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The Latest: Kansas-Purdue matches player of year candidates

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Las Vegas casinos are favoring North Carolina as the NCAA Tournament resets to a 16-team field. More>>

Ducks end Michigan's run with 69-68 victory, head to Elite 8

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Tyler Dorsey scored 20 points and made the go-ahead layup with 1:08 left, and third-seeded Oregon ended No. 7 Michigan's dramatic postseason run with a 69-68 victory in a Midwest Regional semifinal. More>>

NCAA dismisses Louisville's response in sex scandal case

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The NCAA is standing by its allegations against Louisville's men's basketball program and Rick Pitino, saying the coach failed to notice "red flags" in a former staffer's activities that led to violations following a sex scandal. More>>

Memphis' not-so-favorite son Calipari returns for Sweet 16

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John Calipari knows people in Memphis remain upset with how he abandoned the Tigers to take the Kentucky job. More>>

Georgetown fires John Thompson III after another losing year

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Georgetown has fired men's basketball coach John Thompson III after two consecutive losing seasons at the program his father led to a national championship. More>>

NCAA set to pick title sites, could leave North Carolina out

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The NCAA will start deciding on locations for its upcoming championships next week and has indicated it will leave North Carolina out of that process if the state hasn't changed a law that limits LGBT rights by that time. More>>

Not what was expected in East Regional semifinals

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The folks at Madison Square Garden were drooling at the thought of a Duke-Villanova regional final. More>>

Washington's high-scoring Plum leaves opponents befuddled

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Washington guard Kelsey Plum has always stayed a step ahead of the competition. More>>

Tipping Off: Michigan talked Super Bowl on way to Sweet 16

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When Michigan was slumping earlier in the season, the coach started thinking Super Bowl, not Final Four. More>>

Miller and Mack still close after time together at Xavier

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Arizona coach Sean Miller and Xavier coach Chris Mack take strong connection in Sweet 16 showdown. More>>

Westbrook posts 35th triple-double; Thunder roll past 76ers

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Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Manafort secretly worked for Russian billionaire to advance interests of Putin, AP learns; GOP leaders boost pressure as health bill crunch time nears; Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch unscathed facing last day of hearings. More>>

Robin Lopez, Serge Ibaka get 1-game suspensions for fighting

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Chicago's Robin Lopez and Toronto's Serge Ibaka have both been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for fighting. More>>

Kansas, Purdue plan to make for a stylish Sweet 16 matchup

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Kansas brings speed and shooting to its Midwest Regional semifinal against Purdue, while the Boilermakers plan to counter with size and strength. More>>

Xavier looks for another upset against Arizona

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No. 11 seed Xavier meets one of the hottest teams in the bracket, facing No. 3 seed Arizona in West Region semifinals. More>>

Sweet 16 guide: Top NCAA matchups, players and story lines

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The NCAA Tournament's first weekend closed with a flourish, a Sunday full of scintillating games after three days of good-not-always-great basketball. More>>

Duke's Jayson Tatum declares for NBA draft after 1 season

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Jayson Tatum is leaving Duke after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft. More>>

Preliminary approval given to $208.7 million NCAA settlement

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About 40,000 college football and basketball players won't have submit a claim form to receive a portion of the $208.7 million the NCAA will pay to settle a federal class-action lawsuit. More>>

South Carolina's Thornwell gets time to shine in tournament

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Sindarius Thornwell has been the foundation of the South Carolina men's basketball program and is now getting his moment to shine on the national stage in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Correction: Oil Pipeline story

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Environmental activists who tried to disrupt some oil pipeline operations in four states last year to protest the Dakota Access pipeline say they aren't responsible for any recent attacks on that pipeline. More>>

SEC Rises: Football league has 3 teams vying for Elite Eight

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Long considered a football power, the Southeastern Conference is showing some basketball promise. More>>

Warriors get 28th road win with 112-87 win over Mavs

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Klay Thompson had 23 points with five 3-pointers and the Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 112-87 on Tuesday night. More>>

