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Oklahoma State basketball: Cade Cunningham named Big 12 Player of the Year by coaches

Cade Cunningham has his first major award. Oklahoma State’s superstar freshman was named the Big 12 Player of the Year by the...

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Study: NCAA Tourney teams still have racial graduation gap

A diversity report released Tuesday found that a significant graduation gap continues to exist between white and Black...

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules5....

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The Latest: Ole Miss coach tests positive ahead of WNIT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Another women’s basketball coach will miss...

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Iowa State AD expects quick search to find Prohm successor

Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard anticipates a quick search to find a new men's basketball coach after the firing of...

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6 officials out of NCAA Tournament after 1 tests positive

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Six officials won’t be working the NCAA Tournament because one tested positive for COVID-19 and five others...

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New Mexico hires Pitino, as Minnesota aims higher once again

After an amicable split with Minnesota, Richard Pitino headed west for New Mexico, no longer a young man relying more on name...

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The Associated Press Men's All-America Teams

The Associated Press All-America men’s basketball team with statistics through regular-season and conference tournaments:First...

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Gonzaga, Baylor dominate AP All-America teams

Gonzaga and Baylor spent almost the entire season holding down the top two spots in the Top 25.Makes sense they'd hold down a...

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Hartford guard leads fight off the court against violence

Traci Carter vowed to help make a difference for at-risk youth when he lost his brother to gun violence less than a year ago....

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Oregon St scrutinizing president for actions in LSU cases

The Oregon State board of trustees will meet this week to discuss president F. King Alexander's role in the mishandling of...

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Former point guard jailed in bribery scheme has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — A former point guard sentenced to prison in 2019 for his role in a college basketball bribery scheme has a book...

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St. Mary's, WKU meet in NIT first round

No. 3 seed Western Kentucky (20-7) vs. No. 2 seed Saint Mary's (14-9)NIT First Round, Comerica Center, Frisco, Texas;...

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What to watch the first week of the NCAA Tournament

The 2020 NCAA Tournament was wiped out by the coronavirus, robbing the sports world of one of its greatest spectacles.After a...

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Monday's Sports In Brief

In the raw aftermath of another killing of a Black man by police in Minnesota, there was no place for pro sports in the Twin...

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Pick Six: Veterans to watch as NCAA Tournament begins

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There has never been a better time to have senior leadership in the NCAA Tournament than this season.There...

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Today in History

Today in HistoryToday is Friday, April 23, the 113th day of 2021. There are 252 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in...

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Minnesota fires coach Richard Pitino after 8 seasons

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota fired Richard Pitino on Monday after the coach compiled a 54-96 regular-season record over eight...

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Prohm out at Iowa State after 2-win season, worst since 1925

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State and men's basketball coach Steve Prohm have agreed to part ways after one of the worst seasons in...

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Iowa State, men's basketball coach Steve Prohm part ways

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State, men's basketball coach Steve Prohm part ways.

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Minnesota fires men's basketball coach Richard Pitino

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota fires men's basketball coach Richard Pitino.

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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The Latest: China donates vaccine doses to UN peacekeepers

UNITED NATIONS -- China’s U.N. ambassador says China is donating 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to U.N. peacekeepers, with...

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Tennessee's NCAA run continues, Notre Dame's ends

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tennessee's perfect NCAA Tournament run is intact.The Lady Vols have made all 39 tournaments since the...

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Byington gets her shining moment calling NCAA Tournament

Lisa Byington's favorite event since she was 10 years old has been the NCAA Tournament after she saw Indiana's Keith Smart hit...

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UConn coach Geno Auriemma tests positive for coronavirus

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss at...

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Stanford tops NCAA women's field; NC State gets No. 1 seed

UConn is in its normal spot with a No. 1 seed for the women’s NCAA Tournament. Familiar territory for Stanford and South...

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Indiana snapshot: Basketball temples take center stage

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — George McGinnis remembers every detail from that night he listened to the Indiana state basketball...

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Column: NCAA brackets NOT the best use of stimulus check

Forget what you’ve read elsewhere. And since it’s been a while, remember this one simple rule while filling out an NCAA...

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Stanford, Connecticut, South Carolina and North Carolina State get No. 1 seeds for women's NCAA Tournament

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Stanford, Connecticut, South Carolina and North Carolina State get No. 1 seeds for women's NCAA Tournament.

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With NIL reform in limbo, NCAA heading toward busy June

The NCAA's efforts to allow athletes to earn money from personal endorsement and sponsorship deals are stuck in limbo, and June...

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Indiana fires Miller, raises private money to cover buyout

Archie Miller’s $10.3 million buyout was one of college basketball’s priciest.Indiana athletic director Scott Dolson decided...

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Back-up plan: NCAA tourney standbys not expecting a call

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville Cardinals coach Chris Mack isn’t holding his breath waiting for the call for his team to...

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Washington fires coach Jody Wynn after 4 losing seasons

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington fired women’s basketball coach Jody Wynn on Monday after four seasons during which the Huskies were...

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UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma has tested positive for COVID-19

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Gonzaga's bid for perfection begins with No. 1 overall seed

Gonzaga's road to perfection will be filled with familiar faces.The Bulldogs were the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament...

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Coach Oats, No. 5 Alabama put pedal to metal in rapid rise

Nate Oats didn’t just speed up Alabama’s playing style by urging his players to put the pedal to the metal whenever they got...

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Rizzotti out after 5 years as GW's women's basketball coach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jennifer Rizzotti was fired as George Washington's women's basketball coach on Monday after one NCAA...

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Boston College hires Charleston's Grant as basketball coach

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College hired Earl Grant as its basketball coach on Monday, bringing in the man who led the College of...

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K-State forward Gordon transferring after 'health issues'

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State forward Antonio Gordon has been released from his scholarship and will transfer for his...

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Kansas headed to NCAA tourney trying to put bad week to bed

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — It began with the resignation of Kansas football coach Les Miles amid allegations of sexual harassment...

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Hawkeyes extending Fran McCaffery's contract through 2028

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery signed a four-year contract extension through 2027-28 on Monday after leading...

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DePaul fires Leitao seeking spark for once-proud program

CHICAGO (AP) — DePaul fired coach Dave Leitao on Monday six years into his second tenure in another effort to lift a once-proud...

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Humbled early, Texas back on track after sweeping Gamecocks

Any consternation over how the Texas baseball team opened the season has been replaced by anticipation for what the Longhorns...

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Betts returning to Iowa as assistant; Barnett new line coach

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Ladell Betts will return to Iowa to coach running backs and George Barnett has been hired to coach the...

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Butler guard needs offseason surgery after tearing ACL

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler guard Myles Tate will need offseason surgery after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his...

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UConn finishes No. 1 in women's AP Top 25 for 16th time

In one of the most unconventional seasons ever, UConn finished in a familiar place — at No. 1 in The Associated Press women's...

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POLL ALERT: UConn finishes at No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll for 16th time

NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: UConn finishes at No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll for 16th time.

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Gonzaga completes season-long run at No. 1 in AP Top 25

Gonzaga opened the season at No. 1. The Bulldogs never let go of that ranking.Now, after a start-to-finish run atop The...

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POLL ALERT: Gonzaga completes season-long run at No. 1 in AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll; Illinois up to No. 2

NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Gonzaga completes season-long run at No. 1 in AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll; Illinois up...

