DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota found its elusive 3-point stroke just in time to give coach Richard Pitino the NCAA Tournament win he'd been seeking for years.
NEW YORK (AP) — It's going to be tough to top last season's NCAA women's tournament after one of the most exciting Final Four in the sports' history.
The spotlight of the NCAA Tournament shifts to Zion Williamson and No. 1 overall seed Duke.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Anriel Howard's relentless rebounding and scoring have helped Mississippi State remain among the nation's elite women's programs. Simone Westbrook's savvy, passing and shooting are a major reason Clemson has become one of this year's surprise teams.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nobody should ever say Nadi Beciri's biggest moment came in garbage time.
Already appearing drained by Michigan State's difficult victory over the upset seekers from Bradley , coach Tom Izzo winced a little more in his postgame interview on the court when the subject turned to the next opponent for the Spartans in the East Region.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — If this is what a slump looks like for Carsen Edwards, Purdue coach Matt Painter can live with it.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — If you didn't know who Fletcher Magee was before, you should now.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Villanova got off to a slow start in defense of its NCAA championship against a determined, defensive-minded Saint Mary's team that came in confident after a season-defining win.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Florida was cruising toward a surprisingly easy victory over Nevada in its opening NCAA Tournament game.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The game was in hand for Murray State and sensational point guard Ja Morant, who dominated Marquette in every way. With a chance to make some NCAA Tournament history, Morant's coach told him to hit the boards and grab the rebound that would push him to an elusive tripl…
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kansas, with all its ups and downs this season, was a popular pick to be one of the NCAA Tournament's first big upsets.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When fans settle in to watch the NCAA Tournament games at the Shark Tank this weekend they should have plenty of extra time to check their phones after baskets to see what's happening at other sites around the country.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A.J. Harris had an easy layup for the tie. He wanted a win for New Mexico State.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Florida State got a first-round scare from sharp-shooting Vermont.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Belmont proved it belonged. Maryland is moving on.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As LSU's comfortable lead started to disappear, most of the crowd at Veterans Memorial Arena turned on the Tigers.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rapolas Ivanauskas looked forward to filling out his NCAA Tournament bracket every March, competing with his brother to see who had the better feel for college basketball's showcase.
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in a long time there's no clear-cut favorite to win the women's championship. There are a half-dozen teams, including defending champion Notre Dame, that could be cutting down the nets in Florida on April 7.
Baylor coach Kim Mulkey's two children were on the ladder with her when she cut down the net after the Lady Bears won their first national championship in 2005.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — College basketball fans lined up at casinos and racetracks or furiously tapped smartphone screens Thursday to get down bets on March Madness, many in states where it is legal for the first time.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The NCAA Selection Committee has spoken, seeding 64 teams for the tournament that starts Thursday. What if the Committee on Infractions had a say, too?
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari says in a tweet that leading scorer and rebounder PJ Washington has a sprained foot and will miss the second-seeded Wildcats' NCAA Tournament opener against No. 15 seed Abilene Christian.
In case more proof was needed that the game of basketball has changed wildly in the last few years, check out the starting center for the team with the best record in the NBA — he is often nowhere near the basket.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — John Calipari has tweeted that his "plan and desire" is to retire at Kentucky, quashing the latest rumor in what has been an annual ritual linking him as a candidate for vacant coaching jobs.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — As a freshman last season at Michigan, Isaiah Livers shot 36 percent from 3-point range. Decent, but not great.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — James Harden did everything he could to bring the Houston Rockets back from a big deficit in the fourth quarter. He got them to overtime, but his 57 points weren't enough.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A freshman guard overcame a frightful fall and helped Bobby Hurley — a two-time champion guard at Duke — get his first NCAA Tournament win as a coach.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Boston's recent dominance of the Philadelphia 76ers has been frustrating for Joel Embiid. So when Marcus Smart angrily shoved the star big man to the ground, Embiid had finally had enough.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Collin Sexton has left a sluggish, sometimes painful start to his pro career, behind him.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — North Dakota State is one of the best free-throw shooting teams in the country, and that's what it came down to at the end of the Bison's First Four win over North Carolina Central.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Maral Javadifar and Lori Locust as assistant coaches, becoming the first NFL team with two female coaches on their staff.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Villanova is coming into the NCAA Tournament this year from an unfamiliar angle.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rui Hachimura leaned against a wall inside Las Vegas' Orleans Arena, towering above the boom microphones and cameras being held by the reporters below.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As the Kentucky Wildcats went through a casual shoot-around the day before their opening game of the NCAA tournament, complete with a blaring band and thousands of blue-clad fans watching every move, something was missing.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It seems as though coach Tom Izzo has Michigan State poised to make a Final Four run nearly every year.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Murray State's Ja Morant and Marquette's Markus Howard have much in common: Point guards, prolific scorers, conference players of the year, All-America contenders. And, apparently, promptness.
DETROIT (AP) — John Engler's front-row interest in Michigan State University basketball has led to a war of words over the former school president's availability to speak to investigators about the Larry Nassar scandal .
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penn State is poised to send out another senior class as four-time national champions and cement its status as the college powerhouse of the past decade.
NEW YORK (AP) — University of Illinois computer science professor Sheldon Jacobson has always loved data.
The NCAA Tournament somehow seems to be getting better every year, almost as if each bracket is extending from the previous one.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Scrambling to fill out a March Madness bracket? Betting lunch money that you can pinpoint the Final Four better than co-workers or family?
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Tre Jones considers himself the classic tagalong little brother, always wanting a piece of whatever his big brother had.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA Summer League is going international this year.
The biggest dice game around was just a few miles down the road when Jimmy Vaccaro was growing up in the Pittsburgh area. So was Comet News in Braddock, where those in the know slipped behind the green door into a back room where bookies offered action on both ponies and games.