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This Final Four will be where elite meet—only blue bloods need apply
This Final Four will be where elite meet—only blue bloods need apply

It turned out this wasn't the year for something different, fresh, shiny or new. The world wasn't ready for Notre Dame advancing to its first Final Four since 1978, or Gonzaga marching on to the backdrop of Bing Crosby's "Swinging on a Star." The Fighting Irish ran out of luck Saturday and the team from Spokane, on Sunday, broke a spoke. The Final Four ended up with an old-money reunion of familiar, fleshy faces — four portraits hanging in a country club cigar room. Sean Miller's team, once again, got left standing on a corner, in Winslow, Arizona. The Final Four we have been delivered — Kentucky, Wisconsin, Duke, Michigan State —...

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