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AP Source: Archie Miller out as Indiana's basketball coach

Indiana has fired coach Archie Miller after four mediocre seasons, a person with knowledge of the decision told to The...

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ACC to allow transfers within conference to play immediately

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference has eliminated its rule requiring athletes to sit out a season if they...

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March Madness: 68 teams punch ticket; the hard part awaits

The 68 teams whose names popped up in the March Madness bracket only thought it was time to celebrate: The next four or five...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

MLBANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Twins’ games against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday and Sunday were postponed due to...

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Several top teams seeking 1st title in this NCAA Tournament

If you're tired of watching the same old powerhouses, this is an NCAA Tournament for you.Duke, Kentucky and Louisville didn't...

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Stuck in quarantine, Virginia has spot in tournament waiting

Virginia has a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Whether the Cavaliers can get to Indianapolis with enough available players is to...

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UConn returning to NCAA Tournament after a five-year absence

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn's climb back to national relevance took a major step forward when the Huskies were announced as a...

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Colorado State seeded No. 1 in 16-team NIT

Colorado State was oh-so-close to an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament before its bubble burst.The Rams had to settle for...

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The Latest on Selection Sunday: NCAAs start with SWAC vs NEC

The latest from the NCAA Tournament's Selection Sunday (all times EDT):___10:55 p.m.The first game of the NCAA Tournament's...

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Pitino in NCAA Tournament, Kentucky out after chaotic season

Rick Pitino is in the NCAA Tournament and Kentucky is not.It's been that kind of season in college basketball.A year after the...

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TSU's Zita kicks 62-yarder plus winner as time runs out

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Antonio Zita made 62- and 51-yard field goals and hit a 35-yarder as time expired to give Tennessee...

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Big Ten has record 9 NCAA tourney teams; 4 get 1 or 2 seeds

The Big Ten again has more teams in the NCAA Tournament than any other conference, including a pair of No. 1 seeds and two No....

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Baylor headlines South Region bracket with first No. 1 seed

Scott Drew has built Baylor into a regular NCAA Tournament team capable of making deep pushes into March.This time, the Bears...

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NCAA field missing mainstays Duke, Kentucky and Louisville

Duke, Kentucky and Louisville are NCAA Tournament regulars.Not this year though.The Blue Devils, Wildcats and Cardinals were...

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Even with Livers injured, Michigan earns No. 1 seed in East

Michigan’s bittersweet weekend continued Sunday as it earned a No. 1 seed in the East Regional a day after announcing its...

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Haack helps Bradley women win MVC for 1st NCAA berth

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Gabi Haack hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points to lead Bradley to its first NCAA Tournament with a...

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Life on the bubble: Brackets set for return of March Madness

The biggest unknown leading into a March Madness bracket reveal more than a year in the making had nothing to do with bubble...

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Illinois gets No. 1 seed in Midwest after Big Ten title

Illinois was still cutting down the nets in Indianapolis after a thrilling overtime victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten...

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Picking the bracket: The Big Ten will feel right at home

This is the annual story to tell you how to win your office NCAA tournament pool. We will begin with one important caveat.Logic...

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Murray State beats Tennessee Tech 36-31

COOKVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Preston Rice threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to LaMartez Brooks with 2:35 to play and Murray State...

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Ellis throws for school-record 6 TDs in Austin Peay's win

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Draylen Ellis threw for 262 yards and a school-record six touchdowns, Baniko Harley also set a...

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No. 3 Illinois beats No. 9 Ohio State to take Big Ten title

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — No. 3 Illinois accomplished one major goal. The next one will be even more difficult.As the Fighting Illini...

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No. 7 Houston takes AAC tourney with 91-54 win over Cincy

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kelvin Sampson and No. 7 Houston are going to their third consecutive NCAA Tournament, this time with...

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Jackson State beats Mississippi Valley State 43-7

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jalon Jones accounted for four touchdowns and Jackson State opened the season 3-0 for the first time...

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No. 6 Alabama adds another SEC title, edges LSU at tourney

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Skip calling Alabama simply a football school anymore. The Crimson Tide have courted a new moniker they...

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Gonzaga, Baylor, Illinois and Michigan get No. 1 seeds for men's NCAA Tournament

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gonzaga, Baylor, Illinois and Michigan get No. 1 seeds for men's NCAA Tournament.

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No. 3 Illinois tops No. 9 Ohio State in OT for Big Ten title

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kofi Cockburn and Ayo Dosunmu both scored 16 points, both grabbed nine rebounds and both made key plays in...

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Hottinger scores 21, Lehigh women top Boston to win Patriot

BOSTON (AP) — Frannie Hottinger scored 21 points, Megan Walker had 7 of her 10 in the fourth quarter and Lehigh earned its...

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Undefeated Gonzaga gets No. 1 overall seed for men's NCAA Tournament

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Undefeated Gonzaga gets No. 1 overall seed for men's NCAA Tournament.

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Webb throws 3 TDs, Jacksonville State beats UT Martin 37-20

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Zion Webb threw three touchdown passes to lead Jacksonville State to a 37-20 victory over UT Martin on...

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Chestnut sets career marks, Sacred Heart beats LIU 35-7

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Julius Chestnut ran 24 times for a career-tying 203 yards and four touchdowns and Sacred Heart beat...

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Colgate wins Patriot League title, heads to NCAA Tournament

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Tucker Richardson scored 17 points and Jordan Burns and Jack Ferguson 16 each to lead Colgate to a 85-72...

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Baylor wins Big 12 and Florida Gulf is Atlantic Sun champ

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Queen Egbo scored 18 points and 11 rebounds and No. 6 Baylor beat West Virginia 76-50 to win the Big 12...

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Baylor beats West Virginia 76-50 for Big 12 crown

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Queen Egbo scored 18 points and 11 rebounds and No. 6 Baylor beat West Virginia 76-50 to win the Big 12...

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SFA women win Southland, get to NCAA for 1st time since 2006

KATY, Texas (AP) — Aaliyah Johnson had 16 points and eight rebounds, Zya Nugent added 13 points and six boards, and top-seeded...

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Adeboboye has 141 yards rushing, Bryant beats Merrimack 14-7

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Shai Young had a touchdown run, Jihad Edmond recovered a fumble in the end zone, and Bryant held...

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High Point women beat Campbell 62-46 for 1st NCAA bid

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Jenson Edwards had 19 points, six rebounds and five assists and top-seeded High Point earned its first...

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Mount St. Mary's women rout Wagner, head to NCAA Tournament

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Rebecca Lee had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and top-seeded Mount St. Mary's will return to the NCAA...

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Bell leads No. 24 FGCU women to A-Sun title again

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Kierstan Bell scored 30 points and 24th-ranked Florida Gulf Coast continued its dominance of the Atlantic...

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St. Bonaventure wins A-10 tourney beating VCU for NCAA bid

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Kyle Lofton scored 23 points and Osun Osunniyi scored 14 points with 12 rebounds and St. Bonaventure beat...

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Fewer brackets but same number plan bets on March Madness

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fewer Americans expect to fill out brackets for the NCAA's college basketball tournament this year,...

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Duquesne beats Bryant 17-0, Schmitt gets 100th win

NEW YORK (AP) — Garrett Owens ran for 89 yards and two touchdowns to lead Duquesne to a 17-0 victory over Wagner on...

