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March Madness: Villanova’s Jenkins crushes UNC dreams with buzzer beater

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On the heels of a ridiculous three-pointer to tie the game by Tar Heel Marcus Paige, Gonzaga alum Kris Jenkins calmly won it for Villanova.

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Jenkins hits buzzer-beating three-pointer to lift Villanova past North Carolina for NCAA title

Chuck Culpepper with the story from Houston. (Read More)

Villanova scores a shout-out from ‘The Simpsons’

Apparently the show is rooting for the Wildcats. (Read More)

Villanova, North Carolina could hardly be hotter heading into title clash

One team entering the championship game on a seemingly unstoppable roll is unusual. Two? Pretty much unheard of in modern college basketball. (Read More)

Roy Williams and North Carolina are playing for a national title. Then it gets hard.

In all his bouts with the alluring beast of March, Roy Williams never has come across a final Monday night like this one. (Read More)

Why Villanova will beat North Carolina to become the national champion

Villanova and North Carolina produced the largest combined margin of victory in NCAA semifinal history. (Read More)

Plenty of D.C. flavor in NCAA championship game

Trio of former basketball All-Mets are set to face off Monday with the NCAA championship on the line. (Read More)



North Carolina pulls away from Syracuse to move to title game

Tar Heels move on to face Villanova after getting a balanced scoring effort to top Orange, 83-66. (Read More)

Archives: Kris Jenkins reaped benefits of his mother’s tough decisions to send him away from home

Now he’ll face his brother in the title game. (Read More)

Villanova’s romp to national title game gives Big East needed validation

Villanova knew it represented its entire conference, and it gave the new Big East its first Final Four team. (Read More)

Villanova rolls past Oklahoma to reach NCAA title game

Wildcats post the largest margin of victory in Final Four history in beating the Sooners, 95-51. (Read More)

Why the Syracuse 2-3 zone keeps reaching the Final Four

The Orange zone is far more complex and aggressive than most realize. (Read More)

At the Final Four, Jim Boeheim can’t complain. At least not much.

Longtime Syracuse coach has a lot to say — and even a few things to smile about. (Read More)

Turner’s Final Four is all about options, from ‘One Shining Moment’ to commentators

The alternate version will air on TNT and truTV’s “Team Streams.” (Read More)

This Final Four could be one for the ages, but is already one for the aged

Senior-dominated Oklahoma, Villanova, North Carolina and Syracuse hit the floor in Houston. (Read More)

In Final Four, improved defense makes Villanova no long shot

Jay Wright’s Wildcats have learned how to win even when their jumpers aren’t falling. (Read More)



North Carolina’s future may be cloudy, but a Final Four is now in its present

With possible sanctions looming, the Tar Heels beat Notre Dame in the East Region final. (Read More)

Virginia couldn’t handle Syracuse’s pressure. Now the Cavaliers will never forget it.

The sting of their collapse in the Midwest Region final will stay with U-Va.’s players forever. (Read More)

TBS announcer draws ire for “back from the dead on Easter Sunday” phrasing at end of Syracuse’s comeback win

Some viewers were offended by the call, while some defended it. (Read More)

Virginia collapses during second half, falls to Syracuse in Midwest Region final

Cavaliers squander 16-point lead, fall one game short of first Final Four since 1984. (Read More)

North Carolina, Notre Dame handle blowout in different ways

Coaches use different psychologies in helping players either remember, or forget, the Tar Heels’ rout of the Irish earlier this month in the ACC tournament. (Read More)

Does familiarity breed contempt in ACC matchups?

Syracuse, Notre Dame will have a sense of deja vu when they meet the No. 1 seeds in their brackets. (Read More)

Brewer: Villanova displays true grit

Wildcats fight off Jayhawks’ rally to advance to the Final Four. (Read More)

Villanova holds off Kansas to reach Final Four

Wildcats repel run after run from Jayhawks to advance beyond Elite Eight for first time since 2009. (Read More)

The Buddy Hield show sends Oklahoma into Final Four

Senior’s 37 points dismantle No. 1 seed Oregon to win West Region. (Read More)

Buddy Hield credits Kobe Bryant for offensive explosion in Elite Eight

No matter the cause, Oregon had its hands full. (Read More)

A January loss to Virginia may have set up Syracuse’s NCAA run

Orange nearly upset Cavaliers in Charlottesville — and learned a lot about themselves in the process. (Read More)

Notre Dame Coach Mike Brey limps into Elite Eight showdown

Even coaches have to battle through injury in March. (Read More)

Anthony Gill takes the lead as Virginia drives to brink of Final Four

With NCAA tournament opponents focused on Malcolm Brogdon, forward leads Cavs in scoring and rebounding. (Read More)

Buddy Hield, on the brink of his Final Four dream before tip-off vs. Oregon

He was second-guessed for his decision to come back to Oklahoma, but shot to stardom as a senior and now has a shot at “the ultimate goal.” (Read More)

Heels got brief scare, and the result should make others shudder

North Carolina will be nearly unbeatable if it continues to play the way it did against Indiana, John Feinstein writes. (Read More)

