College basketball

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Indiana coach Tom Crean applauds during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Illinois in Bloomington, Ind. Georgia has hired former Indiana coach Crean as its coach, capping a fast-paced search that began when Mark Fox was fired on Saturday. Crean was hired one day after former Ohio State coach Thad Matta withdrew from consideration. Georgia announced the hire Thursday night, March 15. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 15, 2018 - 9:49 pm
Georgia hired former Indiana coach Tom Crean as its coach on Thursday, capping a fast-paced search only five days after firing Mark Fox. Crean was hired by athletic director Greg McGarity one day after former Ohio State coach Thad Matta withdrew from consideration. McGarity described Crean as "one...
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Seton Hall guard Myles Powell (13) and North Carolina State guard Braxton Beverly (10) chase a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Wichita, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 15, 2018 - 7:56 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Willard was watching TV on the eve of Seton Hall's NCAA Tournament opener against North Carolina State when the self-described "Mr. Negativity" turned to his wife and asked what he would tell his core group of seniors if they lost. Together they had resurrected a program...
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Wright State center Parker Ernsthausen (22) defends as Tennessee forward Admiral Schofield (5) positions for a shot in the first half of the first round of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Dallas, Thursday, March 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
March 15, 2018 - 7:53 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Rick Barnes is now winning NCAA Tournament games with "Rocky Top" in Texas. With the Tennessee coach back in familiar territory, Admiral Schofield had 15 points and 12 rebounds as the Volunteers opened their first NCAA under Barnes with a 73-47 win over Wright State on Thursday. "The...
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Players on the Ohio State bench react late in the second half of a first-round game against South Dakota State in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 15, 2018 - 7:39 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ohio State is not a 3-point shooting team. The Buckeyes don't take a lot, don't make a lot. Back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in three years, the Buckeyes went all-in on the 3, casting it up 40 times. The last couple they tried, both by Kam Williams, helped push...
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Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) drives against South Dakota State guard Reed Tellinghuisen (23) during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)
March 15, 2018 - 6:29 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Kam Williams made a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:36 left, then added a trio of free throws after being fouled on another 3-point attempt, lifting Ohio State to an 81-73 victory over South Dakota State in the West Region on Thursday. Fifth-seeded Ohio State (25-8) built a...
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Loyola-Chicago guard Donte Ingram (0) celebrates sinking a 3-point basket in the closing seconds of the second half of a first-round game against Miami at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Dallas, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Loyola-Chicago won 64-62. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
March 15, 2018 - 5:54 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Donte Ingram hit a 3-pointer from the March Madness logo just before the buzzer, lifting Loyola-Chicago over Miami 64-62 in a Thursday thriller to celebrate its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 33 years. Ingram's long shot from well above the key came after Lonnie Walker IV missed...
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Oklahoma's Jamuni McNeace (4) grabs a rebound in front of Rhode Island's Stanford Robinson (13) during the first half in the first round of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
March 15, 2018 - 5:52 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Here's the skinny on a Philly guard called Fatts: The player with the best nickname in the tournament given because he was a chunky baby turned in the stout performance Rhode Island required to win. Fatts Russell hit three 3s and showed that — for this game, at least — he was the...
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Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) celebrates a basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game against Pennsylvania, Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Wichita, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
March 15, 2018 - 4:13 pm
The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 4:05 p.m. Devonte Graham ignited a sluggish Kansas offense midway through the first half, pouring in 29 points and lifting the top-seeded Jayhawks to a tough, grind-it-out 76-60 victory over No. 16 Pennsylvania in the opening round of the NCAA...
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Wright State center Parker Ernsthausen (22) defends as Tennessee forward Admiral Schofield (5) positions for a shot in the first half of the first round of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Dallas, Thursday, March 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
March 15, 2018 - 4:13 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Rick Barnes is now winning NCAA Tournament games with "Rocky Top" in Texas. With the Tennessee coach back in familiar territory, Admiral Schofield had 15 points and 12 rebounds as the Volunteers opened their first NCAA under Barnes with a 73-47 win over Wright State on Thursday. "The...
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Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins (13) drives against UNC-Greensboro guard Francis Alonso (10) as Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura looks on at left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game, Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)
March 15, 2018 - 3:52 pm
The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 3:45 p.m. Gonzaga's Zach Norvell Jr. hit a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left to break a tie with UNC Greensboro, lifting the Zags to a 68-64 first round win and avoiding an embarrassing NCAA Tournament exit for a team that made the final last year...
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