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From 64 to 32, to 16 to 8, and now we have the Final Four. After Florida and Wisconsin advanced yesterday, Connecticut (pictured above) and Kentucky have now joined the fray.

Yesterday afternoon, the Connecticut Huskies and Michigan State Spartans met from Madison Square Garden. The physical contest saw Huskies senior Shabazz Napier step up in a huge way, scoring 17 of his 25 points in the second half to help rally UConn to the W after being outscored in the first. Next up, Connecticut will meet Florida on Saturday from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas with a tip-off time of 6:09 PM Eastern.

In the Elite 8's final match-up, Kentucky and Michigan faced off from Indianapolis. With both teams tied at the half, the game remained neck-and-neck the whole way through until Aaron Harrison hit a three with 2.3 seconds on the clock to lift the Wildcats to victory. Freshman Julius Randle was once again a major factor for Kentucky, dropping 16 points and another 11 rebounds to help the Cats advance to next Saturday night's Final Four showdown against Wisconsin.

After Serena took the women's trophy on Saturday, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic met yesterday to determine the Sony Open men's champion. Surprisingly, this match wasn't nearly as epic as some of the Nadal-Djokovic showdowns we've become accustomed to, with Djokovic taking an easy 6-3, 6-3 win to capture his fourth Sony Open title and improve his rivalry record against Nadal to 18-22.

Elsewhere, there was plenty of women's March Madness action, and Kevin Durant continued his uncannily consistent play with a monster game against Utah. Hit the jump to catch up on everything you might have missed.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Novak Djokovic
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Joker Takes the Sony Open Crown in the adidas Barricade 7 

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Player: Novak Djokovic
Game: vs. Rafael Nadal, Sony Open men's finals
Key Stat: 6-3, 6-3

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Novak Djokovic
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Diamond DeShields
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Diamond DeShields Leads Tar Heels Past Gamecocks in the CP3.VI

Shoe: Jordan CP3.VI
Player: Diamond DeShields
Game: North Carolina vs. South Carolina
Key Stat: 19 points

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Diamond DeShields
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Diamond DeShields
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Chiney Ogwumike
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Chiney Ogwumike Carries the Load for Stanford in the Hyperdunk 2013

Shoe: Nike Hyperdunk 2013
Player: Chiney Ogwumike
Game: Stanford vs. Penn State
Key Stat: 29 points, 15 points

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Chiney Ogwumike
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Chiney Ogwumike
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Alyssa Thomas
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Alyssa Thomas Gives Her All in Anatomix Spawn "UMD" PE

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Player: Alyssa Thomas
Game: Maryland vs. Tennessee
Key Stat: 33 points, 13 rebounds

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Alyssa Thomas
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Alyssa Thomas
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Shoni Schimmel
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Shoni Schimmel Leads Cardinals in the D Rose 4.5

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Player: Shoni Schimmel
Game: Louisville vs. LSU
Key Stat: 19 points, 6 assists

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Shoni Schimmel
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Shoni Schimmel
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Shabazz Napier
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Shabazz Napier Rallies Huskies in the Zoom Crusader

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Player: Shabazz Napier
Game: Connecticut vs. Michigan State
Key Stat: 25 points, 6 rebounds

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Shabazz Napier
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Shabazz Napier
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Kevin Durant
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Kevin Durant Balls Out in the Nike KD VI

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Player: Kevin Durant
Game: OKC vs. Utah
Key Stat: 31 points, 9 assists

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Kevin Durant
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Julius Randle
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Julius Randle Leads Wildcats to Final Four in the Kobe 9

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Player: Julius Randle
Game: Kentucky vs. Michigan
Key Stat: 16 points, 11 rebounds

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Julius Randle
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Julius Randle
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Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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