NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

FILE - In this March 24, 2013, file photo, Florida Gulf Coast's Chase Fieler, top, dunks over San Diego State's Deshawn Stephens during the first half of a third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Philadelphia. The Dunk City Effect, as it's called, accounted for a 35 percent increase in freshman applications following the NCAA run, boosted enrollment from about 13,000 to more than 15,000, and the academic reputation has been enhanced with higher caliber students being admitted. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
March 26, 2020 - 12:04 pm
If not for those magical eight days seven years ago, Florida Gulf Coast might still be that upstart school trying to create an identity in the Sunshine State, never mind nationally. Dunk City changed everything. The high-flying Eagles and their showstopping offense earned their place in NCAA...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 7, 2008, file photo, Kansas' Mario Chalmers shoots a three pointer to take the game in to overtime against Memphis during the championship game at the NCAA college basketball Final Four in San Antonio. Kansas defeated Memphis 75-68 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 26, 2020 - 11:01 am
EDITOR'S NOTE — A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following game was voted No. 6 and this...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, Dayton's Obi Toppin (1) reacts in the first half in an NCAA college basketball game against Rhode Island in Dayton, Ohio. Toppin was selected to The Associated Press All-America first team, Friday, March 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)
March 25, 2020 - 4:31 pm
Dayton's Obi Toppin is headed to the NBA after leading the Flyers to a 29-2 record and No. 3 ranking as a redshirt sophomore. Toppin tweeted his decision Wednesday, a day after he was honored as The Associated Press' men's college basketball player of the year. The Flyers' Anthony Grant was voted...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2020, file photo, Dayton's Obi Toppin, left, celebrates scoring his 1,000th career point with head coach Anthony Grant after an NCAA college basketball game against Duquesne, in Dayton, Ohio. Toppin and Grant have claimed top honors from The Associated Press after leading the Flyers to a No. 3 final ranking. Toppin was voted the AP men's college basketball player of the year, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Grant is the AP coach of the year. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)
March 24, 2020 - 12:01 pm
Obi Toppin and Anthony Grant spent the season transforming Dayton from an unranked team that wasn’t even picked to win its conference into one of the nation's best, complete with the most wins in program history. The pair behind the Flyers' remarkable rise claimed The Associated Press’ top...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2010, file photo, Duke's Miles Plumlee (21) and teammates celebrate after Duke's 61-59 win over Butler in the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
March 22, 2020 - 11:53 am
A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. The AP game stories are being republished because the sport has been shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic. The following game was voted No. 7 and this story...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2020, file photo, Duke guard Tre Jones drives to the basket against North Carolina guard Leaky Black (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C. Tre Jones was selected to the Associated Press All-ACC team selected Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
March 21, 2020 - 4:29 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke sophomore Tre Jones says he will enter the NBA draft. The point guard was named to the third team of The Associated Press All-America team on Friday after being named Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year by the league and runner-up for the same award from the AP...
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FILE - In this April 4, 1983 file photo, North Carolina State coach Jim Valvano holds the net aloft after his team defeated Houston 54-52 for the national championship at the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Leonard Ignelzi, File)
March 21, 2020 - 2:57 pm
There are still moments, even after nearly four decades, when Ernie Myers has trouble believing it all really happened for his North Carolina State team. The series of tense upsets. The airball-turned-buzzer-beating dunk to stun top-ranked Houston and Phi Slama Jama. And the 1983 national...
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FILE - In this March 23, 1974, file photo, North Carolina State's Mark Noeller (40) jumps into the air as they defeat UCLA 80-77 in double overtime in a semifinal game at the NCAA college basketball championships in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/File)
March 21, 2020 - 11:49 am
EDITOR'S NOTE — A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following game was voted No. 8 and this...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, Dayton's Obi Toppin (1) dunks as North Texas' Javion Hamlet (3) looks on during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Dayton, Ohio. Toppin is the lone unanimous first-team choice to The Associated Press men's college basketball All-America team, Friday, March 20, 2020. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
March 20, 2020 - 12:40 pm
The college basketball season came to an emphatic, dramatic end with the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament. The dream of playing under the bright lights of March Madness, of possibly hoisting a national championship trophy, wiped out by the coronavirus. For a handful of players, earning a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo, Dayton forward Obi Toppin (1) knocks the ball away from Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lahaina, Hawaii. Kansas and Dayton were headed toward earning No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament, so any meeting would have to be in the Final Four or national championship game. What a rematch it would be. The Jayhawks and Flyers played a high-level game at the Maui Invitational, won 90-84 in overtime by Kansas. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)
March 19, 2020 - 2:14 am
Seton Hall's Myles Powell and Marquette's Markus Howard went head to head during the regular season in a pair of games befitting two of college basketball's most dynamic players. The potential for a third meeting washed away with the cancellation of the Big East tournament, then NCAA Tournament...
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