<![CDATA[NCAA Tournament News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/ en-us Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:09:01 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:09:01 CDT NCAA Tournament 60 Freshman Grayson Allen helps lift Duke over Wisconsin 68-63 for Blue Devils’ 5th title http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17590868.html#storylink=rss The numbers suggested that if Duke won the national college basketball championship, a freshman would lead the way, and that’s what happened.

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Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison apologizes for postgame obscenity, slur http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17494412.html#storylink=rss Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison apologized Sunday for directing an obscenity and a racial slur at Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky during a postgame news conference at the Final Four.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 08:10:57 CDT

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Wisconsin is the people’s choice, like Duke once was http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17466893.html#storylink=rss When Duke takes on Wisconsin in college basketball’s national championship game Monday night, the roles have been are somewhat reversed. The Blue Devils are the establishment, the Badgers the fun-loving party crasher that wins on guile, experience and work ethic.

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Sun, 05 Apr 2015 17:49:01 CDT

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Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky is good argument against one-and-done http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17471003.html#storylink=rss Wisconsin 7-footer Frank Kaminsky is a college basketball rarity, a senior star. He’s using all of his college eligibility to help the Badgers win a national championship.

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Sun, 05 Apr 2015 18:52:44 CDT

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Final Four notes: Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison apologizes to Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky for postgame remark http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17468360.html#storylink=rss Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky said that Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison got in touch with him Saturday night after a microphone at a postgame news conference picked up an expletive and a racial slur uttered by Harrison that disparaged the Badgers star.

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Sun, 05 Apr 2015 18:12:15 CDT

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NCAA championship game preview: Wisconsin vs. Duke http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17474162.html#storylink=rss Wisconsin and Duke play at 8:18 Monday night in Indianapolis to determine the national champion. The game will be shown on CBS (Channels 5, 13).

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Kentucky is stunned and done after loss to Wisconsin http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17437862.html#storylink=rss Monday’s national championship game will match top seeds, but not the two that were expected. Kentucky was supposed to be there and continue its quest to become college basketball’s first team to finish undefeated since 1976. But Wisconsin pulled off the stunner, 71-64, and ended the Wildcats’ season with a 38-1 record.

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Sat, 04 Apr 2015 23:54:46 CDT

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Wisconsin spoils Kentucky’s perfect season, will play Duke for national championship http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17432159.html#storylink=rss The Wisconsin Badgers upset previously unbeaten Kentucky 71-64 on Saturday night in Indianapolis in the second semifinal game of the NCAA men's basketball Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Badgers will play the Duke Blue Devils on Monday night for the national championship. Earlier Saturday, Duke beat Michigan State 81-61.

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Sat, 04 Apr 2015 22:35:08 CDT

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Duke crushes Michigan State 81-61, will play for NCAA championship http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17416871.html#storylink=rss The game was all Michigan State … for five minutes. Then Duke couldn’t be stopped. The Blue Devils won 81-61 in the first Final Four semifinal Saturday in Indianapolis and will play Kentucky or Wisconsin for the national championship on Monday night.

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Sat, 04 Apr 2015 19:34:05 CDT

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Final Four notes: K-State’s Rolando Blackman, College Hall class recognized http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17432762.html#storylink=rss The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015 was introduced during the Duke-Michigan State national semifinal. The class includes Kansas State’s Rolando Blackman, Indiana’s Quinn Buckner, North Carolina’s Charlie Scott and Ohio State’s John Havlicek.

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Sat, 04 Apr 2015 22:57:06 CDT

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From homeless to the Final Four for Kansas City’s Marvin Clark Jr. http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17318114.html#storylink=rss Michigan State freshman Marvin Clark Jr. is at the Final Four, a triumph for the player who experienced a difficult childhood in Kansas City. Friends helped keep Clark on the right track, which took him to Blue Springs, to Sunrise Christian Academy near Wichita and then to East Lansing.

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Fri, 03 Apr 2015 14:51:16 CDT

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Three-minute Final Four preview: Wisconsin vs. Kentucky http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17353862.html#storylink=rss Lineups and a preview for Saturday's national semifinal between Wisconsin and Kentucky (7:49 p.m. on TBS, TNT, TruTV; WHB, 810 AM).

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Oscar Robertson hands player of the trophy named after him to similarly versatile Frank Kaminsky of Wisconsin http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17309954.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 13:22:02 CDT

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Even the media think John Calipari is doing a good job http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/blair-kerkhoff/article17338106.html#storylink=rss Kentucky coach John Caliapri was chosen Associated Press coach of the year, the first time he’s won a national award voted on by the media. Even the skeptical sportswriters are coming around to recognize and appreciate Calipari’s brilliance in handling today’s star prospects.

