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UC Irvine stun Kansas State for first NCAA tournament win in school history

Anteaters topple No 4 seed in biggest upset of tourney so farIowa wins as Big Ten moves to 6-0 in this year’s tournamentDay one: Morant lifts Murray State as NCAA tourney tips offEvan Leonard hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start a run of 12 straight po…

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NCAA tournament 2019: our writers predict the winners, sleepers and upsets

Can anyone stop Zion Williamson? Who is this year’s Cinderella team? Our writers crunch the bracket as March Madness tips offNo. Because he wants to play and it’s his decision. I’m all for the notion that the NCAA is a corrupt institution, minting bill…

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Women’s NCAA Tournament: 11-time champs UConn miss out on No1 seed

Huskies not among top seeds for first time since 2006ESPN apologize after releasing bracket early in errorBaylor, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville are the No1 seeds in the women’s NCAA Tournament, leading a March Madness field that was reve…

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7ft 6in Tacko Fall has scorched college basketball – but is he too tall for NBA?

The University of Central Florida player is so tall he can pretty much place the ball in the basket. But many professional teams will see him as one-dimensionalYou could be forgiven for thinking this year’s NCAA Tournament, the culmination of the colle…

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Zion Williamson’s Duke named No1 overall seed for 2019 NCAA Tournament

Virginia, North Carolina and Gonzaga are named other No1 seedsTournament proper starts this Thursday after play-in gamesSee the full NCAA Tournament bracket hereLooming at the top of this year’s March Madness bracket: Duke and their freshman force of n…

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How Villanova learned to win against college basketball’s NBA talent factories

The Wildcats have their second title in three years. Along with his innate smarts, Coach Jay Wright looked to an NBA team from the past for inspirationThe NCAA Tournament that featured the first-ever victory by a 16-seed and a run to the Final Four by …

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NCAA final: Villanova beat Michigan for second championship in three years

Donte DiVincezo stars off bench with 31 points for WildcatsAs it happened: Villanova 79-62 MichiganThey chanted his name from the cheap seats: “Di-Vin-cen-zo, Di-Vin-cen-zo.” By the time Donte DiVincenzo was done doing his damage, Villanova had another…

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NCAA championship game: Villanova v Michigan – live!

Wildcats take on Wolverines in Alamodome to decide titleEmail hunter.felt.freelance@theguardian.com or @HunterFelt 2.44am BST Michigan 21-16 Villanova, 10:24 1st halfPoole finds Mortiz Wagner for a layup. They’re not letting Villanova catch up. 2.42am …

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NCAA championship game: Villanova v Michigan – live!

Wildcats take on Wolverines in Alamodome to decide titleEmail hunter.felt.freelance@theguardian.com or @HunterFelt 2.44am BST Michigan 21-16 Villanova, 10:24 1st halfPoole finds Mortiz Wagner for a layup. They’re not letting Villanova catch up. 2.42am …

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NCAA championship game: Villanova v Michigan – live!

Wildcats take on Wolverines in Alamodome to decide titleEmail hunter.felt.freelance@theguardian.com or @HunterFelt 2.44am BST Michigan 21-16 Villanova, 10:24 1st halfPoole finds Mortiz Wagner for a layup. They’re not letting Villanova catch up. 2.42am …

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Villanova to face Michigan in NCAA title game after blasting Kansas in Final Four

Villanova advance to second national title game in three seasonsWolverines come from behind to defeat Ramblers at AlamodomeVillanova bombed its way past a blueblood to reach the national title game. Michigan got there by taking away Cinderella’s slippe…

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Loyola Chicago’s Final Four run: how an underdog restored a city’s faded glory

A city once synonymous with basketball excellence has had little to cheer about in the two decades since Michael Jordan left town, but the Ramblers’ Cinderella run to the Final Four has changed thatThere was a time when Chicago was synonymous with bask…

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Villanova cruise through to NCAA Final Four despite uneven performance

Wildcats aiming to repeat national title run from 2016Nova uncharacteristically poor from beyond the arcVillanova are going back to the Final Four, and the underdogs should get ready for the top-seeded Wildcats.Eric Paschall had 12 points and 14 reboun…

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Sister Jean: how a 98-year-old-nun became the hottest property in basketball

Loyola-Chicago’s chaplain dispenses coaching advice alongside spiritual guidance – and her underdog team is lighting up primetime college basketballA 98-year-old nun has become the face of college basketball and the sport is probably all the better for…

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NCAA Tournament: Nevada’s 22-point comeback stuns Cincinnati; UNC tumble out

No7 Aggies beat up on Tar Heels 86-65 in dominant winNo11 Syracuse overcome partisan crowd to beat SpartansThe Nevada Wolf Pack just keep digging themselves out of deep holes. And now they’re on their way to Nevada’s first Sweet 16 since 2004.The seven…

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The greatest upset ever: UMBC’s shock win comes when the sport needs it most

The Retrievers’ stunning takedown of Virginia reminded us why March Madness endures as one of America’s best sporting traditionsThat whoosh you heard on Friday night was the sound of millions of brackets across America simultaneously bursting into flam…

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Ultimate upset: UMBC stun Virginia to become first ever No16 seed to top a No1

No16 seeds had been 0-135 against No1s entering FridayDay two of the NCAA tournament – as it happenedSenior guard Jairus Lyles scored 28 points, and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County pulled off the most shocking upset in NCAA tournament histo…

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NCAA tournament: Texas A&M meet Providence as Purdue, Cincinnati open play – live scores

Day one: Arizona crash out as Buffalo, Loyola Chicago spring upsets NCAA tournament bracket: see who’s playing who 4.53pm GMT DJ will be here shortly. In the meantime, here’s a look at yesterday’s happenings. Related: NCAA tournament: Arizona crash out…

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NCAA tournament: Arizona crash out as Buffalo, Loyola Chicago spring upsets

No13 seed Buffalo stun Final Four contenders in first roundUpset marks first ever NCAA tournament win in school historyNCAA tournament bracket: see who’s playing whoWes Clark scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris added 23 and No13 seed Buffalo pulled off the…

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NCAA Tournament 2018 day one: Kansas and Duke start campaigns – live!

March Madness predictions: our writers on the winners and underdogsNCAA Tournament bracket: see who’s playing whoEmail hunter.felt.casual@theguardian.com or tweet @HunterFelt 5.49pm GMT And wisely so, back-to-back three pointers give Rhode Island a 55-…