March Madness in Photos: Duke Wins

Duke beat Butler 61-59 to become NCAA champions.

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Lance Thomas of the Duke Blue Devils celebrates after the Devils defeated the Butler Bulldogs 61-59 in the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 5, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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The Blue Devils won their fourth NCAA tournament by beating the Bulldogs 61-59 in a thriller.
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Fans of the Duke Blue Devils support their team against the Butler Bulldogs during the 2010 NCAA Division I final.
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Gordon Hayward #20 of the Butler Bulldogs loses the ball in the first half as he drives against Lance Thomas #42 of the Duke Blue Devils. In the final moments of the game, Hayward's half-court 3-point shot barely missed, denying his underdog team its Hollywood ending.
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Kyle Singler of the Duke Blue Devils cuts down a piece of the net following their 61-59 win against the Butler Bulldogs. Singler scored 19 points in the title game.
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A fan of the Butler Bulldogs cheers on her team before the Bulldogs take on the Duke Blue Devils.
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Blue II, the mascot of the Butler Bulldogs takes the court.
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“We just came up a bounce short,” Butler coach Brad Stevens told The Associated Press after the Bulldogs lost the title game.
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Butler Bulldogs cheerleaders perform during a break in the game against the Duke Blue Devils during the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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Andre Dawkins #20 and Nolan Smith #2 of of the Duke Blue Devils play in what is sure to be one of the most memorable title games in the NCAA tourney's history.
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A cheerleader from the Duke Blue Devils performs against the Butler Bulldogs.
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Go Dawgs! A fan of the Butler Bulldogs cheers on his team ahead of the title game against Duke.
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Matt Howard #54 and Gordon Hayward #20 of the Butler Bulldogs fight for a rebound in the second half against Brian Zoubek #55 (C) and Kyle Singler #12 (R) of the Duke Blue Devils.
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Lance Thomas #42 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrates after they won 61-59 against the Butler Bulldogs during the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 5, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Jon Scheyer #30 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts in the second half while taking on the Butler Bulldogs at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 5, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Duke beat West Virginia in the Final Four, 78-57, to advance to the Championship Game. The Blue Devils face Butler, the ultimate Cinderella, at 9:21 p.m. Monday for the title.
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Butler's path to the title game included upsets over Syracuse and Kansas State. The Bulldogs beat Michigan State 52-50 on Saturday night to securing a spot in the championship game.
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A decked-out fan of the Duke Blue Devils supported his team in their win over West Virginia.
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Lance Thomas and Bryan Zoubek celebrate a win by the Duke Blue Devils that advanced them to the national championship game of the 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament.
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WVU star Da'Sean Butler went down with nine minutes left in the game against Duke with a knee injury.
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Butler's Avery Jukesand Shawn Vanzant celebrate their win against MSU at the end of the Final Four showdown between the Bulldogs and the Spartans. Butler beat MSU 52-50.
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The game was tied at the half, but the Spartans ultimately fell to the Bulldogs.
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Durrell Summers #15 of the Michigan State Spartans controls a rebound against the Butler Bulldogs in the Final Four game.
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Butler's Gordon Hayward #20 goes up for a shot against Draymond Green #23 of the Michigan State Spartans during the National Semifinal game.
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The Duke Blue Devils restored some sense of order to the NCAA tourney Sunday by becoming the lone No. 1 seed to make it to the Final Four after defeating Baylor. The fifth seeded Michigan State Spartans also made it to the Big Dance by beating Tennessee on Sunday.
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Duke's Lance Thomas (42) grabs a rebound between Baylor players during the second half of the NCAA South Regional college basketball championship game in Houston. Duke won 78-71.
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Duke's Nolan Smith (2) and teammates celebrate after Duke defeated Baylor 78-71 in the NCAA South Regional college basketball final in Houston. The Blue Devils will next play West Virginia.
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Baylor fans pray for divine intervention during the first half of the NCAA South Regional championship game against Duke in Houston, Sunday, March 28, 2010.
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Duke fans cheer on the Blue Devils on Sunday.
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Members of the Baylor basketball team wave to fans following their loss at the NCAA South Regional college basketball championship game against Duke.
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Duke's Lance Thomas (42), Andre Dawkins (20), Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith (2) celebrate after defeating Baylor 78-71 in the NCAA South Regional college basketball championship game in Houston.
