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April 6, 2010 at 6:28 AM

What A Game

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Photo credit: McClatchy Newspapers – Harry E. Walker
If it was a movie, Gordon Hayward (above, center) would have been the hero. His three-pointer just before time expired would have swished through the net and the 70,000 Butler fans at Lucas Oil Field – heck the entire state of Indiana – would have rushed the court and mobbed the Bulldogs star.
But in reality, Hayward’s halfcourt heave bounced off the glass, off rim and fell harmless to the floor.
And truth be told, No. 1 Duke was a little bit better than fifth-seed Butler all night and the Blue Devils made just enough plays to capture a 61-59 win in the most thrilling NCAA tournament championship game in a long, long time.
What a way to end the college basketball season.

TUESDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Our old buddy Bob Sherwin, a former UW basketball beat writer, is working for the Examiner.com and writes: “The Huskies won’t be rebuilding or struggling in 2010-11. They’re going to be even better.”
— Oregon State coach Craig Robinson begins promoting his book “A Game of Character” in two weeks. The tour is going to give the Beavers unprecedented exposure. According to the Oregonian, Robinson, who is President Barack Obama’s brother-in-law, will make appearances on the Today Show, Larry King Live, The View, Extra and Comedy Central.
— Arizona State is hoping to add New Mexico to its non-conference schedule next season. The Sun Devils are discussing a home-and-home deal with the Lobos. ASU begins the season in the Great Alaska Shootout.
The Arizona Republic also reports freshman guard Brandon Thompson and freshman guard Demetrius Walker have asked for their release and intend to transfer.
— UCLA renewed its deal with adidas. The Bruins are the only Pac-10 school that has an agreement with the shoe company. Every other school has ties to Nike.
— Former Oregon coach Ernie Kent interviewed with Tulane.

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