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Robinson, Te-Biasu lift VCU women to A-10 title over UMass

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Taya Robinson and Sarah Te-Biasu scored 19 points apiece to lead VCU to its second NCAA tournament berth...

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Texas Southern beats Prairie View 80-61 in SWAC final

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Karl Nicholas scored 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as Texas Southern placed five in...

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With sports paused, life altered, athletes make do, make new

Parker Tuomie and his Minnesota State hockey team were thriving last season, pursuing the program's first NCAA Tournament...

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Hurricanes freshman guard Timberlake enters transfer portal

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Guard Earl Timberlake, one of the most highly rated recruits in Miami Hurricanes history, entered the...

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Ohio State faces Illinois in Big Ten finals

Ohio State (21-8, 15-8) vs. Illinois (22-6, 18-4)Big Ten Tourney Championship, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis; Sunday, 2:30...

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LSU, Bama meet in SEC finals

LSU (18-8, 13-6) vs. Alabama (23-6, 18-2)Southeastern Conference Tourney Championship, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee;...

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Houston faces Cincy in AAC finals

Cincinnati (12-10, 10-6) vs. Houston (23-3, 16-3)American Athletic Conference Tournament Championship, Dickies Arena, Fort...

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Oregon State beats No. 23 Colorado 70-68 for first title

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wayne Tinkle shuffled across toward the sideline, the streamers wrapped around his ankles creating a confetti...

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Devoe, Georgia Tech beat No. 15 FSU 80-75 for ACC title

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jose Alvarado couldn't contain his emotions as the horn sounded, collapsing in disbelief as his Georgia...

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UCSB tops UCI for Big West title, NCAA Tournament berth

LAS VEGAS (AP) — JaQuori McLaughlin scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half to help UC Santa Barbara beat UC Irvine 79-63...

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Cockburn scores 26 as No. 3 Illinois beats No. 5 Iowa 82-71

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 18 of his 26 points in the first half, and No. 3 Illinois beat No. 5 Iowa 82-71 on...

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Duncan's 4 TD passes help Tarleton St. beat Dixie St. 37-15

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Steven Duncan threw four touchdown passes, Tariq Bitson had 12 receptions for 202 yards and two TDs,...

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Grand Canyon beats New Mexico State, earns 1st NCAA bid

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jovan Blacksher Jr. had 19 points and seven rebounds, and Grand Canyon earned its first bid to the NCAA...

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Hamlet, North Texas beat W. Kentucky, win C-USA Tournament

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Javion Hamlet scored six of his 20 points after regulation, including the go-ahead basket with 13.9...

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Abilene Christian wins Southland title, routs Nicholls 79-45

KATY, Texas (AP) — Reggie Miller had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 2 seed Abilene Christian routed top-seeded Nicholls...

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Special teams help SE Louisiana beat Northwestern St. 27-24

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Felando Jordan had two of Southeastern Louisiana's three blocked field goals, Mateo Rengifo made a...

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Drexel women roar back to dump Delaware in CAA title game

ELON, N.C. (AP) — Keishana Washington scored 30 points and Drexel used the third quarter to beat Delaware en route to a 63-52...

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Ohio beats Buffalo for first MAC title since 2012, NCAA bid

CLEVELAND (AP) — Last March, the Ohio Bobcats were on the floor warming up for their quarterfinal opener when they were told...

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Eastern Washington win first Big Sky championship since 2015

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Jacob Groves had 15 points, Tanner Groves added 14 points and 14 rebounds, and Eastern Washington earned...

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Ewing, Georgetown take Big East, NCAA bid with stunning rout

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Ewing climbed the ladder — only a few steps needed for the 7-footer — clipped the last string and held...

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UC Davis women beat UCI for second straight Big West title

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cierra Hall scored 23 points, Evanne Turner had 22 and top-seeded UC Davis pulled away late in the third...

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No. 7 Houston to AAC title game with 76-74 win over Memphis

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Quentin Grimes kept making big shots for No. 7 Houston, and then Justin Gorham secured a third...

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Barriere throws 5 TDs to rally E. Washington past Idaho St.

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Eric Barriere threw a career-high five touchdowns and his 6-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Boston with...

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No. 13 Texas beats No. 12 Oklahoma St for first Big 12 title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Texas finally won the Big 12 Tournament championship.Don't try telling the Longhorns they didn't earn...

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No. 19 San Diego St. beats Utah St. 68-57 to win MWC title

LAS VEGAS (AP) — San Diego State lost the last two Mountain West Tournament championship games to Utah State, and hadn’t been...

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Prairie View A&M holds off Grambling State 17-10

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chris Johnson had three catches for 108 yards and a touchdown and Prairie View A&M held off a late...

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LSU upsets No. 8 Arkansas 78-71 to reach SEC tourney final

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The LSU Tigers wanted another shot at Alabama. The opportunity to take the first Southeastern...

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Middle Tennessee women beat Rice 68-65 for C-USA title

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Courtney Whitson tied her career highs of 22 points and six 3-pointers and Middle Tennessee held on to...

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Pitino back in the NCAA Tournament with MAAC champs Iona

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Rick Pitino ended an Iona team photo, a championship trophy as the centerpiece, by pointing toward...

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Southern Utah wins first game of spring, 34-24 over Cal Poly

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Justin Miller completed 21-of-28 passes for 241 yards and three touchdowns, and Southern Utah...

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Down 15, No. 6 Alabama rallies past Tennessee in SEC semis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bad as Alabama looked while trailing by 15 points, Herbert Jones still believed the Crimson Tide could...

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Freshman secures N.D. State's 21-13 win over Illinois State

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Freshman quarterback Cam Miller capped a 13-play, 84-yard drive with a 6-yard scramble for a touchdown to...

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Cal Baptist women top GCU in WAC but Utah Valley gets berth

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tiena Neale scored 21 points and California Baptist, the nation's lone undefeated Division-I women's team,...

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Missouri State out of Missouri Valley Conference tourney

No. 21 Missouri State pulled out of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on Saturday after a positive COVID-19 test was...

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Stilianos' 2 TD catches helps Lafayette beat Colgate 24-10

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Steven Stilianos caught two touchdown passes, Jaden Sutton ran for a score and Lafayette beat Colgate 24-10...

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No. 9 Buckeyes edge No. 4 Michigan, make Big Ten title game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ohio State guard Duane Washington Jr. just wanted a second chance at his home-state team.On Saturday, the...

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No. 3 Illinois gets past No. 5 Iowa, into Big Ten title game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Illinois center Kofi Cockburn learned some hard lessons dueling with Luka Garza as a freshman.On Saturday,...

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South Carolina State beats Delaware State in MEAC opener

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Corey Fields threw for 175 yards and a touchdown to lead South Carolina State past Delaware State 17-9...

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Winters late 3s send NC A&T women to NCAA over Howard 59-57

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Deja Winters hit a 3-pointer from the left corner with 3 seconds to play, lifting North Carolina A&M into...

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No. 7 Maryland dominates Iowa to repeat as tourney champ

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Maryland coach Brenda Frese thinks her team is ready for the NCAA Tournament.Iowa coach Lisa Bluder...

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Weber State forces two interceptions, beats UC Davis 18-13

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Dontae McMillan and Daniel Wright Jr. each had a touchdown run in the third quarter, and second-ranked Weber...

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No. 6 Baylor women beat Texas 66-55 in Big 12 semifinals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — NaLyssa Smith had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 6 Baylor topped Texas 66-55 in the Big 12...

