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Jarrett Culver is Texas Tech's homegrown star hoping to lead team on NCAA tournament run

Texas Tech hopes to go far in the NCAA tournament behind hometown hero Jarrett Culver, who is expected to be taken early in the NBA draft.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Nba, Ncaa, Usa Today, Texas Tech, Jarrett Culver

Houston, Buffalo among NCAA's dangerous lesser-known teams

Houston, Buffalo, Texas Tech among dangerous under-the-radar programs in NCAA Tournament            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Ncaa, Ncaa Tournament, Houston Buffalo, Houston Buffalo Texas Tech

Big defensive stop allows Maryland to escape Belmont, 79-77

Maryland's Darryl Morsell made a crucial defensive stop as Belmont went for a last-second upset in the NCAA Tournament, allowing the Terrapins to escape with a 79-77 victory in the East Regional            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Maryland, Ap, Ncaa, Belmont, Darryl Morsell

Ja Morant records triple-double to lead No. 12 Murray State to upset of No. 5 Marquette

Ja Morant got the best of his personal battle with Markus Howard as Murray State knocked off Marquette in the first round of the NCAA tournament.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Ncaa, Usa Today, Marquette, Murray State, Markus Howard, Ja Morant

Murray State upsets Marquette and more NCAA tournament action in March Madness Day 1

The ball is tipped on the first Thursday of the NCAA tournament and March Madness truly begins. Follow along with live updates from the day.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Ncaa, Usa Today, Marquette, Murray State

Morant’s triple-double leads Murray St past Marquette, 83-64

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ja Morant logged the ninth triple-double in NCAA Tournament history as Murray State trounced fifth-seeded Marquette 83-64 in the first round of the West Region. Murray State continued a trend of a No. 12 seed winning at least one game in all but three tournaments since 2001 — including last year’s […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ncaa, Murray, Marquette, Hartford Conn, Murray State, Morant, Ja Morant, West Region Murray State

NCAA tournament teams in San Jose content to slow it down

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. While some teams may prefer to run and gun and launch […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, College sports, Ncaa, San Jose, Shark Tank, SAN JOSE Calif

Carter back from injury to lead A&M against Wright State

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M star Chennedy Carter will return for the No. 4 Aggies when they host 13th-seeded Wright State in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday, less than three weeks after having finger surgery. The sophomore, who led the Southeastern Conference in scoring at 22.5 points a game, […]
Tags: Texas, News, Sports, Ncaa, Carter, Wright, Texas AP, Aggies, Chennedy Carter

Second-seeded Iowa opens NCAA play against Mercer

For all that Iowa star Megan Gustafson has accomplished, she has yet to win an NCAA Tournament game with the Hawkeyes. Expect that to change on Friday. Gustafson and the second-seeded Hawkeyes (26-6) will open tournament play when they host 15th-seeded Mercer (25-7). Iowa, which won the Big Ten tournament, hasn’t won in the NCAAs […]
Tags: News, Sports, Iowa, Ncaa, Hawkeyes, Mercer, Gustafson, Megan Gustafson

Buffalo coach Oats to face ex-boss Hurley in first round

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Buffalo coach Nate Oats has mixed feelings about facing his former boss. Oats’ sixth-seeded Bulls will face Arizona State and former Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley in an NCAA Tournament West Region matchup Friday. “Great friend,” Oats said. “We’re going to try to beat him. He’s going to try to beat us. […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ncaa, Buffalo, Oats, Hurley, Tulsa, Bulls, Okla AP, Arizona State, Bobby Hurley, Nate Oats

Utah St, Washington had long waits for tourney game

Utah State and Washington are making their first NCAA Tournament appearances since 2011            [Author: AP]
Tags: Utah, News, Washington, Ap, Ncaa, Utah State

Maryland avoids upset, edges Belmont 79-77

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Maryland’s Darryl Morsell made a crucial defensive stop as Belmont went for a last-second upset in the NCAA Tournament, allowing the Terrapins to escape with a 79-77 victory Thursday in the East Regional. The mid-major powerhouse from Nashville, Tennessee couldn’t knock off the No. 6-seeded Terrapins (23-10) from the Big Ten, […]
Tags: News, Maryland, Sports, Ncaa, Belmont, Nashville Tennessee, Jacksonville Fla, Terrapins, Darryl Morsell

Whicker: To become a sustained winner, UC Irvine had to come out of the cold

SAN JOSE — UC Irvine traces its journey in degrees, not miles. On Thanksgiving weekend of 2011, it shivered at the Great Alaska Shootout. It played three games and lost three games, and the final one was to the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves, a Division II school that was supposed to be the friendly host. It wasn’t close, either. The 77-63 loss meant the Anteaters were 0-6 in Russell Turner’s second coaching season, piggybacking on a 13-19 debut. UCI produces “smart kids,” as Turner noted said here ...
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Duke’s Williamson main attraction in NCAA’s East Region

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — All eyes are on Duke’s Zion Williamson at the NCAA Tournament — much as they’ve been throughout his remarkable freshman season. Williamson and the top-seeded Blue Devils (29-5) start play in the East Region on Friday against Summit League champs North Dakota State (19-15), the 16th seed. The contest is among […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ncaa, Duke, Columbia, Williamson, Blue Devils, North Dakota State, East Region, Zion Williamson

