NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

Auburn's Anfernee McLemore celebrates at the end of the first half of a men's NCAA tournament college basketball Midwest Regional semifinal game against North Carolina Friday, March 29, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 29, 2019 - 11:22 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The euphoria of reaching the Elite Eight for the first time in 33 years had already worn off and Auburn coach Bruce Pearl was left to arrange his bravest smile on his face. His trigger-happy Tigers were moving on in the NCAA Tournament. They were doing it without their most...
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Michigan State forward Aaron Henry gestures after making a 3-pointer against LSU during the first half of an East Regional semifinal in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Washington, Friday, March 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
March 29, 2019 - 9:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of Michigan State's veteran experience, its freshmen led the way into the Elite Eight. Aaron Henry scored a career-best 20 and fellow frosh Gabe Brown had 15 as the second-seeded Spartans beat third-seeded LSU 80-63 on Friday night to move on to the NCAA Tournament's East...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 file photo, patrons visit the sports betting area of Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. The state lottery released figures on Friday, March 29, 2019, showing that casinos in Rhode Island lost nearly $900,000 on sports betting in February, after they paid out winning bets for the Super Bowl and other professional sports. ( AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 29, 2019 - 11:04 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Casinos in Rhode Island lost nearly $900,000 on sports betting in February after winning bets for the Super Bowl and other professional sports were paid out, the state lottery said Friday. That leaves Rhode Island with about $150,000 in revenue from sports betting since the...
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Purdue's Ryan Cline (14) and Carsen Edwards celebrate after defeating Tennessee 99-94 in overtime of a men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional semifinal game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 29, 2019 - 9:28 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Down two to Tennessee with 2.7 seconds left, Purdue narrowly avoided a 5-second call before Carsen Edwards took a pass in the corner and heaved up a 3-point attempt that bounced off the rim. But a whistle gave Edwards and the Boilermakers a reprieve. Lamonte' Turner bumped...
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Texas Tech forward Tariq Owens (11) shoots over Michigan defenders during the second half an NCAA men's college basketball tournament West Region semifinal Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 29, 2019 - 12:11 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — More than 24 minutes into the game, the nation's best defense had yet to allow its 20th point. Yes, Texas Tech makes it tough on people. One more clamp-down job like this and the Red Raiders will be D-ing up in the Final Four. Jarett Culver's 22 points were a mere subplot in...
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Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura, right, and forward Brandon Clarke celebrate the team's win against Florida State during an NCAA men's college basketball tournament West Region semifinal Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 28, 2019 - 10:32 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Gonzaga was not going to be bullied by Florida State again with a spot in the Elite Eight on the line. The top-seeded Bulldogs beat Florida State 72-58 in a Sweet 16 rematch Thursday night that moved Gonzaga to the round of eight for the fourth time. "This year we came with...
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Texas Tech forward Deshawn Corprew, middle, reaches for a loose ball between Michigan guard Zavier Simpson, left, and guard Charles Matthews during the first half an NCAA men's college basketball tournament West Region semifinal Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 28, 2019 - 9:24 pm
The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 10:25 p.mm. Michigan vs. Texas Tech is as advertised so far. Kenpom.com's top two defenses in the country are tied at 6 at the under-12-minute timeout in the first half. The teams are a combined 5 of 23 from the field and have...
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North Carolina's Kenny Williams, right, answers a question as teammate Cameron Johnson listens during a news conference at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. North Carolina plays Auburn in a Midwest Regional semifinal on Friday. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
March 28, 2019 - 2:13 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — North Carolina guard Kenny Williams is ready to go against Auburn in the NCAA Tournament after straining his hamstring last weekend, while top bench player Nassir Little is questionable with the flu. Williams was injured early in the second half of the top-seeded Tar Heels'...
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Buffalo head coach Nate Oats listens to a question during a news conference at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla. Buffalo plays Texas Tech on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 27, 2019 - 4:27 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nate Oats helped turned Buffalo into an NCAA Tournament regular. Now, he's trying to restore Alabama to that status. The Crimson Tide hired Oats on Wednesday after he led the Bulls to their best season and a third NCAA berth in four years. Athletic director Greg Byrne turned...
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FILE - This Wednesday, March 20, 2019, file photo shows a basketball with March Madness 2019 in a rack before Michigan practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Des Moines, Iowa. An Ohio man has made history with a March Madness bracket that's perfect through 48 games on the NCAA.com's "Bracket Challenge," according to the NCAA. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
March 26, 2019 - 6:46 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has made history with a March Madness bracket that's perfect through 48 games on the NCAA.com's "Bracket Challenge," according to the NCAA. Gregg Nigl of Columbus told The Columbus Dispatch he almost didn't fill out his bracket last week, saying he was home sick...
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