Jerry Krause, Bulls' GM during 1990s dynasty, dies at 77

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Former Chicago Bulls executive Jerry Krause has died at the age of 77. More>>

Altered Facebook news headline jolts Virginia governor race

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An altered Facebook headline on a newspaper story involving a statue of Robert E. Lee has blown up into a major sore point in the Virginia GOP primary for governor. More>>

The Latest: Gorsuch says Trump disappointed he lost Colorado Video included

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Some liberal interest groups and advocates are calling on the Senate to put off confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee while the FBI is investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia. More>>

APNewsBreak: 124 Illinois prison nurses get layoff notices

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More than 100 nurses at Illinois prisons have received layoff notices telling them their jobs are being privatized. More>>

Jayhawks fans divided over on-court success, off-court woes

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Legal problems that have followed Kansas all season have caused a divide among fans during the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Vegas casino owner eyes $1M March Madness win from rival

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A bet between two Las Vegas casino owners will cost one of them $1 million if Michigan wins the NCAA mens' basketball tournament. More>>

Republicans shift NY Medicaid tab; Dems call 'Buffalo Bribe'

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In a push to secure votes for their health-care overhaul, House Republican leaders are seeking to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate counties to New York State _ a move Democrats quickly labeled the "Buffalo Bribe.". More>>

Accelerated executions: Arkansas plans 8 over 10-day period

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After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day period. More>>

AP Interview: McConnell rejects Trump's foreign aid cuts Video included

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AP Interview: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Republicans of political consequences if they oppose health care legislation facing a vote in the House. More>>

Arkansas ends Robert E. Lee-Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

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Arkansas' governor has signed legislation ending the state's practice of commemorating civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day as Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. More>>

Notre Dame loses top scorer Brianna Turner to knee injury

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Notre Dame junior forward Brianna Turner will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, a major blow to the NCAA Tournament hopes of the top-seeded Fighting Irish. More>>

Oregon and Quinnipiac crash women's Sweet 16 field

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Oregon and Quinnipiac are crashing the women's Sweet 16. More>>

'If you can play, play': Chris Bosh speaks on rest debate

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Chris Bosh speaks to The Associated Press about the rest-or-play debate and how he's coping while not playing this season. More>>

Three No. 1 seeds, endless optimism among Sweet 16 teams

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The 16-team field left in the NCAA Tournament features three No. 1 seeds and endless optimism. More>>

Harden hits layup with 2.4 seconds left to lift Rockets

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James Harden drove the length of the floor for a layup with 2.4 seconds left to lift the Houston Rockets over the Denver Nuggets 125-124. More>>

Curry shoves, Thompson shoots and Warriors roll Thunder

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Klay Thompson scored 34 points to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-95 in a heated matchup filled with trash talking, physical play and technical fouls. More>>

Long shots: Quinnipiac beats Miami 85-78 for Sweet 16 berth

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Morgan Manz scored 22 points and made six 3-pointers, Aryn McClure added 15 and 12th-seeded Quinnipiac is headed to the Sweet 16, stunning fourth-seeded Miami 85-78 in a second-round NCAA Tournament game. More>>

Silver tells NBA team owners to take note of rest issue

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has sent a memo to the league's board of governors, calling the way teams are choosing to rest starters in some games "an extremely significant issue for our league.". More>>

Back from injury, Thomas scores 25 as Celtics top Wizards

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Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Boston Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards in another testy matchup between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. More>>

Nurse hits 9 3-pointers to lead UConn over Syracuse 94-64

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Kia Nurse scored 29 points and tied an NCAA Tournament record with nine 3-pointers to lead UConn to a 94-64 win over Syracuse in a second-round rematch of last year's national championship game. More>>

Warriors' Stephen Curry involved in skirmish with Thunder

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Stephen Curry exchanged shoves with Oklahoma City's Semaj Christon just before halftime Monday night, and both were issued technical fouls. More>>

Shaq latest in the NBA community to join flat-Earth belief

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Count Shaquille O'Neal among the roster of NBA personalities who believe the Earth is flat. More>>

