ALTANTA
[1ST ROUND]

1 DUKE
16 SOUTHERN

8 GEORGEWASHINGTON
9 UNC WILMINGTON

5 SYRACUSE
12 TEXAS A&M

4 LSU
13 IONA

6 WESTVIRGINIA
11 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

3 IOWA
14 NORTHWESTERN STATE

7 CALIFORNIA
10 NORTH CAROLINA STATE

2 TEXAS
15 PENNSYLVANIA

[2ND ROUND]

DUKE
Jags fall to 0-6 vs. teams in NCAA field

UNC WILMINGTON
Seahawks' D stymies Pops, Colonials

SYRACUSE
G-Mac shoots down tournament novices

LSU
Gaels can't match Tigers' strength

SOUTHERNILLINOIS
Salukis show more steel in glacial game

IOWA
Buff Hawkeyes display Big Ten brawn

NORTH CAROLINASTATE
Gullible Bears bite on Pack's backcuts

TEXAS
Big Horns make cheesesteak of Quakers

[3RD ROUND]

DUKE
Despite getting home-state support in Greensboro, Seahawks lack muscle to stopWilliams and Redick

LSU
G-Mac keeps it close, but inside combo of Big Baby-Thomas too much forunderachieving Orange big men

SOUTHERNILLINOIS
Hawkeyes' gear-grinding half-court offense craps out as defense-minded Salukiswin attrition battle

TEXAS
Physical Aldridge and N.C. native Tucker whack soft Wolfpack in the paint andon the boards

[4TH ROUND]

DUKE
Davis and Williams battle to a draw, but Redick wins senior shootout withMitchell in final seconds as K outcoaches Brady

TEXAS
No Mo. Valley: SIU learns that junk offense goes only so far when matchedagainst NBA-caliber talent of Aldridge, Tucker and Gibson

[5TH ROUND -FINAL FOUR]

DUKE
Can Longhorns body-slam Redick a la Michigan State in '05? J.J. makes hisstand, popping for 30-plus in replay of 97-66 December blowout


OAKLAND
[1ST ROUND]

1 MEMPHIS
16 ORAL ROBERTS

8 ARKANSAS
9 BUCKNELL

5 PITTSBURGH
12 KENT STATE

4 KANSAS
13 BRADLEY

6 INDIANA
11 SAN DIEGO STATE

3 GONZAGA
14 XAVIER

7 MARQUETTE
10 ALABAMA

2 UCLA
15 BELMONT

[2ND ROUND]

MEMPHIS
A 1-vs.-16 nail-biter? Darius hits FTs to win

BUCKNELL
Sage Bison add Hogs to major conquests

PITTSBURGH
Behind Gray, Panthers avenge '02 loss

KANSAS
St. Pat's luck eludes O'Bryant as KU rolls

INDIANA
Killingsworth kills inside; Aztecs submit

GONZAGA
Jesuit fraternity? Mo says no, drops 30

MARQUETTE
Foes wilt when Novak's hot (ask UConn)

UCLA
West Coast defense traps other Bruins

[3RD ROUND]

MEMPHIS
Bison rarely struggle, but Tigers' shock-and-awe speed leaves Patriot Leaguerslagging

KANSAS
Surging Jayhawks handled Texas' front line, so Panthers' big men don't providemuch resistance

GONZAGA
Davis says sayonara after Zags bag Big Ten target behind inside-outside comboof Batista and Morrison

MARQUETTE
Freshman James outduels Farmar in PG showdown as Golden Eagles win half-courtpossession struggle

[4TH ROUND]

KANSAS
Upset city: Inexperienced but smart Jayhawks clamp down on Tigers' perimeter,forcing Cal's crew to jack up too many ill-advised treys

GONZAGA
Crean's box-and-one frustrates but doesn't sink Morrison, whose smart passesmake Raivio and Batista the heroes for once

[5TH ROUND -FINAL FOUR]

KANSAS
Defensive efficiency pays off with a Final Four berth. Jayhawks shut downnation's top scorer, smother Batista and find strength (and offensive pop) infreshmen Wright, Rush and Chalmers




WASHINGTON, D.C.
[1ST ROUND]

1 CONNECTICUT
16 ALBANY

8 KENTUCKY
9 ALA.-BIRMINGHAM

5 WASHINGTON
12 UTAH STATE

4 ILLINOIS
13 AIR FORCE

6 MICHIGANSTATE
11 GEORGE MASON

3 NORTHCAROLINA
14 MURRAY STATE

7 WICHITASTATE
10 SETON HALL

2 TENNESSEE
15 WINTHROP

[2ND ROUND]