Referee’s suit against Kentucky radio network dismissed

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A judge in Kentucky has dismissed a college basketball referee’s lawsuit against a radio network, saying the station’s criticism is protected by the First Amendment. Veteran official John Higgins sued Kentucky Sports Radio, host Matt Jones and editor Drew Franklin, saying their postgame criticism of his officiating in Kentucky’s 2017 NCAA […]
Tags: News, Kentucky, Sports, Ncaa, John Higgins, Lexington, Ky AP, Matt Jones, Kentucky radio network, Kentucky Sports Radio, Drew Franklin

Ja Morant's performance in Murray State's upset of Marquette had NBA fans buying into hype

Ja Morant has been a relative unknown for the casual fan. That is, until No. 12 Murray State pulled off the biggest NCAA tournament upset so far.            [Author: For The Win]
Tags: News, Nba, Ncaa, Marquette, Murray State, For the Win, Ja Morant

Houston, Buffalo among NCAA’s dangerous lesser-known teams

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Kelvin Sampson had little to work with when he took over as Houston’s coach in 2014. The Cougars hadn’t won an NCAA Tournament game since Hakeem Olajuwon’s final season in 1984, and things didn’t appear to be getting better. “There was a lot of frustration,” Sampson said. “I got frustrated with […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ncaa, Houston, Cougars, Tulsa, Okla AP, Sampson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Kelvin Sampson, Houston Buffalo

Duke's Williamson main attraction in NCAA's East Region

Duke freshman Zion Williamson is front and center in the NCAA Tournament's East Region, much as he's been all season for the top-seeded Blue Devils            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Ncaa, Duke, Williamson, Blue Devils, East Region, Zion Williamson

UConn using No. 2 seed as motivation

UConn comes into this year's NCAA Tournament feeling a little disrespected and that could be bad news for the rest of the field            [Author: AP]
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March Sadness: Agony of defeat in NCAA tourney

The NCAA tournament can produce the highest of highs for the winning team. For the losing team, it can produce the ultimate agony.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Players go from filling out NCAA brackets to filling them

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. Which team to pick? Duke or North Carolina? Kansas or Kentucky? The Colgate forward-to-be made his best guesses — and finished second. “I […]
Tags: News, Kentucky, Ap, Kansas, College sports, Ncaa, North Carolina, Duke, COLUMBUS Ohio, Colgate, Rapolas Ivanauskas

No. 1 seed Louisville begins NCAAs minus coach Jeff Walz

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jeff Walz doesn’t know yet where he’ll watch Louisville’s NCAA Tournament opener against Robert Morris. The Cardinals coach, who is suspended for the game, hints at being close enough to quickly rejoin his top-seeded team if it gets past the 16th-seeded Colonials on Friday. He didn’t say whether he’ll mingle with […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ncaa, Louisville, Cardinals, Robert Morris, Ky AP, Colonials, Jeff Walz

Kabengele, Mann lead 4th-seed FSU over hot-shooting Vermont

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Mfiondu Kabengele had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Florida State held off a barrage of 3-pointers from 13th-seeded Vermont in a 76-69 victory Thursday in the opening round of the NCAA West Regional. Terance Mann added 19 points for the fourth-seeded Seminoles (28-7), who were tied with the Catamounts at […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ncaa, Florida State, Vermont, Hartford, Conn AP, Seminoles, FSU, Catamounts, Terance Mann, Mfiondu Kabengele, Kabengele Mann

NCAA tournament: New Mexico State's upset bid falls just short against No. 5 seed Auburn

Trevelin Queen had an open three-pointer from the corner off an inbounds pass, but he missed and Auburn advanced with a 78-77 victory            [Author: Las Cruces Sun-News]
Tags: News, Ncaa, Auburn, New Mexico, Las Cruces Sun-News, Trevelin Queen

Clippers’ Landry Shamet is more than a shooter – but he gets the point

Wichita State didn’t make this year’s NCAA Tournament for the first time in seven years, but Shockers fans should be able to tune into Clippers games in the coming weeks to see a point guard of theirs play on. In Wichita, that’s how they think of Landry Shamet, the Clippers’ sharp new starting shooting guard – more as a point guard than as purely a long-distance sniper. In his two years at Wichita State, Shamet’s 288 career assists are the second most in school history through two seasons, and h...
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Culture carries UCLA women’s basketball into 4th straight NCAA tournament

LOS ANGELES — If it had been up to the players, UCLA’s women’s basketball team likely wouldn’t have played in the 2015 WNIT at all. The Bruins were 13-19, fed up from a frustrating season that included several blown late-game leads, and would have much preferred to be on spring break instead of running through practice drills. But it wasn’t up to them. “(The coaches) wanted to put the future of the program first,” said Kari Korver, a redshirt sophomore that season who is now in her first season ...
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Bradley close with Michigan State and more NCAA tournament action in March Madness Day 1

The ball is tipped on the first Thursday of the NCAA tournament and March Madness truly begins. Follow along with live updates from the day.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Ncaa, Usa Today, Bradley, Michigan State

Predators’ History with College Free Agents

It’s the time of the year when the college hockey season is coming an end and that means several things when it comes to NHL teams. For collegiate players who have been drafted, it means they have the opportunity to sign with the team that drafted them, potentially joining that team for the remainder of the regular season. However, for college players who either haven’t been drafted or have been drafted but never signed and just completed their senior season, they become unrestricted free agents...
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Cinderella teams fall just short and more NCAA tournament action in March Madness Day 1

The ball is tipped on the first Thursday of the NCAA tournament and March Madness truly begins. Follow along with live updates from the day.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Ncaa, Usa Today