NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

Gardner-Webb head coach Tim Craft communicates with an official during a first-round game against Virginia in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. Virginia defeated Gardner-Webb 71-56. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
March 22, 2019 - 7:31 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — This time, Virginia was not one-and-done against a 16 seed. It looked possible, at least through the first half, as the Cavaliers were tested in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Down 14 points in the first half Friday against Gardner-Webb, another early exit was quite...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2019, file photo, Vanderbilt head coach Bryce Drew reacts to a call in an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State in Nashville, Tenn. Drew was fired Friday, March 22 after the worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball. Vanderbilt went 9-23 and was the first team in 65 years to go winless in the Southeastern Conference. Drew went 40-59 record in three seasons with the Commodores. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 22, 2019 - 6:15 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce Drew his job. Vanderbilt went 9-23 and was the first team in 65 years to go winless in the Southeastern Conference. Drew had a 40-59 record in three seasons with the Commodores. The...
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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) goes up to dunk against Florida State during the first half of the NCAA college basketball championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 22, 2019 - 11:40 am
The first round of the NCAA Tournament is set to conclude Friday with plenty of star power taking the floor, notably Zion Williams and No. 1 overall seed Duke. The Blue Devils play North Dakota State in the East Region. Virginia tries to avoid losing as a top seed for the second straight year,...
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Minnesota's Gabe Kalscheur (22) goes for a layup as Louisville's Steven Enoch (23) watches, during the second half of a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 22, 2019 - 4:13 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota found its elusive 3-point stroke just in time to give coach Richard Pitino the NCAA Tournament win he'd been seeking for years. The 10th-seeded Gophers won their first NCAA Tournament game in six seasons behind 24 points from freshman Gabe Kalscheur, who helped...
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Fairleigh Dickinson forward Nadi Beciri, left, is embraced by coach Greg Herenda after a second-half shot against Gonzaga in a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger)
March 22, 2019 - 3:02 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nobody should ever say Nadi Beciri's biggest moment came in garbage time. For him, it was a bucket as beautiful as they come. A debilitating back injury at the beginning of the season kept the fifth-year senior for Fairleigh Dickinson on the sideline for 33 games, but he never...
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Purdue's Carsen Edwards reacts during the second half of a first round men's college basketball game against Old Dominion in the NCAA tournament, Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 22, 2019 - 1:11 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — If this is what a slump looks like for Carsen Edwards, Purdue coach Matt Painter can live with it. Edwards scored 26 points and third-seeded Purdue coasted to a 61-48 victory against Old Dominion on Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Boilermakers (...
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Wofford guard Fletcher Magee (3) celebrates with teammates after hitting a 3-point basket during the final moments of the second half against Seton Hall in a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Jacksonville, Fla. Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
March 22, 2019 - 12:49 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — If you didn't know who Fletcher Magee was before, you should now. Magee set the Division I career record for 3-pointers, poured in 24 points and led seventh-seeded Wofford to an 84-68 victory over Seton Hall in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night...
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Nevada's Jordan Caroline (24) shoots between Florida's Andrew Nembhard (2) and Kevarrius Hayes (13) during the first half of a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 21, 2019 - 10:15 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Florida was cruising toward a surprisingly easy victory over Nevada in its opening NCAA Tournament game. Then Nevada furiously tried to stave off the upset with a frantic second-half push that fell just short. Florida nearly squandered a double-digit lead before finally...
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Murray State's Ja Morant (12) reacts during the first half of a first round men's college basketball game against Marquette in the NCAA tournament, Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 21, 2019 - 10:12 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The game was in hand for Murray State and sensational point guard Ja Morant, who dominated Marquette in every way. With a chance to make some NCAA Tournament history, Morant's coach told him to hit the boards and grab the rebound that would push him to an elusive triple-...
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New Mexico State guard Trevelin Queen falls to the court after missing the final shot in the second half during a first round men's college basketball game against Auburn in the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 21, 2019 - 7:26 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A.J. Harris had an easy layup for the tie. He wanted a win for New Mexico State. It didn't work out, but boy-oh-boy, what a way for the Aggies to go down swinging Thursday against fifth-seeded Auburn in the NCAA Tournament. With the clock ticking down, Harris passed on an open...
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