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Eight more spots open Sunday for Sweet 16

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A look at some interesting things as we head into Sunday, when the NCAA Tournament will finalize its Sweet 16: — SOMETIMES … Southern Cal‘s De’Anthony Melton got as philosophical as a basketball player can get. When asked about the Trojans’ second-round game with Baylor, he answered: “It doesn’t matter who’s better because sometimes the better team wins, the better team loses. So it just depends on who can play harder and who can get stops at the end of…

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Hurricanes headed to Sweet 16 after win over Wichita State

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The Miami Hurricanes became the first qualifier for the NCAA’s Sweet 16 after disposing of the Wichita State Shockers, 65-57. In a battle of backcourts, it was the Hurricanes’ duo of Angel Rodriguez and Sheldon McClellan who carried the day. The third-seeded Hurricanes had to survive a frantic second half run by the Shockers to advance. Miami got off to a strong start, dominating the Shockers at both ends of the court. With 8:26 remaining in the first half, Wichita…

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Hoping to avoid upset, 3-seed Miami takes lead into half

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The Latest on the third full day of the men’s NCAA Tournament, including games being played in Raleigh, North Carolina; Providence, Rhode Island; Des Moines, Iowa; and Denver (All times EDT): ___ 1 p.m. Miami came out fast, then weathered a late surge by Wichita State to take a 32-19 lead into the half in the second round of South Region matchup. The third-seeded Hurricanes led 27-6 early after connecting on 8 of its first 9 field goal attempts, before…

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Wichita State looks to shock Miami in South Regional

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The Miami Hurricanes are a number three seed in the South Region of the NCAA tournament, while Wichita State is number 11. This should give Coach Jim Larranaga, the players or fans any comfort whatsoever. Miami was never able to put away the 14th-seeded Buffalo Bulls in Thursday night’s first round game in Providence. They held a double-digit lead in the second half only to see Buffalo close to within 72-68 at the two minute mark. Miami held on for…

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