Roach scores 21 to lead Texas past Xavier 78-76 in OT

Sports 03/24/19, 18:29

Kerwin Roach II had 21 points, eight rebounds and six assists as Texas narrowly beat Xavier 78-76 in overtime in the second round of the NIT on Sunday.Roach was fouled on a drive with 20.2 seconds left in overtime and hit 1 of 2 free throws before getting two more ...

Ga State coach Hunter leaving to take over at Tulane

Basketball 03/24/19, 18:27

Less than 48 hours after Georgia State was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament, Ron Hunter decided Sunday to leave the Panthers to become Tulane's coach.Best known for tumbling to the court after his son hit a game-winning shot in the 2015 tournament, Hunter told The Associated Press that he had ...

Centers of attention for Baylor-Cal women in 3rd NCAA game

Sports 03/24/19, 17:15

Baylor's Kalani Brown and California's Kristine Anigwe are so often the center of attention for multiple defenders. There are rarely any one-on-one chances for the standout seniors.That could change Monday night when their teams meet in the second round of the women's NCAA Tournament for the third time in six ...

Cal fires coach Wyking Jones after 2 8-win seasons

Basketball 03/24/19, 16:56

California has fired basketball coach Wyking Jones after winning just eight games in each of his first two seasons.Athletic director Jim Knowlton announced the decision on Sunday, days after reports emerged that Jones had been told he would return to Cal for a third season.Knowlton thanked Jones for his dedication ...

North Carolina returns to Sweet 16, beats Washington 81-59

Sports 03/24/19, 16:37

Luke Maye and Nassir Little each scored 20 points and top-seeded North Carolina breezed into the Sweet 16, beating Washington 81-59 Sunday.The Tar Heels (29-6) never trailed and moved on to face fifth-seeded Auburn on Friday in a Midwest Regional semifinal.Last year, one season removed from its national championship, North ...

Gustafson, Iowa blow past Missouri 68-52

Basketball 03/24/19, 16:12

Megan Gustafson and the surging Hawkeyes are off to the Sweet 16.Iowa might evolve into a true Final Four contender if Gustafson can get the kind of help that she got from her teammates on Sunday.Gustafson scored 24 points with 19 rebounds, Makenzie Meyer added 18 points and second-seeded Iowa ...

Shannon Coffee’s contributions for Stanford go beyond court

Basketball 03/24/19, 15:37

Shannon Coffee wanted to learn sign language in high school back home in Ohio, yet the timing never worked out and she focused first on getting through her Spanish studies as her mom suggested.Coffee found a class right away the moment she arrived at Stanford to play basketball four years ...

South Carolina beats Florida State 72-64 to reach Sweet 16

Sports 03/24/19, 15:16

Mikiah Herbert Harrigan scored 20 points, Alexis Jennings added 16 and fourth-seeded South Carolina beat No. 5 seed Florida 72-64 on Sunday to advance to the women's NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 for the sixth straight season.Te'a Cooper added 13 points and Tyasha Harris had 11 for South Carolina, which won ...

Third-seeded Syracuse goes for a second home sweep

Sports 03/24/19, 14:18

Syracuse lost its last home game during the regular season, a big disappointment for coach Quentin Hillsman and his seniors. But his Orange still finished high enough in the national rankings to land as a host for the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, and those seniors now have ...

Tennessee blows big lead, rallies for 83-77 OT win over Iowa

Sports 03/24/19, 13:56

Tennessee avoided one of the biggest meltdowns in NCAA Tournament history Sunday, letting a 25-point lead slip away before two-time SEC player of the year Grant Williams scored 6 points in overtime for an 83-77 victory over Iowa.The Volunteers (31-5) made it back to the Sweet 16 for the first ...

NC State, Kentucky meet with Sweet 16 spot on the line

Hockey 03/24/19, 13:30

North Carolina State has been nearly perfect in NCAA Tournament games in its hometown.Standing between the Wolfpack and another Sweet 16 appearance is Kentucky and its turnover-forcing press.Third-seeded N.C. State (27-5) faces the sixth-seeded Wildcats (25-7) on Monday night in a second-round matchup with the winner advancing to the semifinals ...

Johnson out as Alabama basketball coach after 4 seasons

Basketball 03/24/19, 12:21

Avery Johnson is out as Alabama's coach after making the NCAA Tournament only once in four seasons.Athletic director Greg Byrne announced Sunday that the Crimson Tide and Johnson "made the decision to mutually part ways."Johnson's buyout under a contract extension reached in August 2017 would be $8 million.He led the ...

NCAA Latest: Tacko-Zion matchup highlights 2nd round games

Sports 03/24/19, 11:08

The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):noonOne of the matchups Sunday for the Sweet 16 features college basketball's tallest player going against its most dynamic star.Duke's Zion Williamson (1) flexes after a basket against North Dakota State in a first-round game in the NCAA ...

Pac-12 and ACC top conferences in opening round

Sports 03/24/19, 01:56

The Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference showed conference supremacy in the opening round of the women's NCAA Tournament.The two power conferences combined to go 13-1 in the first two days. The Pac-12 won all six of its contests, while the ACC went 7-1. The lone loss came in a matchup ...

Where’s Cinderella? Favorites dominating in NCAA 2nd round

Sports 03/24/19, 01:53

Fletcher Magee shot Wofford out of the NCAA Tournament. Murray State's Ja Morant scored 28 points but his team couldn't slow down Florida State.Their exits leave the Sweet 16 searching for a Cinderella.The lowest-seeded team to reach a regional semifinal Saturday was No 5 seed Auburn, which routed Kansas, a ...

TIPPING OFF: Dawkins faces his alma mater as UCF meets Duke

Basketball 03/24/19, 01:52

The point guard for Mike Krzyzewski's first Final Four team now is trying to lead Central Florida to its first Sweet 16 berth.Standing in Johnny Dawkins' way is his former coach and boss.Dawkins, a former Naismith player of the year and assistant coach at Duke, will match up with Krzyzewski ...

Auburn blows past Kansas 89-75 to reach Sweet 16

Sports 03/23/19, 23:14

Bruce Pearl's Auburn rebuilding project took a massive leap.The Tigers are headed to the Sweet 16 for the first time in 16 years.Bryce Brown scored 25 points and hit seven 3-pointers, leading Auburn to an 89-75 takedown of mighty Kanas Saturday night in the Midwest Region.Auburn guard J'Von McCormick (12) ...

Morant’s breakout season ends with blowout by Florida State

Sports 03/23/19, 22:27

Ja Morant, perhaps sensing this would be his last opportunity to score for Murray State, turned on the jets and darted through three defenders for a driving layup.That gave Morant 28 points and Racers fans one final thrill in a season full of them. Moments later, with Florida State way ...

Edwards leads Purdue to rout of reigning champ Villanova

Sports 03/23/19, 21:54

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 their third straight Sweet 16.Eric Paschall had 19 ...

Slammed: Clarke scores 36 in Gonzaga’s 83-71 win over Baylor

Sports 03/23/19, 21:27

Next stop on the Brandon Clarke Dunk 'n Swat Festival: The Sweet 16.The Gonzaga forward had five monster dunks, five blocks, matched a career-high with 36 points and enjoyed the overall kind of night that earns potential NBAers millions, while leading the top-seeded Bulldogs to an 83-71 rejection of Baylor ...

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