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OU football: Cody Ford's development lifts him into first-round realm of NFL Draft

NORMAN — During the nearly month between the end of the regular season and the Orange Bowl, Cody Ford sat down with Oklahoma...

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Monday Sports in Brief

NFLPHOENIX (AP) — As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs....

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Missouri State crashes the Sweet 16 as 11 seed

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sweet 16 is set and Missouri State is crashing the party for the first time in 18 years.The 11th-seeded...

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What's an NCAA Tournament unit worth? Millions. Here's how

The upstart run for Loyola Chicago making the Final Four last year delivered more than just excitement for fans of Sister Jean...

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Money Madness: AP analysis shows growing gap in NCAA payouts

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Powered by Ja Morant's no-look passes and Dylan Windler's step-back 3s, March Madness has been a bonanza...

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Smith heats up in second half, Stanford back to Sweet 16

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Alanna Smith finally found her shooting touch and put Stanford right back where it is most every March:...

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Sixes are wild as UCLA and South Dakota State reach Sweet 16

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Michaela Onyenwere scored a career-high 30 points, Japreece Dean added 22 and UCLA squeezed past No. 3...

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No. 11 Missouri State women stun Iowa State 69-60

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Missouri State has become a small-school outlier in an NCAA Tournament largely dominated by chalk.The Lady...

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Baylor women 11th Sweet 16 in row after beating Cal 102-63

WACO, Texas (AP) — Talk about a sweet recipe for No. 1 overall seed Baylor — defense, rebounding and depth.Add it all together...

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Oregon St. advances to Sweet 16 with 76-70 win over Gonzaga

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Katie McWilliams is going to the Sweet 16 for the fourth straight year.The senior guard for Oregon State...

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Batemon carries Loyola Marymount over Brown 81-63 in CBI

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Batemon had 21 points as Loyola Marymount topped Brown 81-63 in the College Basketball Invitational...

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Ogunbowale and Young show way as Irish rout MSU, 91-63

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Coach Muffet McGraw, top-seed Notre Dame and the home fans held their collective breaths when Jackie...

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Battey leads Colorado over Norfolk State 76-60 in NIT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Evan Battey recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double to lift Colorado to a...

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Lee scores 15 to lead CS Bakersfield past S. Utah 70-67

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Greg Lee posted 15 points as Cal State Bakersfield narrowly beat Southern Utah 70-67 in the CIT second...

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South Dakota State beats Syracuse 75-64, reaches Sweet 16

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse seemed to be in total control. And then it wasn't.A 10-0 run fueled by three turnovers to start...

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Mississippi Valley State fires Payne after 5 seasons

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Valley State has fired coach Andre Payne after five seasons.The school announced Monday...

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Strus scores 38 to lead DePaul past Longwood 97-89 in CBI

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Strus had 38 points as DePaul topped Longwood 97-89 in the second round of the College Basketball...

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UCLA beats Maryland 85-80 in women's NCAA Tournament

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — For UCLA, missed shots are merely part of the game. What really matters is what the Bruins do after...

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Texas Southern defeats Texas Rio Grande Valley 94-85 in CIT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Jeremy Combs had 27 points and 17 rebounds as Texas Southern defeated Texas Rio Grande Valley 94-85 in...

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NC State beats Kentucky 72-57, returns to women's Sweet 16

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kiara Leslie always seems to come up big for North Carolina State when a Sweet 16 berth is on the...

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Jones leads Coastal Carolina over West Virginia 109-91

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Devante Jones had a season-high 32 points as Coastal Carolina got past West Virginia 109-91 in the...

OU basketball: Kristian Doolittle's father uses an outrageous jacket to let the Sooners know they are supported

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — When the University of Oklahoma basketball players and coaches, or even their families, see Dwayne Doolittle on the road, they want to know one thing. “Where’s the jacket? Where’s the jacket.” Never fear. The gaudy,...

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Yetna lifts South Florida over Utah Valley 66-57 in CBI

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alexis Yetna had 18 points and 10 rebounds as South Florida beat Utah Valley 66-57 in the College Basketball...

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Missouri files brief as it seeks to overturn NCAA sanctions

Missouri submitted its appeals brief to the NCAA on Monday, taking the next step in attempting to limit or overturn what it...

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Correction: NIT-Wichita St-Clemson story

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — In a story March 24 about an NIT game between Wichita State and Clemson, The Associated Press reported...

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Medical examiner seeking cause of Ga. Tech player's death

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's medical examiner plans further tests to determine the cause of Georgia...

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Coaches, others plead not guilty in college admissions scam

BOSTON (AP) — Athletic coaches charged in a sweeping college admissions scam pleaded not guilty Monday to taking bribes from...

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Barnes, Tennessee look for another signature win vs Purdue

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes heads to his first Sweet 16 in over a decade looking for another win...

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Comeback Wolfpack: NC State relies on rallies in 23-1 start

North Carolina State baseball coach Elliott Avent celebrated the Wolfpack's first three-game sweep of Miami by doing some yard...

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Alabama AD outlines criteria for next hoops coach

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne is looking for a new basketball coach with a clean record and a...

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Familiar look: Top seeds dominate spots for NCAA Sweet 16

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The path to the Final Four will not be easy for Zion Williamson, Luke Maye, De'Andre Hunter and the other...

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Big 12 a bust with early NCAA Tournament flameouts

Bill Self stood in a room just off the court in Allen Fieldhouse on Selection Sunday and lamented that the Big 12 managed to...

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Georgia's Simmons, Stevenson arrested following bar fight

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia senior wide receiver Tyler Simmons and freshman defensive back Tyrique Stevenson are facing...

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Duke-UCF thriller helps boost TV ratings for NCAA Tournament

CBS Sports and Turner Sports say television ratings for the NCAA Tournament across four networks that broadcast the first week...

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Heartbreak for UCF dad, son as Dawkins game-winner rolls out

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The coach's son was having the game of his life in the biggest game of his dad's life. Down 1, UCF's...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

NFLBOSTON (AP) — Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he is retiring from the NFL after nine seasons.Gronkowski announced his...

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Half the Sweet 16 is set in women's NCAA Tournament

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight invitations to the Sweet 16 have been delivered and the other eight will be decided Monday night.UConn's...

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Upset Special? NCAA favorites lead the way into Sweet 16

Chalk one up for the seeded favorite in the NCAA Tournament.The biggest upset this March isn't a wild heave at the horn for a...

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Top-seeded Duke escapes Tacko Fall and UCF by 1 point

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson hit a layup over 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall in the closing seconds and RJ Barrett's putback...

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Oregon beats UC Irvine 73-54 to advance to Sweet 16

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ehab Amin started the second half by cheering on his Oregon teammates from the bench during a scoring...

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Tennessee blows 25-point lead, beats Iowa 83-77 in OT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Admiral Schofield ran around the court in sheer joy, waving a March Madness towel after Tennessee made it...

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McCowan leads Mississippi St over Clemson 85-61 in NCAAs

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Teaira McCowan could feel the Clemson defense wearing down and the 6-foot-7 senior sensed the weakness...

