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FROZEN FOUR NOTEBOOK

Boston University will have ‘home ice’ for Frozen Four

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BU and Providence will represent Hockey East in next week’s NCAA hockey championship at TD Garden.

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When Rick Barnes gave his farewell press conference after an unwanted exit from Texas, he predicted he’d be coaching again “quicker than you probably think.”

NCAA Women’s Tournament Roundup

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Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to lead the Huskies to their eighth straight Final Four appearance.

NCAA men’s basketball notebook

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A day after his resignation at Texas he’s reported to be close to a deal with the Volunteers.

MICHIGAN STATE 76, LOUISVILLE 70

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The seventh-seeded Spartans (27-11) are back in the national semifinals for the first time since 2010.

DUKE 66, GONZAGA 52

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It is the Blue Devils’ 12th Final Four appearance under coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Notre Dame celebrates after defeating Baylor 77-68 in a regional final in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

NCAA WOMEN’S ROUNDUP

Notre Dame women roll into NCAA Final Four

Lindsay Allen scored 23 points to help top-seeded Notre Dame reach its fifth consecutive Final Four.

KENTUCKY 68, NOTRE DAME 66

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Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining to advace the Wildcats.

WISCONSIN 85, ARIZONA 78

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Frank Kaminsky scored 29 points as top-seeded Wisconsin beat No. 2 seed Arizona, 85-78, to win the West Regional title.

Nebraska-Omaha 4, Harvard 1

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The No. 3 seeded Crimson allow two first-period goals and never recovered, finishing with a 21-13-3 record

Providence players celebrate a third-period goal during their East Regional win over Miami. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)

NCAA Roundup: Providence overpowers Miami

Friars score four goals in second period to beat Red Hawks and advance to East final.

NCAA FROZEN FOUR

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The Frozen Four field is all set, and it has a distinct New England flavor.

Noel Acciari rejoiced after Tom Parisi scored the eventual winner for Providence.

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PROVIDENCE 4, DENVER 1

Providence hockey uses late barrage to reach Frozen Four

The Friars scored three goals in the final 5:01 to beat Denver, 4-1, and reach the Frozen Four.

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT | ON COLLEGE HOCKEY

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The Friars last made it to college hockey’s biggest dance in 1985, when Chris Terreri was the their star goalie.

NEBRASKA-OMAHA 4, RIT 0

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Ryan Massa made 40 saves and Nebraska-Omaha beat RIT, 4-0, to advance to its first Frozen Four.

BU 3, Minnesota-Duluth 2

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Evan Rodrigues scored with 2 minutes, 24 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Terriers over the Bobcats.

John Powers | On College Hockey

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BU has charged back from a lost season to regain a spot in the Frozen Four.

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