MSU, Auburn, Virginia, Texas Tech: a Final Four with survival instincts

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April 1, 2019 - 10:15 AM

Survival of near-elimination experiences is a common thread running through this year’s Final Four field.

Not just winning four games to reach college basketball’s biggest stage, with the national semifinals set for Saturday in Minneapolis — Virginia-Auburn and Texas Tech-Michigan State — but the heart-stopping fashion in which some of the outcomes were determined, even down to the final ticks of regional-title contests.

Michigan State dramatically ended the season of tournament favorite Duke and national player of the year Zion Williamson with a 68-67 triumph in the East Region final Sunday.

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