Key injuries could derail South Carolina, Notre Dame women

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South Carolina and Notre Dame both survived upset bids in the second round of the women's NCAA Tournament. More>>

It's been a season of coaching stability, rare for the NBA

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Not a single coach has been let go since this season started, and that's a true rarity for the NBA. More>>

Tipping Off: On to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament

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It's on to the weekend that many consider the defining mark of a season. More>>

NCAA Tournament picks up steam just before Sweet 16

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In need of a jolt after three so-so days, the NCAA Tournament got it with a scintillating Sunday of high-level basketball. More>>

Kyrie gets 46, but Cavaliers barely beat Lakers, 125-120

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Kyrie Irving scored 46 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers had to rally from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to edge the last-place Los Angeles Lakers, 125-120. More>>

Confederate flag flies next to NCAA arena in South Carolina

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Protesters fly Confederate flag from parking garage next to NCAA arena in South Carolina. More>>

Thornwell leads South Carolina to 88-81 NCAA upset of Duke

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Sindarius Thornwell had 22 points and seventh-seeded South Carolina upset No. 2 seed Duke 88-81 to reach the Sweet 16 in the East Regional. More>>

Big Ten rides NCAA Tournament surge with 3 teams in Sweet 16

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Big Ten basketball is enjoying a surge in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

The Latest: Sweet 16 set after 2 more major upsets

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The Latest: After Florida beat Virginia, two more SEC-ACC showdowns Sunday. More>>

Lillard's 49 points lift Blazers over Heat, 115-104

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Damian Lillard scored 49 points and made nine 3-pointers, and Portland beat Miami 115-104. More>>

Kentucky's kids rally for 65-62 win over Wichita State

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Bam Adebayo had a double-double and swatted away the final shot on Sunday as Kentucky sent Wichita State to yet another second-round heartbreak, 65-62 in the South region. More>>

Wagner's big game sends Michigan past Louisville in NCAAs

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Moe Wagner scored a career-high 26 points and spurred a furious second-half rally to send Michigan past second-seeded Louisville 73-69 on Sunday and into the Sweet 16. More>>

Washington tabs Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins as new coach

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Washington hires longtime Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins as basketball coach. More>>

4 finalists named for Naismith Trophy as top college player

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Villanova's Josh Hart, Kansas' Frank Mason III, Purdue's Caleb Swanigan and UCLA's Lonzo Ball are the finalists for the Naismith Trophy. More>>

Jayhawks-Spartans among NCAA games to complete second round

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The rest of the Sweet 16 field will be filled out in NCAA Tournament second-round games. More>>

Big win, huge comeback mark 2nd day of women's NCAA tourney

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It was a thrilling first day of the women's NCAA Tournament and there weren't any major upsets. More>>

TIPPING OFF: Learning from how players see big-time games

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The NCAA Tournament finalizes its Sweet 16 on Sunday with No. 2 seed Duke facing South Carolina in what amounts to a road game. More>>

No Repeat: Villanova fails down stretch while carrying crown

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The NCAA champions are going home empty handed. More>>

Texas A&M rallies from 21 down to stun Penn

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Khaalia Hillsman scored 27 points and Texas A&M overcame a 21-point deficit in the fourth quarter to stun Penn 63-61 for the biggest comeback in women's NCAA Tournament history. More>>

Harden has 40 in triple-double, Rockets top Nuggets 109-105

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James Harden scored 40 points and finished with a triple-double as the Houston Rockets snapped the Denver Nuggets' four-game winning streak with a 109-105 victory. More>>

While the Big 3 get rest, Clippers rout Cavaliers 108-78

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Blake Griffin scored 23 points and the Los Angeles Clippers capitalized on the Cavaliers' decision to rest their top three players with an easy 108-78 victory. More>>

The Latest: After quiet start, March Madness gets big upset

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NCAA President Mark Emmert has arrived at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo to attend the second round of the NCAA tournament. More>>

Missed call, untimely T ends Wildcats rally; Zags win 79-73

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Gonzaga fought off a wild Northwestern comeback for a 79-73 victory with help from an untimely technical foul on Wildcats coach Chris Collins. More>>

