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Final Four Teams Known For Strength, Rivalries

The NCAA men's basketball tournament is down to its Final Four teams, and they are four famous basketball programs. The women's Final Four starts Sunday night in Denver, with another quartet of traditional powerhouse. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the games.
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Win Or Lose, Ky. Gets Spot In NCAA Championship

Kentucky Gov. Steve Breshear has a dilemma: Should he root for University of Kentucky or University of Louisville in their Final Four hoop match-up? Host Scott Simon talks with Breshear about the upcoming game.
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Few Surprises In NCAA Men And Women's Final Four

If you rooted for the Empire in Star Wars, thought David over Goliath was a fluke, and hate the movie Hoosiers, this is a dream weekend of college basketball. Both the men and women's final fours are on tap and there's not an upstart to be found anywhere. Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about a very blue blood end to college hoops season.
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Defending Kentucky's Coach Calipari: Not A Tough Assignment

John Calipari's detractors argue that he's less of a head coach and more of a head recruiter. But his success rests on the fact that he can honestly tell his potential players that he will prepare them for success in college — and then success in the NBA.
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In Saturday's Final Four, Expect A Kentucky Showdown And Lots Of Emotion

NCAA basketball's Final Four teams will play in New Orleans Saturday, to decide who will play in Monday night's title game. The first match-up pits Louisville against No. 1 Kentucky. In the second game, Ohio State will face the University of Kansas.

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