, the MAAC Player of the Year, played in the ACC and Atlantic-10 before coming to Canisius, giving him a better perspective than most on the quality of play across conferences.

03/10/2014

Head coach Steve Masiello and Donovan Kates #33 of the Manhattan Jaspers (credit: Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Five Things: Iona And Manhattan To Play For MAAC Title

Iona and Manhattan, two schools separated by fewer than 10 miles, will play for the MAAC championship in Springfield, MA.

03/10/2014

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Minnesota’s Osieneks To End Playing Career Early

Minnesota junior Oto Osenieks will end his playing career a year early. The university announced Wednesday it will seek an NCAA medical waiver to keep his scholarship from counting against the 13-player limit next season.

03/05/2014

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In NCAA D3 Basketball Tournaments, 7 Minn. Teams

Four women’s teams and three men’s teams from Minnesota have been picked for the NCAA Division III basketball tournaments.

03/04/2014

Naadir Tharpe #10 of the Kansas Jayhawks (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Kansas Guard Naadir Tharpe

The 5’11” Tharpe is averaging 30 minutes, 8.9 points, and 5.1 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from the field, 39 percent from deep, and 82 percent from the line.

03/04/2014

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