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Weekend In Review – Final Four Is Set After Duke Loss To Michigan State, Home Runs Flying In Baseball, And More

Review Everything You May Have Missed In Sports From Over The Weekend Of the four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, only Virginia reached the Final...

Review Everything You May Have Missed In Sports From Over The Weekend

Of the four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, only Virginia reached the Final Four, set for Saturday and April 8.

On Sunday night, No. 2 seed Michigan State advanced by beating overall No. 1 Duke 68-67. Duke had won each of its last two games by two points to get to the Elite Eight. In Sunday’s other game, No. 5 Auburn took out No. 2 Kentucky 77-71.

Auburn will play Virginia on Saturday at 6:09 p.m. ET on CBS and No. 3 seed Texas Tech meets Michigan State at 8:49 p.m. The Final Four will take place in Minneapolis. Like Auburn, Texas Tech gained its first Final Four berth. The Red Raiders dropped No. 1 Gonzaga 75-69. The Cavaliers defeated No. 3 Purdue 80-75 in overtime and are in the Final Four for the first time since 1984.

In the women’s tournament, Connecticut and Oregon make up half of the Final Four field, with the two remaining slots to be determined on Monday. Baylor and Iowa are one of Monday’s matchups and Notre Dame-Stanford is the other.

Baseball:
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich by homering in each of the team’s first four games. Yelich homered and drove in two runs in the ninth inning with a walk-off double in the club’s 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

The Philadelphia Phillies swept a three-game set from the Atlanta Braves and outfielder Bryce Harper hit a pair of HRs.

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner homered twice in a 6-5 win that staved off a sweep by the New York Mets.

Elsewhere:
Kevin Kisner won the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play with a 3 and 2 victory on Sunday over Matt Kuchar in Austin, Texas.

Denny Hamlin picked up his second victory of the season, winning NASCAR’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The Joe Gibbs Racing team has now triumphed in four of the season’s first seven races.

The NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers announced Saturday they would shut down LeBron James for the final six games of the season. The Lakers are eliminated from playoff contention.

Post By: Larry Weisman, a longtime sportswriter for USA TODAY, blogs for Twistity.com. Follow him on Twitter @MrLarryWeisman

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