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Lamb hits winning 3, Hornets down Raptors 115-114

TORONTO (AP) — Jeremy Lamb banked home a half-court 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Toronto Raptors...

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Ionescu has a triple-double and Oregon downs Indiana 91-68

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Long after Sabrina Ionescu collected her 18th career triple double — in an NCAA Tournament game, no less —...

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Houston moves into Sweet 16 for first time in 35 years

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Houston's fans chanted "Sweet 16" in the final minute of the Cougars' NCAA Tournament win over Ohio...

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Arizona State holds on late, ousts Miami 57-55

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The final 10 seconds of the game for Arizona State's Robbi Ryan were essentially a microcosm of the...

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Ga State coach Hunter leaving to take over at Tulane

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than 48 hours after Georgia State was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament, Ron Hunter decided Sunday to...

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Bane scores 30, TCU beats Nebraska 88-72 in NIT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Desmond Bane had 30 points as TCU defeated Nebraska 88-72 in the second round of the NIT on Sunday...

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NCAA Latest: Oregon tops UC Irvine for last spot in Sweet 16

The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):11:45 p.m.Oregon has beaten UC Irvine 73-54 to earn...

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Virginia finally gets easy NCAA win 63-51 over Oklahoma

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Virginia coach Tony Bennett made a last-minute change in his starting lineup and the top-seeded Cavaliers...

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Carter helps Texas A&M edge Marquette

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Chennedy Carter scored 30 points, Shambria Washington hit the go-ahead 3-pointer late and No. 4...

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UConn holds off Buffalo for 26th straight trip to Sweet 16

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn doesn't normally have to grind out wins early in the NCAA Tournament, but found itself doing just...

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Bryce, Beverly lead NC State over Harvard 78-77 in NIT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Braxton Beverly scored all his 10 points in the second half and forced a Harvard turnover in the closing...

OSU football: Chuba Hubbard feeling good after having 'work done' on knee in offseason

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STILLWATER — Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard had hoped to return to his first love over the winter. A three-time Canadian champion in the 100-meter dash, Hubbard looked forward to getting back on the track following the Cowboys’...

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Culver, stifling defense, lift Texas Tech over Buffalo 78-58

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Texas Tech's dominant defense earned the Red Raiders a second consecutive trip to the Sweet 16.Jarrett...

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Virginia Tech beats Liberty to earn a 2nd trip to Sweet 16

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The final seconds ticked down and the celebration began for Virginia Tech. The more than half-century...

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Williamson, Duke survive UCF's late misses, reach Sweet 16

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson took on 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall at the end and won. So did top-seeded Duke — barely — when...

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Cal fires coach Wyking Jones after 2 8-win seasons

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California expects its men's basketball program to return to winning at the highest level soon, and...

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Gonzaga has experience when it comes to winning at Gill

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Gonzaga has pulled off an NCAA Tournament upset at Gill Coliseum before, stunning home team Oregon State...

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Roach scores 21 to lead Texas past Xavier 78-76 in OT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kerwin Roach II had 21 points, eight rebounds and six assists as Texas narrowly beat Xavier 78-76 in...

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Irish, Spartans officially renew rivalry in second round

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — When top-seed Notre Dame meets No. 9-seed Michigan State in the second round of the NCAA Chicago...

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North Carolina returns to Sweet 16, beats Washington 81-59

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After making an early exit from the NCAA Tournament last season, North Carolina breezed to the Sweet...

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Centers of attention for Baylor-Cal women in 3rd NCAA game

Baylor's Kalani Brown and California's Kristine Anigwe are so often the center of attention for multiple defenders. There are...

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Missouri State back in 2nd round for first time in 18 years

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The last time Missouri State got this far in the NCAA Tournament, Jackie Stiles was leading the Lady Bears on...

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South Carolina beats Florida State 72-64 to reach Sweet 16

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — With 42 seconds left and South Carolina leading by one, coach Dawn Staley decided to put the game in the...

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Wisconsin wins 5th NCAA women's hockey title

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Senior captains Sophia Shaver and Annie Pankowski each scored, and Wisconsin won its fifth NCAA women's...

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Carter scores 30 to lead A&M over Marquette 78-76

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M coach Gary Blair raved about Shambria Washington's contributions in the days leading up...

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Gustafson, Iowa blow past Missouri 68-52

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Megan Gustafson and the surging Hawkeyes are off to the Sweet 16.Iowa might evolve into a true Final...

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Shannon Coffee's contributions for Stanford go beyond court

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Shannon Coffee wanted to learn sign language in high school back home in Ohio, yet the timing never...

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Louisville tops Michigan 71-50 to reach women's Sweet 16

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Asia Durr took the initial lead for top-seeded Louisville by finding teammates for baskets before...

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No. 3 seed Maryland hosts surging UCLA in women's NCAAs

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Decimated by graduation and struggling with a 3-5 record, the UCLA looked nothing like a women's NCAA...

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Georgia Tech announces death of DT Brandon Adams

ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Adams, a rising senior who was expected to be a key member of Georgia Tech's defensive line under new...

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Third-seeded Syracuse goes for a second home sweep

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse lost its last home game during the regular season, a big disappointment for coach Quentin...

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Lewis, Flagler lift Presbyterian over Robert Morris in CIT

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Francois Lewis and freshman Adam Flagler scored 19 points apiece as Presbyterian beat Robert Morris...

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NC State, Kentucky meet with Sweet 16 spot on the line

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has been nearly perfect in NCAA Tournament games in its hometown.Standing between the...

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Johnson out as Alabama basketball coach after 4 seasons

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Avery Johnson brought attention, more fans and several highly rated recruits to Alabama's basketball...

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Dixie State senior football player dies in a Utah hospital

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Officials at Dixie State University say redshirt senior football player Abraham Reinhardt has died at a...

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Utah Valley faces USF in second round of CBI

Utah Valley (25-9) vs. South Florida (20-13)CBI Second Round, USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida; Monday, 6 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Utah...

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CSUB faces Southern Utah in CIT second round

Cal State Bakersfield (17-15) vs. Southern Utah (17-16)CIT Second Round, Centrum Arena, Cedar City, Utah; Monday, 7:30 p.m....

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CCU faces WVU in second round of CBI

Coastal Carolina (16-16) vs. West Virginia (15-20)CBI Second Round, WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia; Monday, 6 p.m....

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Norfolk State faces Colorado in NIT second round

No. 8 seed Norfolk State (22-13) vs. No. 4 seed Colorado (22-12)NIT Second Round, CU Events Center, Boulder, Colorado; Monday,...

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Longwood faces DePaul in CBI second round

Longwood (16-17) vs. DePaul (16-15)CBI Second Round, Wintrust Arena, Chicago; Monday, 7 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Longwood is set to...

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LMU, Brown meet in second round of CBI

Brown (20-11) vs. Loyola Marymount (21-11)CBI Second Round, Albert Gersten Pavilion, Los Angeles; Monday, 9 p.m. EDTBOTTOM...

