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NCAA tournament's Final Four a mix of feel-good and acting-bad stories

NCAA tournament's Final Four a mix of feel-good and acting-bad stories

This year's Final Four will be scandal versus smile.

On one side of the bracket, two schools have put aside NCAA sanctions, or the threat of them, to march to Houston. On the other side, a charismatic star has carried his team, and a program has avenged a history of tournament disappointment.

This was not the unconventional Final Four some foresaw after a season of unusual parity. In Villanova, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Syracuse, there are three traditional powers plus a rich program from the Big 12 Conference . They come with the trappings of blueblood programs: legendary coaches, big recruits and, for some, NCAA investigations.

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