College basketball

Auburn guard Malik Dunbar (14) reacts alongside head coach Bruce Pearl during the second half of a first-round NCAA college basketball tournament game against Charleston,Friday, March 16, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
March 16, 2018 - 10:31 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jared Harper made a clutch 3-pointer with 1:17 to go — his only basket of the game — and Auburn held off No. 13 seed College of Charleston 62-58 in a Midwest Region thriller to avoid becoming the second No. 4 seed upset at Viejas Arena on Friday. Auburn, playing under the cloud of...
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Cincinnati guard Jacob Evans (1), forward Tre Scott (13) and forward Gary Clark (11) celebrate in the second half of a first-round game against Georgia State in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, March 16, 2018. Cincinnati won 68-53. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 16, 2018 - 9:39 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin likes using boxing references to describe his team's hard-nosed style. The Bearcats waited until the final few rounds to deliver a knockout punch Friday. Jarron Cumberland set career highs with 27 points and 11 rebounds as Cincinnati recovered...
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Michigan State guard Miles Bridges (22) dunks as Bucknell guard Stephen Brown (2) looks on during the second half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament first-round game in Detroit, Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
March 16, 2018 - 9:36 pm
The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 9:35 p.m. Miles Bridges scored 29 points, and third-seeded Michigan State outlasted 14th-seeded Bucknell 82-78. The Spartans advance to play the winner of the TCU-Syracuse game. Michigan State led just 44-40 at halftime but held the Bison to 10...
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Kansas State's Barry Brown (5) shoots in front of Creighton's Mitch Ballock (24) and Toby Hegner (32) during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 16, 2018 - 9:12 pm
The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 9:04 p.m. Barry Brown scored 18 points, and ninth-seeded Kansas State led wire-to-wire to post a 69-59 victory over No. 8 Creighton on Friday night despite playing without leading scorer Dean Wade. Mike McGuirl added 17 points and Kamau Stokes...
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Nevada forward Caleb Martin (10) reacts after defeating Texas in overtime of a first-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, March 16, 2018. Nevada won 87-83. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 16, 2018 - 8:19 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nevada's Caleb Martin had just missed a potential game-winning shot at the buzzer and didn't feel all that disappointed. The junior forward just knew his team would finish the job in overtime. And then he helped make it happen. Martin shot 3 of 3 from 3-point range in...
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Nevada forward Caleb Martin (10) reacts after defeating Texas in overtime of a first-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, March 16, 2018. Nevada won 87-83. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 16, 2018 - 8:18 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nevada's Caleb Martin had just missed a potential game-winning shot at the buzzer and didn't feel all that disappointed. The junior forward just knew his team would finish the job in overtime. And then he helped make it happen. Martin shot 3 of 3 from 3-point range in...
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Texas forward Dylan Osetkowski goes to the basket against Nevada guard Josh Hall (33) in the first half of a first-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 16, 2018 - 7:55 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Caleb Martin scored 18 points and made two huge 3-pointers in overtime Friday as Nevada rallied to beat Texas 87-83 for its first NCAA Tournament victory since 2007. Nevada (28-7) erased a 14-point, second-half deficit and tied it at 68 when Jordan Caroline hit one of two...
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Creighton's Ronnie Harrell Jr (4) drives against Kansas State's Levi Stockard III (34) during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
March 16, 2018 - 7:53 pm
The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 7:46 p.m. No Wade? No problem for Kansas State. The ninth-seeded Wildcats lead No. 8 seed Creighton 32-26 at halftime despite playing without leading scorer Dean Wade, who spent all 20 minutes sitting on the bench cheering on his teammates...
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Butler forward Kelan Martin makes a layup against Arkansas during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, March 16, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
March 16, 2018 - 7:16 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Butler coach LaVall Jordan watched his team race out to a huge early lead, then give it all away before the first half was even over. That could have been a huge emotional swing, but the Bulldogs kept their cool. "We got up big and I didn't expect to beat them by 20," Jordan said. "...
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Texas forward Dylan Osetkowski goes to the basket against Nevada guard Josh Hall (33) in the first half of a first-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 16, 2018 - 7:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Caleb Martin scored 18 points and made two huge 3-pointers in overtime Friday as Nevada rallied to beat Texas 87-83 for its first NCAA Tournament victory since 2007. Nevada (28-7) erased a 14-point, second-half deficit and tied it at 68 when Jordan Caroline hit one of two...
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