This March Madness has opened grim window on sexual assault

Expelled former players of participating teams, including Oregon, have announced separate lawsuits this month, and some find their cases troubling. (Read More)

High school teammates playing in the tournament together — just on different teams

Former Gonzaga players and “brothers” Nate Britt and Kris Jenkins hope to meet in the national championship game. (Read More)

A five-minute talk about body language turned Villanova into an NCAA tournament monster

The Wildcats’ loss in the Big East tourney final may have been the best thing to happen to them all season. (Read More)

Roy Williams: The emotional toll of Tobacco Road

A past scandal has saddled the Tar Heels’ coach with the burden to win now for the players he loves. (Read More)

Why Mike Brey doesn’t wear turtlenecks any more

The Notre Dame coach now looks like “a lost soul on his fourth martini and down to his last Marlboro Light.” And his team totally digs it. (Read More)



Coach K apologizes for lying in postgame news conference

“I reacted incorrectly to a reporter’s question,” Mike Krzyzewski said. (Read More)

The key to KU’s supremacy

The starters have been great, but the bench may be giving the Jayhawks a more essential boost. (Read More)

In NCAA tournament No. 2 is better than No. 1

At least when it comes to the Villanova Wildcats. (Read More)

The toughest road to the Final Four

Kansas may be the tourney’s top team, but the Jayhawks always face the hardest competition among No. 1 seeds en route to Houston. (Read More)

In Bennett’s forgotten NBA career, some remember a future coach

The Virginia coach’s former teammates and coach with the Charlotte Hornets see Bennett’s discipline as player carried over to his teams today. (Read More)

The day Reagan was shot, they played for the NCAA tournament championship

North Carolina and Indiana meet again in the same city as when they battled for the national championship that fateful day 35 years ago. (Read More)

Marcus Paige, North Carolina take care of Indiana, move to NCAA tournament’s Elite Eight

Marcus Paige led the way in UNC’s blowout win over the Hoosiers. (Read More)

A Sweet 16 rally to make Notre Dame forget spring football

The NCAA East Region semifinals began with a game between two schools whose basketball teams are almost an afterthought among most of their fans, students and alumni. (Read More)

Virginia’s London Perrantes knows which buttons to push

The Cavaliers’ point guard was in complete control against Iowa State. (Read More)

Late flurry lifts Notre Dame past Wisconsin

Demetrius Jackson’s six points in the final 20 seconds carried the Irish to the Elite Eight for the second straight season. (Read More)

Virginia starts fast and cruises to Elite Eight with 84-71 win over Iowa St.

The Cavs rolled out to a 17-point lead in the first half and never trailed en route to the Midwest regional final. (Read More)

Mark Turgeon put Terps back in spotlight. Next time, they can’t shrink from it.

Maryland seemed uncomfortable all year long with their heightened status nationally. (Read More)

Maryland had a very nice season. We expected something grander.

“The thing is, we thought this season would be far better than fine,” writes Dan Steinberg. (Read More)

Maryland basketball enters offseason with no guarantees of who might return

Jake Layman and Rasheed Sulaimon are gone and there’s no word yet on the status of Melo Trimble, Diamond Stone or Robert Carter Jr. (Read More)

A brief glimpse inside the aftermath of Duke’s NCAA tournament exit

The Blue Devils may have bowed out, but Coach K wants his squad to know they were a true Duke team. (Read More)

Oklahoma’s experience powers Sooners over Aggies

Texas A&M couldn’t come up with a miracle comeback this time. (Read More)

Maryland’s season ends with loss to Kansas

The Jayhawks pulled away after a potent second half. (Read More)

When it mattered most, Maryland couldn’t pull it together

The Terps tumbled out of the Sweet 16 when their offense abandoned them. (Read More)

Terps’ trio must make NBA decisions

Will Melo Trimble, Diamond Stone and Robert Carter Jr. stay or go to the draft? (Read More)

Oregon’s Dillon Brooks said Coach K scolded him after Ducks beat Duke

And the Blue Devils’ coach didn’t particularly care to be pressed for his precise words in the postgame press conference. (Read More)



The Mount Rushmore of hated Duke players

Few things bring Americans together like rooting against the Blue Devils in the NCAA tournament. (Read More)

The smartest upset picks go to 11

Turn up the love for teams like Gonzaga and Wichita State, who both play far better than traditional 11 seeds. (Read More)

The best bets to win the tournament

There are 68 teams dreaming of cutting down the nets in Houston, but history says the smart money is on one of these 10 teams to take home the title. (Read More)

Most vulnerable top seeds

Picking all the favorites to reach the Final Four? Not only is that lame, it’s also unlikely to happen. If you’re looking for some top seeds to succumb to Cinderella, you might want to look at these three teams that could tumble early. (Read More)

NCAA Tournament cheat sheet: Everything you need to know

Get bracket predictions, upset picks, best bets, the perfect bracket and more. (Read More)



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HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Phil Booth #5 of the Villanova Wildcats and Isaiah Hicks #4 of the North Carolina Tar Heels fight for the ball during the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)