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Late FG lifts South Dakota State over Youngstown State 19-17

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Pierre Strong Jr. ran 21 times for 124 yards, Cole Frahm kicked a 29-yard field goal in the final...

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Martinez, Deans lead No. 17 West Virginia women to B12 final

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Esmery Martinez scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and West Virginia's reigning hero Kirsten...

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Davidson holds off Stetson's late rally to win 26-20

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Phelps accounted for three touchdowns as Davidson built a seemingly comfortable lead by the middle of...

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Cincy beats Shockers to reach 4th straight AAC title game

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Mason Madsen had a team-high 10 points for short-handed Cincinnati, which overcame missing its last...

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Norfolk St. beats Morgan St., back in NCAAs after nine years

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Joe Bryant scored 17 points and Kashaun Hicks added 14, including a pair of clinching dunks, as Norfolk...

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Missouri State uses big plays to beat South Dakota 27-24

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Montrae Braswell scored on kickoff and interception returns in the first half and Eric Johnson blocked...

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Richmond stomps out Elon in a 38-14 win

ELON, N.C. (AP) — Joe Mancuso threw two touchdowns and ran for another and Richmond controlled from the outset and beat Elon...

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Schmid throws 6 TDs, Sam Houston romps Nicholls 71-17

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Eric Schmid threw for a career-high six touchdown passes and Sam Houston crushed Nicholls 71-17 on...

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Randall's late TD run pushes San Diego past Drake 13-10

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mason Randall scored on a 1-yard touchdown plunge with 3:34 remaining and San Diego beat Drake 13-10 on...

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Jackson St women capture SWAC title, NCAA bid with clutch FT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Cherelle Jones made two free throws with 13.9 seconds left and top-seeded Jackson State earned its...

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PAT kick in OT wins it as Lamar clips McNeese State 27-26

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Marcel Johnson ran 15 yards on fourth down to keep Lamar's hopes alive in overtime, Jalen Dummett...

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Brown, Hill lead Rhode Island over Villanova 40-37 in OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Brown Jr. had four touchdown runs, Kasim Hill scored on a 2-yard run in overtime and Rhode Island...

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Western Carolina leaves The Citadel in its wake 21-14

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Donnavan Spencer rushed for a career-high 220 yards and two touchdowns, and Western Carolina beat The...

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Welch passes for 359 yards, Samford beats Wofford 37-31

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Liam Welch passed for 359 yards, a touchdown and an interception and Samford overcame a 10-point...

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North Dakota tops W. Illinois 38-21 for 4-0 start to season

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Tommy Schuster passed for 328 yards with three touchdowns, two to Adam Zavalney, and third-ranked North...

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VMI beats Mercer 41-14, off to first 3-0 start since 1981

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Reece Udinski ran for two touchdowns and threw for another and VMI beat Mercer 41-14 on Saturday.VMI is...

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Murphy leads Kennesaw State over Charleston Southern 24-19

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Jonathan Murphy accounted for three touchdowns and Kennesaw State beat Charleston Southern 24-19 on...

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Southern Illinois beats UNI for second top-5 win this year

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Backup Sto Labanowitz threw for 91 yards and a touchdown, and Southern Illinois rallied from a 13-0...

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Furman holds off East Tennessee State 17-13

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Devin Wynn ran 15 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 39 yards to help...

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Fagnano, Miller send Maine past 13th-ranked Albany

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Joe Fagnano threw four touchdowns — three to Andre Miller — and Maine beat No. 13-ranked Albany 38-34 on...

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Huff leads Presbyterian to 31-13 win in 1st PFL game

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Tyler Huff passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third to lead Presbyterian to a 31-16 win over Morehead...

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Smith, Egbo lead No. 6 Baylor women past Texas 66-55

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — NaLyssa Smith had 21 points and 14 rebounds, Queen Egbo added 10 points and 18 rebounds, and No. 6...

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The Latest: Missouri State out of MVC women's tournament

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___No. 21 Missouri State pulled out of the...

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Marist women roll over Saint Peter's, into NCAA Tournament

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Willow Duffell scored 20 points with 13 rebounds and a career-high six blocks as top seed Marist...

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Holy Cross defeats Lehigh 20-3 in Patriot opener

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Connor Degenhardt passed for two touchdowns and Derek Ng added a school-record 51-yard field goal as Holy...

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Washington, Valpo rumble over Butler in 24-14 win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Washington amassed a career-high 199 yards rushing and ran for a touchdown and Valparaiso won the...

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Kelly, Davis lead Central Michigan women to MAC title

CLEVELAND (AP) — Micaela Kelly scored 29 points, Molly Davis added 23 and second-seeded Central Michigan edged top-seeded...

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Hartford wins America East, advances to 1st NCAA Tournament

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Austin Williams scored 20 points with eight rebounds and three steals, and Hartford earned an automatic...

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Vols' Fulkerson to miss rest of SEC tourney with concussion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee forward John Fulkerson sustained a concussion and facial fracture during a quarterfinal win...

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3 players in drug arrests suspended from Tennessee football

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three University of Tennessee football players are facing an indefinite suspension from the team after...

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Colorado faces Oregon State in Pac-12 finals

No. 5 seed Oregon State (16-12, 13-10) vs. No. 3 seed Colorado (22-7, 17-6)Pac-12 Conference Tournament Championship, T-Mobile...

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San Diego St. faces Utah State in MWC finals

Utah State (20-7, 17-4) vs. No. 1 seed San Diego State (22-4, 16-3)Mountain West Conference Tournament Championship, Thomas &...

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UC Irvine meets UCSB in Big West finals

No. 2 seed UC Irvine (18-8, 15-4) vs. No. 1 seed UC Santa Barbara (21-4, 17-3)Big West Conference Tourney Championship,...

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NMSU faces Grand Canyon in WAC finals

No. 3 seed New Mexico State (12-7, 9-6) vs. No. 1 seed Grand Canyon (16-6, 10-3)Western Athletic Conference Tourney...

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Iowa, Illinois meet in Big Ten semis

Iowa (21-7, 15-6) vs. Illinois (21-6, 17-4)Big Ten Tourney Semifinals, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis; Saturday, 3:30 p.m....

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Montana State meets EWU in Big Sky finals

Montana State (13-9, 10-6) vs. Eastern Washington (15-7, 14-3)Big Sky Conference Tourney Championship, Idaho Central Arena,...

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N. Texas faces WKU in CUSA finals

North Texas (16-9, 12-5) vs. Western Kentucky (20-6, 13-3)Conference USA Conference Tourney Championship, Ford Center at The...

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Tennessee, Bama meet in SEC semis

Tennessee (18-7, 11-7) vs. Alabama (22-6, 17-2)Southeastern Conference Tourney Semifinals, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville,...

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Ohio State, Michigan meet in Big Ten semis

Ohio State (20-8, 14-8) vs. Michigan (20-3, 15-3)Big Ten Tourney Semifinals, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis; Saturday, 1 p.m....

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Georgetown meets Creighton in Big East finals

Georgetown (12-12, 10-9) vs. Creighton (20-7, 16-6)Big East Conference Tourney Championship, Madison Square Garden, New York;...

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Texas Southern meets Prairie View in SWAC finals

Texas Southern (15-8, 12-3) vs. Prairie View (16-4, 15-0)Southwestern Athletic Conference Tourney Championship, Bartow Arena,...