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Robert Morris, Presbyterian meet in CIT second round

Presbyterian (19-15) vs. Robert Morris (18-16)CIT Second Round, UPMC Events Center, Moon Township, Pennsylvania; Sunday, 12...

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UTRGV, Texas Southern meet in CIT second round

Texas Southern (22-13) vs. Texas Rio Grande Valley (20-16)CIT Second Round, UTRGV Fieldhouse, Edinburg, Texas; Monday, 7 p.m....

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Pac-12 and ACC top conferences in opening round

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference showed conference supremacy in the opening round of the women's NCAA...

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Where's Cinderella? Favorites dominating in NCAA 2nd round

Fletcher Magee shot Wofford out of the NCAA Tournament. Murray State's Ja Morant scored 28 points but his team couldn't slow...

Why Oklahoma high school hoops needs to add a third state weekend

SportsMar 15, 2019

Sometime after the first couple gold balls had been handed out last Saturday, my good fortune dawned on me. Norman and Norman North had played for the Class 6A girls basketball crown, and the game was close until the end. The Class 5A boys...

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TIPPING OFF: Dawkins faces his alma mater as UCF meets Duke

The point guard for Mike Krzyzewski's first Final Four team now is trying to lead Central Florida to its first Sweet 16...

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Michigan State marches on, beats Minnesota to reach Sweet 16

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan State is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2015 after rolling past Minnesota 70-50...

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Auburn blows past Kansas 89-75 to reach Sweet 16

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bruce Pearl and Auburn made another unexpected leap in its rebuilding process Saturday night, putting on...

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Inspired by grieving friend, Florida State rolls to Sweet 16

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Scribbled in black marker on Terance Mann's left shoe was all the inspiration he needed: Mike Cofer,...

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Morant's breakout season ends with blowout by Florida State

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ja Morant, perhaps sensing this would be his last opportunity to score for Murray State, turned on the...

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Nolf, Nickal, Cassar win NCAA titles for Penn State

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jason Nolf and Bo Nickal came to Penn State after the Nittany Lions had already seized control of college...

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NCAA Latest: Auburn trounces Kansas to reach Sweet 16

The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):12:05 a.m.Auburn is going back to the Sweet 16 for...

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Edwards leads Purdue to rout of reigning champ Villanova

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Purdue's Carsen Edwards says he was getting tired of answering questions about his shooting slump.The...

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Spartans rout Gophers to reach Sweet 16; 1st time since '15

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan State doesn't just hope to get to the Sweet 16 each year. It expects it.The Spartans played...

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Slammed: Clarke scores 36 in Gonzaga's 83-71 win over Baylor

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Next stop on the Brandon Clarke Dunk 'n Swat Festival: The Sweet 16.The Gonzaga forward had five monster...

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Waters' drive beats Maryland 69-67, sends LSU to Sweet 16

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It's probably the same play suspended LSU coach Will Wade would have called.After all, it worked...

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Notre Dame cruises to opening round win

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points and teammate Jessica Shepard had a double-double as No. 1 seed Notre...

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Oregon State survives in OT over Boise State 80-75.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Following Oregon State's nail-biting overtime win against Boise State to open the NCAA Tournament,...

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FIU beats Texas St. 87-81 in CollegeInsider.com tourney

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Brian Beard Jr. and Devon Andrews scored 29 points apiece as Florida International beat Texas State...

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Top-seed Baylor women overwhelm NCAA 1st-timer ACU 95-38

WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown and her Baylor teammates got to be silly and goofy when their first-round women's NCAA...

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Alanna Smith leads second-seeded Stanford into second round

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Alanna Smith moved all the way from Australia to star at Stanford, and she plans to do all in her power...

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Iowa State rolls past 14th-seeded NMSU 97-61

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State cruised to its first NCAA Tournament win in six years on Saturday — and moved a step closer to its...

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Michigan returning to Sweet 16 after toppling Florida 64-49

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan's biggest concern against Florida was facing the Gators' lockdown defense.The solution? Beat...

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Gonzaga downs Little Rock 68-51 in opening round game

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Katie Campbell's play showed how pumped she was for the NCAA Tournament.Campbell had 15 points, hitting...

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Robinson's return provides boost for Virginia Tech

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Having star point guard Justin Robinson back on the court was music to the ears of Virginia Tech coach...

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Anigwe 18 points, 22 rebounds as Cal women beat UNC 92-72

WACO, Texas (AP) — California has seen all kind of different plans from opponents trying to contain Kristine Anigwe, the...

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Balanced BYU uses defense to beat Auburn in NCAA Tournament

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — BYU brought its own stellar defense against one of the best teams in the country at wreaking havoc all...

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Kentucky shuts down Magee, beats Wofford 62-56 in NCAAs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Everywhere Fletcher Magee turned, there was a hand in his face, a body in his way, a relentless wave...

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Louisville, Michigan expect tougher game after blowout wins

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Top-seeded Louisville and No. 8 seed Michigan know things will be significantly tougher when the schools...

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Even before big upset, Virginia has history of NCAA flops

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Last year Virginia became the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 seed. But the Cavaliers' recent...

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UC Irvine dubs assistant as its own 'Sister Jean' in NCAAs

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When UC Irvine made the NCAA Tournament, coach Russell Turner believed his team had many of the same...

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No. 11 Missouri State stuns DePaul 89-78

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Missouri State surprised some by upsetting Missouri Valley powerhouse Drake to claim the league's automatic...

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Zion-Tacko matchup highlights NCAA second round in East

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tacko Fall really hopes the UCF-Duke NCAA Tournament game is not all about the Knights' 7-foot-6 center...

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Texas A&M prepares for experienced Marquette in 2nd round

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — In his 14th straight season leading Texas A&M to the NCAA Tournament, coach Gary Blair doesn't...

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Mangakahia scores 21, leads Syracuse past Fordham 70-49

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse hadn't played in two weeks — since an Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament loss to Notre...

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Looking for Cinderella? Check out Anteaters and the South

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Can anyone carry the Loyola-Chicago mantle deep into this NCAA Tournament? Is there a double-digit seed...

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Texas Tech-Buffalo gives high-octane guard matchup in NCAAs

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — If you're all about big-time scoring guards in the NCAA Tournament, look no further than the Texas...

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North Carolina tries to avoid repeat of early tourney exit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Top-seeded North Carolina is trying to avoid a repeat of last year's NCAA Tournament, when the Tar Heels...

Virginia shows OU what Final Four team looks like

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Virginia’s Kyle Guy, a straight-out-of-“Hoosiers” Indianapolis kid who is a 45-percent 3-point shooter, missed all 10 of his deep balls. Virginia’s best player, De’Andre Hunter, encountered foul trouble and eventually fouled...

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UCLA holds on to eject Tennessee from NCAAs with 89-77 win

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — While Tennessee is left to ponder a rare early exit from the women's NCAA Tournament and the future of...

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Duke coach: Reserve Jack White unlikely to play against UCF

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Duke probably won't be a full strength for its NCAA Tournament second-round game against UCF on Sunday...