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Michigan State's Delvon Roe tries to shoot under pressure from Tennessee's Wayne Chism during the second half of the NCAA Midwest Regional college basketball championship game in St. Louis. Michigan State won 70-69.
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Michigan State's Draymond Green (23) and Isaiah Dahlman (22) celebrate after their 70-69 win over Tennessee.
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Tennessee's Bobby Maze sits dejected in the locker room after Tennessee's 70-69 loss to Michigan State.
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In yet another upset, West Virginia beat No.1 seed Kentucky, paving their way to the Final Four.
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Devin Ebanks #3 of the West Virginia Mountaineers drives to the basket against Patrick Patterson #54 of the Kentucky Wildcats.
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Butler beat No. 2 seed Kansas State during the west regional final, advancing the Indianapolis team to the Final Four.
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Denis Clemente #21 of the Kansas State Wildcats hugs his teammate after losing to Butler in the west regional final of the tournament.
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Sixth-seeded Tennessee stunned favorite Ohio State, a No. 2 seed, Friday night to win its place in the Elite Eight.
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Butler fans had good reason to cheer, as the No. 5 Bulldogs upset top-seeded Syracuse Thursday night in the West Regional semifinals to pull one win away from the Final Four. The NCAA tourney delivered more dramatic moments Thursday, with Kansas State edging Xavier in a double overtime thriller and Kentucky holding off Cornell’s momentum.
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Injured Syracuse forward Arinze Onuaku looks at the scoreboard from the bench late in the second half of the NCAA West Regional semifinal game against Butler in Salt Lake City. Butler defeated Syracuse 63-59.
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Da'Sean Butler #1 and Kevin Jones #5 of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrate during the second half against the Washington Huskies during their east regional semifinal match.
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Cornell fans watch the first half of Big Red's semifinal against Kentucky in the East Regional of the NCAA college basketball tournament. The crowd was pulling for an upset, but it was not to be.
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Kansas State's Denis Clemente celebrates his team's 101-96 double-overtime win over Xavier in an NCAA West Regional semifinal college match-up.
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Kyle Singler and the Duke Blue Devils advanced to the next round of play, becoming the second No. 1 seed to make it to the Elite Eight.
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Cheerleaders for the Washington Huskies perform against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the east regional semifinal of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Carrier Dome.
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The Michigan State Spartans downed Northern Iowa to take their own place in the next round.
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A cheerleader for Washington wasn't able to stop No. 2 seeded West Virginia from beating the Huskies.
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Fans hold images of Kansas State head coach Frank Martin, left and Jacob Pullen in the second half of their NCAA West Regional semifinal college basketball game against Xavier in Salt Lake City, Thursday, March 25, 2010.
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Fear the beard. Jacob Pullen hit a pair of three-pointers for Kansas State in double overtime to help the Wildcats beat Xavier 101-96 in the West Regional semifinals on March 25.
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Mark Lyons #10 of the Xavier Musketeers shoots against the Kansas State Wildcats. They couldn't stay alive in the tourney.
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John Wall and the top-seeded Kentucky Wildcats silenced the momentum of underdog favorite Cornell in the East Regional semifinals on March 25.
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Much of the crowd at the Carrier Dome was pulling for Cornell against Kentucky.
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Actress Ashley Judd threw her lot in with Kentucky against Cornell.
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John Wall helped Big Blue beat Big Red 62-45. Kentucky will play second-seeded West Virginia Saturday for a shot at the Final Four.
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Willie Veasley helped Butler become the latest mid-major team to knock off a top seed in the NCAA tourney, as the Bulldogs upset Syracuse 63-59 in the West Regional semifinals on March 25.
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Ronald Nored #5 of the Butler Bulldogs shoots against Andy Rautins #1 of the Syracuse Orange. Butler is one win away from the Final Four.
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Ronald Nored #5 of the Butler Bulldogs celebrates after a call against Andy Rautins #1 of the Syracuse Orange on March 25.
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Da'Sean Butler #1 and Kevin Jones #5 of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrate during the second half against the Washington Huskies during the East Regional semifinal. West Virginia topped Washington 69-56 and will play Kentucky Saturday for a shot at the Final Four.
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Nate Robinson, former player for the Washington Huskies watches Washington play against the West Virginia Mountaineers on March 24.