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Ohio, Buffalo meet in MAC finals

Ohio (15-7, 11-5) vs. Buffalo (16-7, 14-5)Mid-American Conference Tourney Championship, Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland;...

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Houston faces Memphis in AAC semis

Memphis (16-7, 12-4) vs. Houston (22-3, 15-3)American Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinals, Dickies Arena, Fort Worth,...

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Iona faces Fairfield in MAAC finals

Iona (11-5, 9-3) vs. Fairfield (10-16, 10-11)Metro Atlantic Conference Tourney Championship, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New...

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ACU, Nicholls St. meet in Southland finals

Abilene Christian (22-4, 14-2) vs. Nicholls State (18-6, 15-2)Southland Conference Tourney Championship, Leonard E. Merrell...

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Cincy, Wichita State meet in AAC semis

Cincinnati (11-10, 9-6) vs. Wichita State (16-4, 12-2)American Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinals, Dickies Arena, Fort...

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Arkansas faces LSU in SEC semis

LSU (17-8, 12-6) vs. Arkansas (22-5, 14-4)Southeastern Conference Tourney Semifinals, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee;...

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Friday Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALLPITTSBURGH (AP) — The lawyer for Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald said that witnesses and...

Sports

Bubble could decide between Big Ten, Big 12 supremacy

The precarious situation on the NCAA Tournament bubble could be what decides whether the deep Big Ten or the brutal Big 12 get...

Sports

Queta, Utah State beat Colorado St. 62-50 in MWC semifinal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Neemias Queta scored 18 points, pulled down 14 rebounds and blocked nine shots as Utah State turned back...

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No. 19 San Diego St tops Nevada 77-70, moves into MW final

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Matt Mitchell had 24 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 19 San Diego State to a 77-70 victory over Nevada...

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UC Irvine defeats UC Riverside, gains Big West title game

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dawson Baker and Collin Welp each scored 17 points, DJ Davis scored 14 and UC Irvine fended off UC Riverside...

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No. 23 Colorado holds off No. 24 USC 72-70 in Pac-12 semis

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Colorado lost leading scorer McKinley Wright IV early in the game, and blew a late lead to give Southern...

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No. 12 OSU ousts No. 2 Baylor in Big 12 Tournament semis

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cade Cunningham scored 25 points, Avery Anderson III added 20 and No. 12 Oklahoma State was nearly...

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Oregon State knocks off Oregon 75-64 in Pac-12 semifinals

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oregon State exceeded outside expectations by finishing sixth in the Pac-12 during the regular season after...

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Tillman leads New Mexico State back to WAC final, 78-62

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donnie Tillman scored a season-high 23 points and New Mexico State defeated No. 2 seed Utah Valley 78-62 in...

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Georgetown beats Seton Hall to reach Big East title game

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Ewing and his underdog Georgetown team keep cooking up postseason wins at Madison Square Garden.His...

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E. Washington vaults Montana 78-50 into Big Sky final

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Jacob Groves scored a career-high 21 points as Eastern Washington routed Montana 78-50 in the semifinals of...

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Jeffries scores 17 as Memphis tops UCF 70-62 in AAC tourney

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — D.J. Jeffries came off the bench to score 17 points to lead Memphis to a 70-62 win over Central...

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Henry, Prairie View beat Grambling St., reach SWAC finals

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Lenell Henry scored 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Prairie View to a 75-63 win over...

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Garza leads No. 5 Iowa past Wisconsin in Big Ten tourney

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Iowa can count on all-time leading scorer Luka Garza as an offensive cornerstone, but it helps to have...

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No. 15 Florida State holds off North Carolina 69-66 in ACCs

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — For the second time in less than two weeks, Florida State had squandered a double-digit lead and found...

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No. 17 Creighton tops UConn 59-56 to reach Big East finals

NEW YORK (AP) — The most accurate shooting team in the Big East was having a hard time buying a bucket.So Creighton relied on...

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Deans' buzzer beater lifts West Virginia women into semis

KANSAS CITY, Mo (AP) — Kirsten Deans scored seven points in the last 36 seconds, including a layup at the buzzer, and No. 17...

Sports

UC Santa Barbara tops UC Davis 71-55 in Big West semifinal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amadou Sow scored a season-high 23 points as UC Santa Barbara defeated UC Davis 71-55 in the semifinals of the...

Sports

Oklahoma State women rally to beat Oklahoma 89-80

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ja’Mee Asberry scored 26 of her 28 points after halftime and Oklahoma State rallied from 15 down for an...

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Watford helps LSU overcome Mississippi 76-73 in SEC quarters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Trendon Watford scored 24 points, including a key tip with 23 seconds remaining, Cameron Thomas added...

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Notae helps No. 8 Arkansas beat Missouri 70-64 in SEC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The eighth-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks needed a boost, and JD Notae fought through an illness to give...

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No. 6 Baylor women beat TCU 92-55 to reach Big 12 semifinals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — NaLyssa Smith scored 26 points, Dijonai Carrington had 17 and No. 6 Baylor beat TCU 92-55 on Friday to...

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Kohl leads Abilene Christian into Southland title game 93-71

KATY, Texas (AP) — Kolton Kohl scored 20 points, Airion Simmons added 16 off the bench and Abilene Christian walloped Lamar...

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No. 3 Illinois routs Rutgers 90-68 in Big Ten quarterfinals

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu is convinced tournament time requires a sense of urgency. He was quick to demonstrate that...

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Green scores 14 to lead Fairfield over St. Peter's 52-47

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Caleb Green posted 14 points as No. 7 seed Fairfield edged past No. 3 seed St. Peter’s 52-47 in the...

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Grand Canyon reaches 3rd straight WAC title game 81-47

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gabe McGlothan scored 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Grand Canyon to an 81-47 win over Seattle in...

Health

Buffalo beats Akron in overtime to advance to MAC final

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jeenathan Williams scored 26 points and hit a crucial 3-pointer midway through overtime, leading Buffalo to an...

Sports

Jarreau gets triple-double, No. 7 Houston tops Tulane in AAC

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — DeJon Jarreau was headed to the locker room after the first triple-double for Houston in almost 30...

Sports

Adamu leads Montana St. over S. Utah 80-77 in OT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Amin Adamu had 29 points as No. 5 seed Montana State narrowly defeated top-seeded Southern Utah 80-77 in...

Health

The Latest: Syracuse players all test negative after ACC

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack...

Sports

Nicholls St. tops Northwestern St. 88-76 in Southland semi

KATY, Texas (AP) — Kevin Johnson scored a season-high 23 points as Nicholls State defeated Northwestern State 88-76 in the...

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Tennessee routs Gators 78-66 in SEC quarterfinals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Volunteers could be without their big senior for the Southeastern Conference Tournament...

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No. 12 Oklahoma St beats No. 2 Baylor 83-74 in Big 12 semis

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Confidence has never been a problem for Oklahoma State freshman Cade Cunningham.That came in handy...

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Ninth seed Iona beats Niagara 70-64 in MAAC semifinal

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Asante Gist scored 19 points with five assists and Iona defeated Niagara 70-64 in the Metro Atlantic...

Health

'A bad break': Kansas out of Big 12 tourney due to COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — No. 11 Kansas withdrew from the Big 12 Tournament on Friday after a positive COVID-19 test within the...

