NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

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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December 02, 2017 - 5:44 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Non-conference road wins against teams from major conferences go a long way in building a resume worthy of a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Georgia followed up a win over a ranked St. Mary's team with a crucial 73-66 victory over Marquette on Saturday. "It is so hard to win on the...
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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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