INSTANT ANALYSIS: How Nova's early loss alters the bracket

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Instant analysis: Top-seeded Villanova's loss to Wisconsin could send shockwaves across the March Madness field. More>>

Baylor women open with most-lopsided NCAA Tournament win

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Kalani Brown scored 21 points and top-seeded Baylor overwhelmed much smaller Texas Southern 119-30, making it the most lopsided women's NCAA Tournament game ever Saturday night. More>>

Cavaliers rest LeBron, Love, Kyrie vs Clippers

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are resting LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving against the Los Angeles Clippers. More>>

Wolverines preparing for full array of Louisville defenses

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Rick Pitino encouraged John Beilein not to waste much practice time Saturday trying to solve Louisville's pressure defense. More>>

Topple-seed: Villanova stunned 65-62 by Wisconsin in NCAA

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Top-seeded Villanova was bounced from the NCAA Tournament on Saturday by eighth-seeded Wisconsin 65-62 in the East region. More>>

Westbrook leads Thunder past Kings without triple-double

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Russell Westbrook had 28 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder roll past the Sacramento Kings 110-94. More>>

Alfords winding down successful run together at UCLA

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Steve Alford and son Bryce are thankful for time together at UCLA and hoping to make it last a little longer. More>>

Illinois hires Oklahoma State's Underwood as new coach

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Illinois has hired Oklahoma State's Brad Underwood as its new coach. More>>

Quinnipiac upsets Marquette in NCAA opener 68-65

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Jennifer Fay scored 20 points and 12th-seeded Quinnipiac held on in a frantic final minute to upset fifth-seeded Marquette 68-65 in a first-round game at the NCAA Tournament. More>>

UConn routs Albany 116-55 to win 108th straight game

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Napheesa Collier and Kia Nurse each scored 24 points as UConn routed Albany 116-55 for the program's 108th straight win and 25th straight in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Mountaineers clinch Sweet 16 berth with win over Notre Dame

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Jevon Carter scored 24 points, and West Virginia is headed to the Sweet 16 for the third time since 2010 following a 83-71 win over Notre Dame. More>>

Maryland women host Big 12 champs West Virginia in NCAAs

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After making a premature exit in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last year, Maryland is looking to take advantage of playing at home in a matchup with West Virginia. More>>

8 spots in Sweet 16 are on line Saturday in NCAA round of 32

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The NCAA Tournament is moving into the round of 32, with eight of the 16 spots in regional semifinals to be filled. More>>

Report: Alleged Yahoo hacker worked at Prokhorov bank

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Report: Alleged Yahoo hacker worked at investment bank owned by billionaire Prokhorov. More>>

TIPPING OFF: Look for comedic parents in crowd on Saturday

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Look out for plenty of parent shots during two NCAA Tournament games on Saturday. More>>

Bucks hold off Lakers 107-103 after 3 ejections for shoves

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Khris Middleton scored 14 of his season-high 30 points in the fourth quarter, Greg Monroe added 12 points before his ejection and the Milwaukee Bucks kept up their furious playoff push, 107-103 over the Los Angeles Lakers. More>>

Fouling flubs mark first 2 days of NCAA Tournament

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Coaches across the country can use the first two days of the NCAA Tournament as examples when they're teaching the importance of knowing when and how to foul in late-game situations. More>>

The Latest: AP poll voters not too shabby

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So you're pretty pleased with your brackets after nailing all your picks during Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Cincinnati beats Kansas State 75-61 in South Region

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Troy Caupain scored 23 points, Kyle Washington added 16 and defensive-minded Cincinnati shot it way past Kansas State 75-61 in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Crowder helps lift Celtics past Knicks 98-95

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Jae Crowder scored nine of his 24 points late in the fourth quarter, Avery Bradley had 16 overall, and the Boston Celtics edged the Brooklyn Nets 98-95. More>>

NC State hires Keatts away from UNC Wilmington as new coach

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A person with knowledge of the decision says that North Carolina State has reached agreement with Kevin Keatts from UNC Wilmington to take over as head coach. More>>