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South Carolina, Florida State renew rivalry in NCAA tourney

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — South Carolina and Florida State will meet for the third time in the past five seasons in the NCAA...

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Auriemma celebrates 65th birthday ahead of 2nd round game

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma celebrated his 65th birthday on Saturday, but there was not much love from his...

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No. 3 seed Maryland beats Radford 73-51 in NCAA opener

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Nothing Radford had experienced before, and no amount of game film, could prepare the Big South...

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Marberry lifts Lipscomb over UNC-Greensboro 86-69 in NIT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Rob Marberry had 24 points as Lipscomb got past UNC Greensboro 86-69 in the NIT second round on...

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Colley's late layup lifts Spartans over Chippewas, 88-87

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — When crunch time came Saturday against her alma mater, Michigan State coach Suzy Merchant trusted a...

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No. 2 Iowa looks to clinch Sweet 16 spot vs. Missouri

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's path to the Sweet 16 has never been clearer.If the Hawkeyes play as poorly on Sunday as they did...

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Quick turnaround and high stakes for Miami and Arizona State

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Saturday morning came early for Miami and Arizona State.Neither is complaining.The fourth-seeded...

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Ogunbowale, Shepard lead No. 3 Irish in 92-50 rout of B-C

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Top seed Notre Dame was just too big and strong for tournament newcomer Bethune-Cookman.Arike Ogunowale...

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Leslie, NC State beat Maine 63-51 in 1st round of NCAA

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State hadn't played in a couple of weeks — and looked like it.The Wolfpack still were sharp...

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No. 10 Hoosiers face challenge in second-seeded Ducks

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Hoosiers have no intention of going home just yet.With a victory over seventh-seeded Texas in the...

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Clarkson's Gabel is top player in women's college hockey

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Clarkson senior Loren Gabel has won the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award as the top women's player in...

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Massive growth spurt keyed Clarke's rise at Gonzaga

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Summers meant shopping for new clothes and shoes during Brandon Clarke's high school years.Now a 6-foot-8...

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South Dakota State tops Quinnipiac 76-65

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — South Dakota coach Aaron Johnston's team came up with some big rebounds down the stretch to hold off...

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Murray, Kentucky beat Princeton 82-77 in NCAA 1st round

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Once Maci Morris warmed up, she made sure her final NCAA Tournament appearance at Kentucky wouldn't be a...

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Fun's over: Mississippi St expects tough game vs. Clemson

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State's NCAA Tournament opener was the typical No. 1 seed vs. No. 16 seed romp. The...

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Green lifts Indiana past Arkansas 63-60 in NIT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Devonte Green recorded 18 points and 11 rebounds for his second career double-double to lead Indiana...

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Coach accused in admissions scheme resigns from URI job

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island says its tennis coach implicated in a college admissions scheme has...

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Penn State clinches 8th NCAA wrestling title in 9 seasons

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — Five Penn State wrestlers will compete for individual NCAA championships on Saturday night knowing they...

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NCAA to appeal ruling in antitrust case about compensation

The NCAA and major college conferences will appeal a judge's ruling that the governing body violated antitrust laws by limiting...

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Boise State faces challenge in Oregon State to open NCAAs

There's something somewhat encouraging Boise State can point to when it comes to facing Oregon State in its opening game of the...

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Virginia, OU meet in Second Round

No. 9 seed Oklahoma (20-13) vs. No. 1 seed Virginia (30-3)NCAA Tournament Second Round, Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South...

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TCU, Nebraska meet in second round of NIT

No. 4 seed Nebraska (19-16) vs. No. 1 seed TCU (21-13)NIT Second Round, Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth, Texas; Sunday,...

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UCF faces Duke in Second Round

No. 9 seed Central Florida (24-8) vs. No. 1 seed Duke (30-5)NCAA Tournament Second Round, Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South...

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UC Irvine meets Oregon in Second Round

No. 13 seed UC Irvine (31-5) vs. No. 12 seed Oregon (24-12)NCAA Tournament Second Round, SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose,...

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Houston, Ohio State meet in Second Round

No. 11 seed Ohio State (20-14) vs. No. 3 seed Houston (32-3)NCAA Tournament Second Round, Bank of Oklahoma Center, Tulsa,...

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Virginia Tech, Liberty meet in Second Round

No. 12 seed Liberty (29-6) vs. No. 4 seed Virginia Tech (25-8)NCAA Tournament Second Round, SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose,...

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NC State, Harvard meet in NIT second round

No. 6 seed Harvard (19-11) vs. No. 2 seed North Carolina State (23-11)NIT Second Round, PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina;...

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Tennessee, Iowa meet in Second Round

No. 10 seed Iowa (23-11) vs. No. 2 seed Tennessee (30-5)NCAA Tournament Second Round, Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio; Sunday,...

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Washington meets UNC in Second Round

No. 9 seed Washington (27-8) vs. No. 1 seed North Carolina (28-6)NCAA Tournament Second Round, Nationwide Arena, Columbus,...

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Buffalo meets Texas Tech in Second Round

No. 6 seed Buffalo (32-3) vs. No. 3 seed Texas Tech (27-6)NCAA Tournament Second Round, Bank of Oklahoma Center, Tulsa,...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce...

OU report card: Sooners played well in phases in 95-72 rout of Ole Miss

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OU’s 95-72 domination of Ole Miss in the NCAA Tournament was so stunning, it’s hard to find anything on which to downgrade the Sooners. Here’s the report card: Starting lineup: A. The Sooner starters played 11:35 together. During those times,...

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TIPPING OFF: Tight games, near upsets mark women's tourney

NEW YORK (AP) — It was some opening day for the women's NCAA Tournament.Two games went to overtime — which is one more than the...

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TIPPING OFF: Wofford, Murray State aim for big March moment

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first teams will earn their spot in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 on Saturday — and the upstarts are...

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Odd surprise, lots of top NBA talent left in NCAA Tournament

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It shouldn't come as a surprise that this spring's NBA draft will feature lots of good players from lots...

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Va Tech beats Saint Louis 66-52 for 1st tourney in 12 years

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After back-to-back years of first-round losses in the NCAA Tournament, Virginia Tech finally broke...

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Oregon extends March run with 72-54 win over Wisconsin

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Oregon was stumbling toward the end of a disappointing season until a strong turnaround led the Ducks...

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Ohio State upsets Iowa State in NCAAs as Wesson scores 21

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ohio State went from barely making the NCAA Tournament to a spot in the second round.Kaleb Wesson had 21...

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Tall Fall leads ninth-seeded UCF to first NCAA win over VCU

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tacko Fall was huge factor in bringing UCF its first-ever NCAA Tournament victory. Now, the Knights will...

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No. 1 seed Mississippi St beats Southern 103-46 in NCAAs

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — In the waning seconds of the third quarter during a lopsided game, Mississippi State point guard...

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Duke's Zion Williamson shines in NCAA Tournament debut

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson had an explosive NCAA Tournament debut with 25 points to lead top-seeded Duke to an 85-62...

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Liberty upsets Mississippi St 80-76 for 1st NCAA tourney win

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Down by 10 points with less than seven minutes to play against a more accomplished opponent, Liberty...

