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Oregon lost one of its best players to an injury just before the NCAA Tournament, had to survive two nail-biters to reach the Midwest Regional finals, and then faced a top-seeded Kansas team that had romped to the brink of the Final Four.
DeMar DeRozan and Serge Ibaka scored 18 points apiece and the Toronto Raptors clinched a playoff berth after their fifth straight victory, 94-86 over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.
Private school champions tend to generate criticism, deserved or not.
"I try to give the kids everything I have," Larry McKenzie said.
LeBron James yanked off the tinted googles protecting his injured eye and flung them away.