Basketball

Baylor celebrates after defeating Iowa State during the Big 12 women's conference tournament championship in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 11, 2019. Baylor won 67-49. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
March 18, 2019 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baylor, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville are the No. 1 seeds in the women's NCAA Tournament, leading a March Madness field revealed early thanks to a production error. The bracket was mistakenly put out by ESPN hours before the network had its selection show. ESPN...
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Kansas coach Bill Self talks to players during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State in the Big 12 men's tournament final Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 18, 2019 - 3:32 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bill Self has taken three teams to the Final Four and won a national title, he has more Big 12 championship rings than fingers and a national coach of the year award sits in his office. This season may have been his finest coaching job at Kansas. Once the nation's No. 1 team,...
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Straight Up With Sturg
March 18, 2019 - 2:11 pm
I honestly don’t have too many complaints on my end when it comes to this years NCAA Tournament. Most of my complaints would be seeding, but I can live with that. The Southern Conference not getting a second bid as compared to other leagues whom got two, it makes no sense to me. But at least there...
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Duke's Zion Williamson, center, loses the ball as he is trapped by Florida State's David Nichols, right, and Raiquan Gray, left, during the first half of the NCAA college basketball championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 18, 2019 - 1:59 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — This year's NCAA Tournament features a top tier of teams that are heavy Final Four favorites, starting with No. 1 overall seed Duke and star freshman Zion Williamson. Figuring out how to stop them won't be easy. Gonzaga joined the Atlantic Coast Conference trio of Duke,...
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Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Purdue in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
March 18, 2019 - 11:49 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Pitino sat calmly in the middle of the room, his eager players flanking him and his restless children in front of him on the floor, as the teams with NCAA Tournament bids flashed on a big screen. There went Louisville, an awfully familiar name. Next came Minnesota, his...
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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) celebrates after Duke defeated Florida State in the NCAA college basketball championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
March 18, 2019 - 9:33 am
It's going to take more than a busted sneaker to stop Zion Williamson. The way he's going, he might not be done until he's cutting down nets at the Final Four. Impressed by how Duke is playing with college basketball's best player in the lineup, the NCAA selection committee made the Blue Devils the...
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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) reacts during the second half against Florida State in the NCAA college basketball championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 18, 2019 - 9:20 am
The Atlantic Coast Conference comes into the NCAA Tournament with three No. 1 seeds. Putting three teams in the Final Four is a different matter. The last time one league had three teams in the national semifinals was 1985, the year the field expanded to 64 teams. Georgetown and St. John's arrived...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (21) reacts after making a shot during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Milwaukee. The 76ers won 130-125. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
March 18, 2019 - 2:12 am
In this era of players wanting to join up with other players, or even just being friendlier with some opponents than guys on their own teams, it's nice to know there is still some good, old-fashioned hatred in the NBA. Yes, Joel Embiid hates the Celtics. He hates Boston so much that he got fined $...
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Michigan State's Kenny Goins cuts a piece of the net after defeating Michigan 65-60 in an NCAA college basketball championship game in the Big Ten Conference tournament, Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 17, 2019 - 10:57 pm
The Big Ten Conference has doubled its presence in the NCAA Tournament a year after its fewest picks in a decade. A record eight Big Ten schools were selected for the 68-team field on Sunday, the most for any league. The ACC, which had three of the No. 1 seeds, and the SEC each got seven teams. Six...
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Marquette guard Markus Howard (0) goes up for a shot against Seton Hall players, from left, Romaro Gill (35), Anthony Nelson (2), Sandro Mamukelashvili (23) and Myles Cale (22) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball semifinal game in the Big East men's tournament, Friday, March 15, 2019, in New York. Seton Hall won 81-79. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 17, 2019 - 10:00 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Picking a perfect bracket has become a nearly impossible act, the ritual of ripping up brackets an annual rite of the NCAA Tournament. UMBC proved the point early last year by beating Virginia to become the first No. 16 seed to topple a No. 1 in tournament history. Loyola-Chicago...
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