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Notre Dame’s blueprint to beat Kentucky: Lessons from Cincinnati, West Virginia

Notre Dame’s blueprint to beat Kentucky: Lessons from Cincinnati, West Virginia

Notre Dame is the latest team to have a chance to upset Kentucky. What can the Irish learn from Cincinnati and West Virginia?

Arizona’s Versatility Key to Upend Wisconsin

Arizona’s Versatility Key to Upend Wisconsin

The teams are the same, but Arizona’s defensive interchangeability should help avoid a repeat of the 2014 Elite Eight.

Kentucky’s Defense Can Stymie Notre Dame’s Perimeter Mastery

Kentucky’s Defense Can Stymie Notre Dame’s Perimeter Mastery

Notre Dame showed against Wichita State how explosive their offense can be, but can they do it again versus Kentucky?

2015 NCAA tournament: Friday highlights, upset watch and Sweet 16 analysis

2015 NCAA tournament: Friday highlights, upset watch and Sweet 16 analysis

The best of Friday’s NCAA tournament coverage.

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Pitino always has been one to think outside the three-point line

Pitino always has been one to think outside the three-point line

With the Cardinals’ win over North Carolina State, coach is in a regional final for the 12th time.

Behind Winslow, Duke overwhelms Utah

Behind Winslow, Duke overwhelms Utah

Justise Winslow finishes with third double-double in four games to lift Duke to Elite Eight matchup with Gonzaga.

Karnowski stars as Gonzaga moves to Elite Eight with a win over UCLA

Karnowski stars as Gonzaga moves to Elite Eight with a win over UCLA

Polish big man carries Bulldogs to first Elite Eight since 1998.

Watch some of tonight’s top NCAA tournament plays

Watch some of tonight’s top NCAA tournament plays

N.C. State’s Anthony “Cat” Barber rebounds while on the ground, then kicks the ball out for an open three-pointer. While still on the ground.

Wisconsin, Arizona prove late bloomers can still thrive in NCAA tournament

Wisconsin, Arizona prove late bloomers can still thrive in NCAA tournament

Badgers’ Frank Kaminsky, Wildcats’ T.J. McConnell among the upperclassmen who are leading a revival of the four-year college star.

Top big man Diamond Stone commits to Maryland

Top big man Diamond Stone commits to Maryland

Stone picked Maryland over Wisconsin, Connecticut, Arizona and Oklahoma State.

Louisville goes with yellow laces for a good cause

Louisville goes with yellow laces for a good cause

The Cardinals aim to raise awareness for pediatric cancer during their Sweet 16 game against North Carolina State.

Maryland women’s basketball meets old rival Duke in new setting

Maryland women’s basketball meets old rival Duke in new setting

The Terrapins are no longer in the ACC, but their grudge match with the Blue Devils will continue Saturday in the NCAA tournament round of 16.

Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield talks really, really fast

Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield talks really, really fast

It comes in handy for trash talking on the court.

No. 1 Terps women’s lacrosse is riding high with no-look goal, new uniforms and a magazine cover

No. 1 Terps women’s lacrosse is riding high with no-look goal, new uniforms and a magazine cover

Top-ranked Maryland routs No. 4 Northwestern in B1G debut.

The ‘other Coach K’ brings SEAL-trained, sweetgrass-smoked Utah to Sweet 16

The ‘other Coach K’ brings SEAL-trained, sweetgrass-smoked Utah to Sweet 16

Larry Krystkowiak is bringing Utah’s program back into the spotlight with some unorthodox training methods.

Justise Winslow is Duke’s defensive X-factor against Utah

Justise Winslow is Duke’s defensive X-factor against Utah

The recent play of Justise Winslow has completely changed Duke’s defense.

UCLA is no match for Gonzaga’s depth

UCLA is no match for Gonzaga’s depth

Gonzaga boasts the fourth most efficient offense (120.4 adjusted efficiency) coupled with the best effective field goal percentage in the nation (58.8 percent).

N.C. State’s guards Anthony Barber and Trevor Lacey can help upset Louisville

N.C. State’s guards Anthony Barber and Trevor Lacey can help upset Louisville

The Wolfpack is the only team to take down a No. 1 seed in the 2015 tournament.

Don’t bet against Tom Izzo and Michigan State in their matchup with Oklahoma

Don’t bet against Tom Izzo and Michigan State in their matchup with Oklahoma

Michigan State has won six of their last seven games, including an upset over No. 2 Virgina. And the numbers suggest they could make it seven of eith.

When Notre Dame meets Kentucky, excellence will meet legendary excellence

When Notre Dame meets Kentucky, excellence will meet legendary excellence

In a curious Midwest Regional final, Notre Dame will bring the strength that brought it through an outstanding season against the strength that has carried Kentucky toward the ages

NCAA tournament gambling: Read this before making Friday’s Sweet 16 picks

NCAA tournament gambling: Read this before making Friday’s Sweet 16 picks

March Madness continues with four games on Friday.

Arizona, Wisconsin advance to set up Elite Eight rematch

Arizona, Wisconsin advance to set up Elite Eight rematch

“We’ve had all year to think about Wisconsin,” Sean Miller said, and the Wildcats will get their chance in the Elite Eight.

For UCLA coach and his two sons, March Madness is a family affair

For UCLA coach and his two sons, March Madness is a family affair

What’s it like being the coach’s son? Two generations of Alford boys know about being under the microscope.

Xavier’s Matt Stainbrook is delightful, but Arizona’s T.J. McConnell is too good

Xavier’s Matt Stainbrook is delightful, but Arizona’s T.J. McConnell is too good

Xavier’s Matt Stainbrook may not look the part, but he nearly stunned Arizona.

Kentucky wins big again as West Virginia gets led to the slaughter

Kentucky wins big again as West Virginia gets led to the slaughter

West Virginia players had boasted of their peerless press, but their peerless press barely materialized.

2015 NCAA tournament: Sweet 16 highlights, analysis, upset watch and more

2015 NCAA tournament: Sweet 16 highlights, analysis, upset watch and more

Updates on all of Thursday’s action.

West Virginia’s Daxter Miles Jr. is having a really bad day

West Virginia’s Daxter Miles Jr. is having a really bad day

Spoiler: his prediction didn’t come true.

Which No. 1 seed has the coolest celebrity fans?

Which No. 1 seed has the coolest celebrity fans?

It’s Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn versus Ashley Judd.

Why, it’s Notre Dame, and for the first time since Magic

Why, it’s Notre Dame, and for the first time since Magic

After nearly being ousted earlier in the tournament, Notre Dame shows its mettle to advance to the Midwest Region final.

NCAA site Syracuse tempts Sweet 16 teams with cookies and cupcakes

NCAA site Syracuse tempts Sweet 16 teams with cookies and cupcakes

And punishes them with tiny beds.

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A veteran works through the grind

With more than 1,100 games under Ryan Zimmerman’s big league belt, how does the Nationals star prepare for 162 games in 182 days?

First and 17

Inside the season with the nation’s top-rated football prospect, Woodbridge’s Da’Shawn Hand.

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