Final Four Set

The second half of the NCAA Tournament's Final Four was decided today with
regional final games from the East and Midwest. The first two teams qualified
on Saturday, as Florida won the South Region and Wisconsin captured the West
Region.

In 2011, Connecticut rode an incredible individual stretch from their point
guard all the way to a national championship. Three years later, the Huskies
are back in the Final Four, and in no small part due to the efforts of their
current floor general. Shabazz Napier put up 25 points and six rebounds while
carrying Connecticut in the second half, and the Huskies punched their ticket
to North Texas with a 60-54 decision over Michigan State in the East Region
final in front of a pro-Huskies crowd at Madison Square Garden.

Aaron Harrison and the Kentucky Wildcats proved once again they've finally
come of age, advancing to the Final Four with a thrilling 75-72 victory over
Michigan on the freshman guard's tie- breaking 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds
remaining. Harrison's incredibly clutch basket gave the rookie-dominated
Wildcats a surprise Midwest Region title as an eighth seed in which they
knocked off a trio of 2013 Final Four participants to get there. Kentucky
(28-10) earned a trip to the Elite Eight with wins over previously unbeaten
Wichita State and defending national champ Louisville, then punched its ticket
to the national semis by outlasting the 2013 runner-up Wolverines in a down-
to-the-wire nail-biter. Michigan's Nik Stauskas topped all scorers with 24
points, but his desperation 3-point try from halfcourt at the buzzer landed
well off the mark as the Wolverines' (28-9) bid for a second straight Final
Four berth came up just short.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 15 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Bethany Coons. Bethany finished the basketball season at Union averaging 11 points and eight assists per game. Coach Dusty Weiskopf says Bethany is good at handling the basketball and teams would find it difficult to press Union when Bethany was in the game because of her lateral movement. When combining her scoring and assist averages, Bethany was contributing about 25 points per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 days 10 hours ago

On March 24, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines pilot Andreas Lubitz steered a planeful of passengers into the French Alps, killing 150 people in a grisly act of murder/suicide.

The logical first question the world is asking is why? We ask this not only to make some sort of rational sense out of the irrational act, but also so that we can try to prevent something like it from happening again.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

Evil: The Root Cause of Terror - 03/27/2015 - 11:28am
Mandatory Voting? - 03/20/2015 - 11:29am

SPORTS CORNER

23 hours 11 min ago

Jordan Lennerton's RBI double in the eighth inning helped the Detroit Tigers rally for a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Grapefruit League play on Saturday. Miguel Cabrera crushed a two-run home run in the first inning, and Alex Avila added a solo shot in the seventh for the Tigers. Shane Greene allowed three runs -- one earned -- on three hits with three walks and six strikeouts in five innings on the mound.