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Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:57:16 CDT

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Credit Mark Emmert, NCAA for seizing day against Indiana discrimination http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article17340878.html#storylink=rss NCAA President Mark Emmert’s sense of the moment doesn’t necessarily absolve his past or assure his future. But the way he and the organization reacted to Indiana’s RFRA deserves commendation.

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Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:22:28 CDT

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Three-minute Final Four preview: Michigan State vs. Duke http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17353697.html#storylink=rss Lineups and a preview for Saturday's national semifinal between Michigan State and Duke (5:09 p.m. on TBS, TNT, TruTV; WHB, 810 AM).

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Photo gallery: NCAA National Championship, Duke 68, Wisconsin 63 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17594717.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 23:11:23 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17594717.html Photo gallery: Wisconsin 71, Kentucky 64 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17425271.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 21:09:19 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17425271.html Photo gallery: Duke 81, Michigan State 61 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17416211.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 19:27:30 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17416211.html As Final Four arrives, Indiana amends controversial law http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17242679.html#storylink=rss New language in Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act was approved Thursday, stating that sexual orientation and gender identity will be specifically protected. Was it a coincidence that the change came as hundreds of media, thousands of fans and millions of dollars began to pour into Indiana’s capital city for one of the nation’s biggest sporting events, the NCAA Final Four?

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Thu, 02 Apr 2015 17:04:51 CDT

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Willie Cauley-Stein’s path to Final Four with Kentucky started in small Kansas town http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article17143706.html#storylink=rss The path that led Willie Cauley-Stein to basketball stardom at Kentucky and the Final Four, where the Wildcats hop to become college basketball’s first 40-0 men’s team, started in the small town of Spearville in western Kansas and traversed through Olathe, where Chiefs great Will Shields’ family helped his development. Now he’s an All-American and NBA prospect.

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Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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Three-quarters of Champions Classic is back in Indy for Final Four http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article17222402.html#storylink=rss The only team that plays in the Champions Classic, a four-team event at the start of the college basketball season, and isn’t at the Final Four is Kansas. The Jayhawks lost to Kentucky in November in Indianapolis, and Duke beat Michigan State 81-71.

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Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:02:58 CDT

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How The Star snubbed All-American Willie Cauley-Stein during high school http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article17093066.html#storylink=rss When The Kansas City Star selected its All-Metro high school basketball teams in spring 2012, it did not deem Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein worthy of the first or second team. Yes, that’s right. A 7-footer headed to a blue-blood program and a future unanimous first-team All-American was not thought to be one of the 10 best players in a metro area of about 2.3 million people. Who was the genius that decided this?

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:04:57 CDT

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This year's NCAA Tournament produces a Final Four of coaching giants http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article16948229.html#storylink=rss The Final Four features coaches who have all won NCAA Tournaments. One is in the Hall of Fame, two others are finalists this year, and the fourth will be a slam dunk. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, Kentucky’s John Calipari, Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan and Michigan State’s Tom Izzo are at the top of the game.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:03:31 CDT

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Three No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Final Four http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article16879022.html#storylink=rss If you liked the look of last year’s Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition.

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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:33:26 CDT

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Last teams standing in NCAA Tournament share history http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article16878848.html#storylink=rss Duke and Michigan State, which battled at the Champions Classic in November, reached the Final Four with victories in regional championship games on Sunday. The second semifinal pits Kentucky and Wisconsin, regional winners from Saturday, and these programs know each other from last year’s Final Four.

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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:30:22 CDT

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NCAA men’s Final Four preview http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article16867745.html#storylink=rss Duke will play Michigan State and Kentucky will face Wisconsin in Saturday’s NCAA Tournament semifinals in Indianapolis. The games will be on TBS.

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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:23:08 CDT

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Unbeaten Kentucky shows it is tough enough to win even when it isn’t perfect http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article16743371.html#storylink=rss This Kentucky basketball team isn’t perfect, coach John Calipari likes to say, just undefeated. The distinction was illuminated Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena, where the presumed inevitability of an unblemished Wildcats romp to the national title was in jeopardy until the last hundredth of a second flickered off the clock against Notre Dame.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:54:06 CDT

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Wisconsin heads to Final Four with 85-78 win over Arizona http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article16724921.html#storylink=rss Frank Kaminsky scores 29 points as the top-seeded Badgers knock out No. 2 seed Arizona in the NCAA Tournament.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:39:06 CDT

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Sunday’s NCAA Tournament Elite Eight previews http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/ncaa/article16698221.html#storylink=rss NCAA Tournament previews for Sunday’s Elite Eight games in the East and South regions, including tipoff times, TV information and predictions.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:46:27 CDT

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