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Final Four 2019: Road To Minneapolis

Final Four 2019: Road To Minneapolis

News and updates from Minneapolis and across college basketball as the game’s biggest stage comes to U.S. Bank Stadium, April 6 and 8, 2019.


Michigan State tops very early Final Four projections for 2020

Michigan State tops very early Final Four projections for 2020

Michigan State appears to be the favorite among early projected teams to make the 2020 Final Four in Atlanta.


Threes, tortillas flying in first half of Texas Tech-Virginia

Through the first half of the national championship game, both Virginia and Texas Tech were more effective on three-point shots than they were from two-point territory.


After other top seeds fall, Virginia is Final Four favorite

After other top seeds fall, Virginia is Final Four favorite

The last No. 1 seed standing is Virginia, which is favored to win the 2019 NCAA men's basketball championship at the Final Four in Minneapolis.


Longshots walk while Power Five teams dominate road to Final Four

Longshots walk while Power Five teams dominate road to Final Four

The Road to the Final Four in Minneapolis is looking more predictable, with higher seeds advancing and longshots largely gone from the men's Sweet 16.


Duke, Kentucky and Michigan St could get injured stars back for conference tourneys

Duke, Kentucky and Michigan St could get injured stars back for conference tourneys

Zion Williamson, Reid Travis and Nick Ward could return from injuries to help their respective teams in conference tournaments this week


NCAA tourney projected seeding sees movement after top-10 upsets

NCAA tourney projected seeding sees movement after top-10 upsets

Five teams in the Associated Press top 10 suffered losses last week, which caused some changes in the projected NCAA tournament seeding


National college hoops player of the year race up for grabs minus Zion?

National college hoops player of the year race up for grabs minus Zion?

Will Duke's sensational freshman Zion Williamson's injury give his teammate RJ Barrett and others a chance to catch him for national player of the year honors?


Most major conference men's basketball races still being hotly contested

Most major conference men's basketball races still being hotly contested

Five of the six major conferences in college hoops have league title races that are very close heading into final stretch of regular season games.


Duke completes sweep of Virginia, but tough games remain in ACC

Duke completes sweep of Virginia, but tough games remain in ACC

Virginia couldn't beat Duke in two games this season, but that doesn't mean the Blue Devils will sweep through the rest of their ACC schedule.


Kansas is very vulnerable, but is 15th straight Big 12 title in jeopardy?

Kansas is very vulnerable, but is 15th straight Big 12 title in jeopardy?

The Kansas Jayhawks are going through a ton of adversity right now with injuries, upset losses and ineligible players, but will that cost them a chance to win a record 15th straight Big 12 title?


Remember that other SEC power? Don't forget about Kentucky

Remember that other SEC power? Don't forget about Kentucky

Kentucky appears to be back in the Final Four contender conversation after three straight wins against ranked opponents, including Kansas last weekend.


Tennessee's the new No. 1 team, but Memphis on the rise with No. 1 recruit

Tennessee's the new No. 1 team, but Memphis on the rise with No. 1 recruit

Tennessee moved up to the program's first No. 1 ranking in more than a decade Monday. In the same state, Memphis is winning big in recruiting with first-year coach Penny Hardaway.


Best dunk, buzzer-beaters of college hoops season all in a week

Best dunk, buzzer-beaters of college hoops season all in a week

Debut of Fuller's Five Things buzzing in college hoops, includes Duke escaping Florida State without Zion Williamson, more amazing buzzer-beaters and one Vince Carter-like dunk highlight.