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UCLA has booked its third straight trip to the Final Four.
This is getting to be old hat for UCLA. Another regional final ... another Final Four. But the difference between the past two Final Fours and this one is freshman big man Kevin Love. Dana O'Neil

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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.
O'Neil: Love carries Bruins to another Final Four
Kevin Love celebrated UCLA's Final Four berth by giving teammate Darren Collison a piggyback ride. It's fitting, since he's been carrying the Bruins for much of this season. Can this freshman phenom put UCLA on top in San Antonio?
Wojciechowski: UCLA's thin margin for error
UCLA may be in its third straight Final Four, but don't be fooled. The Bruins have a cluster of warts that should worry them heading into what appears to be a loaded Final Four, writes Gene Wojciechowski.
O'Neil: UCLA not sweating the close calls
The script hasn't been as dynamic as North Carolina's Elite Eight run, but UCLA doesn't mind dramatic finishes as long as it keeps winning, writes Dana O'Neil.
O'Neil: Unassuming star leads way for Xavier
Josh Duncan guarded West Virginia's best player despite playing much of the game with four fouls, yet still found time to pour in a career-high 26 points. And no one on Xavier is at all surprised, writes Dana O'Neil.
O'Neil: Xavier hopes it will be Miller time for a long time
If Xavier ever wants to be viewed as something more than just a stepping stone on the coaching circuit, it needs to keep coach Sean Miller from looking beyond the Cincinnati campus for something bigger, writes Dana O'Neil.
O'Neil: Alexander masters 'kindergarten post-up'
Joe Alexander's post-up play was more suited for "kindergarten" play than the Sweet 16 at the beginning of this season, but he has figured it out and become one of the most dominant players in the past month, writes Dana O'Neil.
O'Neil: Mountaineers adopt Huggins' toughness
The players hate the treadmill, but West Virginia has learned to love Bob Huggins' tough love and tough-as-nails coaching style. And the Mountaineers played like Huggins in knocking off Duke, writes Dana O'Neil.
Schlabach: Horn, Lee finally break through at WKU
The pressure was on coach Darrin Horn to take the Hilltoppers to the NCAA tournament. Star player Courtney Lee wanted to leave the school as a freshman. Somehow, the two have flourished there and have led WKU to the Sweet 16, writes Mark Schlabach.
Katz: What happened and what's next?
Tampa essentially saved the first round of the NCAA tournament. What lies ahead in Round 2? Andy Katz takes a look.
Schlabach: Can't get over the Tampa drama
This wasn't the Music City Miracle. This was better. Four upsets in four games with two overtimes and two buzzer-beaters? What a crazy day in Tampa, writes Mark Schlabach.
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.
Schlabach: Grier out of shadows with San Diego's win
San Diego's Bill Grier was in the background as an assistant for Gonzaga as the Bulldogs rose to prominence. But with his team's win over UConn, he's no longer in the shadows, writes Mark Schlabach.
Schlabach: Rogers hits 'dream' shot for WKU
Kentucky native Ty Rogers dreamed of playing at Western Kentucky and hitting a game-winning shot in the NCAA tournament. Dreams do come true, writes Mark Schlabach.
O'Neil: Belmont lets Duke game slip away
Duke breathed a sigh of relief when Justin Hare's game-winning heave clanked off the rim. Belmont was angry it let the game slip away. Such is the life for a Duke program that is no longer feared by 15-seeds, writes Dana O'Neil.
O'Neil: Xavier stumbles but pulls out first-round win
For a long time, it looked as if Georgia's Cinderella run would continue in the NCAA tournament. But Xavier remembered it was a 3-seed favorite and turned up the defensive pressure to survive and advance, writes Dana O'Neil.
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Team Breakdown

The Bruins had another sensational regular season. There were bumps in the loss column -- home losses to Texas, USC and a road defeat at Washington ... Team coverage

West 

Anaheim, CA
6 Marquette
3 Stanford
81
82
7 Miami (FL)
10 Saint Mary's
78
64
3 Xavier
7 West Virginia
79
75
Tampa, FL
2 Texas
15 Austin Peay
74
54
7 Miami (FL)
2 Texas
72
75
1 UCLA
3 Xavier
76
57
Washington, DC
3 Stanford
2 Texas
62
82
1 Memphis
2 Texas
85
67
1 North Carolina
16 Mount St Mary's
113
74
Washington, DC
1 North Carolina
1 Kansas
66
84
1 UCLA
16 Miss Valley St
70
29
8 Indiana
9 Arkansas
72
86
Phoenix, AZ
3 Louisville
14 Boise State
79
61
6 Oklahoma
3 Louisville
48
78
3 Louisville
2 Tennessee
79
60