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Arizona, Gonzaga try to end West Coast Final Four drought

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Getting to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament is nothing new for Gonzaga and Arizona.

Sweet 16: Top NCAA matchups, players and story lines

The NCAA Tournament’s first weekend closed with a flourish, a Sunday full of scintillating games after three days of good-not-always-great basketball.

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Yavapai splits with Phoenix in battle of ACCAC heavyweights

Roughrider first baseman Andrea Sotelo goes 3 for 3 with 2 HRs in game one win

The No. 10-ranked Yavapai College softball team split a key ACCAC doubleheader against Phoenix College on Tuesday afternoon at Bill Vallely Field in Prescott.

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Villanova loss, ACC flameout reshape NCAA Sweet 16 bracket

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference’s strong regular season only stood to set up a first-weekend flameout in the NCAA Tournament.

Beavers surprised by pitching dominance, Arizona up next

Another week of dominant pitching has Oregon State off to a 17-1 start.

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Duke falls in men's NCAA tournament

Thornwell leads South Carolina past Blue Devils

South Carolina is heading to Madison Square Garden — and not for the NIT.

UCLA, Oregon join Arizona as three Pac-12 teams reach Sweet 16

Lonzo Ball scored 19 points and ignited UCLA’s rally from a poor start with nine assists, lifting the third-seeded Bruins to a 79-67 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday in the South Regional.

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Arizona heads to Sweet 16

Wildcats beat Saint Mary’s 69-60 after lackluster 1st half

SALT LAKE CITY — Arizona and Saint Mary’s are no strangers after scrimmaging during the preseason three times in the last four years. So, the Wildcats weren’t surprised when the Gaels punched them in the mouth early.

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NCAA Rundown - Friday: Freshmen lead Kentucky over Northern Kentucky, 79-70

INDIANAPOLIS — Bam Adebayo had 15 points and 18 rebounds on Friday night as Kentucky showed the new kids on their block how it's done at NCAA Tournament time, gritting out a 79-70 victory over stubborn Northern Kentucky.

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NCAA - Women: Dornstauder’s perfection leads Arizona State to 73-61 victory

COLUMBIA, S.C. — After a season of not quite reaching expectations and dealing with injures, Arizona State finally gave coach Charli Turner Thorne the kind of game she wanted.

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Wildcats cruise to first round win

Arizona advances to Saturday to face St. Mary’s

Freshman Lauri Markkanen scored 20 points as second-seeded Arizona cruised to a 100-82 victory over No. 15 North Dakota on Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA’s West Regional.

YC softball wins its 20th out of 21 games

Roughriders lead their conference with 22-2 record

The Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC)-leading Yavapai College softball team stayed unbeaten at Bill Vallely Field Thursday in Prescott, improving to 8-0 following a convincing doubleheader sweep of Gateway Community College.

Few upsets on the first day of NCAA tourney

Results from the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday:

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March Madness: 2017 Courier Challenge

Welcome to our 2017 Courier Challenge!

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Trier, No. 2 seeded Wildcats ready for the next step

SALT LAKE CITY — No. 2 seed Arizona really began to hit its stride with the return of Allonzo Trier in late January.

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A look at the best to come in this year’s NCAA Tournament

This year’s NCAA Tournament has a chance to be just as good as 2016, when Kris Jenkins capped March Madness the most dramatic way possible with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win Villanova a title.

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College Golf: Eagles take 1st at Spring Invite

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s women’s golf team placed first and its men’s squad claimed third at the annual Embry-Riddle Spring Invitational Tuesday, March 14, at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott.

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Villanova could become 1st repeat champ in 10 years

VILLANOVA, Pa. — Kris Jenkins buried the 3-pointer that sparked book deals, red carpet photo ops, a White House trip, a handful of award banquets and hundreds of perks that come with winning a national championship.

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One last hurrah for Wisconsin’s Hayes, Koenig

MADISON, Wis. — Clutch shots. Final Four experience. Press conference hijinks.

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NCAA berth gives North Dakota chance to promote new brand

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — University of North Dakota officials still smarting from a nickname controversy and reeling from budget cuts that put some athletic programs on the chopping block have found a team to sell its new brand on the national stage.

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Cordeiro’s three-run double in 6th leads Roughriders over Redhawks (photos)

Cordeiro: ‘It was a mistake pitch, I was able to capitalize’

R.J. Cordeiro collected three hits, the biggest a bases loaded sixth-inning double, helping spark a six-run rally for the Yavapai College baseball team in a 7-3 win over Benedictine-Mesa on Tuesday afternoon.

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Women's Hoops: UConn, Irish, South Carolina, Baylor get top seeds

NEW YORK — UConn’s drive for five will begin at home.

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College Hoops: Tears, double takes and then Northwestern

There were tears in Syracuse, head-scratching about Duke and more than a few double takes at Wichita State.

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It’s time for the Wildcats to dance

Gonzaga, Arizona tops seeds in the West Region

The West Region of the NCAA Tournament has a decidedly Western feel for a change. Led by West Coast Conference champion Gonzaga and Pac-12 tournament winner Arizona, the top two teams in the West Region are actually from the Western part of the United States for the first time in 26 years.

BRACKET: Great early matchups set for NCAA tourney

Villanova is the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament to start its bid to become the first repeat national champion since Florida in 2006-07.