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Defense has UK on Final Four doorstep

D was the key in Kentucky's victory over Ohio State; UNC will pose a new challenge

Updated: March 26, 2011, 11:43 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEWARK, N.J. -- About 20 minutes past midnight Saturday morning, right after watching his top-seeded Buckeyes have their national championship dreams snuffed out by No. 4 seed Kentucky, Ohio State coach Thad Matta sat on a dais in the bowels of the Prudential Center, looking appropriately dejected.

Matta, whose team had won 34 of its previous 36 games and was the NCAA tournament's No. 1 overall seed, actually took offense when a reporter questioned whether Kentucky was "supposed to ...

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