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NCAA Championship Game Goes to the Dogs

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Mankind best friends will be at the center of attention on Monday night, because the NCAA Men Basketball Championship game has gone to the dogs as both the Connecticut Huskies will face the Butler Bulldogs. Both teams have some outstanding back story to go with their quest for a National title. Kemba Walker and the Huskies have won ten consecutive games and Butler will make their second consecutive trip to the National Title game. The NCAA Final Four has been all it was hyped up to be and now the two teams Butler and UConn will play for it all on Monday night.

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Will the Fans Get a UConn VS Stanford II For NCAA Women Basketball Championship

Maya Moore and the Connecticut Huskies have a chance to make it to another championship game on Sunday as they will face Notre Dame, but it is the team on the other side of the bracket that makes the Women Final Four interesting. The Stanford Lady Cardinals will face Texas A&M.

Both UConn and Stanford has to get pass the teams Notre Dame and Texas A&M but everyone who is a women basketball fan cannot help but think of possible rematch between both teams. Stanford ended the Streak of the Huskies and is the only team to beat UConn in its last two years.

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Four Teams Are Elite Eight Bound, but no No. 1 Ohio State

North Carolina Tar Heels are Elite. Heels reached the Elite Eight in convincing fashion as they imposed their dominance in the first half and did not look back as they crushed Marquette 81-63. Kansas Jayhawks turned any hope of Richmond being fit for the glass slipper into a pumpkin. The Jayhawks defeated Richmond 77-57 to put them in the Elite Eight as the only number 1 seed to make it that far. VCU is Elite Eight bound for the first time in school’s history, and they had to take Florida State to an Overtime period to do it. With a 72-71 victory over Florida State, they continue to make skeptics eat their words as many thought they did not belong in the tournament.

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St. John Red Storm Rains Down on No. 3 Duke

The number one stunner of games played on Sunday was the St. Johns Red Storm routed the number three-ranked Duke Blue Devils 93-78. Duke without their premier freshman point guard Kyrie Irving does not resemble a team that most people thought would go undefeated. In the game against the Red Storm, Duke turned the ball over, did not shoot well, and it was almost inevitable the blowout loss happened.

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UNC Tar Heels Defeat North Carolina State 84-64

North Carolina Tar Heels thrashed the North Carolina State Wolfpack by the score 84-64. The game did not look much like a rival game Harrison Barnes had a career high of 25 points. The Tar Heels totally dominated the game in almost every facet of the game.

The Heels truly were Windex men as they clean the boards. When a team is able grab 53 rebounds and the opposing teams only manage 39 rebounds, you can understand why the blowout took place. It also did not help Tar Heels’ sophmore John Henson had a monster stat line with 16 points, 16 rebounds and 7 blocks.

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UNC Tar Heels Gets Win Despite Slow Start

Miami played a great first half but it was the Tar Heels’ play in the second half that would win the game. Harrison Barnes did not get it going until the second half. Hurricanes managed to hold Barnes scoreless in the second half. It was Barnes 13 points in the second half and some cold shooting by the Hurricanes that would be costly.

Heels Dexter Strickland joined Barnes as the only two Tar Heel players to score in double figures with 12 point. He held it down in the first half while Miami’s defense shutdown Barnes in the first half. With Miami hot-shooting from behind the arc, it did not look good for UNC. Hurricanes finished with 13 three-point shots. The leading scorer for the Hurricanes was Guard Durand Scott with 18 points. Scott missed only one shot out of 5 attempts from downtown.

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No. 10 Texas Vs No. 2 Kansas: Jayhawks First Loss of the Season

The number 10 ranked Texas Longhorns versus the number 2 ranked Kansas Jayhawks ends with Kansas falling from the ranks of the unbeaten on Saturday with a 74-63 loss. The Longhorns’ victory also ended the Jayhawks home winning streak at 69 games. J’Covan Brown scored 23 points, and his play was magnificent. His outstanding play led the Longhorn’s attack that led to Kansas’ first loss of the season.

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UNC Tar Heels Moves to 2-0 in the ACC Conference

UNC Tar Heels squeaks out another victory with a come from behind win over the Virginia Tech Hokies by the score of 64-61. UNC Tar Heels moves to 2-0 in ACC Conference play. The Heels had to overcome a 16 points deficit which was not an easy task when Hokies’ star player Malcolm Delaney was raining threes from anywhere he touched the ball.

Tar Heels won the game, but they are questions regarding the freshmen phenomenon Harrison Barnes. The two questions that rest on my mind how is this kid projected to be number 1 in the NBA Draft if he decides to leave school and how does such a talented kid held to such low offensive production game after game? The season is half over, and I have yet see any play from Barnes that merits such hype that media has bestowed him such as being the top freshmen in great freshmen class or becoming first freshmen Preseason All-American. A breakout game is way passed due.

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Florida State Basketball Stops No. 1 Duke Blue Devils Run on Perfection

Surprise, surprise, Florida State basketball team stops the Duke Blue Devils and upends any thought fans or the media had of Duke running the table. Florida State Seminoles’ defense was superb, and it is one of the reasons why the Seminoles defeated the Blue Devils by the score of 66-61.

Florida State’s offense was led by Derwin Kitchen and Chris Singleton. Both players combined for 40 of Seminoles 66 points. After scoring a quiet five points in the first half, Kitchen really began to cook in the second half when he added 17 points to finish the game with 22 points.

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Fredette Scores 47 points in No. 11 BYU Win

The 11th ranked BYU Cougars 104-79 victory over the Utah Runnin’ Utes was thanks to the offensive barrage of Jimmer Fredette. Fredette scored 47 points. From behind the 3-point line, Fredette showed his usual marksmanship by hitting 6 of 9 shots. One shot was a 40 foot buzzer beater at the end of the second half which showed Jimmer could not miss or at least it seemed that way.

Along with highlight reel moments, he had one missed dunk that could have easily made the blooper real. Other than the missed dunk, Fredette proved that he was in the zone. Shooting the basketball is what he does best and Tuesday night he did not disappoint. He finished the game with 16 shots made out of the 28 he attempted. Fredette was perfect fro the Free Throw line with 9 free throws made. He added 6 assists.

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