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No. 2 seed Oregon cruises 78-40 over No. 15 Portland St

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — While Satou Sabally crashed the boards, Sabrina Ionescu provided a little comic relief.Sabally had 21...

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Iowa rallies past Cincinnati 79-72

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Iowa kept up the Big Ten's blitz through its first six games in the NCAA Tournament.Luka Garza scored 20...

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NCAA Latest: Buckeyes, Hokies close 1st round with wins

The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):12:35 a.m.The first round of the NCAA Tournament is...

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Duke's Zion Show has successful NCAA Tournament debut

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Everything was set for Zion Williamson's starring turn on the biggest stage in college basketball.The...

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Miami scrambles late, survives to beat FGCU 69-62

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami and Florida Gulf Coast are about a two-hour drive from one another, and yet the programs have...

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Top-seeded UNC overcomes slow 1st half to beat Iona in NCAAs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — North Carolina completed a perfect first round for top seeds in this NCAA Tournament, but not before Iona...

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Iowa holds off pesky Mercer 66-61

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Megan Gustafson scored 30 points with 16 rebounds and second-seeded Iowa narrowly avoided a monumental...

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Harden ties career best with 61, Rockets beat Spurs 111-105

HOUSTON (AP) — After James Harden scored 61 more points Friday night to match his career high, Mike D'Antoni was asked the...

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Penn has 24 and Indiana surprises Texas 69-65

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — While Texas put its focus on slowing Ali Patberg, Indiana's Jaelynn Penn had her game going from the...

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Washington makes successful return, beats Utah State 78-61

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Eight years had gone by since Washington made an NCAA Tournament bracket. The Huskies' award-winning...

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Ekmark leads Arizona State past UCF, 60-45

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Courtney Ekmark has two NCAA championship rings from her time at Connecticut.Clearly, she knows how...

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No. 13 seed UC Irvine upsets Kansas State 70-64

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to college basketball in California, UC Irvine is low on the totem pole.Now the program...

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Ballock, Zegarowski carry Creighton over Memphis in NIT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mitch Ballock and Marcus Zegarowski scored 14 points apiece as Creighton topped Memphis 79-67 in the NIT...

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Butler, Southern Utah beat Drake in CIT, 80-73 in OT

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Harrison Butler matched his season high with 21 points as Southern Utah defeated Drake 80-73 in...

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Edwards' 3s lead Clemson over South Dakota 79-66 in NCAAs

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Danielle Edwards endured three straight years of a lot of losses before finally getting a chance to...

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Houston gets comfortable in NCAA tourney, routs Georgia St.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — It's beginning to look like old times for Houston in the NCAA Tournament.Corey Davis scored 26 points to...

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Collier's double-double leads No. 2 UConn to rout of Towson

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn wanted to make a statement after failing to get a No. 1 seed in this year's NCAA Tournament.Message...

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Hemphill, Dillard lead 10 seed Buffalo over Rutgers 82-71.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A year after advancing to the program's first Sweet 16, Buffalo is still making memories.Summer Hemphill...

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Art Mazmanian, star on USC's CWS title team, dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Art Mazmanian, an All-American second baseman on Southern California's first College World Series...

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5th ex-Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — The last of five former members of a Christian college football team in suburban Chicago has pleaded...

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South Region: In 'rebuilding' years, Purdue, 'Nova excel

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Villanova lost four players off last season's NCAA championship team to the NBA draft and the Wildcats...

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Looking dangerous, No. 6 seed Buffalo breezes past ASU

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Looking like a No. 6 seed no one wants to play, high-scoring Buffalo breezed into the second round of the...

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Stanford faces familiar NCAA opponent in UC Davis

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Ten months ago, Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer called once more upon her counterpart at UC Davis...

OU report card: Not much to grade highly for the Sooners

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You figured Virginia would be a rugged opponent in the NCAA Tournament, and the Cavaliers most definitely were. They beat OU 63-51 Sunday night in the South Regional quarterfinals, and the grades reflect an uphill performance for the Sooners....

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Carter scores 27 in return as A&M downs Wright St. 84-61

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Any concerns about how Texas A&M's star point guard Chennedy Carter would perform in her return...

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Healthy Killian Tillie makes Gonzaga tough to defend

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie returned from a foot injury in January, only to injure it again.The Zags...

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No. 1 Virginia avoids 2nd straight huge NCAA tourney upset

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — This time, Virginia was not one-and-done against a 16 seed.It looked possible, at least through the first...

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Florida State grieving after death of Phil Cofer's father

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Florida State will play its second-round NCAA Tournament game with a heavy heart on Saturday after the...

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Missouri hits late FT, beats Drake 77-76 in OT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Just moments after the worst foul of her career, Drake's Becca Hittner got her chance for...

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Quite a contrast: Kentucky vs Wofford at NCAA Tournament

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — They are the bluebloods of the Bluegrass, a storied program loaded with future NBA players, who come...

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Making Morant: Shooting Js, pumping iron, studying film

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Murray State coaches knew they had something special with Ja Morant as a freshman. The athleticism, ball...

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Gillespie, Florida State hold off 12th seed Bucknell 70-67

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — With her team trailing by four early in the fourth quarter, Florida State's Valencia Myers reminded her...

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Minnesota tops Cornell 2-0 for spot in women's hockey final

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Nicole Schammel scored off a rebound midway through the second period and goalie Alex Gulstene made it...

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No. 2 Iowa survives Mercer 66-61

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — For second-seeded Iowa, Friday's win over 15th-seeded Mercer felt more like survival than vindication...

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Tennessee holds off Colgate to advance to NCAA second round

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tennessee didn't let an underdog fight back again and pull off a shocker in the NCAA Tournament.Last year...

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Big Ten battle: Gophers' Pitino has no gripe facing Spartans

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Unlike the grind of conference season, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo says, the fun of coaching in the...

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South Carolina regains swagger in 74-52 win over Belmont

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley is feeling a whole lot better about her team than she was two weeks ago.South Carolina...

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Michigan women dominate Kansas State 84-54 in NCAAs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Michigan's start to the NCAA Tournament was more thorough than coach Kim Barnes Arico expected.Which is...

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Vandy fires coach Bryce Drew after 9-23 year, winless in SEC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce Drew his...

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Iowa State looks to win first tourney game since 2013

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State's players saw the numbers every time they walked into their locker room at Hilton Coliseum.Coach...

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Top seed Baylor women home again for NCAAs, Cal back in Waco

WACO, Texas (AP) — While top-ranked Baylor is hosting opening-round games in the women's NCAA Tournament for the seventh year...

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Marquette rallies for 58-54 OT win over Rice

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — When Marquette was down by nine points with less than three minutes remaining in the fourth...

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Notre Dame knows underdog Wildcats' pain and joy

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — On the eve of her team's first NCAA Tournament game ever, Bethune-Cookman coach Vanessa Blair-Lewis...

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Culver scores 29, leads Texas Tech over Northern Kentucky

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Texas Tech had won nine straight games, tied for the Big 12's regular-season championship and was flying...