Arkansas holds off Seton Hall 77-71 in NCAA South Region

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Jaylen Barford hit the go-ahead layup with 57.8 seconds left to help Arkansas hold off Seton Hall 77-71 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament's South Region. More>>

Jackson gets rolling as Tar Heels top Tigers 103-64 in NCAAs

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Justin Jackson broke out of a shooting slump with 21 points to help top-seeded North Carolina roll past Texas Southern 103-64 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament's South Region. More>>

Zags won't put head in sand about possible conference shift

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Preparing for Saturday's second-round game against Northwestern, Gonzaga coach Mark Few says "we don't have our head in the sand" when it comes to the conference realignment that has shaken up college hoops over the past decade. More>>

After loss of star Boucher, Oregon shows it has NCAA depth

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With star big man Chris Boucher cheering in a bulky knee brace from the sidelines, Tyler Dorsey scored 24 points, and No. 3 seed Oregon beat 14th-seeded Iona 93-77 in an opener of the NCAA Tournament's Midwest Regional. More>>

Bracketbusters, who you gonna call in Orlando? Bill Murray

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Actor/comedian Bill Murray the sports fan is on a roll. More>>

Southern Cal hits late 3, upsets 6th-seeded SMU in NCAAs

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SMU's Shake Milton missed a floater at the buzzer, and USC held on for a 66-65 win over the Mustangs. More>>

Louisville rolls past Jacksonville St in return to tourney

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Mangok Mathiang scored 18 points and Deng Adel added 16 Friday to help second-seeded Louisville pull away from Jacksonville State 78-63 in the first round of the Midwest Regional. More>>

Red alert: Wisconsin a harsh second-round test for Villanova

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Villanova is facing one of the NCAA's giants and giant killers when it takes on Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA East region. More>>

Michigan delivers 3-point punch to knock out Oklahoma St.

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Derrick Walton Jr. scored 26 points and Michigan made 16 3-pointers Friday to hold off Oklahoma State 92-91 in the first round of the Midwest Regional. More>>

Day 2 of NCAA Tournament opens with red-hot Michigan

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Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament won't have much work to do if it wants to top a decidedly staid Day 1. More>>

UCLA's Steve Alford focused on team, not Indiana job opening

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UCLA coach Steve Alford says he's focused on the NCAA Tournament, not the job opening at Indiana. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: US worries about Russian infiltration have long history; GOP pulling in different directions on 'Obamacare' fix; two hoops underdogs advance in NCAA Tournament. More>>

A down year for No. 12 seeds in NCAA Tournament openers

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The 12 seeds had a down year in the NCAA Tournament opening round. More>>

A look at Friday's opening round of the NCAA Tournament

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A look at some interesting things in Friday's opening round of the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Bound to happen: 1 vs 16 matchup inches closer to an upset

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It's going to happen. One year, a No. 1 seed is going to lose to a No. 16. More>>

Women's NCAA Tournament tips off

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The women's NCAA Tournament gets underway Friday with half of the field playing. More>>

Thompson scores 21 in 1st, Warriors roll past Magic 122-92

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Klay Thompson scored 21 of his 29 points in the first quarter and the Golden State Warriors cruised past the Orlando Magic 122-92. More>>

The Latest: Arizona takes 1st step, beats North Dakota

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The Latest: What's ahead in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

11-seed Xavier upends 6-seed Maryland 76-65 in NCAA tourney

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Trevon Bluiett scored 21 points and Sean O'Mara had 18 to help No. 11 seed Xavier upset sixth-seeded Maryland 76-65 during the first round of the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Another triple-double for Westbrook as Thunder top Raptors

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Russell Westbrook had 24 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds for his 34th triple-double of the season as the Oklahoma City Thunder registered their fourth consecutive win with a 123-102 victory over the Toronto Raptors. More>>

Love returns in win over Jazz, but 2 more Cavs injured

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LeBron James scored 33 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Utah Jazz 91-83. More>>

