Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

NCAA SIDELINES [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

NCAA SIDELINES [Derived Headline]

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Instant analysis, facts and stats from March Madness:

The First Shot

ACC-OMPLISHED: What will play out tonight has occurred only once before. Half the Elite Eight is from one conference, and that conference is the ACC. But even then, in the previous instance when the Big East had Pitt, Louisville, Villanova and Connecticut get this far in 2009, it wasn't guaranteed two spots in the Final Four and one in the title game as the brackets break this year for the ACC, with Notre Dame facing North Carolina and Syracuse facing Virginia and the winners then meeting in the Final Four. Because of that, according to SB Nation, the ACC is assured of winning a tournament-record 19 games and will reap a record $39.9 million as its share of the TV pot.

Who's Hot

VILLANOVA: With a 64-59 win vs. Kansas to advance to the Final Four, the Wildcats' junior/senior core of Josh Hart, Ryan Arcidiacono, Kris Jenkins & Co. …

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