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

4 days 4 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

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After an off-day, the Cardinals resume their homestand tonight against Pittsburgh. Carlos Martinez puts his 13-and-6 mark up against 7-and-7 J.A. Happ in the opener of the three-game series, with first pitch at 7:15 p.m. The Cards will host the Cubs for three games starting Monday.