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Four teams. One title. A whole lotta little squares
April 06, 2008

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1 Davidson chant:"Go ____!"

5 "And ____begins"

9 Type oftournament system used by the NCAA since 2002

12 Soft cheese

13 1977 Final Foursite

14 Leon Spinks'seighth pro victim

15 How many teamsgo to the Big Dance

17 Sun.lecture

18 Last-secondshot misser, perhaps

19 Red (Galloping____) Grange

21 Like"name" players

24 Chinesechairman

25 Suggestedrenaming of Fordham's women's hoops mascot

26 Shot blockersdisplay them

30 Group that'shalfway home

34 2008 SECtournament delayer

35 Olympicrepechage need

36 Nickname offormer Expos outfielder Warren

37 Lock, Stock____ Smoking Barrels

40 Like the BlueDevils' mascot

43 The "A"in BALCO

44 America Eastsch. in Durham

45 Seed of teamsin '08 Final Four

50 Round stopper,for short

51 Best UpsetAward, e.g.

52 Final Fourlosers, e.g.

53 Droop

54 Football coachBobby

55 Xavier coachMiller

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1 March Madnessairer

2 NL West team, onscoreboards

3 Spectatorpurchases, slangily

4 "Ready"followers

5 Home viewers lieabout them

6 Leave out

7 Shipper's bill(abbr.)

8 Final Fouroutcome ... never

9 Part of UTEP

10 World Cupcheers

11 ____ bikeracing

16 TIME's 2006Person of the Year

20 Southwesterntribe

21 Boba ____ (StarWars villain)

22 What Hortonhears

23 Pitcher JohnnyVander ____

24 Desert Stormchow, briefly

26 From Z

27 "____it!" (fielder's cry)

28 Wet slalom runmaker

29 Houston player,to fans

31 Confersuffix

32 Sports fictionwriter Ring

33 Words to beshared by NBA's Shelden Williams and NCAA's Candace Parker

37 Fast-foodchain

38 Formerly knownas

39 Featheredfliers in watering holes

40 Squadtrimmers

41 My Way writerPaul

42 "Father ofBasketball Coaches" ____ Allen

43 P.A. systemboosters 46 Org. that brings NCAA and NBA coaches to military bases

47 State where ABAstar Steve (Snapper) Jones went to coll.

48 Long of BigMomma's House

49 Time since theCubs won a World Series, seemingly

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What's the only school to win two consecutive NCAA men's basketballchampionships against the same team?

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