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Apr 9, 2014 — Both the men's and women's teams are Division I basketball champions this year. Only once before has a school done that in the same year: UConn, in 2004.
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Apr 8, 2014 — UConn won it all, 60-54, by staying a step ahead of Kentucky's talented five starting freshmen. The Huskies also made all of their free throws, while the Wildcats struggled at the line.
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Apr 7, 2014 — Monday night's NCAA basketball national championship matches two teams with a knack for dramatic finishes. Neither team was in last year's tournament.
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Apr 6, 2014 — The undefeated Connecticut and Notre Dame could meet in a record-setting final Tuesday, if they can get past Stanford and Maryland, respectively, today. All four programs have won past titles.
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Mar 29, 2014 — Kentucky came back to beat defending champ Louisville, and Michigan State upset Virginia Friday night, as the NCAA men's basketball championship finalized its Elite Eight lineup.
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Mar 3, 2014 — Division I athletes may be at the top of their game in college, but by their 40s they often have more health problems than people who never played sports, researchers say.
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Mar 31, 2013 — After the weekend's regional finals, the state for Atlanta is set with Michigan facing Syracuse and underdog Wichita St. will squaring off against Louisville to decide who will move on to the big game to decide the national championship.
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Mar 30, 2013 — In a surprising upset, No.9-seeded Wichita State defeated No. 2 Ohio State 70-66 to cement their place in the Final Four tournament in Atlanta. Earlier in the day, Syracuse dominated Marquette 55-39.
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Mar 30, 2013 — Florida Gulf Coast's run as NCAA darlings has ended, but it was an outcome the stats predicted. Michigan also rallied Friday, joining the likes of Duke and Louisville. The remaining eight teams will be vying this weekend to make the Final Four.
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Mar 29, 2013 — Syracuse bounces Indiana. Marquette eliminates Miami. And NPR's David Greene promises (or threatens?) to sing on Morning Edition if Florida Gulf Coast wins Friday night. March Madness continues.
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