NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

Notre Dame's Rex Pflueger (0) and Bonzie Colson (35) celebrate from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 73-56. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
March 02, 2018 - 5:09 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey spent the past two months hoping his team could somehow stay within reach of an NCAA Tournament bid until Bonzie Colson could return from a broken left foot. The Fighting Irish have arrived right on schedule. And Colson's return is a potential game-...
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Auburn coach Bruce Pearl reacts to a call against Arkansas during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
March 02, 2018 - 2:16 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One of the most improbable Southeastern Conference title chases in league history is coming down to the final day of the regular season. No. 14 Auburn hasn't made the NCAA Tournament since 2003 for the longest drought of any SEC team, yet the Tigers are one win away from...
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March 02, 2018 - 1:17 pm
TEAM RECORD CURRENT PREVIOUS Virginia 27-2 1 1 Villanova 26-4 2 3 Xavier 26-4 3 2 Kansas 24-6 4 6 Duke 24-6 5 5 North Carolina 22-8 6 4 Auburn 24-6 7 7 Clemson 22-7 8 10 Tennessee 22-7 9 12 Cincinnati 26-4 10 11 Purdue 26-5 11 9 Wichita St. 24-5 12 13 Nevada 26-5 13 15 Michigan St. 28-3 14 14 Rhode...
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North Carolina's Luke Maye (32) drives to the basket while Miami's Ebuka Izundu and Sam Waardenburg (21) defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 02, 2018 - 4:01 am
A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 9 North Carolina at No. 5 Duke. The regular season comes to a close with the second matchup of the fierce rivals and they're both coming off losses on last-second baskets. The Tar Heels (22-8, 11-6) — who won...
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March 02, 2018 - 3:01 am
All Times EST AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Vermont 15 1 .938 25 6 .806 UMBC 12 4 .750 21 10 .677 Hartford 11 5 .688 18 12 .600 Albany (NY) 10 6 .625 22 9 .710 Stony Brook 7 9 .438 12 18 .400 z-Mass.-Lowell 6 10 .375 12 17 .414 New Hampshire 6 10 .375 10 20 .333 Maine...
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March 02, 2018 - 12:38 am
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Malachi Flynn scored 28 points with eight rebounds and five assists; Robert Franks added 19 points and five rebounds as Washington State held on in the final seconds to defeat Oregon, 78-76 on Thursday night. The Cougars took the lead just before halftime on a Franks 3-pointer...
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Middle Tennessee guard Edward Simpson (11) celebrates making a 3-pointer against Western Kentucky during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP)
March 02, 2018 - 12:30 am
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — If earning a national ranking for the first time in school history put extra pressure on Middle Tennessee, it doesn't show. The No. 24 Blue Raiders posted their second straight double-digit win since cracking the Top 25 last week with an 82-64 victory over archrival...
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Arizona State forward Romello White (23) drives as California forward Marcus Lee defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
March 01, 2018 - 11:15 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Romello White had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Arizona State pulled away in a second half filled with highlight-reel plays to beat California 84-53 Thursday night. Arizona State (20-9, 8-9 Pac-12) gradually built at 10-point lead in the first half, then ran away from the Bears...
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March 01, 2018 - 8:32 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona athletic department says Allonzo Trier has been cleared by the NCAA and was expected to be in the lineup when the 19th-ranked Wildcats faced Stanford on Thursday night. The junior guard — tied for second in the Pac-12 in scoring at 19.6 points per game — missed both...
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Xavier's head coach Chris Mack holds up the Big East Trophy after clinching at least a share of its first Big East championship after an NCAA college basketball game against Providence, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Cincinnati. Xavier won 84-74. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
March 01, 2018 - 5:47 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Chris Mack lifted the trophy that's topped by a silver basketball and realized he'd underestimated its weight. He started to lose his grip, and Xavier's star player was about to get beaned. "I almost injured Trevon Bluiett," Mack said. "I held that thing up. I'm not as...
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