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Final Four Set in US Men's Collegiate Basketball

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The Duke and Michigan State University men's basketball teams scored victories Sunday to join No. 1 Kentucky and Wisconsin in the Final Four of the NCAA Division One championship tournament.

The Duke Blue Devils, of North Carolina, pulled ahead late in defeating Gonzaga of Washington State, 66-52, in a game played in Houston, Texas. Earlier Sunday in Syracuse, New York, Michigan State upset Louisville in overtime, 76-70.

On Saturday, Kentucky edged Notre Dame of Indiana, 68-66, and Wisconsin beat Arizona, 85-78.

In the widely followed, single elimination national tournament, this year's Final Four will be played in Indianapolis. In the semfinals this coming Saturday, Kentucky will play Wisconsin, and Duke will face Michigan State.

Kentucky also played Wisconsin in last year's semifinal and was victorious by one point, then lost to Connecticut in the final.