College sports

Duke's Zion Williamson, center, celebrates the team's 77-76 win over Central Florida in a second-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Columbia, S.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
March 25, 2019 - 2:24 pm
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 top-seeded stars in the NCAA Tournament. For the first time in a decade, the remaining tournament field entering the Sweet 16 looks a lot like the one set on Selection...
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Kansas guard Devon Dotson (11) sits on the bench in the closing minutes of the team's loss to Auburn in a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger)
March 25, 2019 - 2:06 pm
Bill Self stood in a room just off the court in Allen Fieldhouse on Selection Sunday and lamented that the Big 12 managed to squeak only six schools into the NCAA Tournament. The Hall of Fame coach of Kansas pointed to the impressive nonconference wins that the league racked up in November and...
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Central Florida guard Aubrey Dawkins, left, battles for a rebound against Duke's Zion Williamson, and Cam Reddish (5) after missing a potential game-winning tip-in during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. Duke defeated Central Florida 77-76. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
March 25, 2019 - 11:40 am
CBS Sports and Turner Sports say television ratings for the NCAA Tournament across four networks that broadcast the first week of games were up 8 percent over last year. Tournaments games drew an average Nielsen rating of 6.4, up from 5.9 last year. The rating got a boost from the dramatic Duke-UCF...
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Central Florida's Aubrey Dawkins (15) shoots while defended by Duke's Zion Williamson, left, and RJ Barrett during the first half of a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Columbia, S.C. Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
March 25, 2019 - 2:59 am
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 Aubrey Dawkins pushed a miss back up with his right hand with 2.5 seconds left. The ball bounced once, twice and then rolled off the rim. Overall No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed...
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Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, left, and Buffalo head coach Felisha Legette-Jack embrace at the start of a second-round women's college basketball game in the NCAA tournament, Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 25, 2019 - 2:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Eight invitations to the Sweet 16 have been delivered and the other eight will be decided Monday night. UConn's back in the regional semifinals for the 26th consecutive year. The Huskies had to work for it as pesky Buffalo rallied from a 24-point, third-quarter deficit to get within...
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Duke's bench reacts to a play during the second half of the team's second-round men's college basketball game against Central Florida in the NCAA Tournament in Columbia, S.C. Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
March 25, 2019 - 2:18 am
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 winner from a No. 15 seed or a First Four team somehow weaving into the second weekend — it's the lack of genuine stunners to shake up the bracket. The top seeds are still...
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Central Florida's Aubrey Dawkins (15) shoots while defended by Duke's Zion Williamson, left, and RJ Barrett during the first half of a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Columbia, S.C. Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
March 25, 2019 - 12:25 am
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 Aubrey Dawkins pushed a miss back up with his right hand with 2.5 seconds left. The ball bounced once, twice and then rolled off the rim. Overall No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed...
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Oregon forward Louis King celebrates after scoring against UC Irvine during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Sunday, March 24, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 24, 2019 - 11:49 pm
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 the final spot in a Sweet 16 filled with top seeds. Payton Pritchard scored 18 points for the 12th-seeded Ducks, who next face No. 1 seed Virginia in the South Region. UC...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2016, file photo, Georgia Tech defensive back Lance Austin (17), Lawrence Austin (20) and Brandon Adams (90) celebrate after Austin intercepted a Georgia pass during an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga. Adams has died at the age of 21. The school announced player's death Sunday, March 24, 2019. No cause was given. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
March 24, 2019 - 3:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech defensive lineman Brandon Adams has died at the age of 21. The school on Sunday announced Adams' death. No cause was given. Adams had been going through offseason workouts and was preparing for the start of spring practice when he died on campus Saturday. He made his...
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Alabama head coach Avery Johnson watches the action in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky at the Southeastern Conference tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 24, 2019 - 2:00 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Avery Johnson brought attention, more fans and several highly rated recruits to Alabama's basketball program. He could not, however, win enough to stick around. Athletic director Greg Byrne announced Sunday that Alabama and Johnson "made the decision to mutually part ways"...
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