NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

April 07, 2019 - 3:38 pm
Arkansas has hired Nevada's Eric Musselman as its next men's basketball coach. The 54-year-old Musselman led a dramatic turnaround in Reno, leading the Wolf Pack to three NCAA Tournament in four years after a nine-year absence. Nevada reached the Sweet 16 in 2018, but lost in the first round to...
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Texas Tech's Norense Odiase, left, Jarrett Culver and head coach Chris Beard listen to a question during a news conference for the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Minneapolis. Texas Tech will play Virginia on Monday for the national championship. (AP Photo/Tim Donnelly)
April 07, 2019 - 3:14 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the championship game of the NCAA Tournament between Virginia and Texas Tech (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Texas Tech guard Matt Mooney is encouraging all those fans back in Lubbock to take whatever happens in the national title game against Virginia on Monday night...
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Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver (23) celebrates after defeating Michigan State 61-51 in the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 07, 2019 - 3:54 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Slap the floor, bend those knees and get both hands up. This national championship game is going to be a clinic on defense. Virginia and Texas Tech are the last two teams alive in the NCAA Tournament, and they're here because they barely let their opponents breathe with the ball...
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Texas Tech guard Matt Mooney (13) celebrates after making a three-point basket during the second half against Michigan State in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 07, 2019 - 12:49 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For those who thought Texas Tech only plays defense, it's time to meet Matt Mooney. While the Red Raiders were locking down Michigan State on one end, the graduate transfer shooting guard was raining in 3s on the other, lifting Tech one win away from a title Saturday night with a...
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Virginia's Kyle Guy celebrates after defeating Auburn 63-62 in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 06, 2019 - 11:18 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hard to call Virginia basketball boring after the last two games. And the Cavaliers have pretty much put the choker label to rest, too. From one-and-done to NCAA Tournament miracle men, Virginia will play for the national title for the first time after pulling off another last-...
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Michigan State's Matt McQuaid (20) leaves the court after the team's 61-51 loss to Texas Tech in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 06, 2019 - 10:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The buzzer sounded and Tom Izzo walked stoically across the Final Four floor to shake hands with Texas Tech counterpart Chris Beard, no doubt complimenting him on a fine defensive performance. It's a walk Izzo has made a lot over the past two decades. Frustrated all night by the...
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Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard celebrates at the end of a semifinal round game against Michigan State in the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 06, 2019 - 10:28 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 10:25 p.m. The college basketball season will end Monday night with two defensive-minded teams battling to become a first-time champion. Texas Tech entered the national semifinals by allowing just 84 points...
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Virginia's Kyle Guy (5) takes a shot as Auburn's Samir Doughty (10) was called foul during the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 06, 2019 - 7:44 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia looked headed for a second crushing end to its NCAA Tournament. One whistle, one slight bump and three clutch free throws changed everything. Kyle Guy hit three free throws with 0.6 seconds left to help the Cavaliers beat Auburn 63-62 in a wild and controversial finish...
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Duke freshman Zion Williamson answers questions at a news conference where he was awarded the Associated Press men's college basketball player of the year award at the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 05, 2019 - 7:03 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just about everything Zion Williamson did at Duke created a highlight or headline in a spectacle of a season. The soaring dunks. The open-court moves more nimble than his 6-foot-7, 285-pound frame should allow. Even the freak occurrence of one of his feet tearing through its shoe...
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Michigan State guard Jack Hoiberg walks to the court for a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 05, 2019 - 5:46 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hunker down, hoops fans. This one might be ugly. The Final Four's second semifinal Saturday features Texas Tech, the team with the best defense in a generation, against Michigan State, the nose-in-the-dirt team whose coach used to put helmets and shoulder pads on his players for...
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