Sports

Ware scores 29 to lift Morgan St. over Coppin St. 82-61

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — De’Torrion Ware had 29 points and 15 rebounds as Morgan State easily beat Coppin State 82-61 in the...

Health

Positive COVID-19 tests derail Kansas, Virginia tourney runs

A year to the day after COVID-19 brought the college basketball postseason to a halt, the pandemic continues to disrupt the...

Sports

Texas women edge Iowa State in overtime 84-82

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kyra Lambert scored 23 points with six 3-pointers, both career highs, and Texas beat Iowa State 84-82...

Sports

Warren's 31 lifts Stony Brook women to 1st NCAA Tournament

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Anastasia Warren scored a career-high 31 points, including the clinching free throws with 0.7 seconds to...

Sports

Preston scores 27 as Ohio stuns top seed Toledo in MAC semis

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Preston scored 27 points and Ben Vander Plas added 26 as Ohio stunned top-seeded Toledo 87-80 on Friday...

Sports

Texas Southern beats Jackson St. 84-81 in OT in SWAC tourney

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Michael Weathers had a season-high 30 points to carry Texas Southern to an 84-81 overtime win over...

Sports

No. 7 Maryland women rout Northwestern 85-52

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — No. 7 Maryland showed just how deep it is.Alaysia Styles, who was averaging four points per game, scored 15...

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No. 9 Buckeyes beat No. 21 Purdue in OT, make Big Ten semis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Seth Towns is a natural when it comes to staying poised.So when Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann needed an...

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Iowa women advance to Big Ten championship game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Monika Czinano scored 27 points, Caitlin Clark added 20 points and 11 assists and sixth-seeded Iowa beat...

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Smith, Carrington dominate, No. 6 Baylor rolls past TCU

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — NaLyssa Smith scored 26 points, Dijonai Carrington had 17 and No. 6 Baylor beat TCU 92-55 on Friday to...

Sports

Cincinnati beats SMU 74-71 in AAC tourney

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jeremiah Davenport scored 19 points with five 3-pointers and seven rebounds, and Cincinnati held off...

Health

Washington State lands naming rights deal for stadium field

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State has reached a deal for the naming rights to the playing field at Martin Stadium that...

Sports

NCAA rules panel recommends change to shorten overtime games

The NCAA Football Rules Committee on Friday recommended a slight change to overtime rules that would require a team to try a...

Sports

Hamlet leads North Texas past Louisiana Tech 54-48

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Javion Hamlet had 18 points and six rebounds as North Texas defeated Louisiana Tech 54-48 in the...

Sports

Howard tossed, No. 4 Michigan tops Terps, Big Ten semis next

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All Michigan coach Juwan Howard intended to do, he said, when he started walking toward the baseline during...

Sports

Alabama blows out Mississippi State 85-48 in SEC quarters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Playing as the Southeastern Conference Tournament’s team to beat for the first time since 2002, Alabama...

Health

VIRUS TODAY: Deaths drop, but health experts urge vigilance

Here's what's happening Friday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:THE NUMBERS:VACCINES: More than 65.9 million people,...

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No. 24 Florida Gulf Coast women advance to ASUN title game

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Aaliyah Stanley scored 25 points with six 3-pointers and No. 24 Florida Gulf Coast won its 24th straight...

Health

Huskers looked at backing out of game at Oklahoma

The Nebraska athletic department acknowledged Friday that it explored the possibility of backing out of this fall's game at...

Health

The Latest: NFL Hall of Famers help push vaccine awareness

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Five Pro Football Hall of Famers are...

Sports

Idaho St. women smother Idaho 84-49 in Big Sky for NCAA bid

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Estefania Ors scored 13 of her 21 points in the first quarter to jump start top-seeded Idaho State and the...

Sports

Bassey's 22 lifts Western Kentucky past UAB 64-60 in CUSA

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Charles Bassey had 22 points as Western Kentucky narrowly defeated UAB 64-60 in the semifinals of the...

Sports

MAC signs extension to keep postseason tourneys in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Mid-American Conference will play its men's and women's tournaments at Cleveland's Rocket Mortgage...

Sports

Ty Gibbs heads to desert seeking another surprise NASCAR win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ty Gibbs understands why some struggle to grasp how an 18-year-old without a single minute of experience...

Sports

Etienne lifts Wichita St. over USF on late free throws

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Tyson Etienne scored 20 points and hit a pair of foul shots with 8.9 seconds left to lift top seed...

Sports

No. 21 Missouri State women advance to MVC semifinals

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Brice Calip scored 12 of her 17 points in the first half, and Abby Hipp added 11 points as No. 21 Missouri...

Sports

SBU faces VCU in A10 finals

No. 2 seed VCU (19-6, 12-4) vs. No. 1 seed Saint Bonaventure (15-4, 13-4)Atlantic 10 Conference Tourney Championship,...

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Loyola faces Colgate in Patriot League finals

No. 9 seed Loyola (Md.) (6-10, 6-10) vs. No. 2 seed Colgate (13-1, 13-1)Patriot League Conference Tourney Championship, Alumni...

Sports

Grambling St., Prairie View meet in SWAC semis

No. 4 seed Grambling State (12-11, 10-6) vs. No. 1 seed Prairie View (15-4, 14-0)Southwestern Athletic Conference Tourney...

Health

AP study: Nearly 90% of esports scholarships going to men

Colleges and universities rushing to invest in the booming arena of varsity esports are overwhelmingly committing opportunities...

Sports

Georgia Tech-Virginia ACC Tournament semifinal canceled because of Cavaliers positive test; Yellow Jackets advance

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Georgia Tech-Virginia ACC Tournament semifinal canceled because of Cavaliers positive test; Yellow...

Sports

UC Riverside faces UC Irvine in Big West semis

No. 3 seed UC Riverside (14-7, 11-5) vs. No. 2 seed UC Irvine (17-8, 14-4)Big West Conference Tourney Semifinals, Michelob...

Sports

Montana, EWU meet in Big Sky semis

No. 6 seed Montana (15-12, 9-9) vs. No. 2 seed Eastern Washington (14-7, 13-3)Big Sky Conference Tourney Semifinals, Idaho...

Sports

NMSU faces Utah Valley in WAC semis

No. 3 seed New Mexico State (11-7, 8-6) vs. No. 2 seed Utah Valley (11-10, 9-4)Western Athletic Conference Tourney Semifinals,...

Sports

CSU faces Utah State in MWC semis

Colorado State (18-5, 15-4) vs. No. 2 seed Utah State (19-7, 16-4)Mountain West Conference Tournament Semifinals, Thomas & Mack...

Sports

Colorado, USC meet in Pac-12 semis

Colorado (21-7, 16-6) vs. No. 2 seed Southern California (22-6, 16-5)Pac-12 Conference Tournament Semifinals, T-Mobile Arena,...

Sports

Kansas meets Texas in Big 12 semis

Texas (18-7, 12-6) vs. Kansas (20-8, 13-6)Big 12 Conference Tourney Semifinals, T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, Missouri; Friday,...

Sports

Ole Miss faces LSU in SEC quarters

Mississippi (16-10, 11-8) vs. No. 3 seed LSU (16-8, 11-6)Southeastern Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Bridgestone Arena,...

Sports

Ga. Tech meets Virginia in ACC semis

Georgia Tech (16-8, 12-6) vs. Virginia (18-6, 14-4)Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney Semifinals, Greensboro Coliseum,...

