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The Road To The 1977 Final Four

The Road To The 1977 Final Four (0)

The 1977 Final Four was the year Al McGuire rode into retirement in a blaze of glory with the Marquette Warriors. It was also a year when Jerry Tarkanian made his first appearance on college

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1988 Kansas State Basketball: A Great Run & Near Miss

1988 Kansas State Basketball: A Great Run & Near Miss (0)

The basketball program at Kansas State has had a long and steady history of producing winning teams. What the school hasn’t done, at least in modern times, is make it all the way to the

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The Road To The 1986 Final Four

The Road To The 1986 Final Four (0)

The 1986 Final Four was a seminal moment in college basketball history. It was the last Final Four and national championship for a great coach in Louisville’s Denny Crum. In the title game he beat

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Was Virginia’s Collapse The Worst In Elite Eight History?

Was Virginia’s Collapse The Worst In Elite Eight History? (0)

As I noted in yesterday’s post, Virginia’s loss to Syracuse was about as crushing a defeat as I could recall in a regional final. I spent the rest of the day turning games over in

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10 Years Ago: LSU’s Powerful Frontline Carries Them To A Final Four

10 Years Ago: LSU’s Powerful Frontline Carries Them To A Final Four (0)

Louisiana State has had mostly a rough go of it on the basketball court since the end of Dale Brown’s tenure in the late 1990s. But they’ve had one memorable March run since then—the 2006

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