Florida State slams Morant and Murray State 90-62 in NCAAs

Sports 03/23/19, 19:30

Ja Morant dazzled for a half, but the star point guard and 12th-seeded Murray State got run out of the NCAA Tournament by Florida State.Mfiondu Kabengele scored 22 points, Terrance Mann added 18 points and the Seminoles slammed the Racers 90-62 Saturday to advance to the West regional semifinal.With Florida ...

Top-seed Baylor women overwhelm NCAA 1st-timer ACU 95-38

Sports 03/23/19, 19:11

Kalani Brown had 17 points and 11 rebounds while playing only 18 minutes and top-seeded Baylor overwhelmed women's NCAA Tournament first-timer Abilene Christian 95-38 in a first-round game Saturday.Brown, a 6-foot-7 senior center, had 10 of her points as Baylor (32-1) scored the game's first 20 points.The perennial Big 12 ...

Alanna Smith leads second-seeded Stanford into second round

Sports 03/23/19, 19:05

Alanna Smith scored the first nine Stanford points of the third quarter on the way to 21, and her second-seeded Cardinal came out shooting from the get go to beat No. 15 seed and Northern California neighbor UC Davis 79-54 on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.Kiana ...

Michigan returning to Sweet 16 after toppling Florida 64-49

Sports 03/23/19, 18:58

Michigan is back in the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year after pulling away for a 64-49 win over Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.Jordan Poole scored 19 points and took charge of the game in the final seven minutes to help the Wolverines ...

Even before big upset, Virginia has history of NCAA flops

Sports 03/23/19, 17:18

Last year Virginia became the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 seed. But the Cavaliers' recent history, even when they make it past the first round of the NCAA Tournament, isn't all that good.Coach Tony Bennett has made the tournament six straight years while averaging six ...

UC Irvine dubs assistant as its own ‘Sister Jean’ in NCAAs

Sports 03/23/19, 17:16

When UC Irvine made the NCAA Tournament, coach Russell Turner believed his team had many of the same ingredients that fueled Loyola of Chicago's surprising run to the Final Four last year.The Anteaters had an experienced team with a gaudy record but was missing only one ingredient: the good luck ...

Anigwe 18 points, 22 rebounds as Cal women beat UNC 92-72

Sports 03/23/19, 17:05

Kristine Anigwe extended her season-long streak of double-doubles with 18 points and 22 rebounds as California rallied from a 12-point deficit in the first half to beat North Carolina 92-72 in the first round of the women's NCAA Tournament on Saturday.Anigwe scored all but two of her points after halftime ...

Zion-Tacko matchup highlights NCAA second round in East

Sports 03/23/19, 17:01

Tacko Fall really hopes the UCF-Duke NCAA Tournament game is not all about the Knights' 7-foot-6 center and the Blue Devils' explosive freshman star Zion Williamson.Sorry, Tacko, it's way too late for that with excitement strong for the East Region's marquee matchup Sunday between college basketball's tallest player vs. its ...

Kentucky shuts down Magee, beats Wofford 62-56 at NCAAs

Sports 03/23/19, 16:38

Kentucky ended Wofford's season in the NCAA Tournament with a stifling defensive effort on Fletcher Magee, carrying the Wildcats to the regional semifinals with a 62-56 victory Saturday.Reid Travis scored 14 points, including two huge free throws with 17.8 seconds left to help seal the victory for second-seeded Kentucky (29-6). ...

Texas Tech-Buffalo gives high-octane guard matchup in NCAAs

Sports 03/23/19, 16:22

If you're all about big-time scoring guards in the NCAA Tournament, look no further than the Texas Tech-Buffalo matchup in the West Region on Sunday.Tech sophomore Jarrett Culver, the Big 12 Player of the Year, averages 18.8 points. Buffalo senior CJ Massinburg, the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year, averages ...

North Carolina tries to avoid repeat of early tourney exit

Sports 03/23/19, 16:04

Top-seeded North Carolina is trying to avoid a repeat of last year's NCAA Tournament, when the Tar Heels couldn't make it out of the opening weekend.They'd much rather it to be like the last time they came into March Madness as a No. 1 seed. That was in 2017, when ...

South Carolina, Florida State renew rivalry in NCAA tourney

Sports 03/23/19, 15:40

South Carolina and Florida State will meet for the third time in the past five seasons in the NCAA Tournament — only this one is a couple of rounds earlier.The Gamecocks defeated the Seminoles in the Elite Eight in 2015 and 2017 in nip-and-tuck games to reach the Final Four, ...

No. 10 Hoosiers face challenge in second-seeded Ducks

Sports 03/23/19, 14:42

The Hoosiers have no intention of going home just yet.With a victory over seventh-seeded Texas in the opening round of NCAA Tournament, No. 10 Indiana is set to face seconded-seeded Oregon on Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena."We didn't come to Oregon just to beat Texas. There's more to do for ...

Waters’ drive beats Maryland 69-67, sends LSU to Sweet 16

Sports 03/23/19, 13:56

Tremont Waters drove by three defenders and scooped in a banking layup with 1.6 seconds remaining to give third-seeded LSU a 69-67 victory over sixth-seeded Maryland in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.Maryland's Eric Ayala got off a final shot from midcourt, but it didn't reach the ...

Green lifts Indiana past Arkansas 63-60 in NIT

Basketball 03/23/19, 13:40

Devonte Green recorded 18 points and 11 rebounds for his second career double-double to lead Indiana to a 63-60 win over Arkansas in the second round of the NIT on Saturday.Green made two free throws with 6.1 seconds left to give Indiana a three-point lead. Jalen Harris launched a long ...

NCAA Latest: Time to see if upstarts can reach Sweet 16

Sports 03/23/19, 11:19

The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):12:10 p.m.Time to see whether the upstarts of the NCAA Tournament can dance their way to the Sweet 16.Murray State's Ja Morant (12) reacts during the first half of a first round men's college basketball game against Marquette ...

TIPPING OFF: Tight games, near upsets mark women’s tourney

Sports 03/23/19, 02:00

It was some opening day for the women's NCAA Tournament.Two games went to overtime — which is one more than the first round last year — while many others came down to the final minute.Missouri edged Drake in OT as did Marquette over Rice. The Golden Eagles rallied from a ...

TIPPING OFF: Wofford, Murray State aim for big March moment

Sports 03/23/19, 01:49

The first teams will earn their spot in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 on Saturday — and the upstarts are right there near the front of the line.There are eight double-digit seeds left in the field of 32 entering the second round, three of those coming from outside the power ...

Massive growth spurt keyed Clarke’s rise at Gonzaga

Sports 03/23/19, 01:43

Summers meant shopping for new clothes and shoes during Brandon Clarke's high school years.Now a 6-foot-8 shot-blocking force for top-seeded Gonzaga, Clarke went through a growth spurt over a four-year period that had his parents blowing through money for new duds and kicks."I always had to get lots of new ...

Odd surprise, lots of top NBA talent left in NCAA Tournament

Basketball 03/23/19, 01:33

It shouldn't come as a surprise that this spring's NBA draft will feature lots of good players from lots of good college teams.Or maybe it should.As the numbers from recent seasons show, the path to the upper reaches of the NBA lottery does not always intersect with the road to ...

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