NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

Murray State's Ja Morant (12) reacts during the first half of a first round men's college basketball game against Marquette in the NCAA tournament, Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 23, 2019 - 2:48 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first teams will earn their spot in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 on Saturday — and the upstarts are right there near the front of the line. There are eight double-digit seeds left in the field of 32 entering the second round, three of those coming from outside the power...
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Oregon forward Kenny Wooten (14) reacts after dunking over Wisconsin forward Ethan Happ during the second half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, Friday, March 22, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
March 23, 2019 - 1:11 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Oregon was stumbling toward the end of a disappointing season until a strong turnaround led the Ducks to the Pac-12 title and an NCAA Tournament bid. Oregon is not looking to slow down any time soon. Payton Pritchard scored 19 points, Kenny Wooten protected the rim with four...
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Members of Ohio State cheer from the bench during the second half of a first round men's college basketball game against Iowa State in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla. Ohio State won 62-59. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 23, 2019 - 1:08 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ohio State went from barely making the NCAA Tournament to a spot in the second round. Kaleb Wesson had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the 11th-seeded Buckeyes to a 62-59 upset of sixth-seeded Iowa State in the Midwest Region on Friday night. "You could say it validates the...
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Liberty guard Caleb Homesley celebrates after scoring against Mississippi State during the second half of a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 23, 2019 - 12:42 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Down by 10 points with less than seven minutes to play against a more accomplished opponent, Liberty didn't give in a bit. Instead, the Flames just kept getting the ball to Caleb Homesley. Homesley scored 22 of his 30 points in the second half, and Lovell Cabbil hit a go-...
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Members of Ohio State cheer from the bench during the second half of a first round men's college basketball game against Iowa State in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla. Ohio State won 62-59. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 23, 2019 - 12:36 am
The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 12:35 a.m. The first round of the NCAA Tournament is complete. Ohio State beat Iowa State in the Midwest Region, then Virginia Tech held off a comeback attempt by Saint Louis in the East Region to reduce the 68-team field to...
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North Carolina's Luke Maye, right, loses control of the ball after colliding with Iona's Tajuan Agee during the second half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, March 22, 2019. North Carolina won 88-73. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
March 23, 2019 - 12:31 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — North Carolina completed a perfect first round for top seeds in this NCAA Tournament, but not before Iona became the latest No. 16 seed to show these matchups are no sure thing. Cameron Johnson scored 21 points, and North Carolina quickly erased a five-point halftime deficit...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles as San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli (18) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 22, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
March 23, 2019 - 12:04 am
HOUSTON (AP) — After James Harden scored 61 more points Friday night to match his career high, Mike D'Antoni was asked the question just about everyone in the NBA is wondering this season. Who can defend the league's most unstoppable scorer? "Me. I can sit him on the bench," D'Antoni said. "That's...
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Buffalo's Montell McRae (1) and Arizona State's Zylan Cheatham (45) chase a loose ball during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 22, 2019 - 7:57 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Looking like a No. 6 seed no one wants to play, high-scoring Buffalo breezed into the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year. Jeremy Harris and Nick Perkins each had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Buffalo shrugged off 11th-seeded Arizona State 91-74 on...
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Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie (33) dunks between Fairleigh Dickinson's Elyjah Williams (21) and Kaleb Bishop (12) during the second half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 22, 2019 - 7:48 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie returned from a foot injury in January, only to injure it again. The Zags were a bit more aggressive with Tillie's rehab the second time around and it seems to have paid off. Playing fast and free, Tillie was superb in top-seeded Gonzaga's...
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Gardner-Webb head coach Tim Craft communicates with an official during a first-round game against Virginia 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 22, 2019 - 7:31 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — This time, Virginia was not one-and-done against a 16 seed. It looked possible, at least through the first half, as the Cavaliers were tested in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Down 14 points in the first half Friday against Gardner-Webb, another early exit was quite...
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