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Iowa's Caitlin Clark reacts after a 3-pointer during the second half of an NCAA Women's Final Four semifinals basketball game against South Carolina on Friday in Dallas. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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The Sweet 16 includes Desi Sills (#13) and the Kansas State Wildcats, in an NCAA men's tournament that lacks any of the four top "blue blood" programs, such as Kentucky. Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images hide caption

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The men's Sweet 16 tips off Thursday, as basketball fans enjoy a wild March

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Leaky Black #1 of the North Carolina Tar Heels places the team name on the East Regional Champion bracket slot after the Elite Eight round of the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament game against the Saint Peter's Peacocks on March 27 in Philadelphia. Scott Taetsch/NCAA Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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Loyola of Chicago's Aher Uguak (30) heads to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Drake in the championship of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on March 6. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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All men's NCAA Basketball Tournament games are being held in Indiana in a makeshift coronavirus bubble. Purdue's Mackey Arena in West Lafayette is hosting some of the early games. Justin Casterline/Getty Images hide caption

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The Kentucky Wildcats have dominated the competition playing at Rupp Arena, named after U.K.'s most famous coach: Adolph Rupp. Now the campus is debating whether that name should be changed. Silas Walker/Getty Images hide caption

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Kentucky's Rupp Arena: A College Basketball Mecca With A Complicated Racial Past

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Texas Tech women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings has been fired after players accused her of fostering a culture of abuse that led to an exodus from the program. Brad Tollefson/AP hide caption

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Stephen F. Austin forward Nathan Bain (23) and guard David Kachelries (4) celebrate Bain's game-winning shot against Duke in overtime Tuesday in Durham, N.C. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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Duke's Zion Williamson reacts after falling as his shoe breaks in the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels Wednesday in Durham, N.C. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images hide caption

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A Blown-Out Sneaker, An Injured Superstar And A Night To Forget For Nike

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Brian Bowen recently declared for the NBA draft, despite not having played a game in college due to eligibility problems. An NCAA commission is recommending the NBA allow talented high school players to be drafted. Bowen is seen here playing for La Lumiere School in January 2017. Gregory Payan/AP hide caption

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For the Bean Madness competition, decisions on this classic dish can turn on preferences set long ago by family tradition, house style and even generational differences. sandoclr/Getty Images hide caption

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South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson (22) and her teammates celebrate their win over Mississippi State in the final of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament on Sunday. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt smiles as a banner is raised in her honor before the team's game against Notre Dame in Knoxville in January 2013. Wade Payne/AP hide caption

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The 1988 Kansas Jayhawks hold up their trophy after winning the championship game of the NCAA Final Four Tournament. Susan Ragan/AP hide caption

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For The Underdogs, Winning The NCAA Was Extra Sweet

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Indiana coach Bobby Knight and his players Scott May and Quinn Buckner celebrate the championship win that capped their undefeated season in 1975-76. No team has matched the feat in the decades since. Anonymous/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Remembering A Golden Era Of Undefeated College Basketball Teams

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Head coach Jerry Tarkanian watches his UNLV Runnin' Rebels during the 1989-1990 season, when they would win the school's only NCAA men's basketball championship. Tarkanian died Wednesday at age 84. Ken Levine/Getty Images hide caption

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UNC Tar Heels head basketball coach Dean Smith gives instructions during a 1997 playoff game against the Colorado Buffaloes. Smith died Saturday. He was 83. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images hide caption

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'Gentleman And Coach' Dean Smith Did What He Believed In

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Former University of North Carolina head basketball coach Dean Smith looks on during the Tar Heels' NCAA Tournament game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in 1996. Smith died on Saturday. He was 83. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images hide caption

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Legendary UNC Basketball Coach Dean Smith Dies At 83

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