Sports

Montana State, Southern Utah meet in Big Sky semis

Montana State (12-9, 9-6) vs. Southern Utah (20-3, 13-2)Big Sky Conference Tourney Semifinals, Idaho Central Arena, Boise,...

Sports

Jackson St. faces Texas Southern in SWAC semis

Texas Southern (14-8, 11-3) vs. No. 2 seed Jackson State (12-5, 12-0)Southwestern Athletic Conference Tourney Semifinals,...

Sports

San Diego St. faces Nevada in MWC semis

Nevada (16-9, 11-7) vs. San Diego State (21-4, 15-3)Mountain West Conference Tournament Semifinals, Thomas & Mack Center, Las...

Sports

Houston meets Tulane in AAC quarters

Tulane (10-12, 5-12) vs. No. 2 seed Houston (21-3, 14-3)American Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinals, Dickies Arena,...

Sports

UCF faces Memphis in AAC quarters

Central Florida (11-11, 9-10) vs. No. 3 seed Memphis (15-7, 11-4)American Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinals, Dickies...

Sports

Akron, Buffalo meet in MAC semis

Akron (15-7, 13-6) vs. Buffalo (15-7, 13-5)Mid-American Conference Tourney Semifinals, Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland;...

Sports

Ohio State, Purdue meet in Big Ten quarters

Ohio State (19-8, 13-8) vs. No. 4 seed Purdue (18-8, 13-6)Big Ten Tourney Quarterfinals, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis;...

Sports

UAB meets WKU in CUSA semis

UAB (22-6, 14-5) vs. Western Kentucky (19-6, 12-3)Conference USA Conference Tourney Semifinals, Ford Center at The Star,...

Sports

Lamar, ACU meet in Southland semis

Lamar (10-17, 9-10) vs. No. 2 seed Abilene Christian (21-4, 13-2)Southland Conference Tourney Semifinals, Leonard E. Merrell...

Sports

Oregon State meets Oregon in Pac-12 semis

Oregon State (15-12, 12-10) vs. Oregon (20-5, 15-4)Pac-12 Conference Tournament Semifinals, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; Friday,...

Sports

Wisconsin, Iowa meet in Big Ten quarters

Wisconsin (17-11, 11-10) vs. No. 3 seed Iowa (20-7, 14-6)Big Ten Tourney Quarterfinals, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis;...

Sports

Michigan faces Maryland in Big Ten quarters

Maryland (16-12, 10-11) vs. No. 1 seed Michigan (19-3, 14-3)Big Ten Tourney Quarterfinals, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis;...

Sports

Bama meets Miss. St. in SEC quarters

Mississippi State (15-13, 9-10) vs. No. 1 seed Alabama (21-6, 16-2)Southeastern Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Bridgestone...

Sports

Mizzou, Arkansas meet in SEC quarters

Missouri (16-8, 9-8) vs. No. 2 seed Arkansas (21-5, 13-4)Southeastern Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Bridgestone Arena,...

Sports

Rutgers meets Illinois in Big Ten quarters

Rutgers (15-10, 11-10) vs. No. 2 seed Illinois (20-6, 16-4)Big Ten Tourney Quarterfinals, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis;...

Sports

Fairfield, St. Pete's meet in MAAC semis

No. 7 seed Fairfield (9-16, 9-11) vs. St. Peter's (14-10, 11-8)Metro Atlantic Conference Tourney Semifinals, Boardwalk Hall,...

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UConn, Creighton meet in Big East semis

UConn (15-6, 12-6) vs. Creighton (19-7, 15-6)Big East Conference Tourney Semifinals, Madison Square Garden, New York; Friday, 9...

Sports

UCSB faces UC Davis in Big West semis

UC Davis (10-7, 8-5) vs. UC Santa Barbara (20-4, 16-3)Big West Conference Tourney Semifinals, Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas;...

Sports

Nicholls St. meets NW State in Southland semis

Northwestern State (11-17, 10-7) vs. No. 1 seed Nicholls State (17-6, 14-2)Southland Conference Tourney Semifinals, Leonard E....

Sports

Florida, Tennessee meet in SEC quarters

Florida (14-8, 10-7) vs. No. 4 seed Tennessee (17-7, 10-7)Southeastern Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Bridgestone Arena,...

Sports

Toledo faces Ohio in MAC semis

Ohio (14-7, 10-5) vs. Toledo (21-7, 16-4)Mid-American Conference Tourney Semifinals, Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland;...

Sports

N. Texas, La. Tech meet in CUSA semis

North Texas (15-9, 11-5) vs. Louisiana Tech (21-6, 13-4)Conference USA Conference Tourney Semifinals, Ford Center at The Star,...

Sports

Niagara faces Iona in MAAC semis

No. 9 seed Iona (10-5, 8-3) vs. Niagara (9-10, 8-9)Metro Atlantic Conference Tourney Semifinals, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City,...

Sports

Georgetown, Seton Hall meet in Big East semis

Georgetown (11-12, 9-9) vs. Seton Hall (14-12, 11-9)Big East Conference Tourney Semifinals, Madison Square Garden, New York;...

Sports

Oklahoma St., Baylor meet in Big 12 semis

Oklahoma State (19-7, 12-7) vs. Baylor (22-1, 14-1)Big 12 Conference Tourney Semifinals, T-Mobile Center, Kansas City,...

Sports

Seattle meets Grand Canyon in WAC semis

Seattle (12-10, 5-5) vs. No. 1 seed Grand Canyon (15-6, 9-3)Western Athletic Conference Tourney Semifinals, Orleans Arena,...

Health

Bacot, Davis help UNC top No. 22 Virginia Tech 81-73 in ACCs

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams wants his team to relentlessly attack the boards in a withering style...

Sports

Teague, No. 2 Baylor outlast K-State in Big 12 quarters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — MaCio Teague scored 24 points, Davion Mitchell added 23 and second-ranked Baylor held on to beat Kansas...

Sports

No. 23 Colorado holds off Cal 61-58 in Pac-12 quarterfinals

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The shots were not falling early, the opponent would not go away late.Colorado found a way to grind it out,...

Health

Thursday's Sports In Brief

GOLFAUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Seven holes into the Masters, Justin Rose was 2-over par and in no position to panic. He knew Augusta...

Sports

New Mexico St. beats UTRGV 77-61 in WAC Tournament

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donnie Tillman and Wilfried Likayi scored 12 points apiece and New Mexico State cruised to a 77-61 win over...

Sports

No. 24 USC holds off Utah 91-85 in double overtime at Pac-12

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Evan Mobley played just seven minutes in the first half due to foul trouble and wasn't assertive when he was...

Sports

Gates has Cleveland State dreaming, dancing into NCAA field

CLEVELAND (AP) — When his team made history for ineptitude in December, Cleveland State coach Dennis Gates looked into the eyes...

Sports

Bubble watch: Boise St loses again; Syracuse, MSU also fall

Now the wait begins for Boise State.Syracuse and Michigan State, too.All three of those teams lost in their conference...

Sports

Colorado St. beats Fresno St. 72-62 in MWC Tournament

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Isaiah Stevens had 16 points as Colorado State got past Fresno State 72-62 in the Mountain West Conference...

Sports

UC Riverside beats Hawaii 62-52 in Big West Tournament

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dominick Pickett registered 14 points and six steals as UC Riverside got past Hawaii 62-52 in the Big West...

