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Predictions for the Baylor-Gonzaga championship game in the men’s NCAA Tournament

When the NCAA men’s tournament pairings came out three weeks ago, Gonzaga and Baylor were considered the two favorites to win the title. But it is rare that the championship game matches the two best teams after a single-elimination event that requires five or sometimes six victories to reach the conclusion.

So having the Bulldogs and Bears survive the 68-team field and meet Monday (9 p.m. ET, CBS) is something college basketball fans can celebrate. It has the makings of a classic that will produce a high level of play and a dramatic finish. But who wins?

Our experts offer their picks on who will cut down the nets after the buzzer sounds.

Nancy Armour

There is the chance Gonzaga won’t be able to muster the energy and emotion needed against Baylor after having to expend so much of it to beat UCLA on Saturday night, needing a half-court shot

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Opinion | Carey Mulligan is wrong. Actors’ looks are fair game for discussion.

In “Promising Young Woman,” Carey Mulligan plays Cassandra, a former medical student living in Ohio with her parents. (Focus Features)

This question has arisen recently in the context of review of the buzzy rape-revenge movie, “Promising Young Woman.” Critic Dennis Harvey, reviewing the film for Variety, wrote that actor Carey Mulligan, who plays a woman seeking revenge for her best friend’s rape, is “a fine actress” but “seems a bit of an odd choice as this admittedly many-layered apparent femme fatale — Margot Robbie is a producer here, and one can (perhaps too easily) imagine the role might once have been intended for her. Whereas with this star, Cassie wears her pickup-bait gear like bad drag; even her long blonde hair seems a put-on.”

As a fellow critic, I think Harvey slightly misreads the film. But was his judgment beyond the pale? Mulligan thought so: In December,

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