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Frustration wanes amid another March run for Izzo, Spartans

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo directs his team against Virginia during the second half of an NCAA tournament college basketball game in the Round of 32 in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, March 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It’s times like this when all the frustration seems worth it to Tom Izzo. The ups and downs of a long season having finally given way to another exhilarating run in the NCAA Tournament.

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Marshall players Tamron Manning, DeVince Boykins depart

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall coach Dan D’Antoni says junior reserves Tamron Manning and DeVince Boykins are leaving the program.

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Arizona outlasts Xavier 68-60 to reach West region finals

Arizona guard T.J. McConnell reacts after beating Xavier 68-60 in a college basketball regional semifinal in the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — T.J. McConnell shook off his terrible first half and a Xavier defender with equal poise, sliding around a screen and finding an open 3-pointer.

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Kentucky overwhelms West Virginia 78-39 in NCAA Sweet 16

Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein dunks against West Virginia during the second half of a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional semifinals, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Like a massive, unstoppable blue wave, Kentucky hit quickly and just kept coming. There was no escape for West Virginia, no place to hide.

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North Carolina can’t hold on in 79-72 loss to Wisconsin

North Carolina guard Justin Coleman (25) reacts alongside teammate guard Spenser Dalton, right, after their loss to Wisconsin in a college basketball regional semifinal in the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. Wisconsin won 79-72. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — North Carolina got the quick pace it wanted and the defense it needed against 7-foot Frank Kaminsky.

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