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From around the web, The Washington Post lays out USC's journey to the NCAA tournament. The Daily Breeze profiles the contributions of star guard Elijah Stewart to the team this past season, tapping him as one of the main reasons the Trojans have made the tournament this year. Meanwhile, the Providence Journal hopes that the Friars' experience will help against USC.
In other news, the LA Times reports that the California Supreme Court has rejected the NCAA's request to review their case against Todd McNair. The NCAA had challenged the appellate court's original ruling, which would have allowed for ex-USC coach Todd McNair to continue with his defamation lawsuit against the NCAA. According to Yahoo Sports, this latest legal development will allow for the case to finally continue in Los Angeles Superior Court.