When a last-second three-point heave went wide, Kansas coach Bill Self looked relieved. After four runs that ended in the Elite Eight, he finally earned a spot in the Final Four.
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Davidson defeats Georgetown, 74-70
Stephen Curry followed up a 40-point game against Gonzaga with another dazzling performance. The son of former NBA player Dell Curry, Stephen scored 25 of his 30 points in the second half to help the Wildcats rally from 17 down.
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Western Kentucky defeats Drake, 101-99
With defenders watching Courtney Lee, Tyrone Brazelton dished the ball to senior Ty Rogers, who put up the game-winner as time expired.
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Duke defeats Belmont, 71-70
With his team facing the losing end of a Cinderella story, Gerald Henderson grabbed a rebound and took the ball coast-to-coast to put the Blue Devils up by one over Belmont with 11.9 seconds remaining.
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Tennessee defeats Butler, 76-71
JaJuan Smith hit four straight free throws in the final 13.6 seconds of overtime to lift the Vols over a scrappy Butler squad.
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San Diego defeats UConn, 70-69
Down 69-68 with 5.2 seconds left in overtime, San Diego's De'Jon Jackson put up a floater over UConn's Stanley Robinson to send the Toreros to the second round.
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UCLA defeats Texas A&M, 51-49
With two UCLA starters out of commission, the Aggies looked poised to pull an upset over the top-seeded Bruins. But Darren Collison's go-ahead basket with 9.5 seconds left sealed a 21-point performance for the junior and the Bruins' spot in the Sweet 16.
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Stanford defeats Marquette, 82-81
Down by one and with their coach ejected from the game, the Lopez twins went to work. Brook Lopez put up a rim-rattling shot with 1.3 seconds left to propel the Cardinal past Marquette.
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Texas defeats Miami, 75-72
A.J. Abrams calmly sank two free throws with 9.5 seconds remaining to hold off a comeback bid from Miami.
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Memphis defeats Mississippi State, 77-74
With Mississippi State looking for a Cinderella story, Joey Dorsey showed up in full force and grabbed 13 points to go along with 12 rebounds and six blocked shots.
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North Carolina defeats Louisville, 83-73
Pitted against a tough Louisville defense, Tyler Hansbrough showed why his jersey will be retired. He carried the Heels in the end, finishing with 28 points and 13 rebounds.
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Davidson defeats Wisconsin, 73-56
With the world finally aware of Stephen Curry, the sophomore didn't disappoint, racking up 33 points, including a You Tube-worthy reverse layup.
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West Virginia defeats Duke, 73-67
Joe Alexander finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Mountaineers, who outscored the Blue Devils 39-18 at one stretch in the second half. Alexander set the tone as much with his defense, swatting two shots in the span of 55 seconds.
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