Louisville, Wichita State, Michigan, Syracuse Set For Final Four

Michigan 61 Syracuse 56

Louisville 72 Wichita State 68

The NCAA Tournament has whittled down to four teams, with Syracuse, Michigan,
Louisville and Wichita State each looking to advance for a chance to play in
the championship game Monday night.

Saturday's first matchup pits Rick Pitino's No. 1 seeded Louisville Cardinals
against the surprise Wichita State Shockers, who entered the tournament as the
ninth seed in the West Region and took down the region's two top seeds in
Gonzaga and Ohio State to reach their first Final Four since 1965. It's
Louisville's second straight Final Four appearance and the seventh overall for
Pitino, who is in search of his second NCAA championship. His Kentucky
Wildcats won the title back in 1996.

In the late game, a pair of four seeds in Michigan and Syracuse will clash.
The Orange are making a fifth Final Four appearance and fourth under coach Jim
Boeheim, who won it all back in his last trip in 2003. The Wolverines won the
title in 1989 and are back in the Final Four for the first time since
consecutive trips with the "Fab Five" in 1992 and '93.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Sophomore Guard Kyra Hardesty. Kyra scored 59 points in a game against Pacific leading the Lady Jays to an 85-80 overtime win over the Lady Indians. She shot 61% from the floor, hit 20-of-33 field goal attempts, seven of 11 beyond the arc and 12-of-15 free throws. For the season, Kyra is averaging 21.4 points, three rebounds, 3.72 assists and 2.24 steals per game.

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OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

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Class 5 District 8 at Washington
Boys Semifinals...
Washington vs. Lafayette at 6:00
Marquette vs. Parkway Central at 7:30

Class 4 District 9 at Sullivan
Girls Semifinals...
Borgia vs. Owensville at 6:00
Sullivan vs. St. Clair at 7:30

Class 4 District 8 at Kirksville
Girls Semifinals...
Warrenton vs. Fulton at 7:30
Kirksville vs. Mexico at 4:30