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      NCAA Golf Championships: Alabama men to square off with Oklahoma St. in defense of national title

      Alabama's Bobby Wyatt at the 2014 NCAA Men's Golf Championships, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (Alabama Athletics/Instagram)
      HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) Alabama will attempt to defend its NCAA men's golf championship when it faces Oklahoma State in the final match of the team competition at venerable Prairie Dunes. The second-seeded Crimson Tide beat SMU in the quarterfinals on Tuesday, and then rolled to a 4-1 victory over LSU in the semifinals. Meanwhile, Oklahoma State topped Georgia Tech to reach the semifinals, where the Cowboys upset top-seeded Stanford 3-2 to reach the championship. Alabama reached Wednesday's final for the third straight year. The Crimson Tide lost 3-2 to Texas in 2012 at Riviera Country Club near Los Angeles, and beat Illinois 4-1 in last year's final at the Capital City Club in Atlanta. The Cowboys are chasing their 11th national championship and first since 2006.