NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

Florida State's Trent Forrest, back blocks a shot attempt by Vermont's Stef Smith, left, as Florida State's Raiquan Gray, right, defends, during the first half of a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA tournament, Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 21, 2019 - 6:55 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Florida State got a first-round scare from sharp-shooting Vermont. In the end, the Seminoles were just too long and too strong for the upset-minded Catamounts. Mfiondu Kabengele had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Florida State withstood a barrage of 3-pointers from 13th-...
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LSU's Skylar Mays (4) goes up for a shot over Yale 's Paul Atkinson (20) and Jordan Bruner (23) during the first half of a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
March 21, 2019 - 6:42 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As LSU's comfortable lead started to disappear, most of the crowd at Veterans Memorial Arena turned on the Tigers. Underdog Yale became the hometown team in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Skylar Mays heard the cheers — and then silenced them. With suspended...
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Jimmy Cliff, of Lewes, Del., talks to a worker about betting on the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City N.J. College basketball fans are lining up at casinos and racetracks, and furiously tapping smartphone screens to get down bets on the March Madness college basketball tournament, in many states where it is legal for the first time. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
March 21, 2019 - 2:36 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — College basketball fans lined up at casinos and racetracks or furiously tapped smartphone screens Thursday to get down bets on March Madness, many in states where it is legal for the first time. Joe Palumbo of West Babylon, New York, traveled Thursday to the Borgata...
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Kentucky forward PJ Washington celebrates after a score against Alabama in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 21, 2019 - 11:43 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari says in a tweet that leading scorer and rebounder PJ Washington has a sprained foot and will miss the second-seeded Wildcats' NCAA Tournament opener against No. 15 seed Abilene Christian. Calipari also said Thursday on his verified Twitter...
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Kentucky head coach John Calipari addresses the media on his back porch after watching the NCAA college basketball selection show at his home in Lexington, Ky., Sunday, March 17, 2019. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
March 21, 2019 - 2:58 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — John Calipari has tweeted that his "plan and desire" is to retire at Kentucky, quashing the latest rumor in what has been an annual ritual linking him as a candidate for vacant coaching jobs. The 10th-year Wildcats coach said on his verified Twitter account Wednesday night...
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Arizona State's Kimani Lawrence, left, and St. John's Sedee Keita, right, dive for a loose ball during the first half of a First Four game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 21, 2019 - 12:42 am
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A freshman guard overcame a frightful fall and helped Bobby Hurley — a two-time champion guard at Duke — get his first NCAA Tournament win as a coach. Luguentz Dort shook off knee and hip injuries from a hard fall, scored 21 points and led the Sun Devils to a long-awaited NCAA...
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North Dakota State's Tyson Ward reacts after the team's win over North Carolina Central in a First Four game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 20, 2019 - 10:20 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — North Dakota State is one of the best free-throw shooting teams in the country, and that's what it came down to at the end of the Bison's First Four win over North Carolina Central. Vinnie Shahid sank three foul shots in the last 8 seconds to secure the 78-74 win on Wednesday...
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Michigan State forward Aaron Henry dunks the ball during practice at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. Michigan State plays Bradley on Thursday. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 20, 2019 - 5:47 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It seems as though coach Tom Izzo has Michigan State poised to make a Final Four run nearly every year. The Spartans need to focus on surviving the first weekend this time around. It has been four years since Michigan State (28-6) made it to the Sweet Sixteen, the longest...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2019 file photo, Prop bets for Super Bowl LIII are on display before the start of the game at the Westgate Superbook sports book in Las Vegas. About six in 10 Americans want betting on professional sports events to be legal in their state, but fewer feel that way about college athletics, according to a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The poll finds 42 percent favor legal betting on college sports.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
March 20, 2019 - 1:27 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Scrambling to fill out a March Madness bracket? Betting lunch money that you can pinpoint the Final Four better than co-workers or family? Good luck! You're among about one-third of Americans who at least occasionally bet on sports among friends or through an office pool...
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Belmont's Kevin McClain drives to the net during the first half of a First Four game of the NCAA college basketball tournament against Temple, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 20, 2019 - 12:16 am
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A few seconds were still left on the clock when Fran Dunphy headed to midcourt for his final postgame handshake, the outcome long decided. Belmont was simply too much for his Owls. Nobody else in the NCAA Tournament is excited to face their efficient offense, either. Kevin...
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