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Aweonder Liang up; UW-Madison's men's basketball team

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UP: Awonder Liang. Nine-year-old Madison resident Awonder recently became the youngest American ever to earn the title of chess master - a milestone Bobby Fischer didn't reach until he was 15. Walter Brown, a rater with the United States Chess Federation, says of the boy: "Those guys don't come around very often. What Awonder Liang accomplished is very rare."

DOWN: UW-Madison men's basketball team. The Badgers defy the hopes and expectations of many fans and pundits by losing in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament to the 12th-seeded Mississippi Rebels, 57-46. The Badgers sink just 25.4% of their shots, their worst performance all season

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