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Leading Off

Blow by Blow
North Carolina center Tyler Hansbrough took a painful shot from Michigan State's Marquise Gray (below) during the Tar Heels' 81--67 second-round win, and Niagara's Charron Fisher was plowed over by Kansas guard Sherron Collins in a 107--67 first-round victory for the Jayhawks (page 38).

Block and Tackle
UCLA center Lorenzo Mata denied the baseline to Roderick Wilmont (left photo) in the Bruins' 54--49 second-round defeat of Indiana, and Florida forward Al Horford denied possession to Purdue's Chris Kramer (3) and Carl Landry in the Gators' 74--67 second-round triumph.

Air Traffic
Tennessee guard Dane Bradshaw left his feet to dish in the 77--74 second-round victory over Virginia (left photo), and Texas A&M center Antanas Kavaliauskas took flight to help block the path of Louisville's Edgar Sosa in the Aggies' 72--69 second-round win.

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Photograph by Bob Rosato

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Photograph by John Biever

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Photograph by John W. McDonough

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Photograph by Al Tielemans

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Photograph by David E. Klutho

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Photograph by Bill Frakes