Sisters play together on University of South Dakota team

Sports 03/23/19, 00:05

A week before Allison Arens' senior day at the University of South Dakota, an assistant coach noted that she is one of the few college athletes who has played four years with a sibling who isn't a twin.The 5-foot-10 guard hadn't thought of her unique opportunity in those terms, but ...

Tall Fall leads ninth-seeded UCF to first NCAA win over VCU

Basketball 03/23/19, 00:04

Tacko Fall was huge factor in bringing UCF its first-ever NCAA Tournament victory. Now, the Knights will see how college basketball's tallest player at 7-foot-6 can perform against overall top seed Duke.Fall had 13 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks as ninth-seeded UCF defeated No. 8 seed VCU 73-58 on ...

Ohio St. upsets Iowa State 62-59 behind as Wesson scores 21

Sports 03/22/19, 23:23

Ohio State went from barely making the NCAA Tournament to a spot in the second round with a 62-59 upset of sixth-seeded Iowa State in the Midwest Region on Friday night.Kaleb Wesson had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the 11th-seeded Buckeyes (20-14).Keyshawn Woods added 19 points for Ohio ...

Top-seeded UNC overcomes slow 1st half to beat Iona in NCAAs

Sports 03/22/19, 22:56

North Carolina completed a perfect first round for top seeds in this NCAA Tournament, but not before Iona became the latest No. 16 seed to show these matchups are no sure thing.Cameron Johnson scored 21 points, and North Carolina quickly erased a five-point halftime deficit to hot-shooting Iona, going on ...

Miami scrambles late, survives to beat FGCU 69-62

Sports 03/22/19, 22:26

Beatrice Mompremier scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and fourth-seeded Miami needed an 11-0 run in the fourth quarter to come from briefly being behind and beat 13th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast 69-62 in a first-round Portland Region game Friday night.Endia Banks scored 14 and Mykea Gray added 10 for ...

Liberty upsets Mississippi St 80-76 for 1st NCAA tourney win

Sports 03/22/19, 22:22

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-ahead 3-pointer ...

Duke’s Zion Show has successful NCAA Tournament debut

Sports 03/22/19, 20:43

Zion Williamson had an explosive NCAA Tournament debut with 25 points and a can't-miss second-half showcase to lead top-seeded Duke to an 85-62 win over North Dakota State on Friday night.RJ Barrett led Duke with 26 points and 14 rebounds and combined with Williamson for a prolific showing for the ...

Penn has 24 and Indiana surprises Texas 69-65

Sports 03/22/19, 20:21

Jaelynn Penn had 24 points and Bendu Yeaney added 17 to help 10th-seeded Indiana surprise No. 7 Texas 69-65 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.Brenna Wise and Ali Patberg contributed another 10 points apiece for the Hoosiers (21-12), who were making their first appearance in the ...

Ekmark leads Arizona State past UCF, 60-45

Sports 03/22/19, 20:04

Courtney Ekmark scored 15 of her game-high 20 points in the second half, and fifth-seeded Arizona State beat 12th-seeded UCF 60-45 on Friday night in a Portland Region first-round game.Ekmark opened the game with a 3-pointer, then opened the second half with a pair of 3s. Those two quickly turned ...

Healthy Killian Tillie makes Gonzaga tough to defend

Basketball 03/22/19, 18:48

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie returned from a foot injury in January, only to injure it again.The Zags were a bit more aggressive with Tillie's rehab the second time around and it seems to have paid off.Playing fast and free, Tillie was superb in top-seeded Gonzaga's blowout win over Fairleigh Dickinson ...

Florida State grieving after death of Phil Cofer’s father

Sports 03/22/19, 18:29

Florida State will play its second-round NCAA Tournament game with a heavy heart on Saturday after the death of forward Phil Cofer's father.Mike Cofer, a former Detroit Lions linebacker, died Thursday after a long illness. He was 58. Phil Cofer received a phone call with the devastating news moments after ...

Quite a contrast: Kentucky vs Wofford at NCAA Tournament

Basketball 03/22/19, 18:12

They are the bluebloods of the Bluegrass, a storied program loaded with future NBA players, who come to Kentucky with the very reasonable expectation of contending for a national championship during their brief tenure.Then there's Wofford.Where is that exactly?Kentucky head coach John Calipari speaks during a news conference at the ...

Looking dangerous, No. 6 seed Buffalo breezes past ASU

Sports 03/22/19, 18:08

Looking like a No. 6 seed no one wants to play, high-scoring Buffalo breezed into the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.Jeremy Harris and Nick Perkins each had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Buffalo was hardly bothered by 11th-seeded Arizona State in a 91-74 ...

Oregon extends March run with 72-54 win over Wisconsin

Sports 03/22/19, 17:53

Payton Pritchard scored 19 points, Kenny Wooten protected the rim with four blocks and 12th-seeded Oregon extended its surprising March run by beating No. 5 seed Wisconsin 72-54 Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.The Ducks (24-12) won four games in four days to win the Pac-12 tournament ...

Making Morant: Shooting Js, pumping iron, studying film

Sports 03/22/19, 17:51

Murray State coaches knew they had something special with Ja Morant as a freshman. The athleticism, ball handling and court vision were exceptionally rare.Last offseason, Morant and Murray State went to work maximizing those prodigious physical talents and refining his game.In a one-and-done world of college basketball, the biggest stars ...

Carter scores 27 in return as A&M downs Wright St. 84-61

Sports 03/22/19, 17:48

Chennedy Carter scored 27 points in her return from injury, with 14 coming in Texas A&M's huge first quarter, to help the No. 4 Aggies cruise to an 84-61 win over No. 13 Wright State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.Texas A&M, which is in the ...

Gillespie, Florida State hold off 12th seed Bucknell 70-67

Sports 03/22/19, 17:21

Kiah Gillespie had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and fifth-seeded Florida State held on to beat No. 12 Bucknell 70-67 in the opening round of the women's NCAA Tournament on Friday.Nicki Ekhomu, Nausia Woolfork and Valencia Myers each had 15 points for the Seminoles (24-8), who advanced to play fourth-seeded ...

Column: Izzo’s One Shining Moment was downright embarrassing

Sports 03/22/19, 16:22

If this was Tom Izzo's One Shining Moment, it was downright embarrassing.Of course, the Michigan State coach felt no shame.Like so many of his brethren, he considers it well within his coaching rights to berate a young man in front of the whole world.Michigan State coach Tom Izzo speaks during ...

No. 1 Virginia avoids 2nd straight huge NCAA tourney upset

Sports 03/22/19, 16:16

No. 1 seed Virginia this year avoided the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history.The Cavaliers rallied from 14 points down Friday to beat No. 16 seed Gardner-Webb 71-56 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.Virginia was the top overall seed last year but lost 74-54 to 16th seeded UMBC. ...

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