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|NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Roundup -- 3/28/10
|HOUSTON (AP) _ Duke has restored some order to what has been a whackier-than-usual run to the Final Four.
The Blue Devils are the only No. 1 seed to reach the Final Four.
Nolan Smith scored 29 points and Duke returned to the Final Four for the first time in six years by beating Baylor 78-71 in the South Regional final. Jon Scheyer added 20 for the 33-and-5 Blue Devils, who are making their 11th trip to the Final Four under coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Duke will be playing East Regional champion West Virginia in the second national semifinal next Saturday night. The Blue Devils have won 11 of their last 12 regional finals under coach Krzyzewski, but haven't won a national title since 2001. West Virginia is making its first Final Four trip in 51 years.
Other top seeds Kansas, Syracuse and Kentucky all lost.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michigan State scored a 70-69 thriller over Tennessee with Raymar Morgan hitting a free throw with less than two seconds left.
J.P. Prince had one last chance for sixth-seeded Tennessee, but he fumbled the ball at halfcourt and his long shot at the buzzer never came close. Durrell Summers had 21 points to lead the Spartans.
That sends Michigan State to its sixth Final Four in 12 years and second in a row under coach Tom Izzo. In a matchup of a pair of No. 5 seeds, the Spartans will play hometown favorite Butler next Saturday in the first national semifinal in Indianapolis. This is Butler's first trip to the big dance.
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