Posts Tagged NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship

Shockers head into offseason with plenty of questions

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall hugs Tekele Cotton (32) after the team's 81-70 loss to Notre Dame in a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional semifinals, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wichita State reached another Sweet 16 this season thanks in part to the frenzied, full-court press that coach Gregg Marshall often employs to such success.

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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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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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Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs on to beat North Carolina 79-72

Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky (44) reacts next to North Carolina forward Isaiah Hicks (22) after Wisconsin beat North Carolina 79-72 in a college basketball regional semifinal in the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wisconsin looked like a beaten team for much of the game.

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