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    Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O'Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region.

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  • Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West Region

    Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West Region

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:57 AM EDT2017-03-24 05:57:24 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 1:57 AM EDT2017-03-24 05:57:24 GMT

    Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O'Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region.

    Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O'Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region.

  • The Latest: Arizona's loss means three 2-seeds are out

    The Latest: Arizona's loss means three 2-seeds are out

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:27 AM EDT2017-03-24 05:27:36 GMT
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    Las Vegas casinos are favoring North Carolina as the NCAA Tournament resets to a 16-team field.
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Rantankerous [ran-tank'uhr-us] (adjective) - A combination of rant [to speak in a wild or extravagant manner] and cantankerous [contentious, disagreeable]. The word is the only suitable description for the arguments between Brian "What We Learned" Tynes and George "Hot Reads" Jones.

(RNN) - Both the UConn men and women's basketball teams made statements with their wins in the NCAA Tournaments, but was that a good thing?

Shabazz Napier took advantage of his spotlight on the national stage to call out the NCAA, and Geno Auriemma's team left no doubt who rules women's college basketball.

We debate if Napier's comments hurt the cause of student-athletes and if the Lady Huskies are hurting competitive balance in the game.

Northwestern's football players were granted the ability to unionize - for now. Even if that decision doesn't survive an appeals process that is sure to drag on for some time, it's almost certain college sports is bound to change drastically.

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