NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

Xavier coach Chris Mack yells instructions during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Creighton in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Xavier won 72-71. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
February 13, 2018 - 3:27 am
Villanova and Xavier were among the four teams to earn No. 1 seeds in the NCAA's preliminary rankings before Selection Sunday. One will get knocked off its perch this weekend. One of the biggest games of the Big East season — maybe of the college basketball season — will played in Cincinnati on...
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Cincinnati forward Kyle Washington (24) dunks the ball on a break away play in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against SMU on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
February 11, 2018 - 7:51 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Sixth-ranked Cincinnati is still undefeated in the American Athletic Conference, with its longest winning streak and highest ranking in coach Mick Cronin's 12 seasons. The key now for the Bearcats is staying focused on the immediate future — and not what could happen in March. "We...
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February 10, 2018 - 6:41 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU did its part to pull Texas into a tie for sixth place in the rugged Big 12. Upsets by Oklahoma State and Baylor made it a four-team scramble of NCAA Tournament hopefuls with six regular-season games remaining. "There's nothing like this league," TCU coach Jamie Dixon...
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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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