Sports

Montana beats Weber St. 80-75 in Big Sky quarterfinals

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Robby Beasley III hit four 3-pointers and finished with 23 points, Mack Anderson added 16 points, seven...

Sports

Moton, Grambling beat Southern 72-67 in SWAC Tournament

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Cam Christon scored 26 points, Tra'Michael Moton had nine of his 14 points after regulation and...

Sports

Manjon's layup helps UC Davis beat CSUB in Big West quarters

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ezra Manjon scored 16 points, including the go-ahead layup with a second to play, and UC Davis beat CSU...

Sports

Lamar beats Sam Houston St. 70-69 in Southland quarterfinals

KATY, Texas (AP) — Davion Buster posted 17 points, Avery Sullivan hit a go-ahead free throw in the closing seconds as Lamar...

Sports

Hamlet carries N. Texas over ODU 61-55 in CUSA tourney

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Javion Hamlet had 15 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as North Texas beat Old Dominion 61-55 in the...

Sports

Bryant Jr. leads Norfolk St. past NC Central 87-58 in MEAC

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Joe Bryant Jr. scored a career-high 30 points as Norfolk State rolled past North Carolina Central 87-58 in...

Sports

Michigan State upsets Indiana at Big Ten tournament

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nia Clouden scored 30 points, including seven in a pivotal 10-1 run, as Michigan State upset No. 9 Indiana...

Sports

No. 20 South Florida women beat UCF 64-54 in AAC title game

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Elena Tsineke scored 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting, Sydni Harvey made six 3-pointers and finished with...

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Robinson leads Seattle past California Baptist 83-66

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nate Robinson had 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting and No. 5 seed Seattle beat No. 4 seed California Baptist...

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Queta lifts Utah St. over UNLV 74-53 in MWC tourney

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Neemias Queta recorded 18 points and 13 rebounds as No. 2 seed Utah State rolled past No. 7 seed UNLV 74-53 in...

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Crawford scores 21 to lift Louisiana Tech over FAU 75-69

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Isaiah Crawford had 21 points as Louisiana Tech, the No. 1 seed in the West, topped Florida Atlantic, the...

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Coleman's FTs with 1.8 seconds left lift Texas over Tech

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Texas and Texas Tech played nearly 40 minutes to a near-standstill before Longhorns guard Courtney...

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Thunder beat Mavs 116-108 as Doncic, Porzingis rest

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 32 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder held on for a 116-108 victory...

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UConn impressive in return to Big East Tourney beats DePaul

NEW YORK (AP) — The way UConn is playing, they might be the favorite to win the Big East Conference Tournament, especially with...

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Jackson scores 31, Akron past Bowling Green 74-67 in MAC

CLEVELAND (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson scored 31 points as Akron beat Bowling Green 74-67 in the Mid-American Conference...

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Wisconsin escapes with 75-74 win over Penn State

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Aleem Ford scored 17 points and No. 6 seed Wisconsin made a stop on the last play to escape with a 75-74...

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Agbaji scores 26, No. 11 KU holds off No. 25 Oklahoma 69-62

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas was never rattled when it learned that big man David McCormack and backup forward Tristan...

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Joiner, Ole Miss beat South Carolina 76-59 in SEC Tournament

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jarkel Joiner scored 18 points, Romello White had 17, seven rebounds and three blocks, and Mississippi...

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Carr, Lee pace K-State women to 75-65 win in Big 12 tourney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Christianna Carr scored 22 points, Ayoka Lee added 21 with 12 rebounds and seven blocked shots and...

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McDermott, No. 17 Creighton rout Butler 87-56 in Big East

NEW YORK (AP) — With coach Greg McDermott back on the bench after a one-game suspension, No. 17 Creighton seemed to put a tense...

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Iowa ousts No. 19 Rutgers women from Big Ten tourney 73-62

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gabbie Marshall scored 22 of her career-high 27 points by halftime, Monika Czinano and Caitlin Clark scored...

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Michigan State ousts No. 9 Indiana from women's tourney

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan State had faltered in too many close calls against quality opponents, including a 12-point home...

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Welp lifts UC Irvine over Cal Poly 58-51 in Big West tourney

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Collin Welp tallied 15 points and 10 rebounds to carry UC Irvine to a 58-51 win over Cal Poly in the...

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E. Washington beats N. Arizona 66-60 in Big Sky quarters

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Tyler Robertson came off the bench to tally 18 points to lead Eastern Washington to a 66-60 win over...

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Niagara beats Marist 67-62 in MAAC tourney

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Raheem Solomon came off the bench to score 17 points to lead Niagara to a 67-62 win over Marist in...

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Massner carries Northwestern St. past New Orleans 82-79

KATY Texas (AP) — Trenton Massner had 20 points, including two free throws with 43 seconds left, as Northwestern State edged...

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Missouri hits late free throw, beats Georgia 73-70 at SEC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dru Smith made two free throws with 15.2 seconds left, and the Missouri Tigers held off Georgia 73-70...

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Perry scores 15 to lift UCF past East Carolina 72-62

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Darius Perry registered 15 points as sixth-seeded Central Florida got past 11th-seeded East Carolina...

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Ertel scores 22 to lead UAB over Rice 73-60 in CUSA tourney

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Michael Ertel had a season-high 22 points as UAB defeated Rice 73-60 in the Conference USA Tournament...

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Ware scores 35 to lift Morgan St. past Florida A&M 77-75

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — De’Torrion Ware had 35 points as Morgan State edged past Florida A&M 77-75 in the quarterfinals of the...

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Oregon State rallies from 16 points down, stuns UCLA in OT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Warith Alatishe scored a career-high 22 points with 10 rebounds, Ethan Thompson scored all 18 of his points...

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Rutgers ousts Indiana from Big Ten tourney 61-50

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ron Harper Jr. and Jacob Young scored 13 points each as Rutgers knocked tenth-seeded Indiana out of the...

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Seton Hall into Big East semis, beats St. John's 77-69 in OT

NEW YORK (AP) — With its NCAA Tournament hopes likely on the line, Seton Hall dug in and took a huge step toward sticking...

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Bassey scores 21 to lift Western Kentucky over UTSA 80-67

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Charles Bassey had 21 points as Western Kentucky topped UTSA 80-67 in the Conference USA Conference...

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TCU women survive Kansas rally, win tournament opener 75-72

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lauren Heard scored 26 points, Tavy Diggs added a career-high 20 and TCU survived a furious Kansas...

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Cambridge carries Nevada over Boise St. 89-82 in MWC tourney

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Desmond Cambridge Jr. had a season-high 31 points as fifth-seeded Nevada topped fourth-seeded Boise State...

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Banks Scores 20 to carry St. Peter’s over Rider 75-60

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Daryl Banks III had a season-high 20 points as third-seeded Saint Peter’s defeated 11th-seeded Rider...

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Mballa carries Buffalo over Miami (Ohio) 74-63 in MAC

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Mballa had 23 points and and a career-tying 19 rebounds as second-seeded Buffalo beat seventh-seeded...

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No. 19 San Diego State holds off Wyoming 69-66 in MW tourney

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Terrell Gomez scored 20 points and No. 19 San Diego State beat Wyoming 69-66 on Thursday to advance to the...

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Beekman's 3 helps No. 16 Virginia top Syracuse 72-69 in ACCs

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Reece Beekman hadn't made a shot all afternoon for 16th-ranked Virginia when the ball swung his way in...