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March Madness
Kentucky, Syracuse and North Carolina all earned top seeding for the NCAA tournament Sunday despite weekend losses that brought even more intrigue to the three-week, 67-game tournament better known as March Madness.
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Women's Ice Hockey
Fourteen goals were scored in three periods, both teams came back from three goals down, and neither of those facts were the craziest part of Saturday’s quarterfinal at Lynah Rink. In what was the longest game in program history, Cornell defeated Boston University 8-7 in three overtimes -- and claimed a berth in the NC semifinals -- thanks to a one-on-three goal by defenseman Lauriane Rougeau.
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Rifle
The TCU rifle team used a dominating effort in air rifle to erase a five-point deficit to claim its second national championship in the past three seasons. Sarah Scherer finished third individually in the air rifle finals. In addition to the team national championship, the Frogs took home the air rifle title after firing a 2,353, topping West Virginia’s team score of 2,350.
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Men's Indoor Track & Field
Grand Canyon men’s track and field squad -- in only its second year -- claimed the 2012 Division II Indoor Track and Field National Championship with a final team score of 54 points. The national championship is the second for GCU athletics since joining Division II in 1990. The men’s soccer program won the title in 1996.
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Skiing
Vermont won its first NCAA National Championship since 1994 and sixth in the program’s history on Saturday after the alpine ski team wrapped up a stellar performance with a 1-2-5 finish in the women’s slalom and a 2-7 finish in the men’s slalom.
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Wrestling
Wartburg scored 141.5 points to run away with the Division III national title, the fourth-highest total in championship history. Augsburg finished with 86.5 points while Coe was third (74.0) and host Wisconsin-La Crosse (65.0) grabbed the fourth-place trophy.
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Softball
Top-ranked Alabama banged out 14 hits and smashed four home runs en route to sweeping Kentucky with a 12-2 win on Sunday. With the win the Crimson Tide stay perfect at 21-0 and 3-0 in Southeastern Conference play.
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Men's Lacrosse
No. 16 Lehigh used a 5-0 second-half run to turn a one-goal lead into a six-goal advantage on its way to an 11-7 victory against No. 15 Yale on Sunday. The win pulls Lehigh to 6-1, marking its best start since 1969. Lehigh also defeated Yale for the first time since 1918.
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Baseball
Luke Maile smashed a single up the middle with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, scoring Matt Reida from second base and lifting Kentucky to a 5-4 walk-off win against Canisius on Sunday, sweeping the three-game series. The win marks the 16th consecutive to open the season for UK, which is off to the third-best start in program history, eclipsing a 15-0 start in 2000. In 2007 and 2008, UK set the school record with 19-0 starts.
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Women's Tennis
No. 9 Texas waited out a rain delay spanning more than 90 minutes on Sunday and produced four singles wins to emerge with a 4-2 victory against No. 16 Michigan (7-4). The win is the sixth for the Longhorns against an ITA top-25 opponent this season.
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