WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT COVERAGE
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The Long Desert Drought Ends|
After dropping its last two regular season games, Arizona Coach
Lute Olson told his team "only the strong survive." The team believed the slogan and helped Olson break free of the reputation that he was the coach of under-achieving favorites. More than 35,000 people greeted the champs on Tuesday, and the state celebrated its championship.
WE'RE No. 2:
Fans Cheer Kentucky, Hope Pitino Stays
Arizona Ends NCAA Run as the Top Cat
The Wildcats won their first-ever national title, defeating Kentucky, 84-79, in overtime Monday night. Arizona is the first team to defeat three No. 1 seeds to win the tournament.
The fast-paced final was not the prettiest ever, but according to Michael Wilbon, the game's dramatic ending saved it.
Ironies and stats abound in the Final Four Notebook.
Simon Keeps It Simple
From beginning to end, Arizona senior Miles Simon made an impact on the championship game, scoring 30 points and adding style.
Mercer Left Without Shot
Kentucky star Ron Mercer attempted just nine field goals and scored only 13 points in his last game as a college player.
Dickerson Missing Points
Arizona's Michael Dickerson has found no answer for his recent shooting woes. After ending the season as the Wildcats' top scorer at 21 points per game, the junior forward is shooting 31 percent and averaging 12 points in the NCAAs.
Mercer Enjoys Present
Kentucky's Ron Mercer has his eyes on June's NBA draft and a promising future. But the pro-bound sophomore forward is now focusing on the present and hoping to bring home another NCAA championship.
Kentucky Tops Minnesota |
Arizona Knocks Out Tar Heels
Prepare for Final Four by Looking Back
The Final Four has always carried with it a flair for the dramatic. As Monday's NCAA championship game approaches, take a look back at the past 10 years of buzzer-beaters, heroic performances and Cinderella finishes, along with tournament records and more in Final Four Memories.
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