Culver scores 29, leads Texas Tech over Northern Kentucky

Sports 03/22/19, 15:32

Jarrett Culver had 29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to help No. 3 seed Texas Tech shake off a slow start and beat No. 14 seed Northern Kentucky 72-57 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.Tariq Owens scored 12 points and Davide Moretti had 10 for ...

No. 13 seed UC Irvine upsets Kansas State 70-64

Sports 03/22/19, 15:26

UC Irvine got back-to-back 3-pointers from Evan Leonard to spark the deciding run in a 70-64 upset over Kansas State that marked the Anteaters' first NCAA Tournament victory in school history.The Friday victory was the 17th consecutive for UC Irvine, which lost 57-55 to Louisville in 2015 in their only ...

Update: Cincy leads Iowa despite Cumberland’s slow start

Sports 03/22/19, 12:26

The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):1:10 p.m.Cincinnati has managed to stay ahead in its first-round game against Iowa despite a subpar performance from Jarron Cumberland, the American Athletic's player of the year. Cumberland has only four points and has missed all of his ...

NCAA play resumes with all eyes on Zion Williamson, Duke

Sports 03/22/19, 10:40

The first round of the NCAA Tournament is set to conclude Friday with plenty of star power taking the floor, notably Zion Williams and No. 1 overall seed Duke.The Blue Devils play North Dakota State in the East Region.Virginia tries to avoid losing as a top seed for the second ...

Vandy fires coach Bryce Drew after 9-23 year, winless in SEC

Sports 03/22/19, 09:57

The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce Drew his job.Vanderbilt went 9-23 and was the first team in 65 years to go winless in the Southeastern Conference. Drew had a 40-59 record in three seasons with the Commodores.The announcement Friday by new athletic ...

Manning to return to Wake Forest despite 3rd 20-loss season

Basketball 03/22/19, 08:09

Danny Manning will return for a sixth season at Wake Forest despite his third 20-loss season in five years.Retiring athletic director Ron Wellman announced the decision Friday, 10 days after the Demon Deacons ended an 11-20 season with a loss to Miami in the first round of the Atlantic Coast ...

Zion in action as NCAA Tournament wraps up first round

Sports 03/22/19, 02:08

The spotlight of the NCAA Tournament shifts to Zion Williamson and No. 1 overall seed Duke.Along with the other 31 teams playing in first-round games Friday.But let's be real: After the way the projected top overall pick in the NBA draft played during the ACC Tournament, and the rest of ...

Howard, Westbrook among growing trend of graduate transfers

Sports 03/22/19, 02:04

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.The two veterans, who will both play in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, are part ...

FDU senior fashions a beautiful ending to a terrible game

Sports 03/22/19, 02:02

Nobody should ever say Nadi Beciri's biggest moment came in garbage time.For him, it was a bucket as beautiful as they come.A debilitating back injury at the beginning of the season kept the fifth-year senior for Fairleigh Dickinson on the sideline for 33 games, but he never stopped rehabbing, never ...

5-0 Big Ten start yields rare 2nd-round matchup in NCAAs

Sports 03/22/19, 02:02

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.Sure, Minnesota is the No. 10 seed ...

NCAA women’s tournament set to start with wide open field

Sports 03/22/19, 01:58

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.Yet if the regular season is any indication, this could be a wild three weeks. There were six upsets by double-digit seeds in the opening round last ...

Edwards leads Purdue past ODU 61-48 in 1st round of NCAA

Sports 03/22/19, 00:11

If this is what a slump looks like for Carsen Edwards, Purdue coach Matt Painter can live with it.Edwards scored 26 points and third-seeded Purdue coasted to a 61-48 victory against Old Dominion on Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.The Boilermakers (24-9) will play reigning NCAA ...

Magee sets record, Wofford tops Seton Hall for 1st NCAA win

Sports 03/21/19, 23:12

Fletcher Magee set the Division I career record for 3-pointers, poured in 24 points and led seventh-seeded Wofford to an 84-68 victory over Seton Hall in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night.Magee hit seven treys against the No. 10 seed Pirates to help the Terriers to ...

Bluegrass romp: Kentucky blows out Abilene 79-44 at NCAAs

Sports 03/21/19, 21:43

Kentucky could afford to be down a man against NCAA Tournament newcomer Abilene Christian.Going forward, the Wildcats are surely going to need that guy who was zipping around the arena on a scooter, most of his lower left leg covered by a hard cast.With PJ Washington sidelined by a sprained ...

Defending champ Villanova survives 61-57 over Saint Mary’s

Sports 03/21/19, 21:08

Phil Booth scored 20 points and defending NCAA Tournament champion Villanova held off Saint Mary's in a hard-fought 61-57 victory on Thursday night.Fellow senior Eric Paschell added 14 points for the sixth-seeded Wildcats, who led for almost 33 minutes, but never by more than eight points.Jordan Ford and Malik Fitts ...

No. 10 seed Florida stops Nevada comeback for 70-61 upset

Sports 03/21/19, 20:44

Florida nearly squandered a double-digit lead before finally stopping a Nevada comeback and pulling off a 70-61 upset in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.Kevarrius Hayes scored 16 points, Jalen Hudson added 15 and the 10th-seeded Gators won their tournament opener for the third straight year.Andrew Nembhard, whose last-second ...

Ja Morant’s triple-double leads Murray State over Marquette

Sports 03/21/19, 18:52

Ja Morant recorded 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 on Thursday.Murray State continued a trend of a No. 12 seed winning at least one game in all but three tournaments since 2001 — including ...

Game’s tallest player Tacko Fall and UCF ready for NCAAs

Basketball 03/21/19, 18:49

The tallest man in college basketball is finally on the game's grandest stage — 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall is set for the NCAA Tournament.Fall's ninth-seeded UCF (23-8) open East Region play Friday night against No. 8 seed VCU (25-7)."For me, for us, I would say it means everything," said Fall, who's ...

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

Sports 03/21/19, 18:46

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, broke ...

NCAA tournament teams in San Jose content to slow it down

Sports 03/21/19, 18:28

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 shots ...

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