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Villanova's Mikal Bridges (25) shoots over Alabama's Galin Smith (30) during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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2 of nation's best 3-point shooting teams, KU and Villanova, to duel at Final Four

Even before Villanova secured its second trip to the Final Four in the past three seasons, head coach Jay Wright kept hearing about Kansas. The discussions had nothing to do with a potential national semifinal meeting in San Antonio between the two No. 1 seeds, though. In the midst of preparing for two of KU’s most prominent challengers to the conference throne, Wright heard coaches who know the Jayhawks well compare this year’s Big 12 regular-season and postseason champions to his own, Big East-title sweeping roster. By Benton Smith

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