The Washington Times - May 17, 2009, 05:11PM

ANNAPOLIS —- The final four is set now that Duke has outlasted North Carolina 12-11 to clinch its fourth final four in five years.

And so now the final four is set, with three repeats from last year —- Duke, Syracuse and Virginia —- and Cornell sliding in as the fourth team.


Word is the Duke-Syracuse game will be the opener at Foxboro(ugh) next weekend. Virginia-Cornell will follow.

A bit more still to come from the quarterfinals, where the best was quite clearly saved for last.

—- Patrick Stevens