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North Carolina forward Kennedy Meeks (3) reacts to play under the basket against Kentucky in the first half of the South Regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Luke Maye hits late jumper to lift North Carolina to Final Four

- Associated Press

Luke Maye hit a jumper with 0.3 seconds left, and top-seeded North Carolina held off Kentucky 75-73 to earn the Tar Heels’ second straight trip to the Final Four and 20th all-time in Sunday’s showdown of college basketball’s elite in the South Regional.

Stanford's Alanna Smith (11) battles Notre Dame's Jackie Young (5) for the ball during the first half of a regional final of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March. 26, 2017, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Stanford rallies, edges Notre Dame to reach NCAA women’s Final Four

- Associated Press

Alanna Smith’s layup with 23 seconds left capped Stanford’s rally from a 16-point deficit in the second half, Erica McCall blocked a last-second shot and the Cardinal edged top-seeded Notre Dame 76-75 Sunday to reach its first Final Four since 2014.

Oregon players celebrate with coach Dana Altman after the Midwest Regional final against Kansas in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Oregon won 74-60. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Oregon beats Kansas to punch Final Four ticket

- Associated Press

Tyler Dorsey poured in 27 points, Dillon Brooks added 17 and plucky Oregon ended Kansas’ romp through the NCAA Tournament with a 74-60 victory Saturday night that gave the Ducks their first Final Four trip in nearly 80 years.

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier walks from the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday, March 23, 2017. The jury in Spanier's criminal trial is going home after hours of deliberations without reaching a verdict. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Ex-Penn State president convicted over child-sex scandal

- Associated Press

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno.

Gonzaga guard Jordan Mathews, top left, drives to the basket against West Virginia during the first half of an NCAA Tournament college basketball regional semifinal game Thursday, March 23, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Top-seeded Gonzaga survives for win over West Virginia

- Associated Press

Jordan Mathews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with under a minute to play and top-seeded Gonzaga survived a rough shooting night for both teams to beat No. 4 seed West Virginia 61-58 Thursday night to advance to the West Regional final.

Oregon forward Dillon Brooks, left, celebrates with Jordan Bell after a regional semifinal against Michigan in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Oregon won 69-68. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Oregon ends Michigan’s run with victory, heads to Elite 8

- Associated Press

Tyler Dorsey scored 20 points and made the go-ahead layup with 1:08 left, and third-seeded Oregon ended No. 7 Michigan’s dramatic postseason run with a 69-68 victory in a Midwest Regional semifinal on Thursday night.

FILE - In this March 9, 2013, file photo, former Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr., left, congratulates his son Georgetown head coach John Thompson III, right, after the Hoya's 61-39 win over Syracuse in an NCAA college basketball game in Washington.  Georgetown has fired basketball coach John Thompson III on Thursday, March 23, 2017, after two consecutive losing seasons at the school his father led to a national championship. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File) **FILE**

LOVERRO: Thompson name, tradition should have bought more time

Thompson represented the tradition of basketball excellence that put the school on the map — the son of the father, the great Hall of Fame coach, John Thompson Jr. In the end, though, it wasn’t enough for the son of the father that represented the school’s legacy, far more than any rich or powerful alumnus.

FILE - In this Friday, March 10, 2017, file photo, South Carolina head coach Frank Martin yells at guard Sindarius Thornwell (0) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama at the Southeastern Conference tournament in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File) **FILE**

NCAA East Regional semifinals not what was expected

- Associated Press

The folks at Madison Square Garden were drooling at the thought of a Duke-Villanova regional final. Two schools that consider the Garden a home away from home in a No. 1 seed vs. No. 2 seed dream matchup that would make MSG the place to be this weekend.

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North Carolina head coach Roy Williams, right, celebrates with his team after beating Kentucky 75-73 in the South Regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Carolina (North) your tour guide for this year's Final Four

- Associated Press

Consider North Carolina the tour guide at this year's Final Four. The Tar Heels will be making their record 20th trip, and most of the players on this year's roster were on hand last season to find out all about the agony of coming oh-so close to winning it all.

AP Sportlight

- Associated Press

March 27

Kansas forward Landen Lucas sits on the bench during the second half of the team's Midwest Regional final against Oregon in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Oregon won 74-60. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Top-seeded Jayhawks just can't shake their Elite Eight blues

- Associated Press

Landen Lucas buried his head in a towel as time ran out. Devonte' Graham, on the verge of tears, walked off the court with his jersey pulled up over his face. Coach Bill Self fiddled with his tie a bit and stared blankly into the crowd as his players headed toward the locker room.