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Houston will host the men's Final Four basketball tournament in 2011, the NCAA announced Monday. The announcement said the 2012 Final Four will be played at the Superdome in New Orleans and the 2013 event in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The NCAA also announced host cities for other rounds in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Ty Lawson led North Carolina with 21 points Monday and the Tar Heels beat Michigan State 89-72 to win their fifth NCAA basketball championship. Lawson -- the ACC Player of the Year -- also had six assists and a championship-game record eight steals.
North Carolina beat Villanova 83-69 Saturday in the NCAA semifinals and will meet Michigan State Monday for the national championship. North Carolina will be playing for its fifth national basketball crown against a team the Tar Heels trounced in December. Ty Lawson had 22 points, seven rebounds and eight assists and Wayne Ellington added 20 points and nine rebounds for the Tar Heels (33-4).
Michigan State beat Connecticut 82-73 Saturday in the opening semifinal of the NCAA Final Four in its bid for a third national college basketball title. Kalin Lucas scored 21 points to lead the Spartans (31-6).
The NCAA Tournament's semifinals are set for Saturday, bringing together four of basketball's marquee teams for one of the top attractions in American sports. Michigan State will take on Connecticut in the opening contest and surprising Villanova will try to upset North Carolina in the second game.
North Carolina and Michigan State advanced to the NCAA tournament's Final Four Sunday with impressive victories in the South and Midwest Region finals. UNC, the top seed in the South, beat No. 2 seed Oklahoma 72-60 in Memphis.
Ty Lawson scored 19 points Sunday and top-seeded North Carolina booked a spot in the Final Four with a 72-60 win over Oklahoma in the South Region final. UNC led the contest at Memphis's FedEx Forum 32-23 at the break. In its second straight Four appearance, it will face No.
Goran Suton's 19 points and 10 rebounds Sunday led Michigan State to an easy 64-52 win over Louisville at the Midwest Region final in Indianapolis. The victory led the Spartans to the Final Four in Detroit next Saturday. The 6-foot-10 senior center set a tone in MSU's 30-27 halftime edge by scoring 17 points, including three 3-pointers. Durrell Summers scored 12 with three rebounds.
Scottie Reynolds scored with a half second left Saturday to give Villanova a 78-76 win over top-seeded Pittsburgh in the NCAA East Regional final. The third-seeded Wildcats overcame a late mistake to beat Pittsburgh for the second time this season and earn a trip to the Final Four in Detroit next Saturday. Villanova upset Georgetown in 1985 to win the national college championship. Dwayne Anderson scored 17 points and Reynolds had 13 for the Wildcats (30-7), who made their first 21 foul...
Kemba Walker scored 23 points Saturday to lead Connecticut to another Final Four berth with an 82-75 win over Missouri in the NCAA West Regional Final. A.J.
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