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THE BRACKETS
GRANT WAHL
March 24, 2008
The Bruins win their 12th national championship by imposing a slow half-court tempo, throttling Kansas's perimeter threats and riding the coattails of superlative freshman Kevin Love to victory
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March 24, 2008

The Brackets

The Bruins win their 12th national championship by imposing a slow half-court tempo, throttling Kansas's perimeter threats and riding the coattails of superlative freshman Kevin Love to victory

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WASHINGTON STATE
Senior star Low has one last field day from beyond the arc, exploiting Irish's perimeter problems

LOUISVILLE
Padgett stages offensive clinic, sets up Pitino-Pearl sideline duel

TENNESSEE
Vols' army of perimeter weapons slashes through Bulldogs, who don't have speed to match

KANSAS
Jayhawk Nation caravans north on I-29 to Phog up Qwest Center, see talent overwhelm Kent State

CLEMSON
Tigers serve up K.C. barbecue as Rivers leads long-distance barrage to end Saints' Cinderella march

USC
Healthy Hackett, Trojans emerge from defensive derby with proof of their dark-horse potential

GEORGETOWN
Nation's third-best field goal defense turns cold-blooded Curry just plain cold

NORTH CAROLINA
Battle of nation's seventh-fastest-paced team (UNC) versus the eighth slowest (Wazzu) does not go to the tortoise

LOUISVILLE
After blowing chance to meet UNC in Vegas Invitational, Cards earn a second shot by grinding Vols into submission

KANSAS
"Shady" Arthur hits real Slim Shady's hometown, has career game at expense of Tigers' weak interior defense

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