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Auburn's Chuma Okeke (5) grabs a rebound from Kansas forward David McCormack (33) as Auburn's Austin Wiley (50) watches during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 24, 2019 - 12:00 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bruce Pearl and Auburn made another unexpected leap in its rebuilding process Saturday night, putting on a dazzling offensive display to take down a college basketball blue blood. A year after an unexpected SEC title and one NCAA Tournament game victory, the Tigers are headed...
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Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler, right, is fouled by Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre' Bembry (95) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
March 23, 2019 - 10:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young wants to be known as a player his Atlanta teammates can look to when the game is on the line. The rookie made the most of his chance to be that go-to player. Young scored 32 points, including a last-second, go-ahead floater, to give the Hawks a 129-127 win over...
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Murray State's Ja Morant, left is consoled by teammate Murray State's Shaq Buchanan, right, during the second half of a second round men's college basketball game against Florida State in the NCAA tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 23, 2019 - 10:27 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — 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...
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Purdue's Carsen Edwards (3) drives and is fouled by Villanova's Phil Booth (5) during the first half of a second round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
March 23, 2019 - 9:53 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — 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...
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Wofford's Fletcher Magee, left, passes the ball around Kentucky's Tyler Herro (14) during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
March 23, 2019 - 9:50 pm
The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 5:15 p.m. Second-seeded Kentucky clamped down on Fletcher Magee and beat Wofford 62-56 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. It was Wofford's first loss in 22 games. Reid Travis had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the...
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LSU players celebrate after defeating Maryland 69-67 in a second-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
March 23, 2019 - 9:12 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It's probably the same play suspended LSU coach Will Wade would have called. After all, it worked several times during the regular season. And now it has the Tigers in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2006. Tremont Waters drove by three defenders and scooped in a...
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Michigan guard Jordan Poole (2) celebrates with teammates at the end of a second round men's college basketball game against Florida in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. Michigan won 64-49. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 23, 2019 - 7:36 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — 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...
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March 23, 2019 - 9:29 am
The NCAA and major college conferences will appeal a judge's ruling that the governing body violates antitrust laws by limiting education-related benefits to athletes. In a statement released early Saturday, NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy said the district court "erred by giving itself...
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Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell gestures toward the crowd after hitting a three-point shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Friday, March 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Nets won 111-106. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 23, 2019 - 1:24 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — D'Angelo Russell took no public pleasure in playing a pretty big role in officially eliminating the Los Angeles Lakers from playoff contention for yet another season. Russell is much more excited about the increasing likelihood that he's about to make his postseason debut with...
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Duke forward Zion Williamson (1) goes up for a dunk against North Dakota State forward Rocky Kreuser (34) during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
March 22, 2019 - 11:33 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — 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...
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