Indiana fires Tom Crean after 9 seasons

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Indiana coach Tom Crean has been fired after nine seasons. More>>

With 2 gift FTs, Northwestern prevails 68-66 over Vandy

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Northwestern got its first-ever NCAA Tournament victory, 68-66 over Vanderbilt. More>>

Affidavit: Josh Jackson threatened to 'beat' women's player

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A court affidavit says Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson threatened to "beat" women's basketball player McKenzie Calvert during a confrontation at a Lawrence bar. More>>

A look at what could happen in the women's NCAA Tournament

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A breakdown of all 63 games in the women's NCAA Tournament. More>>

Mathews helps Zags slowly pull away for 66-46 win over SD St

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Jordan Mathews scored 16 points to help Gonzaga slowly pull away from South Dakota State for a 66-46 victory and avoid the first 1 vs. 16 upset in the history of the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Butler does it, topping Winthrop 76-64 behind Avery Woodson

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Avery Woodson hits 6 3-pointers, sending Butler past Winthrop 76-64 in NCAA opener. More>>

Notre Dame hangs on to beat Princeton 60-58

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Bonzie Colson scored 18 points and Notre Dame survived a first-round NCAA Tournament scare by pulling out a 60-58 win over Princeton. More>>

Perrantes, Shayok carry Virginia to 76-71 win against UNCW

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London Perrantes scored 24 points, Marial Shayok added a career-high 23 off the bench and No. 5 seed Virginia rallied from 15 points down to beat 13th-seeded UNC Wilmington 76-71 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. More>>

Bulls' Dwyane Wade out for rest of season with elbow injury

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Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade will miss the rest of the season with a fractured right elbow. More>>

Notre Dame hangs on to beat Princeton 60-58

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Bonzie Colson scored 18 points and Notre Dame survived a first-round NCAA Tournament scare by pulling out a 60-58 win over Princeton. More>>

Wounded basketball player: Belgium must help attack victims

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A former basketball player who was badly wounded in the suicide bomb attack on Brussels airport a year ago is urging the Belgian government to live up to its pledge to help the victims. More>>

Warriors look to gain momentum again, chase West's top seed

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Sure, it's a little strange for Steve Kerr to be talking about his Golden State Warriors regaining momentum. More>>

Amid Heat turnaround, Spoelstra drawing Daly comparisons

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Ron Rothstein has worked for both Erik Spoelstra and Chuck Daly, and he sees parallels between the Heat coach and the Hall of Famer. More>>

A look at Thursday's opening day of the NCAA Tournament

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A look at some interesting things in Thursday's opening round the NCAA Tournament:. More>>

Lillard's 36 spoil Aldridge's return as Blazers top Spurs

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Damian Lillard had 36 points and the Portland Trail Blazers upended the San Antonio Spurs 110-106 on Wednesday night, spoiling LaMarcus Aldridge's return from a health scare. More>>

Grizzlies top Bulls 98-91, Wade sprains elbow

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Mike Conley and Marc Gasol each scored 27 points to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 98-91 win against the Chicago Bulls. More>>

A look at the best to come in the NCAA Tournament

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This year's NCAA Tournament has a chance to be just as good as 2016, when Kris Jenkins capped March Madness the most dramatic way possible with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win Villanova a title. More>>

Midwest Region kicks off with lots of quality shooting

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No. 4 seed Purdue faces Vermont and No. 5 Iowa State takes on Nevada on the first day for the Midwest region in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Washington fires coach Lorenzo Romar after 15 seasons

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Washington has fired coach Lorenzo Romar after 15 seasons at his alma mater. More>>

California measure seeks panel to protect college athletes

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A California lawmaker is proposing that the state create a commission to protect the health and safety of collegiate athletes. More>>

Spurs' Aldridge cleared to return after heart issue

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Spurs star LaMarcus Aldridge was cleared to return to full basketball activities and will start Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers with no restrictions, the team announced. More>>

Huggins enjoying West Virginia's return to Buffalo

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West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has fond memories last time Mountaineers opened the NCAA Tournament in Buffalo. More>>

