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NCAA Tournament Features Dynamic Guards, Backcourt Wizards

Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji drives during the second half of an NCAA college basketball championship game against Texas Tech in the Big 12 Conference tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 12, 2022. Kansas won 74-65. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji drives during the second half of an NCAA college basketball championship game against Texas Tech in the Big 12 Conference tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 12, 2022. Kansas won 74-65. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

(AP) -- NCAA Tournament teams rise and fall with guard play. Look no further than last year for evidence.

Second-seeded Ohio State lost to No. 15 Oral Roberts in overtime after guard Duane Washington Jr. missed a career-high 14 shots, including a step-back jumper in the closing seconds of regulation with the score tied.