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Wisconsin Finds Some Hope in Notre Dame’s Heartbreak — CLEVELAND - In Notre Dame's locker room after Saturday night's loss to Kentucky, the whiteboard still bore the coaches' talking points in black Sharpie. On offense: "Great Movement=Great Shots." On defense, the only instruction underlined in blue was "Level 5 Team Rebounding." How many levels of rebounding are there?

Kentucky Survives Notre Dame to Advance to Final Four — Kentucky survived Notre Dame on Saturday night, 68-66, continuing its national title aspirations and undefeated season, and sending the Wildcats to their fourth Final Four in the last five years. Kentucky (38-0) trailed well into the second half, but ultimately managed to use its broad rotation, size and sheer talent to take the lead and keep it.

Portraying Bill Bradley, a Star Who Had a Sense of Where He Was — As Harvard and Yale played for the Ivy League men's basketball title earlier this month at the Palestra in Philadelphia, the writer John McPhee, 84, was a block away at Franklin Field. As a faculty fellow of Princeton's men's lacrosse team - "which means," he said, "I stand around looking interested" - he watched the Tigers beat the Penn Quakers, 17-11.

Sports Entities Begin to Digest Implications of Indiana Law — One day after Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana signed into law a bill that would allow businesses in the state to deny services to same-sex couples on the basis of religious objections, reaction from the sports world, which frequently finds itself in Indianapolis for events big and small, continued to trickle in.

Notre Dame Regains Its Form Against Wichita State — CLEVELAND - In just its second year playing basketball in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Notre Dame won the championship, and the way it did so - beating Duke and North Carolina in Greensboro, N.C., with one of Division I's best offenses - convinced many that Notre Dame, given No.

Controversial Indiana Law Puts Pressure on N.C.A.A. and Other Leagues — A new law in Indiana allowing businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples in the name of religious freedom has put sports officials under pressure to evaluate whether to hold major events in Indianapolis.

West Virginia Coach Bob Huggins Wrote the Book on the Press. Two, Actually. — All season, West Virginia won by challenging opponents everywhere on the court, trying to force turnovers. Last week, West Virginia upset Maryland with that strategy, forcing 23 turnovers, and set up a round of 16 game against Kentucky on Thursday.

It’s a Jump Ball. Kentucky Wins. — CLEVELAND - In all of sports, no event may combine so much spectacle with so little meaning as the jump ball. It is competition at its purest: two players trying to jump higher than the other to get the ball.

John Robic, the Coach Behind the Coach at Kentucky — CLEVELAND - When the Kentucky basketball team emerges from timeouts, the last coach to speak to players tends not to be John Calipari, but John Robic, his assistant. As the huddle breaks up, he grabs as many players as he can and shows them a diagram of the court on a whiteboard, walking them through what is about to happen one more time.

Louisville’s Stingy Defense Shuts Down Northern Iowa’s Slow but Steady Offense — SEATTLE - Early in the second half on Sunday night at KeyArena, Northern Iowa center Seth Tuttle - the senior around whom the offense revolves - screamed "Run it again!" to Deon Mitchell.
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