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Classes off, party on: a Philly bash for champion Villanova

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Once Villanova's band stopped playing its fight song, Jay Wright took over as pep rally conductor.

April 06, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | NCAA Tournament


Tar Heels begin moving forward after falling short of title

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina started the year with a No. 1 ranking, swept the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season and tournament titles and battled to the final Monday night of the season to play for the national championship.

April 06, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | NCAA Tournament


Villanova wins national championship on buzzer beater

HOUSTON (AP) - One good shot deserved another.

April 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | NCAA Tournament


OU coach Kruger returns to Final Four 22 years later

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Lon Kruger last coached in the Final Four in 1994. That's before most of his current players were born.

March 31, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | NCAA Tournament


Teams afoul of NCAA meet in ‘Infraction Bowl’

HOUSTON (AP) - Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim doesn't like using the term "clean" to describe a college sports program, because the opposite of that would mean "dirty."

March 31, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | NCAA Tournament


Hield, Arcidiacono take the long road to Final Four

Nobody in the NBA was knocking down Ryan Arcidiacono's door when his junior season ended a year ago. Buddy Hield - that was a different story.

March 28, 2016 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | NCAA Tournament


Down to four

When the word "Syracuse" popped up on the bracket for the first time, most of the so-called experts were crying "foul," not shouting "Final Four."

March 28, 2016 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | NCAA Tournament


Turnovers prove costly as No. 1 Jayhawks fall to Villanova in South final

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kris Jenkins made two free throws with 13.3 seconds remaining, Jalen Brunson added two more with 3.5 seconds left and second-seeded Villanova upset top-seeded Kansas 64-59 on Saturday night in the NCAA Tournament South Region final to reach the Final Four.

March 26, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | NCAA Tournament


It’s a mini-ACC tournament on one side of bracket

This mini-Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament has even higher stakes than usual: The winner earns a spot in the national championship game.

March 26, 2016 | BY JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | NCAA Tournament


Hield has 37, OU beats Oregon to land in Final Four

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Buddy Hield hit eight 3-pointers while scoring 37 points, and Oklahoma advanced to its first Final Four since 2002 with an 80-68 victory over Oregon in the West Region final of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.

March 26, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | NCAA Tournament


North Carolina and Notre Dame know each other well

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The day before North Carolina and Notre Dame were to meet for a berth in the Final Four, the talk around the Wells Fargo Center was about a game played two weeks ago.

March 26, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | NCAA Tournament


Oregon drops defending champ Duke 82-68 in Sweet 16

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Dillon Brooks scored 22 points andOregonadvanced to the brink of its first Final Four in 77 years with an 82-68 victory over defending national champion Duke on Thursday night in the West Region semifinal of the NCAA Tournament.

March 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | NCAA Tournament


No. 1 Jayhawks overwhelm Maryland

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Perry Ellis scored 27 points to match a season high, Wayne Selden Jr. added 19 and top-seeded Kansas topped No. 5 Maryland for a 79-63 NCAA Tournament South Region semifinal victory Thursday night. The win put the Jayhawks back into the Elite 8 for the first time since 2012.

March 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | NCAA Tournament


Woodard, Hield lead Oklahoma’s Sweet 16 romp over Aggies

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jordan Woodard scored 22 points and Buddy Hield had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the second-seeded Oklahoma Sooners to a 77-63 romp over third-seeded and cold-shooting Texas A&M in the NCAA West Regional on Thursday.

March 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | NCAA Tournament


No. 2 seed Villanova routs Miami 92-69 in South semifinal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Ryan Arcidiacono and Kris Jenkins each scored 21 points, and No. 2 seed Villanova never trailed in routing third-seeded Miami 92-69 Thursday night in the South Region semifinal of the NCAA Tournament.

March 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | NCAA Tournament


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