NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

Michigan State's Cassius Winston, left, is pressured by Purdue's P.J. Thompson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
February 10, 2018 - 6:25 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left and finished with 20 points, helping No. 4 Michigan State top No. 3 Purdue 68-65 on Saturday. The Spartans (24-3, 12-2 Big Ten) have won eight straight, improving their chances of contending for a conference...
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UCLA center Thomas Welsh (40) and Arizona's Dusan Ristic (14) wait for a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. UCLA defeated Arizona 82-74. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
February 09, 2018 - 5:21 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — UCLA had a difficult start to the season when three players were arrested in China on shoplifting charges. The Bruins had a rough stretch early in the Pac-12 schedule while laboring through a series of injuries. They seem to be turning a corner at just the right time. UCLA...
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Tennessee's Admiral Schofield (5) and Kyle Alexander (11) celebrate after an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Lexington, Ky. Tennessee won 61-59. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
February 09, 2018 - 9:06 am
A look at the upcoming week around the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 15 Tennessee at Alabama: Tennessee (18-5, 8-3 SEC) has won six straight and nine of its last 10 games to take over sole possession of second place in the SEC. The Vols are coming off a 61-59 victory at No. 24...
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February 07, 2018 - 9:33 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Markus Howard scored 32 points and Marquette breathed a little life into its NCAA Tournament hopes by snapping a four-game losing streak with an 88-85 victory over Seton Hall on Wednesday night. Sam Hauser added 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Golden Eagles (14-10, 5-7 Big East...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2014, file photo, Bruce Rasmussen, Creighton University's athletic director, speaks to reporters at the Athletic Performance Center in Omaha, Neb. Rasmussen, the NCAA selection committee chairman, said Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, the new quadrant system giving more weight to wins on the road or on neutral courts is "a positive step" in helping the committee evaluate teams for the NCAA Tournament field. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
February 07, 2018 - 3:52 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — NCAA selection committee chairman Bruce Rasmussen figures the revamped way to evaluate quality of wins for determining this year's tournament field is an improvement. Speaking during a teleconference with reporters Wednesday, the Creighton athletic director called the new...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, North Carolina State head coach Kevin Keatts instructs his team from the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami in Raleigh, N.C. Keatts' team has marquee wins against Arizona, Duke and North Carolina to put the Wolfpack in contention for an NCAA Tournament bid (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
February 02, 2018 - 3:47 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State wasn't supposed to even be in this position, entering February with several marquee wins and in the discussion for an NCAA Tournament bid. Yet first-year coach Kevin Keatts isn't talking about the possibility of his program getting back there after its two-...
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Tennessee forward Grant Williams (2) shoots over Iowa State forward Solomon Young, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
January 29, 2018 - 3:23 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes isn't satisfied. While he is pleased the Volunteers have risen to their highest ranking since December 2010, Barnes sees plenty of room for improvement. Barnes wants to ensure his 18th-ranked Vols avoid another of those February fades that tainted...
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Kentucky head coach John Calipari reacts to a play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 78-65. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
January 26, 2018 - 7:46 pm
Parity in the Southeastern Conference and Big 12 races has raised the stakes of Saturday's Big 12/SEC Challenge as teams in both leagues try to upgrade their NCAA Tournament credentials. Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said this week he'd be disappointed if the SEC doesn't get eight or nine NCAA...
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Clemson's Donte Grantham holds his knee after an injury during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 67-58. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
January 21, 2018 - 4:43 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson forward Donte Grantham will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The 20th-ranked Tigers are trying for their first NCAA Tournament berth in seven years, but the loss of Grantham is a major blow. The 6-foot-8 senior was...
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Iowa' Nicholas Baer, left, and Rutgers' Geo Baker (0) battle for a loose ball during an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 in Piscataway, N.J. (John Munson/NJ Advance Media via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 7:11 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — For much of coach Fran McCaffery's eight-year tenure at Iowa, things seemed to be moving in the right direction. This season has gone sideways. The Hawkeyes have surprisingly lost their way after returning almost the entire team that nearly made the NCAA Tournament a year ago...
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