Dramatic Photos: UConn Wins NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship

The NCAA tournament is arguably the best stretch of weeks on the sports calendar, filled with great teams, exciting games, star players and, usually, plenty of upsets. Mixed in with all the action are some dramatic photos. Take a look at the best of the NCAA tournament in photos.

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Connecticut celebrates after winning the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kentucky Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier shoots between Kentucky guard Dominique Hawkins (25) and guard Aaron Harrison (2) during the first half of the NCAA championship game Monday. Napier scored 15 points in the game's first half. Click through to see more from the game, and from the games leading up to Monday's.
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Connecticut center Amida Brimah, top, shoots over Kentucky center Dakari Johnson during the first half of the NCAA championship game Monday.
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Connecticut forward Phillip Nolan, center, loses the ball between Kentucky's Andrew Harrison, left, and Aaron Harrison, right, during the second half of the NCAA final Monday night.
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Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright (11) gets past Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison (2), as guard Andrew Harrison (5) looks on during the first half of the NCAA final.
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ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 05: Julius Randle #30 of the Kentucky Wildcats and Duje Dukan #13 of the Wisconsin Badgers battle for a rebound during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Chris Steppig-Pool/Getty Images)
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The Wisconsin Badgers cheerleaders perform during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal against the Kentucky Wildcats at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.
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Traevon Jackson #12 of the Wisconsin Badgers goes to the basket against the Kentucky Wildcats during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.
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Andrew Harrison #5 of the Kentucky Wildcats goes to the basket against the Wisconsin Badgers during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.
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A general view during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.
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Josh Gasser #21 of the Wisconsin Badgers drives to the basket as Andrew Harrison #5 of the Kentucky Wildcats defends during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.
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Florida forward Dorian Finney-Smith reacts in the locker room after an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Connecticut Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Connecticut won 63-53.
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Connecticut guard Terrence Samuel (3) shoots against Florida during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.
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Connecticut fans show their support befer an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Florida Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Dallas.
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Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright dunks the ball during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Florida Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.
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Connecticut fans and players celebrate after the team beat Florida 63-53 at their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.
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Ryan Boatright #11 of the Connecticut Huskies goes up for a basket against the Florida Gators during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.
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Kentucky head coach John Calipari, left, and players celebrate after an NCAA Midwest Regional final college basketball tournament game Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Indianapolis. Kentucky won 75-72 to advance to the Final Four.
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Michigan's Nik Stauskas dunks over Kentucky's Dominique Hawkins during the second half of an NCAA Midwest Regional final college basketball tournament game Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Indianapolis.
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Kentucky's Marcus Lee dunks in front of Michigan's Derrick Walton Jr. during the first half of an NCAA Midwest Regional final college basketball tournament game Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Michigan's Jon Horford (15) and Kentucky's Andrew Harrison battle for a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA Midwest Regional final college basketball tournament game Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Indianapolis.
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Kentucky's Dakari Johnson (44) and Michigan's Spike Albrecht (2) go after a loose ball as Michigan's Glenn Robinson III (1) and Jordan Morgan (52) watch during the first half of an NCAA Midwest Regional final college basketball tournament game Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Indianapolis.
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Connecticut's Shabazz Napier (13) celebrates after his team defeated Michigan State 60-54 in a regional final at the NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 30, 2014, in New York. Napier scored 17 points of his 25 points in the second half.
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Connecticut's Shabazz Napier, right, moves the ball around Michigan State's Travis Trice in the first half of a regional final at the NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday, March 30, 2014, in New York.
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Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo, top right, talks to his team during the first half in a regional semifinal at the NCAA college basketball tournament against Connecticut, Sunday, March 30, 2014, in New York.
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Connecticut's Ryan Boatright, left, scores as Michigan State's Gary Harris (14) approaches in the second half of a regional final at the NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday, March 30, 2014, in New York.
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Michigan State forward Adreian Payne (5) and Connecticut forward Phillip Nolan (0) go up for the tip-off as Michigan State's Gary Harris, top left, and Connecticut's Keith Appling (11) look on during the first half in a regional semifinal at the NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday, March 30, 2014, in New York.
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Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans fights for the loose ball against Amida Brimah #35 of the Connecticut Huskies in the first half of the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City. Connecticut edged out Michigan State 60-54 to head to the Final Four.
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Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier (13) goes up for a shot against Michigan State forward Adreian Payne (5) during the first half in a regional semifinal at the NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 30, 2014, in New York.
