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Pac-12 men impressive in March Madness, but Gonzaga 'still favored to win' first NCAA title

AJ Mast
The Associated Press
Gonzaga forward Drew Timme (2) celebrates with teammate Corey Kispert (24) after defeating Oklahoma in the second round of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Indianapolis, Monday, March 22, 2021.

The NCAA basketball tournament resumes Saturday with the Sweet 16 matchups. On the men's side, this follows a wild five days of upsets, led by the Pac-12 Conference. It's the topic of this week's conversation between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.
There are three Pac-12 teams in the Sweet 16 of the women's NCAA tournament. Arizona plays Texas A&M Saturday night. On Sunday afternoon, top-seeded Stanford takes on Missouri State and Oregon plays Louisville. 

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Kirsten Kendrick has been hosting Morning Edition on KNKX/KPLU since 2006. She has worked in news radio for more than 30 years. Kirsten is also a sports lover. She handles most sports coverage at the station, including helping produce a two-part series on the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the ongoing series "Going Deep."
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