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Virginia tops Miami, faces North Carolina in ACC final

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The Virginia Cavaliers jumped on the Miami Hurricanes, then held them at bay for the rest of the game to earn a 73-68 victory Saturday night in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament in Washington, DC. Virginia made scoring difficult for the Hurricanes, as they do for every opponent. Miami actually shot the ball reasonably well, connecting on 56 percent of their shots, but Virginia forced them into 16 turnovers. Their pressure on the ball allowed resulted in the Hurricanes…

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Teams begin final push leading to Selection Sunday

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Selection Sunday is less than three weeks away. As the teams begin the stretch run leading toward March Madness, who is looking forward to a high seed, just making the 68-team tournament or making NIT plans? The AP Top 25 poll announced on Monday has Villanova in the top spot for the second straight week. Kansas came in the second spot, while the ACC’s Virginia Cavaliers tied with Oklahoma for third. Xavier moved up three spots to claim the fifth…

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Oklahoma a unanimous No. 1 in AP Top 25 poll

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The Oklahoma Sooners climbed to the top of the AP Top 25 Men’s College Basketball poll for the first time since 1990. While former No. 1 Kansas fell at No. 6 West Virginia, Oklahoma (15-1) managed to avoid upsets twice, edging both Oklahoma State and West Virginia at home by two points over the past week. There is no controversy. The Sooners received all 65 first place votes. North Carolina (16-2) moved up to the No. 2 position after remaining…

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Gators have what it takes to win it all

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To say the Florida Gator baseball team is on a roll just doesn’t seem to fully describe what they are doing to opponents – quality opponents – during the postseason. Their 15-3 mauling of the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday at the College World Series (CWS) in Omaha is just the latest example. To get to baseball’s Elite 8, they twice smacked down arch-rival Florida State in the Super Regional by combined scores of 24-9. During the Gainesville Regional, they won…

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