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UNC Greensboro's guard Francis Alonso (10) shoots over East Tennessee State's guard Devontavius Payne (1) as East Tennessee State's guard Desonta Bradford (11) awaits the rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game for the Southern Conference tournament championship in Asheville, N.C., Monday, March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
March 06, 2017 - 10:53 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — T.J. Cromer looked down at the white basketball net hanging around his neck. "It's my new favorite necklace," the senior guard said with a wide smile. Cromer scored 23 points, and East Tennessee State beat top-seeded UNC Greensboro 79-74 to win the Southern Conference...
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Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, center, talks to his team during a timeout during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Central Florid in the American Athletic Conference tournament semifinals at Mohegan Sun Arena, Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 06, 2017 - 1:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — UConn continues its run at No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll while Creighton is ranked for the first time in 25 years. The Huskies (31-0), who have been No. 1 for 14 straight weeks, have 106 consecutive victories. They play in the American Athletic Conference...
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Illinois State's Phil Fayne (10) is unable to score between Wichita State's Markis McDuffie (32) and Darral Willis Jr., right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship game Sunday, March 5, 2017, in St. Louis. Wichita State won 71-51. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 06, 2017 - 2:11 am
Imagine waiting a week to hear whether or not you have done enough to earn the biggest of your dreams. That's what Illinois State faces. The Redbirds, a true definition of a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament, lost to No. 21 Wichita State in the championship game of the Missouri Valley Tournament...
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Illinois State's Phil Fayne (10) is unable to score between Wichita State's Markis McDuffie (32) and Darral Willis Jr., right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship game Sunday, March 5, 2017, in St. Louis. Wichita State won 71-51. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 06, 2017 - 1:54 am
Imagine waiting a week to hear whether or not you have done enough to earn the biggest of your dreams. That's what Illinois State faces. The Redbirds, a true definition of a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament, lost to No. 21 Wichita State in the championship game of the Missouri Valley Tournament...
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Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) shoots in front of Oklahoma State guard Brandon Averette (0) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, March 4, 2017. Kansas won 90-85. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
March 05, 2017 - 2:25 pm
The race for the major player of the year awards in college basketball was a split decision in 2016. Oklahoma's Buddy Hield won the Naismith and Wooden awards, while Michigan State's Denzel Valentine was The Associated Press player of the year. This season could see a similar divvying. While there...
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Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Watt stretches at the NFL football scouting combine Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
March 05, 2017 - 1:55 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Most prospects at the NFL combine are hoping to make a name for themselves. Not. T.J. Watt, who is set to join brothers J.J., the Texans superstar defensive end returning from back surgery , and Derek, a Chargers fullback coming off a solid rookie season. Although T.J., 22, is...
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North Carolina's Joel Berry II (2) shoots over Duke's Grayson Allen (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, March 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 05, 2017 - 12:37 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Joel Berry II and his North Carolina teammates had already wrapped up an Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title and a No. 1 seed in next week's tournament before tipping off against rival Duke. Still, the fifth-ranked Tar Heels wanted to fight their way to a strong...
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North Carolina's Joel Berry II (2) shoots over Duke's Grayson Allen (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, March 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 04, 2017 - 10:38 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Joel Berry II scored 28 points — including a critical late-game burst of seven straight for his team — to help No. 5 North Carolina hold off No. 17 Duke 90-83 on Saturday night. Isaiah Hicks added 21 points for the Tar Heels, who battled through a nearly shot-for-shot fight...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2016 file photo, Alabama's Reuben Foster answers a question during media day in Atlanta. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that linebacker Reuben Foster, a potential top-10 pick, has been sent home from the NFL's annual combine. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL wasn't commenting on the situation. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
March 04, 2017 - 10:36 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — If linebacker Reuben Foster is worried that he hurt his draft stock by getting kicked out of the NFL's scouting combine he isn't showing it. The former Alabama star posted a live video on Instagram on Saturday, but he demurred when fans asked about him getting sent home...
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March 04, 2017 - 4:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — B.J. Johnson scored 19 points and La Salle beat Fordham 66-54 in a regular season finale for both teams on Saturday. The win snaps a three-game slide for the Explorers (15-14, 9-9) and positions them as the No. 7 seed in the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament. Jordan Price and...
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