CONNECTICUT
Great Danes are no match for top dogs

ALA.-BIRMINGHAM
Same outcome as when teams met in '04

UTAH STATE
Aggies slow tempo and pull off upset

ILLINOIS
Illini's defense overwhelms Falcons

MICHIGAN STATE
Spartans prevail over shorthanded Pats

NORTH CAROLINA
Racers keep pace but Heels are too strong

WICHITA STATE
Pirates are just too inconsistent

TENNESSEE
Eagles have experience, Vols have talent

[3RD ROUND]

CONNECTICUT
UAB rides the efficiency of point guard Johnson-until he meets one of the best,UConn's Williams

ILLINOIS
Aggies can only hope Illini's Brown goes cold, but he doesn't. For Dee, thebigger the game, the hotter his hand

NORTH CAROLINA
Spartans don't have typical toughness of Izzo teams, allowing Tar Heels tostride into Sweet 16

WICHITA STATE
Don't be shocked when Shockers use stout pivotman Miller to expose Volunteers'soft middle on defense

[4TH ROUND]

CONNECTICUT
Armstrong and Boone neutralize Illini's Augustine up front, allowing theGay-led Huskies to pile up lots of points in transition

NORTH CAROLINA
Heels' athleticism and style are too much for Shockers to handle. Timely threesfrom Frasor and Terry make the difference

[5TH ROUND -FINAL FOUR]

CONNECTICUT
The Huskies didn't come this far to be upended by a bunch of kids. UConn'sexperience plus its withering perimeter D bring an end to callow Carolina'sdream run


MINNEAPOLIS
[1ST ROUND]

1 VILLANOVA
16 MONMOUTH*

8 ARIZONA
9 WISCONSIN

5 NEVADA
12 MONTANA

4 BOSTONCOLLEGE
13 PACIFIC

6 OKLAHOMA
11 WIS.-MILWAUKEE

3 FLORIDA
14 SOUTH ALABAMA

7 GEORGETOWN
10 NORTHERN IOWA

2 OHIO STATE
15 DAVIDSON

[2ND ROUND]

VILLANOVA
No way Wildcats blow this one in Philly

WISCONSIN
A merciful end to Arizona's ugly season

NEVADA
Grizzlies have tough time handling Kemp

BOSTON COLLEGE
Tigers not used to bruisers like BC's

OKLAHOMA
No tourney magic for Panthers this year

FLORIDA
Pelphrey's new team bows to his old one

NORTHERN IOWA
UNI's discipline the difference vs. Hoyas

OHIO STATE
Buckeyes' shooters have the right touch

[3RD ROUND]

VILLANOVA
Badgers were mediocre down the stretch and have no answers for Wildcats'quartet of ball hawks

NEVADA
Eagles post players have their way on offense, but at the other end they can'tstop a scorer like Fazekas

FLORIDA
Gray and Bookout can play with Noah and Horford, but Sooners don't run or shootas well as SEC champs

OHIO STATE
Jacobson will put up points, but Panthers don't know how to stop Dials inside.Then again, who does?

[4TH ROUND]

VILLANOVA
Undersized Wildcats hang with Wolf Pack on the boards, while 'Nova's guardsapply pressure like Nevada has rarely seen

OHIO STATE
Florida has trouble stopping Buckeyes beyond the arc. And Ohio State'supperclassmen get the upper hand on young Gators

[5TH ROUND -FINAL FOUR]
OHIO STATE
Buckeyes guards match up well with Wildcats' and refuse to be intimidated.Worse, Dials is just the sort of big man Villanova hates to face: an unyieldingrebounder and a potent post scorer

[CHAMPIONSHIP]

DUKE
Who says Blue Devils' defense is lacking? Combination of Williams's shotblocking and perimeter lockdown turns Jayhawks into the Gang That Couldn'tShoot Straight

CONNECTICUT
Plotline for a Rudy sequel: Gay finally acts like a superstar, taking advantageof Buckeyes' wing deficiencies to send Calhoun to his third championship gamein as many Final Four appearances

[WINNER]
DUKE
The chronicles of Redick end with a long-range assault and validation that heis, indeed, the player of the year in 2005-06

*MONMOUTH WILLBEAT HAMPTON IN NCAA PLAY-IN GAME

PHOTOMONTAGEBOB ROSATO (3); BILL FRAKES (2); DAVID BERGMAN; DARREN CARROLL; JOHN W. MCDONOUGH; GREG NELSON; AL TIELEMANS; AP (3); ICON SMI (3)
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Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
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