At Last

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Kansas ended Cinderella's run to make its first Final Four since 2003.
Davidson was America's darlings, but Kansas has its own feel-good story, too. Bill Self failed in the regional final four times, but his team held off Stephen Curry to reach the coach's first Final Four. Pat Forde

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Forde: Self relieved as KU thwarts Cinderella ending
The fitting ending would have been for Davidson's last-second shot to go in, extending the Wildcats' feel-good story for one more week. But it didn't happen, and KU coach Bill Self breathed a sigh of relief as he has reached his first Final Four, writes Pat Forde.
Katz: Four unique stories shape Final Four
In the end, the committee got it right. As four No. 1 seeds head to San Antonio, each has a unique story with so much at stake, writes Andy Katz.
Whelliston: Curry keeps humility during the Madness
It would be easy for Stephen Curry to get caught up in the me-first hoopla of his sensational NCAA tournament. But the sophomore, who has written part of a Bible verse on his Nikes, is working hard to maintain his humility, writes Kyle Whelliston.
Forde: Pressure's on Kansas in Elite Eight ... again
Four times Bill Self has reached the Elite Eight, and four times his teams have failed to reach the Final Four. Kansas' game against Davidson, America's darlings, is the ultimate must-win, no-win contest, writes Pat Forde.
Forde: Witness Curry, Davidson greatness
Wisconsin was supposed to be the big, beefy stopper of Davidson's Cinderella run. But the Wildcats -- in front of the ultimate Witness, LeBron James -- ran the Badgers out of the gym as Stephen Curry firmly amazed yet again, writes Pat Forde.
Forde: Davidson's novel concept -- students first
After Davidson's Cinderella run reached the Sweet 16, the board of trustees of the small liberal arts college did something unique and wholly refreshing -- it put the students first, writes Pat Forde.
Griffin: 'Ryan's Rules' include tough and gritty D
Bo Ryan's 'swing offense,' tough and gritty defense, and development of four-year players have taken the superstar-less Badgers to a school-record 31 wins, writes Tim Griffin.
Dinich: Davidson's moneymakers push it to Sweet 16
In taking down mid-major poster boy Gonzaga and Big East giant Georgetown, Davidson showed its 24-game winning streak is no fluke, writes Heather Dinich.
Griffin: Wisconsin puts in vintage performance
It might not be particularly pretty to watch to the outside world, but Wisconsin's defense was a thing of beauty to the Badgers, writes Tim Griffin.
Schlabach: Siena joins Tampa's upset party
First, it was 12-seed Western Kentucky. Next was 13-seed San Diego. And 13-seed Siena decided to join the upset party in Tampa by throttling Vanderbilt, writes Mark Schlabach.
Dinich: Curry makes name for himself
Stephen Curry, son of former NBA player Dell Curry, was overlooked coming out of high school and landed at tiny Davidson. He's no longer an unknown commodity after a 40-point performance against Gonzaga, writes Heather Dinich.
Griffin: Beasley, Walker lead the way for Kansas State
When Michael Beasley got in first-half foul trouble, Bill Walker picked up the slack. And in the second half, it was all Beasley as Kansas State beat Southern California, writes Tim Griffin.
Griffin: Kansas tightens D to capture Big 12 title
The Big 12 tournament final was a shooting gallery in the first half, but then Kansas turned up the defense on its way to landing a No. 1 seed, writes Tim Griffin.
O'Neil: Top tournament story lines
From the possibility of a Roy Williams grudge match between UNC and Kansas in the Final Four to the mid-major matchup of Gonzaga and Davidson, Dana O'Neil highlights the bracket's best story lines.
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The Jayhawks have played solidly throughout the season, cruising to a share of their eighth Big 12 regular-season title. Previous recent struggles in the NCAA tournament ... Team coverage


Omaha, NE
3 Wisconsin
14 CSU Fullerton
11 Kansas State
3 Wisconsin
12 W Kentucky
13 San Diego
Tampa, FL
7 Gonzaga
10 Davidson
2 Georgetown
12 W Kentucky
Omaha, NE
10 Davidson
2 Georgetown
3 Wisconsin
10 Davidson
6 Purdue
11 Baylor
Raleigh, NC
1 Kansas
10 Davidson
1 Memphis
16 UT Arlington
3 Xavier
14 Georgia
Detroit, MI
4 Washington St
13 Winthrop
2 Tennessee
15 American U