NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

Virginia's Mamadi Diakite (25) pulls in a rebound while defended by Oklahoma's Kristian Doolittle (21) during the second half of a second-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Columbia, S.C. Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
March 24, 2019 - 11:31 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Virginia coach Tony Bennett made a last-minute change in his starting lineup and the top-seeded Cavaliers finally breezed through an NCAA Tournament game to make their first Sweet 16 in three years. Bennett opted for Mamadi Diakite to start instead of Jack Salt against...
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Buffalo's Jayvon Graves, center, heads to the basket as Texas Tech's Norense Odiase (32) and Tariq Owens defend during the second half of a second round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla. Texas Tech won 78-58. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 24, 2019 - 10:56 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Texas Tech's dominant defense earned the Red Raiders a second consecutive trip to the Sweet 16. Jarrett Culver had 16 points and 10 rebounds as the third-seeded Red Raiders shut down Buffalo 78-58 on Sunday night. Norense Odiase had 14 points and 15 rebounds, both season highs,...
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Virginia Tech guard Ahmed Hill celebrates after scoring against Liberty during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Sunday, March 24, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 24, 2019 - 10:23 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The final seconds ticked down and the celebration began for Virginia Tech. The more than half-century wait for a return to the Sweet 16 was finally over. The fourth-seeded Hokies advanced to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in school history...
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Washington's David Crisp (1) and North Carolina's Coby White (2) battle for a loose ball in the first half during a second round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 24, 2019 - 6:47 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After making an early exit from the NCAA Tournament last season, North Carolina breezed to the Sweet 16. Luke Maye and Nassir Little each scored 20 points and the top-seeded Tar Heels beat Washington 81-59 Sunday. They never trailed and moved on to face fifth-seeded Auburn on...
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Alabama head coach Avery Johnson watches the action in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky at the Southeastern Conference tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 24, 2019 - 2:00 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Avery Johnson brought attention, more fans and several highly rated recruits to Alabama's basketball program. He could not, however, win enough to stick around. Athletic director Greg Byrne announced Sunday that Alabama and Johnson "made the decision to mutually part ways"...
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Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke, center, goes to the basket as Baylor's Mario Kegler (4) and Mark Vital (11) defend during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 23, 2019 - 11:16 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Next stop on the Brandon Clarke Dunk 'n Swat Festival: The Sweet 16. The Gonzaga forward had five monster dunks, five blocks, matched a career-high with 36 points and enjoyed the overall kind of night that earns potential NBAers millions, while leading the top-seeded Bulldogs...
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LSU players celebrate after defeating Maryland 69-67 in a second-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
March 23, 2019 - 10:12 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It's probably the same play suspended LSU coach Will Wade would have called. After all, it worked several times during the regular season. And now it has the Tigers in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2006. Tremont Waters drove by three defenders and scooped in a...
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Michigan guard Jordan Poole (2) celebrates with teammates at the end of a second round men's college basketball game against Florida in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. Michigan won 64-49. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 23, 2019 - 8:36 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan's biggest concern against Florida was facing the Gators' lockdown defense. The solution? Beat Florida at its own game. Michigan is back in the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year after pulling away for a 64-49 win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on...
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Kentucky's Immanuel Quickley (5), Nick Richards, center, and EJ Montgomery (23) smile as they leave the court after defeating Wofford in a second-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
March 23, 2019 - 6:30 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Everywhere Fletcher Magee turned, there was a hand in his face, a body in his way, a relentless wave of blue that was intent on making sure he never found any alone time. Kentucky totally and completely shut down the most prolific 3-point scorer in Division I history...
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Virginia guard Ty Jerome (11) celebrates a score against Gardner-Webb during a first-round game 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 23, 2019 - 6:18 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Last year Virginia became the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 seed. But the Cavaliers' recent history, even when they make it past the first round of the NCAA Tournament, isn't all that good. Coach Tony Bennett has made the tournament six straight years while averaging...
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