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Running down the NCAA’s regionals
Brady Heslip, Baylor. He’s open soon as he crosses midcourt and has killed teams that collapse on Baylor’s big front line in the NCAA tournament. In case you didn’t see it, he hit a 10th 3-pointer on the way to the locker room after demolishing Colorado on Saturday.
Marquis Teague, Kentucky. Once considered Kentucky’s lone weak spot, the freshman had 24 points, seven assists and four rebounds against Colorado.
Aaron Craft, Ohio State. The Buckeyes’ point guard can score and has great court vision. His biggest contribution could be defense; he can take an opposing guard completely out of a game.
Russ Smith, Louisville. The Cardinals guard can be a difference-maker and was against New Mexico, scoring 17 points. He disappeared a few times this season, which Louisville can’t afford at this point.
0 _ Losses by 29-7 Baylor outside the Big 12.
1 _ Team left from last year’s Final Four: Kentucky.
4 _ Conference tournament champions in the round of 16: Michigan State, Florida, State, Louisville and Ohio.
4 _ Teams from the Big Ten and Big East left in the tournament.
10 _ Times Michigan State has reached the regional semifinals in the last 15 years.
10 1/2 _ Point spread for North Carolina over Ohio, widest among the eight games.
48 _ Years since Ohio last reached the round of 16.
50 _ Years since Cincinnati beat Ohio State in the national title game for the second year in a row. The Bearcats and Orange play Thursday in Boston.
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The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
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