Cal's Cuonzo Martin resigns to take job at Missouri

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California coach Cuonzo Martin has stepped down amid speculation he is headed to Missouri. More>>

Top 'Cats: Villanova begins title defense as biggest target

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The overall top seed in this year's NCAA Tournament, Villanova begins defense of its title on Thursday against 16th-seeded Mount St. Mary's. More>>

Obama picks North Carolina men, UConn women in NCAA tourney

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Former President Barack Obama is picking North Carolina to win the men's NCAA Tournament and UConn to win the women's tournament. More>>

Learning experience: Northwestern, Vandy in NCAA Brain Bowl

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Northwestern and Vanderbilt show that, yes, it is possible to mix brains and basketball. More>>

Spurs: Aldridge cleared to return after heart issue

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The San Antonio Spurs say star forward LaMarcus Aldridge has been cleared to return to the court after the latest occurrence of heart arrhythmia. More>>

ETSU's NCAA berth caps Steve Forbes' coaching comeback

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East Tennessee State coach Steve Forbes has team of junior college transfers in NCAA Tournament, six years after he was fired as an assistant at Tennessee. More>>

Working as TV analyst, Derek Fisher eyes next coaching shot

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Derek Fisher is back in NBA arenas at the TV table but really wants to be back in the coaching box. More>>

Mount St. Mary's beats New Orleans 67-66 to open First Four

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Diminutive point guard Junior Robinson scored 23 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 1:27 to play, and Mount St. Mary's held on for a 67-66 victory over New Orleans on Tuesday night in the opening game of the First Four. More>>

Free steaks for 15K students if N. Kentucky tops Kentucky

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A Cincinnati-area restaurateur says he'll buy steak dinners for Northern Kentucky University's 15,000 students if the men's basketball team wins its first-ever NCAA Tournament game by beating sixth-ranked Kentucky. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Trump earned $153 million and paid $36.5 million in taxes in 2005; Netherlands voting in election seen as barometer of populism; Trump travel ban faces key test in multiple courtrooms. More>>

Warriors hold off Sixers 106-104 to snap three-game skid

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Stephen Curry scored 29 points on his 29th birthday, Klay Thompson added 28 and the Golden State Warriors used a frenetic fourth-quarter rally to snap a three-game skid and beat the Philadelphia 76ers 106-104. More>>

Balanced K-State beats Wake Forest 95-88 in First Four

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Kamau Stokes scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half of a wide-open game on Tuesday night, and Kansas State's balance was the difference as the Wildcats pulled away to a 95-88 victory over Wake Forest in the First Four. More>>

James has triple-double, Cavs beat Pistons 128-96

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LeBron James got his 52nd career triple-double, Kyrie Irving scored 26 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers used a blazing start to overpower the Detroit Pistons 128-96. More>>

Winter storm in Northeast causes NHL, NIT postponements

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The winter storm wreaking havoc in the Northeast has forced postponement of a National Hockey League game and the cancellations of most flights in and out Buffalo before the start of the NCAA Tournament. More>>

'A real kick in the rear': Northeast hit by late-season snow Video included

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A powerful nor'easter is beginning to lash the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast prompting flight cancellations, school closures and warnings from city and state officials to stay off the roads. More>>

Things to Know: 'Bathroom bill' poised to clear Texas Senate

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A North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" in Texas won preliminary approval Tuesday in the state Senate over the objections of big businesses including Amazon and American Airlines, celebrities such as Lady Gaga and warnings from the NFL and NBA. More>>

Pick a winner? Las Vegas casinos can't agree on NCAA fave

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Pick a winner? Las Vegas casinos can't agree on NCAA fave. More>>

Correction: T25-College Bkb Poll story

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Villanova, the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, is No. 1 in the final Associated Press poll of the season. More>>

The Latest: Trains returning; cold threatens cherry blossoms

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Rain, sleet and snow are sweeping across New Jersey as a late-winter storm slows the morning commute. More>>

There is low-ceiling for mid majors in women's tournament

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With little chance to host in women's NCAA Tournament, the road is tough for mid-major teams to advance past the first two rounds. More>>

