Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

FRONT LINES: The Bests, Worsts and Most Talked about Stories from the Tournament Day [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

FRONT LINES: The Bests, Worsts and Most Talked about Stories from the Tournament Day [Derived Headline]

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THE FIRST SHOT

POWER LINEUP: Fans of Kentucky basketball know Julius Randle, Willie Cauley-Stein and the Harrison twins -- Aaron and Andrew. But they don't have anything on Wildcats teammate Jon Hood. Not only is Hood the lone senior on a freshman dominated team, he has a distinction that will likely never be matched. In his five years wearing Kentucky blue, he has had 17 teammates go on to play in the NBA -- more than than any player in college basketball history. And that doesn't count the four or five likely to be taken this year. Hood is the last remnant of the Billy Gillispie era, but stuck with the program even as John Calipari brought in wave after wave of one- and-done freshmen.

WHO'S HOT ...

NICK JOHNSON: After not scoring for the first 37 minutes of the game, Johnson, a 6-foot-3 junior guard scored 15 of Arizona's final 17 points to help the Wildcats outlast san Diego State, 70-64, Thursday to reach the Elite Eight. …

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