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Wisconsin 's Josh Gasser (21) tries to shoot past Arizona's Elliott Pitts (24) during the first half in a regional final NCAA college basketball tournament game, Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Wisconsin 's Traevon Jackson tries to drive past Arizona center Kaleb Tarczewski, left, during the first half in a regional final NCAA college basketball tournament game, Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Patric Young #4, Casey Prather #24, f1532 and Scottie Wilbekin #5 of the Florida Gators celebrate with the trophy after defeating the Dayton Flyers 62-52 in the south regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the FedExForum on March 29, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Matt Kavanaugh #35 and Scoochie Smith #11 of the Dayton Flyers battle for a rebound against Patric Young #4 of the Florida Gators during the south regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the FedExForum on March 29, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Vee Sanford #43 of the Dayton Flyers drives to the basket as Patric Young #4 of the Florida Gators defends during the south regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the FedExForum on March 29, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Casey Prather #24 of the Florida Gators takes a shot as Scoochie Smith #11 of the Dayton Flyers defends during the south regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the FedExForum on March 29, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Michael Frazier II #20 of the Florida Gators goes up for a shot against the Dayton Flyers during the south regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the FedExForum on March 29, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Virginia forward Anthony Gill, right, gets wrapped up with Michigan State forward Kenny Kaminski while competing for a loose ball during the first half in a regional semifinal at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Friday, March 28, 2014, in New York. Michigan State guard Gary Harris watches.
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Virginia's Evan Nolte, right, looks downcourt as Michigan State's Gary Harris approaches in the first half of a regional semifinal at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Friday, March 28, 2014, in New York.
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Louisville's Stephan Van Treese grabs a rebound during the first half of an NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal college basketball tournament game against the Kentucky Friday, March 28, 2014, in Indianapolis.
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Kentucky's Dakari Johnson (44), Aaron Harrison (2) and Dominique Hawkins (25) go after a rebound with Louisville's Wayne Blackshear (20) and Akoy Agau (22) during the first half of an NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal college basketball tournament game Friday, March 28, 2014, in Indianapolis.
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DeAndre Daniels #2 of the Connecticut Huskies reacts after a basket against the Iowa State Cyclones during the regional semifinal of the NCAA Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2014.
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Dustin Hogue #22 of the Iowa State Cyclones goes to the hoops against Philllip Nolan #0 and Ryan Boatright #11 of the Connecticut Huskies during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2014 in New York City.
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Josh Richardson #1 of the Tennessee Volunteers shoots the ball against Jordan Morgan #52 of the Michigan Wolverines during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 28, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Caris LeVert #23 of the Michigan Wolverines shoots the ball against the Tennessee Volunteers in the first half during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 28, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Jordan McRae #52 of the Tennessee Volunteers shoots the ball against Glenn Robinson III #1 of the Michigan Wolverines in the first half during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 28, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Wisconsin guard Ben Brust (1) reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament regional semifinal against Baylor, Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Wisconsin won 69-52.
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Florida guard Scottie Wilbekin (5) shoots against UCLA forward Travis Wear (24) during the second half in a regional semifinal game at the NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Florida won 79-68.
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Aaron Gordon #11 of the Arizona Wildcats dunks the ball in the second half while taking on the San Diego State Aztecs during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Honda Center on March 27, 2014 in Anaheim, California.
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Nick Johnson #13 of the Arizona Wildcats goes up for a shot against Josh Davis #22 and Skylar Spencer #0 of the San Diego State Aztecs in the first half during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Honda Center on March 27, 2014 in Anaheim, California. Arizona held off San Diego State, 70-64.
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Dayton forward Devin Oliver (5) shoots on Stanford forward Josh Huestis (24) during the second half in a regional semifinal game at the NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Dayton won 82-72.
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Memphis' Michael Dixon Jr., left, and Geron Johnson (55) works against Virginia guard Joe Harris (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball third-round tournament game, Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C. Virginia won the game, 78-60.
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Josh Richardson #1 of the Tennessee Volunteers celebrates with teammates late in the game against the Mercer Bears during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 23, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Jeronne Maymon #34 of the Tennessee Volunteers goes for a loose ball against the Mercer Bears during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 23, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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DeAndre Kane #50 of the Iowa State Cyclones scores the game-winning basket against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the AT&T Center on March 23, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.
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Kennedy Meeks #3 of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts as DeAndre Kane #50 of the Iowa State Cyclones falls underneath the basket during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the AT&T Center on March 23, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.
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Tekele Cotton #32 of the Wichita State Shockers drives to the basket against the Kentucky Wildcats during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 23, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.
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Julius Randle #30 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball against the Wichita State Shockers during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 23, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.
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Stanford's Dwight Powell (33) shoots under pressure from Kansas's Perry Ellis, right, and Wayne Selden, Jr. during the first half of a third-round game at the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 23, 2014, in St. Louis.
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Saint Louis' Mike McCall Jr. (11) scores under Louisville's Montrezl Harrell in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, March 22, 2014. Louisville advanced, 66-51.
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Jonathan Holmes #10 of the Texas Longhorns dunks the ball against the Michigan Wolverines during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 22, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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JJ O'Brien #20 of the San Diego State Aztecs shoots against the North Dakota State Bison during the Third Round of the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 22, 2014 in Spokane, Washington.
