NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino watches during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan in the semifinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament, Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 19, 2019 - 8:21 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has had no bigger fan over the last six seasons than coach Richard Pitino's father, with Rick Pitino taking plenty of opportunities along the way to support his son, advise the players and just plain root for the Gophers . That was before they were paired against...
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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) celebrates after Duke defeated Florida State in the NCAA college basketball championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
March 18, 2019 - 9:33 am
It's going to take more than a busted sneaker to stop Zion Williamson. The way he's going, he might not be done until he's cutting down nets at the Final Four. Impressed by how Duke is playing with college basketball's best player in the lineup, the NCAA selection committee made the Blue Devils the...
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Michigan State's Kenny Goins cuts a piece of the net after defeating Michigan 65-60 in an NCAA college basketball championship game in the Big Ten Conference tournament, Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 17, 2019 - 10:57 pm
The Big Ten Conference has doubled its presence in the NCAA Tournament a year after its fewest picks in a decade. A record eight Big Ten schools were selected for the 68-team field on Sunday, the most for any league. The ACC, which had three of the No. 1 seeds, and the SEC each got seven teams. Six...
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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 17, 2019 - 9:35 pm
The Latest on Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 9:36 p.m. Betting on March Madness is starting with many gamblers throwing their weight behind Duke and freshman phenom Zion Williamson. William Hill US says nearly 20 percent of the money bet on the NCAA Tournament winner...
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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) reacts during the second half against Florida State in 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 17, 2019 - 7:29 pm
The clock is ticking. The rest of college basketball has three weeks to figure out how to stop Duke's freshman force of nature, Zion Williamson. Williamson and the Blue Devils got the overall top seed in the tournament, while Gonzaga and two more Atlantic Coast Conference teams — North Carolina and...
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Georgia State guard D'Marcus Simonds (15) goes up to the basket between Texas-Arlington guards Pedro Castro (21) and Brian Warren during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game for the Sun Belt Conference men's tournament championship in New Orleans, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Georgia State won 73-64. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
March 17, 2019 - 6:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Normally talkative Georgia State coach Ron Hunter announced that he couldn't linger long at his postgame media conference following the Sun Belt Conference title game. He had a six-hour party to attend, he said, referring to the bus ride back to Atlanta from New Orleans. Malik...
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Auburn's Malik Dunbar celebrates after defeating Tennessee in the championship game of the NCAA Southeastern Conference basketball tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Auburn won 84-64. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 17, 2019 - 5:16 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers are taking home their first Southeastern Conference Tournament championship since 1985 and aren't satisfied. Not with the NCAA Tournament up next. Bryce Brown scored 19 points, and Auburn won the SEC Tournament title by routing eighth-ranked Tennessee 84-64...
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Villanova guard Phil Booth hols the MVP trophy after his team defeated Seton Hall 74-72 in an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Big East Conference tournament, Saturday, March 16, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 16, 2019 - 11:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Booth entered the New York Knicks' locker room — only the best for the defending champs at Madison Square Garden — wearing a net around his neck. The senior guard stopped at every locker to give each Villanova teammate a hand clap and a bro hug. Booth has been at Villanova for...
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Kansas forward Dedric Lawson (1) blocks a shot by Iowa State forward Michael Jacobson (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Big 12 men's tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
March 16, 2019 - 9:24 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lindell Wigginton found his way to Iowa State from Canada, Marial Shayok took a detour through the University of Virginia, and Michael Jacobson started his career at the University of Nebraska. Three players from three very different backgrounds now have something in common...
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Tennessee guard Lamonte Turner (1) shoots a 3-point shot against Kentucky to give Tennessee a 78-76 lead in the final minute of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference tournament Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee held on to win 82-78. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 16, 2019 - 7:45 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Lamonte' Turner picked a perfect time to snap out of his shooting slump. Turner sank a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds left as No. 8 Tennessee rallied to beat No. 4 Kentucky 82-78 in a Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinal thriller Saturday. Before...
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