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Nets cut, hats crowned, trophy awarded and 30 years of anguish had been lifted off Villanova’s shoulders in the form of a buzzer beater. An instant classic. After two straight blowouts in the Final Four, the highly-anticipated National Championship matchup between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Villanova Wildcats …

The Villanova Wildcats defeat the Oklahoma Sooners by the largest margin of victory in Final Four history, 95-51. Villanova’s Josh Hart scored 23 points, while Oklahoma star Buddy Hield had only 9. Photos by Andre Brooks

The North Carolina Tar Heels put an end to the Syracuse Orange’s miraculous run in dominant fashion, winning 83-66. 4 of 5 Tar Heel starters scored in double-digits to place them in the National Championship to face Villanova. Photos by Andre Brooks

The North Carolina Tar Heels put an end to the Syracuse Orange’s miraculous run and advance to the National Championship after an 83-66 victory. “As far as what I feel about this year, I’m more satisfied than I’ve ever been in any year that I’ve ever coached, with the possible …

For almost a quarter of the game, fans were getting exactly what they wanted out of the first Final Four matchup of the night between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Villanova Wildcats. It was a high-scoring, back-and-forth game with the Wildcats up 19-17 with 11:11 left in the first. Oklahoma’s …

Under unfavorable weather conditions, the Houston Cougars had their hands full for nine innings against the Texas A&M Aggies. “We created a hole for ourselves in that first inning,” Houston head coach, Todd Whitting said. “But we never stopped playing.” That wasn’t the case when Houston gave the Aggies an …

The Houston Cougars drop a tough one against cross-town rival Rice Owls. Rice’s relief pitching comes up big, allowing only 1 run in the final 4.2 innings of their 7-4 victory. Photos by Matt Flora

The Houston Cougars finally end their 5-game losing streak in the second game of their series against the Baylor Bears. The Cougars’ bats were hot, getting 10 runs on 11 hits in the 10-4 victory. Photos by Andre Brooks

The Houston Cougars’ struggles continue, as they extend their overall losing streak to 5 against the Baylor Bears. Houston’s offense sputtered as they only muster 2 runs in the 4-2 loss. Photos by Andre Brooks

Damyean Dotson and Rob Gray Jr. led Houston to a big win over conference-rival Cincinnati in their last game of the season on Senior Night at the Hofheinz Pavilion. Having lost in Cincinnati earlier in January, the Cougars took advantage of playing on their home court. “It felt like we …