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A look at each of the four No. 1 seeds in the 2017 NCAA tournament.

Villanova returns to Final Four, beating Texas Tech 71-59

UPDATED: Sun., March 25, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

Villanova, the 2016 national champion, is headed back to the Final Four, thanks to a fourth straight double-digit victory in a month of March where they’ve played every bit like the No. 1 seed they earned.

Villanova uses 3s to down West Virginia pressure 90-78

UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Villanova’s 3-point party rolled past the pressure of West Virginia to bring the Wildcats to the doorstep of another Final Four two seasons after winning a national championship.

No. 1 seed Villanova rolls past Alabama and into Sweet 16

UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

Mikal Bridges hit five 3s, scored 23 points and helped No. 1 seed Villanova put the field on notice that it’s the team to beat with an 81-58 win over ninth-seeded Alabama. Villanova plays Friday in Boston against the Marshall-West Virginia winner.

No. 1 seed Villanova rolls past Radford

Jalen Brunson scored 16 points and No. 1 seed Villanova hit 14 3-pointers in an 87-61 romp over Radford in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night.

Heading into Selection Sunday, six games that shaped Gonzaga’s 2018 season

UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

Gonzaga is back where it seemingly always is at this time of year. The Zags are WCC regular-season and tournament champions for the sixth straight season. They’re ranked No. 6 in the AP poll (seems to be a numerical theme shaping up). Here are six games – you knew that was coming – that shaped Gonzaga’s 2018 season:

No. 4 Xavier can topple No. 3 Villanova in Big East showdown

Xavier has a chance to play for a Big East regular-season title on its home court. The fourth-ranked Musketeers can take control of the league race by beating No. 3 Villanova on Saturday at the Cintas Center, where they’re unbeaten this season. It’s a showdown they’ve long awaited.

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