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Louisville blows out Robert Morris 69-34 in women's NCAAs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville didn't need its coach or starting point guard to roll past Robert Morris.And with the...

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Column: Izzo's One Shining Moment was downright embarrassing

If this was Tom Izzo's One Shining Moment, it was downright embarrassing.Of course, the Michigan State coach felt no shame.Like...

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Maryland strives to stay perfect under Frese in NCAA openers

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — There is no such thing as one and done in the NCAA Tournament for Maryland coach Brenda Frese, who is...

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Mike Cofer, Pro Bowl linebacker for Lions, dies at 58

DETROIT (AP) — Mike Cofer, a Pro Bowl linebacker who played a decade with the Detroit Lions and is second on the team's career...

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Arizona judge: Lawsuit by Georgia Tech's Pastner to proceed

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge says a blackmail and defamation lawsuit filed by Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner against an...

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Clemson, Wichita State meet in NIT second round

No. 6 seed Wichita State (20-14) vs. No. 2 seed Clemson (20-13)NIT Second Round, Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, South Carolina;...

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Xavier meets Texas in NIT second round

No. 3 seed Xavier (19-15) vs. No. 2 seed Texas (17-16)NIT Second Round, Frank Erwin Special Events Center, Austin, Texas;...

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Syracuse NCAA host again; another Final Four run coming?

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Quentin Hillsman couldn't ask for a better place to be — at home to open the NCAA...

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Hot-shooting Oklahoma beats Ole Miss 95-72 in NCAAs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nine days off, a few good practices and shootarounds, and suddenly Oklahoma looks like a new team.The...

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NC State begins quest for 1st Final Four since 1998

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State already has earned the best start in program history. Now the Wolfpack are chasing...

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Indicted UCLA men's soccer coach resigns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA men's soccer coach Jorge Salcedo has resigned in the wake of his indictment in the college admissions...

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NCAA play resumes with all eyes on Zion Williamson, Duke

The first round of the NCAA Tournament is set to conclude Friday with plenty of star power taking the floor, notably Zion...

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Manning to return to Wake Forest despite 3rd 20-loss season

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Danny Manning will return for a sixth season at Wake Forest despite his third 20-loss season in five...

OSU football: Mike Gundy looking for physicality, toughness from new offensive line coach Charlie Dickey

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STILLWATER — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy had already identified his top candidate to fill his offensive line coaching vacancy, but still needed to do some background work on Charlie Dickey. Gundy called UTEP coach Dana Dimel, who had been...

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Kalscheur, Gophers knock off Louisville 86-76

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota found its elusive 3-point stroke just in time to give coach Richard Pitino the NCAA...

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NCAA women's tournament set to start with wide open field

NEW YORK (AP) — It's going to be tough to top last season's NCAA women's tournament after one of the most exciting Final Four...

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Zion in action as NCAA Tournament wraps up first round

The spotlight of the NCAA Tournament shifts to Zion Williamson and No. 1 overall seed Duke.Along with the other 31 teams...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ja Morant logged the ninth triple-double in NCAA Tournament history as Murray State...

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Howard, Westbrook among growing trend of graduate transfers

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Anriel Howard's relentless rebounding and scoring have helped Mississippi State remain among the...

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FDU senior fashions a beautiful ending to a terrible game

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nobody should ever say Nadi Beciri's biggest moment came in garbage time.For him, it was a bucket as...

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5-0 Big Ten start yields rare 2nd-round matchup in NCAAs

Already appearing drained by Michigan State's difficult victory over the upset seekers from Bradley , coach Tom Izzo winced a...

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Edwards leads Purdue past ODU 61-48 in 1st round of NCAA

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — If this is what a slump looks like for Carsen Edwards, Purdue coach Matt Painter can live with...

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Baylor shoots past Syracuse 78-69 in NCAA's West Region

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Baylor heard all week about Syracuse's vaunted zone, how long the Orange are, how difficult it is to find...

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Magee sets record, Wofford tops Seton Hall for 1st NCAA win

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — If you didn't know who Fletcher Magee was before, you should now.Magee set the Division I career...

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Matthews' double-double leads Michigan past Grizzlies, 74-55

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan coach John Beilein didn't need to worry after all.Four days after his Wolverines'...

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Suber carries CS Bakersfield over Cal St.-Fullerton in CIT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — James Suber posted 17 points as Cal State Bakersfield beat Cal State Fullerton 66-58 in the first...

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Fletcher Magee sets record, leads Wofford past Seton Hall

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Fletcher Magee has led Wofford to the first NCAA Tournament victory in school history.Magee hit seven...

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NCAA Latest: Day 1 of tournament in the books

The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):12:25 a.m.Time to catch your breath after the NCAA...

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No drama: No. 1 Zags roll past Fairleigh Dickinson in NCAAs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When it comes to a 16 seed beating a 1, it's still true — anything really can happen in the NCAA...

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Matthews' double-double leads Michigan past Grizzlies, 74-53

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Charles Matthews had 22 points and 10 rebounds in his best performance since coming back from injury,...

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Defending NCAA champ Villanova holds off Saint Mary's

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Villanova got off to a slow start in defense of its NCAA championship against a determined,...

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Bluegrass romp: Kentucky blows out Abilene 79-44 at NCAAs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kentucky could afford to be down a man against NCAA Tournament newcomer Abilene Christian.Going...

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Penn State coasts to early lead in NCAA wrestling tournament

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penn State rolled through the first two sessions of the NCAA Wrestling Championships on Thursday and is...

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No. 10 seed Florida stops Nevada comeback for 70-61 upset

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Florida was cruising toward a surprisingly easy victory over Nevada in its opening NCAA Tournament...

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Morant's triple-double leads Murray St upset over Marquette

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The game was in hand for Murray State and sensational point guard Ja Morant, who dominated Marquette in...

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Munnings lifts Louisiana-Monroe over Kent St. 87-77 in CIT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Travis Munnings had 28 points as Louisiana-Monroe beat Kent State 87-77 in the first round of the...

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Barnes lifts Hampton over St. Francis (NY) 81-72 in CIT

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Trevond Barnes had a career-high 22 points as Hampton beat St. Francis (NY) 81-72 in the CollegeInsider.com...

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Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid flooding

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency Thursday following flooding that left several...

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Shuler carries Charleston Southern over FAU 68-66

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dontrell Shuler had 17 points as Charleston Southern narrowly defeated Florida Atlantic 68-66 in the...

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Washington, Mike Hopkins agree to extension through 2025

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Washington has rewarded coach Mike Hopkins for getting the Huskies back to the NCAA Tournament by giving...

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Duke's Williamson main attraction in NCAA's East Region

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — All eyes are on Duke's Zion Williamson at the NCAA Tournament — much as they've been throughout his...

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Game's tallest player Tacko Fall and UCF ready for NCAAs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The tallest man in college basketball is finally on the game's grandest stage — 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall is...

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Carter back from injury to lead A&M against Wright State

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M star Chennedy Carter will return for the No. 4 Aggies when they host 13th-seeded Wright...

