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

20 hours 8 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

5 days 15 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

19 hours 43 min ago

The Cardinals welcomed back outfielders Matt Holliday and Jason Heyward to the lineup Monday. Both missed time in Kansas City over the weekend, with Holliday battling a bruised forearm and Heyward a hip injury. They combined to go 3-for-9 with an RBI against the D'backs.