NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

Virginia's Mamadi Diakite (25) pulls in a rebound while defended by Oklahoma's Kristian Doolittle (21) during the second half of 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 24, 2019 - 10:31 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Virginia coach Tony Bennett made a last-minute change in his starting lineup and the top-seeded Cavaliers finally breezed through an NCAA Tournament game to make their first Sweet 16 in three years. Bennett opted for Mamadi Diakite to start instead of Jack Salt against...
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Buffalo's Jayvon Graves, center, heads to the basket as Texas Tech's Norense Odiase (32) and Tariq Owens defend during the second half of a second round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla. Texas Tech won 78-58. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 24, 2019 - 9:56 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Texas Tech's dominant defense earned the Red Raiders a second consecutive trip to the Sweet 16. Jarrett Culver had 16 points and 10 rebounds as the third-seeded Red Raiders shut down Buffalo 78-58 on Sunday night. Norense Odiase had 14 points and 15 rebounds, both season highs,...
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Virginia's Braxton Key (2) attempts to shoot over Oklahoma's Kristian Doolittle (21) during the second half of 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 24, 2019 - 9:07 pm
The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 10:05 p.m. Top-seeded Virginia is back in the Sweet 16. The Cavaliers got 14 points from Mamadi Diakite and 12 from Ty Jerome to clamp down on ninth-seeded Oklahoma 63-51 on Sunday night. Virginia made it back to the round...
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Purdue's Carsen Edwards (3) drives and is fouled by Villanova's Phil Booth (5) during the first half of a second round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
March 23, 2019 - 9:53 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Carsen Edwards had a career night, scoring 42 points as Purdue knocked reigning national champion Villanova out of the NCAA Tournament Saturday night in an 87-61 rout. Matt Haarms added 18 points and nine rebounds for the third-seeded Boilermakers (25-9), who advanced to...
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LSU players celebrate after defeating Maryland 69-67 in a second-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
March 23, 2019 - 9:12 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It's probably the same play suspended LSU coach Will Wade would have called. After all, it worked several times during the regular season. And now it has the Tigers in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2006. Tremont Waters drove by three defenders and scooped in a...
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Michigan guard Jordan Poole (2) celebrates with teammates at the end of a second round men's college basketball game against Florida in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. Michigan won 64-49. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 23, 2019 - 7:36 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan's biggest concern against Florida was facing the Gators' lockdown defense. The solution? Beat Florida at its own game. Michigan is back in the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year after pulling away for a 64-49 win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on...
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Central Florida's Tacko Fall (24) dodges a loose ball with VCU's De'Riante Jenkins and Corey Douglas (4) defending during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
March 22, 2019 - 11:05 pm
The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 12:05 a.m. Tacko Fall had 13 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks to lead ninth seeded UCF to its first-ever tournament victory with a 73-58 win over No. 8 seed VCU. The win sets up a match Sunday with overall top seed Duke...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles as San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli (18) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 22, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
March 22, 2019 - 11:04 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — After James Harden scored 61 more points Friday night to match his career high, Mike D'Antoni was asked the question just about everyone in the NBA is wondering this season. Who can defend the league's most unstoppable scorer? "Me. I can sit him on the bench," D'Antoni said. "That's...
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Liberty guard Caleb Homesley celebrates after scoring against Mississippi State during the second half of a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 22, 2019 - 10:22 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Down by 10 points with less than seven minutes to play against a more accomplished opponent, Liberty didn't give in a bit. Instead, the Flames just kept getting the ball to Caleb Homesley. Homesley scored 22 of his 30 points in the second half, and Lovell Cabbil hit a go-...
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Gardner-Webb's David Efianayi (11) shoots over Virginia's Kihei Clark (0) during a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Columbia, S.C., Friday, March 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
March 22, 2019 - 6:13 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — This time, Virginia was not one-and-done against a 16 seed. It looked possible, at least through the first half, as the Cavaliers were tested in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Down 14 points in the first half Friday against Gardner-Webb, another early exit was quite...
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