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A Cornell Big Red cheerleader exhorts her team to an upset victory over Wisconsin, 87-69, in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Jacksonville Veteran's Memorial Arena on March 21.
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Upstart Cornell players celebrate an unexpected trip to the Sweet 16 after beating Wisconsin.
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Cornell fans cheered their 12th-seeded team past favorites Temple and Wisconsin, but now mighty Kentucky awaits.
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Cornell's stunning ride has made it the first team from the Ivy League since 1979 to advance to the round of 16.
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Syracuse fans are used to success and the Orange won their first two games of the tourney by margins of 23 and 22 points.
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The Syracuse Orange mascot performs during second round action at HSBC Arena in Buffalo.
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Kim English #of the Missouri reacts after a call in the Tigers' 68-59 loss to West Virginia in second round action.
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Missouri's Steve Moore J.T. Tiller box out Kevin Jones of West Virginia during second round action in Buffalo.
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Pittsburgh's Nick Rivers pumps his teammates up before their game against Xavier in Milwaukee. Their spirit wasn't enough to stop Jordan Crawford and the Musketeers from beating Pitt, 71-68.
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Xavier's Jordan Crawford scored 17 points to lead the Musketeers over Pittsburgh at Milwaukee's Bradley Center.
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Brad Wanamaker of Pittsburgh goes sprawling after taking a foul from Xavier's Dante Jackson ( #25).
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Duke's mascot performs while the top-seeded Blue Devils dispatch California, 68-53, in second round action in the South region.
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Jamal Boykin of California dives for a loose ball during his team's loss to Duke.
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California Coach Mike Montgomery reacts to a call against his team during loss to Duke in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Jacksonville Veteran's Memorial Arena.
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Michigan State's Korie Lucious is hugged by teammate Raymar Morgan after Lucious hit the game-winning shot against Maryland. Michigan State won, 85-83.
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Michigan State's Kalin Lucas holds his left ankle as coach Tom Izzo checks on him after Lucas was injured in the first half against Maryland. The Spartans won, but are now without their best player.
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Derrick Nix of Michigan State goes up for a shot against Maryland during Western region, second round action at Spokane Arena.
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E'Twaun Moore of Purdue scores against Texas A&M during the Boilermakers' second round victory at Spokane Arena.
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Ohio State's band performs before the Buckeyes take on Georgia Tech in second round action at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The No. 2 seed Buckeyes won, 75-66, to earn a trip to the Sweet 16.
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Texas A&M's B.J. Holmes drives to the basket against Purdue in the first half of the Aggies' season-ending loss.
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Syracuse's Wes Johnson, left, battles Gonzaga's Robert Sacre for a rebound the Orange's 87-65 win in second round action in Buffalo.
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Georgia Tech's Iman Shumpert and Derrick Favors double-team Ohio State's Evan Turner in the second half of the Buckeyes' 75-66 win.
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Iman Shumpert and Zachery Peacock (35) of Georgia Tech battle Ohio State's Dallas Lauderdale in the first half of the second round game at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
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Missouri's Marcus Denmon shoots over West Virginia's Joe Mazzulla during the first half of West Virginia's 68-59 win.
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In a tournament marked by upsets, none has been bigger than Northern Iowa's 69-67 defeat of defending champion and overall favorite Kansas.
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Markieff Morris can't believe his team just lost to No. 9 seed Northern Iowa.
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Las Vegas oddsmakers had Kansas as the tournament favorite, but the Jayhawks got clipped in the second round.
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In another stunner, No. 10 seed St. Mary's beat Villanova, 75-68, to sneak into the Sweet 16.
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BYU had an early 10-point lead, but No. 2 seeded Kansas State beat the Cougars 84-72 to advance to the Sweet 16.
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The No. 1 seed Kentucky Wildcats sailed past the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 90-60 in the second round of the tournament.
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Kentucky super-fan Ashley Judd was in the stands for the team's blowout win, continuing her tradition of attending her alma mater's basketball games.
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Baylor defeated Old Dominion 76-68 in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
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Scotty Hopson #32 of the Tennessee Volunteers celebrates his dunk against the Ohio Bobcats in the second round of the tournament -- Tennessee defeated Ohio 83-68.
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Another bracket buster in round two of the tournament, eleven-seeded Washington beat No. 3 New Mexico 82-64.