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C.J. Fair #5 of the Syracuse Orange goes to the basket as Matt Kavanaugh #35 of the Dayton Flyers defends during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 22, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.
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Huskies goes up for a shot against the Villanova Wildcats during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 22, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.
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Florida guard Scottie Wilbekin (5) forces Pittsburgh forward Lamar Patterson (21) to turnover the ball as Pittsburgh guard Josh Newkirk (13) closes in during the second half in a third-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. Florida defeated Pittsburgh 61-45.
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Florida guard Scottie Wilbekin (5) drives to the basket past Pittsburgh forward Lamar Patterson (21), during the second half in a third-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.
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Mercer forward Daniel Coursey (52) passes the ball against Duke forward Rodney Hood (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball second-round game, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C. No. 14-seeded Mercer beat 3rd-seeded Duke making for another March Madness upset.
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Duke forward Jabari Parker (1) shoots over Mercer forward Daniel Coursey (52) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball second-round game, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.
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Baylor's Rico Gathers (2) falls backwards as Nebraska's Shavon Shields (31) makes contact while shooting during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Antonio. Gathers was called for a foul on the play.
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Stanford's Dwight Powell, left, shoots over New Mexico's Alex Kirk during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, March 21, 2014, in St. Louis.
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Siyani Chambers #1 and Kyle Casey #30 of the Harvard Crimson console Justin Jackson #5 of the Cincinnati Bearcats after Harvard won their second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington.
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Harvard's Kyle Casey (30) tries to hold onto a rebound in front of Cincinnati's Jermaine Lawrence during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014.
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Harvard’s Siyani Chambers (1) and Cincinnati’s Ge'Lawn Guyn (14) fight for a loose ball in the second half during the second-round of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014.
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Rashad Whack #22 of the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers shoots against John Puk #44 of the Albany Great Danes in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
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The Florida Gators huddle on the court before taking on the Albany Great Danes during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Amway Center on March 20, 2014 in Orlando, Florida.
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Lamar Patterson #21 of the Pittsburgh Panthers shoots over Jaron Hopkins #23 of the Colorado Buffaloes in the second half during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Amway Center on March 20, 2014 in Orlando, Florida.
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Connar Tava #2 of the Western Michigan Broncos goes to the basket against the Syracuse Orange C.J. Fair #5 of the Syracuse Orange defends during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.
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C.J. Fair #5 of the Syracuse Orange goes to the basket against the Western Michigan Broncos during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.
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Dustin Thomas #13 of the Colorado Buffaloes goes up for a shot against Michael Young #2 and James Robinson #0 of the Pittsburgh Panthers during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Amway Center on March 20, 2014 in Orlando, Florida.
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Josh Sharp #12 of the Brigham Young Cougars shoots over Mike Moser #0, Richard Amardi #13, and Jason Calliste #12 of the Oregon Ducks during the second round game of NCAA Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 20, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Justin Jackson #5 of the Cincinnati Bearcats and Brandyn Curry #10 of the Harvard Crimson go for a loose ball during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington.
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LaQuinton Ross #10 of the Ohio State Buckeyes goes to the basket as Matt Kavanaugh #35 of the Dayton Flyers defends during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.
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The Dayton Flyers celebrate after defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes 60-59 in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.
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Vee Sanford #43 of the Dayton Flyers reacts after defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes 60-59 in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.
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Eric Mika #00 of the Brigham Young Cougars battles Richard Amardi #13 of the Oregon Ducks for a loose ball during the second round game against the Oregon Ducks of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 20, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Kansas' Andrew Wiggins (22) and Eastern Kentucky's Orlando Williams chase a loose ball during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, March 21, 2014, in St. Louis. Kansas won the game 80-69.
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Wichita State's Chadrack Lufile, left, and Cal Poly's Zach Gordon chase a loose ball during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, March 21, 2014, in St. Louis.
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Virginia Commonwealth guard Briante Weber, right, steals the ball from Stephen F. Austin guard Dallas Cameron during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Diego.
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UCLA forward Kyle Anderson, right, drives with the ball as Tulsa forward Lew Evans defends during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Diego.
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Coastal Carolina guard Warren Gillis (0) shoots on Virginia forward/center Mike Tobey (10) after the second half of an NCAA college basketball second-round tournament game, Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Raleigh. Virginia won 70-59.
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Iowa State's Dustin Hogue (22) scores in front of North Carolina Central's Ebuka Anyaorah (5) during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Antonio. Iowa State won 93-75. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Kentucky's Julius Randle, bottom, gets tangled up with Kansas State's Wesley Iwundu, left, and Nino Williams while chasing a loose ball during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in St. Louis. Kentucky won 56-49.
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Connecticut celebrates with the championship trophy after beating Kentucky 60-54 at the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.
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