Villanova could become 1st repeat champs in 10 years

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Villanova is trying to beat the odds and become the first back-to-back NCAA national champions in 10 years. More>>

Fourth-ranked Maryland irked over No. 3 seed in NCAAs

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Ranked No. 4 in the country after going 30-2 and being crowned Big Ten champions for a third consecutive year, Maryland was stunned and disappointed to receive a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Graduation rate of black male players in NCAAs at 74 percent

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The graduation rate of African-American men's basketball players from teams participating in the NCAA Tournament is 74 percent compared to 93 percent for white players. More>>

Play-in doubleheader shows range of NCAA Tournament teams

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Wednesday night's NCAA Tournament play-in games show the wide range and diversity of teams participating in the postseason showcase. More>>

Stars from one-bid leagues savor chance to take center stage

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The NCAA Tournament often creates stars out of players from one-bid conferences who had performed well in relative anonymity for most of the season. More>>

Meow Madness: The Purrfect mix of kittens and basketball

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Watch out Villanova and Kentucky, there's a new set of cats going wild for March Madness: Time for Meow Madness. More>>

Winter storm forces basketball teams to alter travel plans

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Teams chasing a college basketball title are contending with the prospect of a fierce winter storm. More>>

Winter storm forces basketball teams to alter travel plans

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Teams chasing a college basketball title are contending with the prospect of a fierce winter storm. More>>

Leonard returns with 31, Spurs top Hawks, tie for No. 1 seed

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Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points in his return from a concussion and the San Antonio Spurs tied Golden State for the NBA's best record with a 107-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. More>>

Old K-State foe Danny Manning has Wake Forest in First Four

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Danny Manning led Kansas to a national title as a player in 1988, part of the "Danny and The Miracles" team. More>>

After Cal coach Gottlieb gets engaged, Bears get into NCAAs

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Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb got engaged hours before her team got off the NCAA bubble and into the women's tournament. More>>

Longtime Knicks broadcaster John Andariese dies at 78

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John Andariese, a New York Knicks broadcaster for more than 35 years, died Monday. More>>

UConn returns to NCAA tourney as top seed in rebuilding year

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UConn beat Syracuse in last year's national championship game. More>>

Baylor women No. 1 NCAA seed in Oklahoma City Regional

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The Baylor women are going into the NCAA Tournament as a No. 1 seed for the fifth time in seven years. More>>

Notre Dame seeded No. 1 in Lexington, Stanford is No. 2

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Notre Dame earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the sixth straight season Monday night, although this one came a little harder than the others. More>>

UConn, Irish, South Carolina, Baylor top seeds in NCAAs

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UConn, is the No.1 overall seed in the women's NCAA Tournament. More>>

Heading West: No. 1 seed Gamecocks top Stockton Regional

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South Carolina gains its fourth straight No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, heading West to top the Stockton Regional. More>>

Leonard returns after concussion, Aldridge remains out

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Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard will play Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks after successfully completing the NBA's concussion protocol. More>>

Iguodala fined $10K for 'inappropriate' postgame comments

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Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has been fined $10,000 by the NBA for what the league called "inappropriate comments" after the team's loss Friday night at Minnesota. More>>

Kansas coach Self: Josh Jackson will play in NCAA tourney

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Kansas coach Bill Self says star freshman Josh Jackson will play in the NCAA Tournament despite lingering off-the-court issues. More>>

Shhh! How to stream March Madness when the boss isn't around

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The 67-game March Madness basketball tournament begins Tuesday, with many games taking place during the work day. More>>

Northwestern ends drought with 1st NCAA Tourney appearance

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Northwestern's agonizing wait went down to the last quadrant. More>>

10 years after Prosser's death, protege makes tourney run

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Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey has experienced some heart-wrenching moments en route to his first NCAA Tournament berth. More>>

Jenkins' shot still hangs over No. 1 seeds Villanova, UNC

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Kris Jenkins' 3-pointer at the buzzer to win a national championship still hangs over No. 1 seeds Villanova and North Carolina. More>>

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