NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

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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Maryland center Michal Cekovsky, left, drives against Minnesota center Bakary Konate during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Park, Md., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
January 19, 2018 - 4:18 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland has lost two players to injury, absorbed several disappointing defeats and remains without a signature victory to impress the NCAA Tournament selection committee. In spite of all this, the Terrapins (15-6, 4-4 Big Ten) are still in the hunt to secure a fourth...
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Michigan's Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, right, passes the ball while defended by Nebraska's Isaiah Roby (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lincoln, Neb., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
January 19, 2018 - 4:12 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is out to its best start in conference play in 12 years, fresh off a 20-point win over No. 23 Michigan and looking like it has the makings of an NCAA Tournament team. Fans must proceed at their own risk. This is a program that's had fleeting success and a history of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2018, file photo, Missouri head coach Cuonzo Martin gestures during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida, in Columbia, Mo. Martin hasn't coached at Tennessee since the 2013-14 season. The current Missouri coach will face his former team for the first time since he left for Cal on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
January 16, 2018 - 6:09 pm
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin has a job to do. It doesn't matter that his next game is against No. 21 Tennessee (12-4, 3-2 Southeastern Conference), a team he coached for three seasons. It doesn't matter that it involves a fan base that didn't exactly love Martin when he coached...
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January 09, 2018 - 8:04 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's largest city says an expansion of its light rail service will begin the same day the city hosts the opening rounds of the NCAA basketball tournament. The Charlotte Area Transit System announced Monday night that the $1 billion expansion of its light-rail will...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, file photo, Texas A&M center Tyler Davis (34) tries to drive between Buffalo guard CJ Massinburg (5) and forward Ikenna Smart (34) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Station, Texas. Improved balance has created the possibility of a more unpredictable race for the title as the Southeastern Conference gets ready to begin league competition. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
December 28, 2017 - 3:34 pm
Southeastern Conference men's basketball coaches love to talk about how their league is more balanced than its national reputation suggests. Early returns back up their statements and indicate there will be a wide-open race for the SEC title as league play begins Saturday. "The league is as good as...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017, file photo, Oakland coach Greg Kampe talks to guards Martez Walker (35) and Kendrick Nunn (1) during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Detroit. Oakland is 0-16 against Michigan State after an 86-73 loss to the second-ranked Spartans last weekend, and after the game, Kampe was blunt in saying how upset he was that his team couldn’t pull off the upset. Oakland has built a solid mid-major program that can compete with big-name schools, but without a signature accomplishment--like an NCAA Tournament run or a win over a team like Michigan State--it’s hard to get noticed. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
December 22, 2017 - 5:42 am
DETROIT (AP) — Greg Kampe is in his 34th season as Oakland University's coach, and he's closing in on 600 victories. He was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame this year, an acknowledgement of the job he's done turning the suburban Detroit school into a reputable Division I basketball...
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December 21, 2017 - 1:32 pm
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — It used to be easy to criticize Rutgers' schedule and scoff at its 9-3 record. That changed last weekend. The Scarlet Knights' upset of then No. 15 Seton Hall has been a boost to Steve Pikiell's program. Beating the Pirates has shown Rutgers has gotten over the hump after...
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December 09, 2017 - 9:11 pm
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey enjoyed a happy homecoming at Delaware. Bonzie Colson had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 9 Notre Dame to a 92-68 win over the Blue Hens on Saturday night. Matt Farrell scored 24 points and TJ Gibbs had 21 to help the Fighting Irish (8-2) rebound...
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SMU guard Ben Emelogu II (21) celebrates scoring a 3-pointer during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Southern California in Dallas, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. SMU won 72-55. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
December 03, 2017 - 10:41 am
DALLAS (AP) — Tim Jankovich never wanted to watch the film of SMU's first-round NCAA Tournament loss last March. The only reason he did this week was because the Mustangs were getting ready to play Southern California again. Jankovich will enjoy watching the rematch. The Mustangs got some measure...
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