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An NCAA commission is calling on the NBA to reopen its draft to athletes who are 18 and have not attended college, citing problems with the "one-and-done" system that sees elite players jump to the pros after their freshman year.

Created last fall after a federal investigation put an exclamation point on a growing list of crises and conflicting priorities in the sport, the Commission on College Basketball issued its recommendations on Wednesday.

Through the first seven minutes of Monday night's men's college basketball championship in San Antonio, the Michigan Wolverines were feeling good. They'd held Villanova's vaunted, best-in-the-nation offense to 8 points, running their shooters off the 3-point line while pounding the ball inside to German giant Moe Wagner.

Then the Wildcats' Donte DiVincenzo got up off the bench.

After weeks of play, four teams are left standing: Villanova, Kansas, Michigan and Loyola-Chicago.

The Villanova Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks aren't really a surprise — they were both top seeds heading into the tournament.

They will play each other on Saturday in San Antonio, Texas, and then only one top seeded team will remain. The other semifinal game features No. 3 Michigan Wolverines and No. 11 Loyola-Chicago Ramblers.

The NCAA men's basketball tournament has included 64 teams every year since 1985, split into four quadrants and seeded 1-16. In all those years — in 135 tries — no 16 seed had ever beaten a top-seeded team.

Until the University of Maryland, Baltimore County beat the stuffing out of Virginia, the best team in the country, 74-54 on Friday night.

All of which is to say, if anyone claims they picked against Virginia in their tournament pool, you should feel comfortable not believing them.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State's men's basketball NCAA run ended in the first round of the tournament on Friday in San Diego. No. 5 seed West Virginia overwhelmed 12th-seeded Murray State 85-68 in the first round of the East Region. 

Dave Winder - Murray State Athletics, goracers.com

The Murray State University men’s basketball team will head to San Diego, California, to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on Friday in the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

With much fanfare, brackets for the men's NCAA basketball tournament were released on what has come to be known as Selection Sunday. Virginia, Villanova, Kansas and Xavier are the No. 1 seeds.

The tournament begins Tuesday with opening-round games in Dayton, Ohio, and then gets into full swing Thursday and Friday at eight sites across the country. Final Four action is set for March 31 and April 2 in San Antonio, Texas.

Tab Brockman, Murray State Athletics, gorcacers.com

Jonathan Stark deserved to take a victory lap.

Murray State's star senior paraded around the Ford Center while waving his school's flag after a 68-51 victory over Belmont on Saturday night in the Ohio Valley Conference championship game that earned the Racers a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

J. Tyler Franklin via WFPL

Ending months of speculation, the NCAA has rejected the University of Louisville’s appeal and revoked the school’s 2013 National Championship Title.

Jacob Ryan/WFPL, Cropped

University of Louisville officials met behind closed doors Wednesday with the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee in Atlanta.

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