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  NCAA Championships: March to Indianapolis


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This time, UF won't be sneaking up

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Florida and Billy Donovan don't have to go nearly as far from home to play in the NCAA Tournament this time, but the Gators will pack something they didn't take last season. Story

The big dance
Excitement abounds as madness begins

Right now, in my bugged basketball eyes, Michigan State is America's best college team. By flattening Big Ten neighbors, the Spartans earned NCAA Tournament geographical coziness.

A Duke, but no royalty
The Blue Devils are one of four No. 1 seeds, but that doesn't make them big favorites as in years past at the NCAA Tournament.

Arkansas going to NCAAs
The surprising Razorbacks stop Auburn to guarantee their 12th tournament bid in 13 years.

Duke on top again, ahead of schedule
Young Blue Devils pull away from Maryland to win the automatic berth.

Women's basketball
UF women forced to settle for NIT

GAINESVILLE -- For the first time since 1993, the Florida women's basketball team is not among the 64 that will vie for a national championship over the next three weeks.

Parity in bracket, but familiar teams stay at top
Some big conferences don't have their usual representation, but the No. 1 seeds represent business as usual.

NIT
NIT cushions Bulls' late-season fall

South Florida is chosen for a national TV game at New Mexico.

Conference tournaments
Florida bounced from SEC tourney
Auburn outscores Florida 32-12 at the free-throw line to advance in the SEC despite the absence of star Chris Porter.

FSU goes flat in ACC loss
An exhausted FSU team falls behind early and never challenges Maryland in an 82-61 loss that ends its season.

Gators come alive late to bury Ole Miss
Kenyan Weaks' timely baskets help UF break open a close game and advance. [3/10]

Hale's recovery puts FSU in quarterfinals
Ex-Largo High star scores 21 in Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins' final game.

Area may host ACC tournament
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference's men's basketball tournament could be coming to Tampa Bay before the end of the decade.

South Florida: one and done
Memphis rallies from a 10-point deficit to knock the Bulls out of the C-USA tournament. NIT, anyone?

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