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 Owensville Sophomore Cross Country Runner Carter Bracato. Carter finished 13th in Class 3 with the best time of any local runner at state. He attacked the Oak Hill Golf Club Course in Jefferson City finishing with a time of 16:50.67, leading Owensville to a 6th place finish in the team standings. Carter medalled in several events this season.

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Certainly, there was no peace on the streets of Ferguson on the night the grand jury announced it would not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown.

The images of a city burning were disturbing, saddening and sickening. Every business torched leaves in its wake families who have lost their source of income, and a community that will find it that much harder to rebuild.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

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No. 17 Missouri is going back to the SEC championship. The Tigers scored 18 unanswered points and forced a late turnover to secure a 21-14 win over Arkansas. Missouri, which has won six games in a row, returns to the SEC title game for the second straight season.