NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 file photo, patrons visit the sports betting area of Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. The state lottery released figures on Friday, March 29, 2019, showing that casinos in Rhode Island lost nearly $900,000 on sports betting in February, after they paid out winning bets for the Super Bowl and other professional sports. ( AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 29, 2019 - 4:30 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Casinos in Rhode Island lost nearly $900,000 on sports betting in February after winning bets for the Super Bowl and other professional sports were paid out, the state lottery said Friday. Gamblers have placed a total of $53.5 million in wagers since the late November launch...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 file photo, Georgia head coach Mark Fox communicates with players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. California has hired Mark Fox as its new men's basketball coach. A person familiar with the hiring said on Friday, March, 29, 2019 that Fox got the job five days after Wyking Jones was fired. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school had not made a formal announcement. Stadium first reported that Fox would get the job. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
March 29, 2019 - 3:17 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California has hired Mark Fox as its new men's basketball coach. A person familiar with the hiring said Friday that Fox got the job five days after Wyking Jones was fired. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school had not made a formal announcement...
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Purdue's Ryan Cline (14) and Carsen Edwards celebrate after defeating Tennessee 99-94 in overtime of a men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional semifinal game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 29, 2019 - 10:28 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Down two to Tennessee with 2.7 seconds left, Purdue narrowly avoided a 5-second call before Carsen Edwards took a pass in the corner and heaved up a 3-point attempt that bounced off the rim. But a whistle gave Edwards and the Boilermakers a reprieve. Lamonte' Turner bumped...
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Virginia's Ty Jerome (11) is fouled by Oregon's Payton Pritchard (3) during the second half of a men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional semifinal game, Friday, March 29, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. Virginia won 53-49. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 29, 2019 - 2:04 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ty Jerome's 3-pointer was memorable not only for its timing, but because it marked one of the few Virginia made against Oregon. Jerome gave the Cavaliers a three-point lead with 3:34 remaining, and then they used their trademark defense to smother the Ducks and make it stand...
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Texas Tech forward Tariq Owens (11) shoots over Michigan defenders during the second half an NCAA men's college basketball tournament West Region semifinal Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 29, 2019 - 1:11 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — More than 24 minutes into the game, the nation's best defense had yet to allow its 20th point. Yes, Texas Tech makes it tough on people. One more clamp-down job like this and the Red Raiders will be D-ing up in the Final Four. Jarett Culver's 22 points were a mere subplot in...
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Seattle Mariners' Tim Beckham watches his two-run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Seattle. The homer was Beckham's second of the day. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 29, 2019 - 12:33 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Tim Beckham, Domingo Santana and Seattle's hodgepodge of new faces sent the defending World Series champions to a deflating start. The Mariners didn't just knock off Boston. They thumped their way past the Red Sox and their ace, Chris Sale. Beckham hit two of Seattle's three home...
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Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura, right, and forward Brandon Clarke celebrate the team's win against Florida State during an NCAA men's college basketball tournament West Region semifinal Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 29, 2019 - 12:21 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Gonzaga was not going to be bullied by Florida State again with a spot in the Elite Eight on the line. The top-seeded Bulldogs beat Florida State 72-58 in a Sweet 16 rematch Thursday night that moved Gonzaga to a regional final for the fourth time. "This year we came with...
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Michigan forward Ignas Brazdeikis, middle, drives to the basket between Texas Tech forward Deshawn Corprew, let, and guard Jarrett Culver during the first half an NCAA men's college basketball tournament West Region semifinal Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 29, 2019 - 12:17 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — More than 24 minutes into the game, the nation's best defense had yet to allow its 20th point. Yes, Texas Tech makes it tough on people. One more clamp-down job like this, and the Red Raiders will be D-ing up in the Final Four. Jarett Culver's 22 points were a mere subplot in...
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Virginia's Mamadi Diakite (25) shoots over Oregon's Kenny Wooten (14) during the first half of a men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional semifinal game, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 28, 2019 - 11:11 pm
The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 11:10 p.m. Virginia has gone on a 10-0 run to grab a 23-18 lead over Oregon with 2:37 left in the first half. The Cavaliers missed 15 of 16 shots during one stretch and trailed by as many as six before rallying late in the first...
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Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl speaks during a news conference at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. Auburn plays North Carolina in a Midwest Regional semifinal on Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 28, 2019 - 4:14 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The last four teams standing in the Midwest Region are a celebration of everything that is good about college basketball: star players, over-achievers, tradition-rich programs and successful coaches. They also exemplify everything wrong with the game. Top-seeded North...
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