College basketball

Southern California coach Andy Enfield reacts to a call during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Arizona for the Pac-12 men's tournament championship Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. Arizona won 75-61. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
March 11, 2018 - 10:53 pm
It was a sour Selection Sunday for Southern California and Notre Dame. Especially for the surprised Trojans. A couple of noteworthy NCAA Tournament snubs helped create quite a field for the NIT. USC, Notre Dame, Baylor and Saint Mary's grabbed No. 1 seeds for the National Invitation Tournament...
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Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) puts up a shot over Dallas Mavericks guard Kyle Collinsworth (8) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 11, 2018 in Dallas. (AP Photo/ Richard W. Rodriguez)
March 11, 2018 - 10:52 pm
DALLAS (AP) — When the Houston Rockets' MVP candidate needs a night off, they can simply elevate the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year to the starting lineup. Or turn the ball over to an eight-time all-NBA point guard. That's why they have the best record in the league — as Houston showed without James...
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Xavier's Naji Marshall (13) drives past Providence's Rodney Bullock (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big East men's tournament semifinals Friday, March 9, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 11, 2018 - 10:35 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Xavier came up just short of the Final Four a year ago, losing to eventual finalist Gonzaga in the Elite Eight. The Musketeers could be poised to break through this season. Following one of the best regular seasons in program history, Xavier earned its first NCAA Tournament No. 1...
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Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) puts up a shot over Dallas Mavericks guard Kyle Collinsworth (8) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 11, 2018 in Dallas. (AP Photo/ Richard W. Rodriguez)
March 11, 2018 - 10:31 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Eric Gordon scored 26 points and Chris Paul had 24 points and 12 assists as the Houston Rockets, playing without James Harden, beat the Dallas Mavericks 105-82 on Sunday night. The Rockets rested Harden because of a sore left knee, but had plenty of 3-point shooting even without their...
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Virginia guard Ty Jerome, right, hugs guard Kyle Guy after Virginia defeated North Carolina 71-63 during an NCAA college basketball game for the Atlantic Coast Conference men's tournament title Saturday, March 10, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
March 11, 2018 - 10:08 pm
From the top seed in the NCAA Tournament — Virginia — to those that barely made it into the bracket — Arizona State and Syracuse — it feels as though everyone involved in March Madness is on the bubble this year. College basketball is in trouble. The brackets came out Sunday, replete with the usual...
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Villanova celebrates after an NCAA college basketball game against Providence in the Big East men's tournament final Saturday, March 10, 2018, in New York. Villanova won 76-66 in overtime. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 11, 2018 - 9:14 pm
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Villanova has a more urgent goal as a No. 1 seed than a Final Four. Try, surviving opening weekend. The Big East Tournament champion Wildcats (30-4) earned yet another top seed in the NCAA Tournament and will open the East Region on Thursday in Pittsburgh against the winner of...
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Southern California coach Andy Enfield reacts to a call during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Arizona for the Pac-12 men's tournament championship Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. Arizona won 75-61. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
March 11, 2018 - 9:08 pm
Southern California, Notre Dame, Baylor and Saint Mary's are the No. 1 seeds for the National Invitation Tournament. USC (23-11) finished second to Arizona in the Pac-12 this season and lost 75-61 to the Wildcats in the conference tournament final Saturday night, making the Trojans one of the most...
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Xavier's J.P. Macura (55) and Trevon Bluiett (5) defend Providence's Nate Watson (0) during overtime of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big East men's tournament semifinals Friday, March 9, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 11, 2018 - 9:08 pm
The Latest on NCAA Tournament selection Sunday (all times Eastern): 9 p.m. TBS announcer Ernie Johnson announced Xavier would get a No. 1 seed, but the Musketeers weren't sure they'd heard him right. They were gathered in an entertainment room in coach Chris Mack's house when Johnson mentioned...
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Villanova celebrates after an NCAA college basketball game against Providence in the Big East men's tournament final Saturday, March 10, 2018, in New York. Villanova won 76-66 in overtime. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 11, 2018 - 9:00 pm
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Villanova is tops again in the East. The Big East Tournament champions earned another No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats (30-4) will play the winner of the LIU Brooklyn-Radford on Thursday in Pittsburgh. The 2016 national champs are used to high seeds. Villanova...
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Providence's Alpha Diallo (11) shoots over Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big East men's tournament final Saturday, March 10, 2018, in New York. Villanova won 76-66. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 11, 2018 - 8:56 pm
The Latest on NCAA Tournament selection Sunday (all times Eastern): 8:54 p.m. The last time Jamie Dixon had been part of an NCAA Tournament berth with TCU was 31 years ago as a senior guard for the Southwest Conference champion Horned Frogs. On Sunday, coach Dixon and his Big 12 team gathered at...
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