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Lawson carries Kansas over Northeastern 87-53 in Midwest

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kansas, with all its ups and downs this season, was a popular pick to be one of the NCAA Tournament's...

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Second-seeded Iowa opens NCAA play against Mercer

For all that Iowa star Megan Gustafson has accomplished, she has yet to win an NCAA Tournament game with the Hawkeyes.Expect...

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Buffalo coach Oats to face ex-boss Hurley in first round

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Buffalo coach Nate Oats has mixed feelings about facing his former boss.Oats' sixth-seeded Bulls will face...

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NCAA tournament teams in San Jose content to slow it down

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When fans settle in to watch the NCAA Tournament games at the Shark Tank this weekend they should have...

A star is born: OSU freshman Yor Anei shines despite Cowboys' 73-70 loss to TCU

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A troubled OSU basketball season ended Wednesday night with a 73-70 loss to TCU in the Big 12 Tournament, but better days are ahead.

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Missed FTs, late pass cost NM State in 78-77 loss to Auburn

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A.J. Harris had an easy layup for the tie. He wanted a win for New Mexico State.It didn't work out, but...

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Houston, Buffalo among NCAA's dangerous lesser-known teams

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Kelvin Sampson had little to work with when he took over as Houston's coach in 2014.The Cougars hadn't won...

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UConn using No. 2 seed as motivation

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn comes into this year's NCAA Tournament feeling a little disrespected and that could be bad news for...

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Utah St, Washington had long waits for tourney game

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Utah State and Washington didn't think it would take so long to get back to the NCAA Tournament.Both...

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Oregon women rested and ready for NCAA Tournament

Oregon has had enough time to ponder its finish at the Pac-12 tournament. Now it's on to a more important matter.The Ducks...

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After long year, Virginia gets chance at NCAA redemption

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Virginia has watched the motivational pick-me-up videos. The players have relived the loss when they are...

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Big defensive stop allows Maryland to escape Belmont, 79-77

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Belmont proved it belonged. Maryland is moving on.The Terrapins survived a last-second upset at the...

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Kabengele, Mann lead 4th-seed FSU over hot-shooting Vermont

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Florida State got a first-round scare from sharp-shooting Vermont.In the end, the Seminoles were just...

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LSU, behind Skylar Mays, escapes 79-74 against Yale

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As LSU's comfortable lead started to disappear, most of the crowd at Veterans Memorial Arena turned...

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Players go from filling out NCAA brackets to filling them

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rapolas Ivanauskas looked forward to filling out his NCAA Tournament bracket every March, competing with...

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A look at what could happen in the women's NCAA Tournament

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in a long time there's no clear-cut favorite to win the women's championship. There are a...

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Winston, Michigan State hold off Bradley 76-65

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For about 35 minutes, it felt like Bradley might pull off the first bracket-busting stunner of this...

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Referee's suit against Kentucky radio network dismissed

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A judge in Kentucky has dismissed a college basketball referee's lawsuit against a radio network, saying...

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Pitt and Duquesne give City Game one-year hiatus

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh and Duquesne are giving the annual "City Game" a year off.The programs announced Thursday the...

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No. 1 seed Louisville begins NCAAs minus coach Jeff Walz

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jeff Walz doesn't know yet where he'll watch Louisville's NCAA Tournament opener against Robert...

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AP: GOP won more seats in 2018 than suggested by vote share

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats won more votes, regained control of the U.S. House and flipped hundreds of seats in state...

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Third try: Mississippi St aims for title after close calls

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State has earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year and is...

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AP Top 25 Podcast: Overachievers and underachievers for 2019

Don't let the brackets fool you. College football is in full swing, too.The latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast digs into...

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Prosecutors: Clear dead serial rapist of 1983 Florida murder

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — For almost 40 years, no one doubted serial rapist Ronald Stewart murdered Regina Harrison in a...

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Trump again knocks McCain as Republicans urge end to attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Republicans are urging President Donald Trump to halt his attacks on the late Sen. John McCain. But...

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Best-selling Books Week Ending 3/16/19HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Della Owens (G.P. Putnam's Sons)2. "Wolf...

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Judge blocks laws limiting powers of Wisconsin governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Thursday temporarily blocked Wisconsin Republicans' contentious lame-duck laws limiting the...

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Hey 19: Baylor women still among nation's best under Mulkey

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey's two children were on the ladder with her when she cut down the net after the Lady Bears won their...

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George Washington gets Jamion Christian from Siena to coach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jamion Christian has been hired by George Washington as its men's basketball coach after one season at...

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The Latest: Democrats want to stop paying outside attorneys

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a judge blocking Wisconsin Republicans' lame-duck laws (all times local):3:25 p.m.Democratic...

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Miami, Arizona State face early tests in Coral Gables

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — When the NCAA women's tournament returns to Coral Gables on Friday night, the higher seeds didn't...

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Bolden back, White out for Duke in NCAA Tournament opener

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Top-seeded Duke will have 6-foot-11 center Marques Bolden back for its NCAA Tournament opener against...

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South Carolina looks to erase SEC disappointment in NCAAs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley is confident the fourth-seeded Gamecocks "can beat anybody" in the NCAA...

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Police: Vols DB George Jr. arrested for punching officer

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tennessee defensive back Kenneth George Jr. has been arrested for allegedly punching a police officer...

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Lions sign former Bills tight end Logan Thomas

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed tight end Logan Thomas.Detroit made the move Thursday, adding depth at a...

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Hoops fans line up to bet (legally) on March Madness tourney

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — College basketball fans lined up at casinos and racetracks or furiously tapped smartphone screens...

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Company won't operate duck boats in 2019 after fatal sinking

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people,...

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Governor pulls Wisconsin out of lawsuit challenging Affordable Care Act after judge blocks laws limiting his powers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Governor pulls Wisconsin out of lawsuit challenging Affordable Care Act after judge blocks laws limiting...

NFL Draft: Mock if you will, but unknown Joel Blumenthal might just get draft weekend call

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Joel Blumenthal wanted to block out every distraction. A solid plan on the biggest day of his life. But a couple times when a pass went high and he went just as high to snag it a couple Wednesdays ago, the crowd amassed for OU Pro Day would...

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Minnesota's famed winter isn't what it used to be

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bundled up against the icy cold and drifting snow, Don Olson has tended the trail of a popular cross-country...

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Busted: NCAA bracket filled with tales of transgression

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The NCAA Selection Committee has spoken, seeding 64 teams for the tournament that starts Thursday. What...

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APNewsBreak: Police say Salvadoran suspect killed for meth

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A detective says a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his...

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Forecasters say spring could bring unprecedented US flooding

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the spring flood threat in the U.S. (all times local):12:05 p.m.U.S. weather experts say the...

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Calipari: Washington out for NCAA opener with sprained foot

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari says in a tweet that leading scorer and rebounder PJ Washington has a...

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March Madness arrives: Round 1 of NCAA Tournament starts

Millions of brackets are filled with millions of guesses and it's time to find out how they fare.The crush of March Madness...

