NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

FILE - In this March 29, 2019, file photo, Duke forward Zion Williamson (1) reacts during an East Regional semifinal in the NCAA men's basketball tournamenet against Virginia Tech in Washington. Williamson was named the John R. Wooden Men's Player of the year at the College Basketball Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 12, 2019 - 10:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zion Williamson of Duke insisted he doesn't know if he's going to declare for the NBA draft and leave Duke early. Then his words seemingly betrayed him. After winning the John R. Wooden Award as the nation's outstanding men's player at the College Basketball Awards Friday night,...
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In this March 8, 2019 photo, a gambler makes a sports bet at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J. Figures released on Friday, April 12, 2019, show gamblers bet $372.4 million on sports in New Jersey in March, the second-highest monthly total ever, with the March Madness tournament accounting for a significant part of the wagering. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
April 12, 2019 - 6:33 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A blizzard of bets from college basketball fans in March helped New Jersey to its second-highest monthly sports betting total, as March Madness translated into March Gladness for sports books. More than $372 million in sports bets were made in the state last month. That...
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Mick Cronin, right, and athletic director Dan Guerrero pose as Cronin is introduced as UCLA's new head basketball coach at a news conference on the campus in Los Angeles Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Cronin was hired as UCLA's basketball coach Tuesday, ending a bumpy, months-long search to find a replacement for the fired Steve Alford. The university said Cronin agreed to a $24 million, six-year deal. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
April 10, 2019 - 6:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mick Cronin lay in bed and watched UCLA basketball games for years, pondering how he would coach the Bruins if he ever got the chance. He just did, and acknowledged being a bit overwhelmed to be in charge of the House That Wooden Built. "But trust me, I'm prepared," he told a...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2019, file photo, Duke forward RJ Barrett (5) drives to the basket past Virginia Tech forward Kerry Blackshear Jr. (24) and guard Ahmed Hill (13) during the second half of an NCAA men's East Regional semifinal college basketball game, in Washington. Barrett is leaving Duke after one season to enter the NBA draft. Barrett announced his decision Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in a video posted on social media. He calls playing at Duke a dream and adds that “it’s also a dream of mine to play in the NBA and have great success there.”(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 10, 2019 - 12:43 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — RJ Barrett is leaving Duke after one season to enter the NBA draft. Barrett announced his decision Wednesday in a video posted on social media . He said playing at Duke is a dream but added that "it's also a dream of mine to play in the NBA and have great success there." School...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019,file photo, St. John's head coach Chris Mullin in action during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against Butler in Indianapolis. Chris Mullin has "stepped down" as basketball coach at St. John's. Athletic Mike Cragg director announced the decision, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 saying in a statement the team "progressed well" during Mullin's four years. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
April 10, 2019 - 1:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For a second time in the storied history of St. John's basketball, the Chris Mullin era is over. The school's greatest player resigned as coach Tuesday after four years on the job, citing a "personal loss." And while the program progressed under Mullin during his time on the...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin encourages his team in the second half against Iowa in a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, in Columbus, Ohio. Cronin has been hired as UCLA’s basketball coach, ending a months-long search to find a replacement for the fired Steve Alford. The university says Cronin agreed to a $24 million, six-year deal on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File)
April 09, 2019 - 2:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mick Cronin was hired as UCLA's basketball coach Tuesday, ending a bumpy, months-long search to find a replacement for the fired Steve Alford. The university said Cronin agreed to a $24 million, six-year deal. UCLA's search has been marked by a series of starts and stops since...
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Virginia head coach Tony Bennett celebrates with fans after the championship game against Texas Tech in the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. Virginia won 85-77 in overtime. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 09, 2019 - 11:50 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dick Bennett has a difficult time watching his son, Tony, coach Virginia. He rarely attends games. "I'm not a model of decorum or poise," said Dick Bennett, the former longtime high school and college basketball coach. "But I needed to be here." The Cavaliers didn't make it easy...
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Virginia's Ty Jerome, center, and Kyle Guy, right, celebrate after defeating Texas Tech 85-77 in the overtime in the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 09, 2019 - 3:22 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It was an easy question to ask, even if the answer was tough to absorb. "Why?" It dogged Virginia for a year and three weeks — following the Cavaliers through sweat-soaked practices, hostile arenas up and down the East Coast, on talk radio and pundit-driven TV, and in their own,...
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Virginia's Kyle Guy celebrate after defeating Texas Tech 85-77 in the overtime in the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 09, 2019 - 2:42 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The questions kept coming at Kyle Guy as he tried to make his way through a clogged court to join his Virginia teammates celebrating the program's first national championship. "I don't have the words, man," Guy said to one person as he kept side-stepping and inching his way...
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Virginia's Ty Jerome, center, and Kyle Guy, right, celebrate after defeating Texas Tech 85-77 in the overtime in the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 09, 2019 - 2:20 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Guy had every reason to look toward next season the moment last season ended, a stunning and humiliating loss to UMBC in the NCAA Tournament forcing him into what he called "a dark place." Instead, the junior guard ruminated over the loss for weeks. Guy might want to dwell...
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