NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

Butler's Kamar Baldwin (3) prevents Texas' Andrew Jones from driving the baseline in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game during the Phil Knight Invitational tournament in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)
November 23, 2017 - 9:27 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Andrew Jones had 16 points and Texas held off Butler down the stretch for a 61-48 victory on Thursday at the Phil Knight Invitational tournament. Mohamed Bamba had six points and 12 rebounds along with four blocked shots, as the Longhorns opened the season 4-0 in coach Shaka...
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FILE- This Oct. 18, 2017, file photo shows acting University of Louisville President Greg Postel responding to questions following the University Board of Trustees meeting, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville says in an appeal that the NCAA's Committee on Infractions imposed "grossly excessive" penalties in ordering the vacation of its 2013 men's basketball championship and tournament revenue for a sex scandal. The NCAA in June placed Louisville on four years' probation and ordered that it vacate up to 123 victories , including the 2013 title and 2012 Final Four appearance. Its decision followed an investigation into an escort's book allegations that former Cardinals staffer Andre McGee hired her and other dancers for sex parties with players and recruits from 2010-14 . (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
November 21, 2017 - 4:43 pm
Louisville says in an appeal that the NCAA's Committee on Infractions imposed "grossly excessive" penalties in ordering the vacation of its 2013 men's basketball championship and tournament revenue for a sex scandal. The NCAA in June placed Louisville on four years' probation and ordered that it...
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FILE- In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, the Georgia Dome is seen at right with the Mercedes-Benz stadium at left in Atlanta. The Georgia Dome is scheduled to be imploded Monday, Nov. 20. The dome was not only the former home of the Atlanta Falcons but also the site of two Super Bowls, 1996 Olympics Games events and NCAA basketball tournaments among other major events. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
November 20, 2017 - 7:33 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the implosion of the Georgia Dome (all times local): 7:30 a.m. One of the nation's largest domed stadiums has been reduced to rubble in downtown Atlanta. The Georgia Dome was imploded with nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives Monday morning. The dome was the former home of...
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November 12, 2017 - 9:06 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jaylen Barford's emergence late last season was one of the primary factors behind Arkansas' late run that landed it in the NCAA Tournament for a second time in three years. At this rate, the Razorbacks won't need to wait for a late push this season to let the entire...
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FILE - In This Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, St. Mary's coach Randy Bennett reacts to a referee's call during the second half an NCAA college basketball game against Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. Freshly ousted with an early exit in the West Coast Conference tournament, Saint Mary's made the quiet flight home and returned to campus. Coach Randy Bennett sent home the seniors and called a team meeting for the underclassmen that began about 10 p.m. He did the talking, for about an hour: The Gaels hadn't been close to good enough and this would be a painful lesson. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
November 10, 2017 - 9:24 pm
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Randy Bennett has been rewarded for successfully transforming the men's basketball program at tiny Saint Mary's College over nearly two decades, receiving a new 10-year contract through the 2026-27 season. Beginning his 17th season at the picturesque school in the suburbs...
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November 10, 2017 - 8:15 pm
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State coach Steve Forbes has agreed to a contract extension running through 2021-22 after leading the Buccaneers to an NCAA Tournament berth last season. Forbes led ETSU to a 27-8 record last season that included a Southern Conference Tournament...
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, photo, strength and conditioning coach Steve DiLustro looks over the Saint Mary's basketball team as they stretch in Moraga, Calif. On the floor from front to back are players Cullen Neal, Elijah Thomas, Jock Perry, Malik Fitts, Dan Sheets, Jordan Hunter and Kyle Clark. (AP Photo/Janie McCauley)
November 09, 2017 - 2:02 am
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — They were disgusted and downright embarrassed. Freshly ousted with a stunning early exit from the West Coast Conference tournament three seasons ago, Saint Mary's made the quiet flight home from Las Vegas and reached campus about 10 p.m. that night in March 2015 after a loss...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2017, file photo, Duke guard Grayson Allen (3) looks to drive against North Carolina forward Justin Jackson (44) during an NCAA college basketball game inthe semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in New York. As the only Duke player who averaged more than eight minutes last season, Allen provides some needed experience to the top-ranked Blue Devils’ freshman-laden roster. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
November 08, 2017 - 2:41 am
Notre Dame forward Bonzie Colson's deliberation over whether to turn pro or return for his senior year was never much of a debate. "It was like a five-minute discussion," Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said. "He knew he was a four-year guy. His family knew he was a four-year guy. I thought maybe he...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 file photo, Texas coach Shaka Smart calls to his players during the first half on an NCAA college basketball game against Kent State in Austin, Texas. Texas’ freshman class should help the Longhorns rebound from a dismal 2016-17 campaign. Texas’ incoming recruiting class was ranked sixth in the 247Sports Composite and features 6-11 forward Mohamed Bamba, the nation’s No. 3 overall recruit. Freshman Matt Coleman could take over immediately as the Longhorns’ top point guard. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
November 07, 2017 - 2:41 am
Oklahoma went from the joy of a 2016 Final Four appearance to the misery of a 20-loss campaign last season. Now the Sooners have a chance to redeem themselves . "Last year motivates me every day," Oklahoma forward Khadeem Lattin said. "It's something I lose sleep over, I've lost plenty (of) sleep...
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November 03, 2017 - 2:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Barclays Center hosts five days college basketball in November that will include No. 15 Minnesota, No. 23 Seton Hall and No. 25 Texas A&M, along with four other teams that reached the NCAA Tournament last season. The Legends Classic will be held in at the home of the Brooklyn...
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