College basketball

Rhode Island's head coach Dan Hurley takes questions during a news conference for an NCAA college basketball first round game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
March 15, 2018 - 2:42 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Danny Hurley doesn't want to make it about himself. And yet Hurley has been around the game all his life. He knows how these things go. A young(ish) coach with a pedigree and a track record of success gets it going at one level of college basketball, and soon the next level comes...
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Rhode Island's head coach Dan Hurley takes questions during a news conference for an NCAA college basketball first round game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
March 15, 2018 - 2:16 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Danny Hurley doesn't want to make it about himself. And yet Hurley has been around the game all his life. He knows how these things go. A young(ish) coach with a pedigree and a track record of success gets it going at one level of college basketball, and soon the next level comes...
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File-This April 1, 2017, file photo shows, Gonzaga head coach Mark Few arriving on there court before the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, in Glendale, Ariz. Few said he has walked the fine line between using last year, when the Zags finally made the Final Four after years of close calls, as fuel, without putting the burdens of the close call on a team that is fundamentally different. “I needed to take a step back and be fair to them,'' Few said. ``Holding them to the standard of last year's team, it was probably very unfair for a couple of months there. I reached the point in January or February where I backed off and let them be who they are. They've definitely thrived with that.” (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
March 14, 2018 - 8:59 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A handful of players from Gonzaga's history-making Final Four team have moved on. As a program, though, the Zags are right where they expect to be: In the tournament, playing well and, as always, a threat to stick around for a while. Gonzaga is in March Madness for the 20th...
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March 14, 2018 - 12:30 am
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Freshman Victor Bailey Jr. hit 7 of 8 3-pointers and scored 23 points, both career bests, and Oregon rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Rider 99-86 in a first-round NIT game on Tuesday night. Payton Pritchard also scored 23 points and Elijah Brown added 18 for the Ducks (23...
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St. Bonaventure's Jaylen Adams, center, hugs Matt Mobley (2) after their First Four game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament against UCLA, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Dayton, Ohio. St. Bonaventure won 65-58. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 14, 2018 - 12:28 am
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The basketball was still high in the air — flung to start the celebration — when the buzzer sounded and the Bonnies' long-awaited March celebration commenced. Players chest-bumped on court. Coach Mark Schmidt jumped and waved his arms. The crowd at the University of Dayton Arena...
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LIU Brooklyn's Julian Batts, right, drives against Radford's Carlik Jones during the first half of a First Four game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 13, 2018 - 10:14 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Carlik Jones had a substantial and loud cheering section at University of Dayton Arena, a lot of folks traveling about an hour up Interstate 75 from his Cincinnati hometown to see him play for Radford in a First Four game. Jones didn't disappoint them. The redshirt freshman...
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March 13, 2018 - 9:30 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — Manu Lecomte had no problems with the NIT's experimental 3-point line, hitting 5 of 8 from distance and scoring 24 points to help Baylor beat Wagner 80-59 in the first round on Tuesday night. Baylor, a top-seed, made seven of its first 11 shots and held eight-seed Wagner to 3-of-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, Michigan State's Miles Bridges (22) dunks against Purdue's Dakota Mathias (31) and Vincent Edwards, right rear, as Michigan State's Kenny Goins (25) and Purdue's P.J. Thompson (11) watch during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, in East Lansing, Mich. Miles Bridges turned down his first chance to make millions in the NBA to chase a priceless championship, choosing to stay at Michigan State for his sophomore season. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
March 13, 2018 - 9:24 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges can soar for slams, dribble to set up shots and make 3-pointers from all angles. He can also drift, defer and drive his coach crazy. Michigan State's Tom Izzo has been privately and publicly prodding Bridges to do more with the ball, going as far as saying...
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LIU Brooklyn's Julian Batts, right, drives against Radford's Carlik Jones during the first half of a First Four game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 13, 2018 - 9:13 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Travis Fields Jr. and Ed Polite Jr. each scored 13 points to lift Radford to its first-ever NCAA Tournament win, 71-61 over LIU Brooklyn in the First Four on Tuesday night. Carlik Jones added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Highlanders, who move on to face No. 1 seed Villanova...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 9, 2018, file photo, Virginia guard De'Andre Hunter (12) pulls down a rebound next to Clemson guard Shelton Mitchell (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in New York. Hunter, the ACC's sixth man of the year, will miss the NCAA tournament with a broken left wrist. The school says Hunter suffered the injury during the ACC tournament, but did not say how. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
March 13, 2018 - 6:11 pm
Top-ranked and top-seeded Virginia will be without forward De'Andre Hunter, the ACC's sixth man of the year, for the NCAA Tournament because of a broken left wrist. The school announced Tuesday that Hunter, a 6-foot-7 swingman who can also play guard, suffered the injury during the ACC Tournament,...
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