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No. 2 Memphis (31-3) vs. No. 15 Cal St. Northridge (17-13), 9:25 a.m.

> Memphis, unbeaten since December, plays its first NCAA game since falling to Kansas in last year’s overtime final. Both teams like it fast, but the Tigers’ defense – allowing fewer than 57 ppg – figures to give Northridge fits.

No. 8 BYU (25-7) vs. No. 9 Texas A&M (23-9), 9:30 a.m.

> Deja vu. Last year these teams met in the first round when the Aggies won 67-62.

No. 5 Purdue (25-9) vs. No. 12 Northern Iowa (23-10), 11:30 a.m.

> Purdue righted itself in the Big Ten tourney and saw improved play from forward Robbie Hummel. G Kwadzo Ahelegbe leads Northern Iowa.

No. 1 Connecticut (24-7) vs. No. 16 Chattanooga (18-16), 11:50 a.m.

> UConn is looking to win its third national title in the past 10 years. Chattanooga leads the nation in free throw attempts with 925.

No. 7 California (22-10) vs. No. 10 Maryland (20-13), 11:55 a.m.

> Focus is on the perimeter. Jerome Randle and Patrick Christopher helped Cal lead the country in 3-point accuracy (43.4%); the Terps revolve around G Greivis Vasquez and don’t boast much inside.

No. 4 Washington (25-8) vs. No. 13 Mississippi State (23-12), 2 p.m.

> Mississippi State lives and die with the three-pointer. Washington’s five starters have a total of 35 blocked shots. MSU’s Jarvis Varnado has 165.


No. 8 LSU (26-7) vs. No. 9 Butler (26-5), 9:20 a.m.

> LSU has the experience. Butler starts three freshmen, a sophomore and a junior but has won its last four first-round games. LSU starts three seniors, a junior and a sophomore.

No. 1 North Carolina (28-4) vs. No. 16 Radford (21-11), 11:40 a.m.

> North Carolina is a prohibitive favorite. But Tar Heels G Ty Lawson (toe) isn’t likely to play, and Radford is a rare 16-seed with size inside.

No. 7 Clemson (23-8) vs. No. 10 Michigan (20-13), 4:10 p.m.

> Up-tempo Clemson, with C Trevor Booker inside, averages 79 ppg. Michigan’s 1-3-1 zone defense hasn’t allowed more than 78 points.

No. 4 Gonzaga (26-5) vs. No. 13 Akron (23-12), 4:25 p.m.

> Akron is basically Gonzaga circa 1999, a mid-major that can play with the big boys. Gonzaga is a balanced team with a strong defense and good size and strong shooters.

No. 2 Oklahoma (27-5) vs. No. 15 Morgan State (23-11), 6:40 p.m.

> Sooners were thrown off-kilter by Blake Griffin’s concussion and 1 1/2-game absence in late February, losing four of six. Morgan State won at Maryland in December.

No. 5 Illinois (24-9) vs. No. 12 Western Kentucky (24-8), 6:55 p.m.

> The Illini will suffer if injured G Chester Frazier (hand) is unable to go. W. Kentucky is led by G A.J. Slaughter and Orlando Mendez-Valdez.


No. 7 Texas (22-11) vs. No. 10 Minnesota (22-10), 4:10 p.m.

> This could turn on Damion or Damian. Damion James leads Texas, averaging 15.9 points and 9.4 rebounds. The 6-7 Damian Johnson averages 9.4 points and 2.1 blocks for Minnesota.

No. 3 Villanova (26-7) vs. No. 14 American (24-7), 4:20 p.m.

> F Dante Cunningham is difference-maker for Villanova; G Garrison Carr leads American.

No. 2 Duke (28-6) vs. No. 15 Binghamton (23-8), 6:30 p.m.

> Binghamton’s David Fine and Duke’s Greg Paulus played at Christian Brothers Academy near Syracuse from 2002-04.

No. 6 UCLA (25-8) vs. No. 11 Va. Commonwealth (24-9), 6:40 p.m.

> VCU G Eric Maynor hit the winning jumper with 1.8 seconds left to beat Duke in the first round of the 2007 tourney. UCLA still has G Darren Collison.


Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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