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Export slump deepens for American whiskey producers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — American whiskey producers are suffering a worsening hangover from the Trump administration's trade...

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NCAA Tournament: Let the games begin - in earnest

Reigning national champion Villanova will be in action along with Michigan, the runner-up from a year ago, while Belmont and...

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Pompeo heads to Lebanon, where Hezbollah is at peak strength

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hopes to use his first visit to Lebanon this week to step up pressure on Iran...

Sports

Police: Man wrote 'kill the Jews,' 'death' in Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police say they've arrested a man linked to drawing swastikas and writing "death" and "kill the Jews"...

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Taiwan leader to tour Pacific allies, with Hawaii stopover

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen left Thursday on a tour of diplomatic allies in the Pacific that will end with a...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLDAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Tyson Ward scored 23 points, and North Dakota State advanced to the NCAA Tournament round...

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Calipari tweet: Plan and desire is to retire at Kentucky

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — John Calipari has tweeted that his "plan and desire" is to retire at Kentucky, quashing the latest...

Sports

How cutting-edge technology helps basketball players shoot

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — As a freshman last season at Michigan, Isaiah Livers shot 36 percent from 3-point range. Decent, but...

Sports

Loyola Marymount tops California Baptist 56-55 in CBI

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Mattias Markusson had 13 points, including a 3-point play with 31 seconds to go, as Loyola Marymount...

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Arizona State beats St. John's 74-65 in First Four

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A freshman guard overcame a frightful fall and helped Bobby Hurley — a two-time champion guard at Duke —...

Sports

Hightower, Bell lead Presbyterian over Seattle 73-68 in CIT

SEATTLE (AP) — Cory Hightower had 18 points as Presbyterian edged past Seattle 73-68 in the CIT first round on Wednesday night....

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Arizona State tops St. John's, 1st NCAA win in 10 years

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Luguentz Dort overcame a hard foul and a leg injury, scored 21 points and led Arizona State to a...

Sports

Roby lifts Nebraska over Butler 80-76 in NIT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Isaiah Roby had a career-high 28 points as Nebraska edged past Butler 80-76 in the NIT first round on...

Sports

Miller leads TCU past Sam Houston St. 82-69 in NIT tourney

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — JD Miller had 15 points to lead six TCU players in double figures as the Horned Frogs beat Sam Houston...

Business

Missouri regulators approve Midwest wind energy power line

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri regulators reversed course Wednesday and gave the go-ahead to one of the nation's largest...

Business

Flooded Iowa communities surviving with trucked-in water

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As some communities along the Missouri River start to shift their focus to flood recovery after a...

Business

Cleanup underway after fire at Texas petrochemicals facility

HOUSTON (AP) — Crews on Wednesday extinguished a fire that had burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage...

Sports

Hopkins leads Texas Southern past New Orleans 95-89 in OT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Justin Hopkins had a career-high 20 points as Texas Southern beat New Orleans 95-89 in overtime in the first...

Sports

Haley leads West Virginia over Grand Canyon 77-63 in CBI

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jermaine Haley had 24 points as West Virginia defeated Grand Canyon 77-63 in the first round of the...

Sports

Strus scores 33 to lift DePaul over Cent. Michigan 100-86

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Strus had 33 points as DePaul beat Central Michigan 100-86 in the College Basketball Invitational first...

Sports

North Dakota State holds off NC Central 78-74 in First Four

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — North Dakota State is one of the best free-throw shooting teams in the country, and that's what it came...

Sports

Texas Rio Grande Valley beats Grambling St. 74-73 in CIT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Tyson Smith had 19 points to lead five Texas Rio Grande Valley players in double figures as the Vaqueros...

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Collins lifts South Florida over Stony Brook 82-79 in OT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — David Collins had a career-high 31 points as South Florida edged past Stony Brook 82-79 in overtime in the...

Sports

Jamerson carries Norfolk St. past Alabama 80-79 in OT in NIT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Derrik Jamerson Jr. had 25 points and made two free throws with 17 seconds left in overtime as Norfolk...

Sports

Gumbs-Frater lifts Coastal Carolina past Howard 81-72 in CBI

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Tyrell Gumbs-Frater had 22 points as Coastal Carolina beat Howard 81-72 in the College Basketball...

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Okolie scores 26 to carry Brown over UAB 83-78 in CBI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Obi Okolie had a career-high 26 points as Brown edged past UAB 83-78 in the College Basketball...

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McDuffie scores 20 to lift Wichita St. over Furman in NIT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Markis McDuffie had 20 points as Wichita State topped Furman 76-70 in the first round of the NIT on...

Thunder's plummet on offense starts with elevated defense on Paul George

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The Thunder trailed by 10 early to the Warriors as Russell Westbrook dribbled into a halfcourt set. That Westbrook and Paul George eventually crossed into each other’s path, derailing the possession, wasn’t the problem. It was something larger,...

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Cohen III carries Green Bay over E. Tennessee St. 102-94

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Sandy Cohen III had 29 points as Green Bay defeated East Tennessee State 102-94 in the first round...

Sports

Aiken scores 18 to lift Harvard past Georgetown 71-68 in NIT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Aiken registered 18 points, including two free throws with 14 seconds left, as Harvard edged past...

Sports

Wilson scores 23 to lift Longwood over Southern Miss in CBI

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jaylon Wilson had 23 points as Longwood romped past Southern Miss 90-68 in the College Basketball...

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Marshall scores 20 to lead Xavier past Toledo 78-64 in NIT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Naji Marshall had 20 points and 21 rebounds as Xavier beat Toledo 78-64 in the NIT first round on Wednesday...

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'Grateful' Lady Vols look to avoid early tourney exit

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is breathing a sigh of relief after receiving one of the last at-large spots in this year's...

Sports

Defending champ Villanova enters NCAAs from different angle

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Villanova is coming into the NCAA Tournament this year from an unfamiliar angle.The defending national...

Health

ODU's coach has cancer, putting basketball in perspective

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Old Dominion coach Jeff Jones says he never wanted his cancer diagnosis to affect the way his team...

Business

The Latest: Fire at Texas storage facility briefly flares up

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fire that had been burning at a Texas petrochemical storage facility (all times local):6:35...

Sports

USD identifies Lamont Smith in admissions bribery scandal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The University of San Diego said former basketball coach Lamont Smith was the previously unnamed "varsity...

Business

Workers stage 1-day strike at California campuses, hospitals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members of a union representing research and technical workers walked picket lines Wednesday at University...

Sports

NHL's furthest south outdoor game will be in Cotton Bowl

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop tossed a football around at Cotton Bowl Stadium on the first day of spring while...

Business

The Latest: Minnesota to help Nebraska flood fight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Midwest flooding (all times local):6:30 p.m.Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed an...

Sports

Gonzaga itching to play again after WCC title game loss

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gonzaga enters the NCAA Tournament following a loss for one of the rare times under coach Mark Few.The...

Sports

Rui Hachimura's popularity continuing to rise at Gonzaga

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rui Hachimura leaned against a wall inside Las Vegas' Orleans Arena, towering above the boom microphones...