NCAA Tournament Ratings Score With Duke-Gonzaga Game

The Duke-Gonzaga game on CBS drew the best overnight rating in 10 years for a Sunday NCAA Tournament regional final. The network announced Monday the 9.9 overnight rating. The Elite Eight doubleheader, including the Louisville-Michigan State game, averaged an 8.6 overnight rating/18 share, a 10 percent increase from last year. Through the Elite Eight, the NCAA Tournament is averaging 7.2/15 across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV. That's an 11 percent boost through the same period last year. NEW YORK (AP) – March 30, 2015

Padres Over Mariners 8-5

mariners springtrainingDustin Ackley went 2-for-3 with his first home run, but the Mariners came up short in a 8-5 loss to the San Diego Padres Sunday afternoon in Cactus League play at Peoria Stadium. The Mariners have dropped five consecutive games to fall to 10-15-2 in Cactus League play.

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Three No. 1 Seeds In The Final Four

If you liked the look of last year's Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition. One game - Kentucky vs. Wisconsin - is not only a matchup of two No. 1 seeds, it's a replay of last year's semifinal won by Kentucky 74-73. Seventh-seeded Michigan State will face Duke, a four-time national champion led by coach Mike Krzyzewski, who is in his 12th Final Four, tying the legendary John Wooden. It is the fifth time at least three No. 1 seeds reached the Final Four.

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Duke 66-52 over Gonzaga

gonzagabd3The Blue Devils and their trio of freshmen starters are going to their 16th Final Four after a 66-52 win Sunday in the South Regional over Gonzaga. Justise Winslow, the freshman playing home in Houston, had 16 points, including a big 3-pointer in the closing minutes.

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UCLA And Gonzaga Prepare For Rematch In Sweet 16

basketball genericUCLA lost just once at home this season and it was Gonzaga that dished out that defeat. To say that 87-74 loss in December is serving as extra motivation for the Bruins (21-13) as they prepare for a rematch against the second-seeded Bulldogs (34-2) in the NCAA Sweet 16 on Friday might be an understatement.

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