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Gonzaga, which is No. 1 in The Associated Press rankings for the first time, is expected to land the top seed out West. Beyond that, it was a bit of a mystery after the topsy-turvy season.
Alex Ovechkin knew the situation. The captain saw the Southeast Division-leading Winnipeg Jets were losing and realized the opportunity the Washington Capitals had in front of them Sunday night.
Nadal improved to a career-best 17-1 on the year, including 14 straight match wins. He's won three titles — two on clay while runner-up in another on his favorite surface — since returning from a left knee injury.
The Terps will host Niagara in an opening-round NIT game Tuesday at 7 p.m., while the Cavaliers will welcome Norfolk State Tuesday at 9 p.m. The Maryland game will be televised by ESPN2, while Virginia will be on ESPNU.
NASCAR has a new points leader.
The Hoyas will face 15th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast University in their NCAA tournament opener.
Georgetown lost out on big-time recruit Nerlens Noel. Its leading scorer, Jason Clark, graduated. Another gifted contributor, Hollis Thompson, departed a year early to pursue professional basketball. And somehow Georgetown improved.
Louisville is the top seed in the NCAA tournament after a topsy-turvy season in college basketball, capped by another round of upsets over the weekend.
Mike Krzyzewski and Tom Izzo have been regulars in the NCAA tournament, both making multiple Final Four appearances and winning national titles in impressive streaks of appearances.