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Matt Howard #54, Ronald Nored #5, Shelvin Mack #1 and Gordon Hayward #20 of the Butler Bulldogs celebrate after defeating the Murray State Racers 54-52 in the second round of the tournament on Saturday in San Jose, Calif.
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Regional top seed Duke handily beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff to advance, besting the 16-seed and play-in winner UAPB to win their first-round game 73-44.
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The top-seeded Syracuse Orangemen sailed over Vermont in the first round, winning 79-56.
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West Virginia's Dalton Pepper drives on Morgan State's Troy Smith. West Virginia, a 2 seed who also won the Big East Tournament, won easily, 77-50.
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The fourth-seeded Maryland Terrapins rescued a victory from Houston, beating the 13-seed 89-77 with a late second-half surge.
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Gonzaga topped ACC mainstay Florida State, winning 67-60 to advance to the next round.
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Michigan State fought until the last minute to eek out a victory against New Mexico State; the 5-seed Spartans beat the 12th-seeded Aggies by a score of 70-67.
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Fourth-seeded Wisconsin narrowly escaped an upset from 13-seed Wofford, who fell just four points short of the Badgers in a game that ended with a score of 53-49.
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Wisconsin slipped by Wofford with a last-minute effort that helped the four seed avoid a first-round disappointment.
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Temple's Juan Fernandez drives to the basket during the Owls' first-round game against Cornell. Despite being heavy favorites, Temple lost, 78-65, and Cornell got the Ivy League its first NCAA tournament win in 12 years.
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A Utah State cheerleader kept a smile on her face even as her team fell to Texas A&M, 69-53.
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Minnesota coach Tubby Smith directs his players during a first round, 65-54 loss to Xavier.
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Xavier Coach Chris Mack reacts during his team's win over Minnesota.
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Washington forward Quincy Pondexter drives to the basket during his team's 80-78 win over Marquette.
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Northern Iowa forward Adam Kock congratulates teammate Ali Farokhmanesh after their 69-66 win over UNLV.
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Richmond's Kevin Smith, right rear, defends against Saint Mary's Matthew Dellavedova during the first half of an NCAA first-round college basketball game in Providence, Rhode Island. St. Mary's won, 80-71.
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A cheerleader for the Northern Iowa Panthers looks on against the UNLV Rebels during the first round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher reacts to a call. His team lost against Tennessee, 62-59.
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San Diego State's Chase Tapley reacts as his team loses to Tennessee, 62-59.
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A cheerleader of the Texas Longhorns performs during the first round of the 2010 NCAA mens basketball tournament at the New Orleans Arena.
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Robert Morris' Dallas Green and Villanova's Taylor King fight for a loose ball in a first round game won by Villanova, 73-70.
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Robert Morris head coach Mike Rice reacts after his 15th-seeded team narrowly missed knocking off No. 2 seed Villanova.
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Cheerleaders of the Baylor Bears perform during a timeout against the Sam Houston State Bearkats.
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Saint Mary's Omar Samhan (50) jumps over photographers while chasing a loose ball during the second half of his team's 80-71 first round win over Richmond.
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The Saint Mary's Gaels fans celebrate in the second half against the Richmond Spiders.
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Baylor guard LaceDarius Dunn celebrates after dunking against Sam Houston State in first-round game in New Orleans. Baylor won 68-59.
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Notre Dame forward Tim Abromaitis,left, gets tangled up with teammate forward Jack Cooley as Old Dominion guard Darius James watches. Old Dominion scored a 51-50 upset in the first round game.
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Fans of the Old Dominion Monarchs cheer during the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the first round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament.
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Cheerleaders for the North Texas Mean Green performs against the Kansas State Wildcats.
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Murray State forward Danero Thomas, right, gets off the game-winning shot over Vanderbilt guard Lance Goulbourne (5) as the clock winds down.
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Murray State forward Danero Thomas is mobbed by his teammates after scoring the game-winner against Vanderbilt in a 66-65 upset.
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Robert Morris' Mezie Nwigwe reacts in front of Villanova's Scottie Reynolds after missing a shot at the buzzer. Robert Morris gave it everything, but fel short in overtime, 73-70.
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Bowling Green University cheerleaders perform during a semifinal round NCAA college basketball game at the Mid-American Conference tournament in Cleveland.
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West Virginia's Da'Sean Butler celebrates with cheerleaders. Butler scored 20 points as West Virginia won the game 60-58.
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