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No. 12 SMU holds off ECU 81-77 in AAC quarterfinals

No. 12 SMU had been beating opponents by an average of 15 points a game this season and coach Tim Jankovich thought his team needed a test. It got one …


No. 11 West Virginia beats K-State to reach Big 12 finals

About three weeks ago, West Virginia coach Bob Huggins began fiddling with a 1-3-1 zone defense. Kansas State wishes he never got that idea.


Northwestern stuns No. 25 Maryland 72-64 in Big Ten Tourney

It was a night when the crowd considered anyone wearing purple to be the enemy – even loveable actress Julia-Louis Dreyfus. Facing No. 25 Maryland on a court that was …


No. 6 North Carolina stops Miami 78-53 to reach ACC semis

Theo Pinson tried an alley-oop pass that went directly into the basket for a surprise 3-pointer, and the befuddled look on his face was priceless.


Duke’s rally in ACC tournament leads to bringing North Carolina rivalry to Brooklyn

College basketball’s biggest rivalry is coming to Brooklyn.


Carter leads No. 11 W Virginia past Texas in Big 12 tourney

West Virginia’s Bob Huggins sure sounds motivated by last year’s runner-up finish at the Big 12 Tournament, but don’t ask the often-irascible coach whether his players feel the same way.


No. 16 Florida St overpowers valiant Va Tech in ACC quarters

Soon after Florida State fans brought the tomahawk chop to Brooklyn, the Seminoles walked into the New York Islanders’ dressing room at Barclays Center and chanted “Semi-finals! Semi-finals!”


Barry Brown sends Kansas State past Baylor in Big 12 men’s tourney

Barry Brown and D.J. Johnson heard what critics were saying about Kansas State, all those rumors that coach Bruce Weber was on the hot-seat and the Wildcats were an NCAA …


Xavier stays alive in Big East with win over No. 18 Butler

Trevon Bluiett helped Xavier advance to the semifinals of the Big East Tournament and he may just have ensured the Musketeers will be playing in the NCAA Tournament as well.


Bonzie Colson, No. 22 Notre Dame cruise past No. 21 Virginia

Since coming into the Atlantic Coast Conference four years ago, Notre Dame has more than held its own as a football school in a tough basketball league.


UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

Monte Morris leads No. 23 Iowa State past Oklahoma State in Big 12 tourney

Monte Morris was an assist shy of the second triple-double in Big 12 Tournament history, leading No. 23 Iowa State to a 92-83 victory over Oklahoma State in the quarterfinals …


Third-ranked UCLA holds off USC to move to Pac-12 men’s semifinals

Isaac Hamilton scored 22 points and No. 3 UCLA overcame an uneven performance by Lonzo Ball while holding off rival Southern California 76-74 on Thursday night in the Pac-12 quarterfinals.


Jeremy Senglin powers Weber State into Big Sky semifinals against Eastern Washington

Jeremy Senglin scored 24 points and third-seeded Weber State pulled away for a 90-70 went over 11th-seeded Southern Utah in the Big Sky Conference tournament on Thursday night.


Arizona shakes loose from Colorado to advance to Pac-12 men’s semifinals

Lauri Markkanen scored 20 points, Allonzo Trier added 19 and No. 7 Arizona pulled away in the second half for a 92-78 victory over Colorado on Thursday night in the …


UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

Victor Sanders, inside game carry Idaho past Montana in Big Sky men’s quarterfinal

His Idaho coaches and teammates knew it: Victor Sanders would make the big plays when it mattered most.


UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 6:15 p.m.

Top-seeded North Dakota cruises past Portland State in Big Sky tourney quarterfinal

Corey Baldwin had his first career double-double, Quinton Hooker scored 17 points with seven assists and No. 1 seed North Dakota cruised to a 95-72 win over Portland State on …


Jabari Bird guides California past Utah in Pac-12 Tournament men’s quarterfinal

Jabari Bird had 26 points and scored on a key three-point play with 14 seconds left, helping California hold off Utah 78-75 on Thursday in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals.


Dillon Brooks scores 22 points as Oregon beats Arizona State in Pac-12 quarterfinal

LAS VEGAS – Dillon Brooks scored 22 points, Tyler Dorsey added 21 and No. 5 Oregon pulled away in the second half to beat Arizona State 80-57 Thursday in the …


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 6:22 p.m.

UCLA’s Ball voted AP Pac-12 player of the year

UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball has been named player and newcomer of the year, while Arizona coach Sean Miller has been named coach of the year on the All-Pac-12 Conference men’s …


Samuelson’s 10-for-10 from 3 leads UConn to AAC title

When Katie Lou Samuelson focuses on making 3-pointers, she says she often has a poor shooting night. She definitely had the right mindset on Monday.


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

Missouri fires hoops coach Anderson ahead of SEC tourney

Missouri has fired basketball coach Kim Anderson after less than three seasons with his alma mater.


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 9:26 p.m.

Dunk Dynasty: Florida Gulf Coast tops North Florida 77-61 for NCAA berth

Brandon Goodwin scored 19 points and Florida Gulf Coast earned its third NCAA Tournament trip in the last six seasons with a 77-61 win over North Florida in the Atlantic …


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

Koenig hits 5 3s on Senior Day, No. 22 Badgers beats Gophers

Senior guard Bronson Koenig scored 17 points in his final home game, combining with D’Mitrik Trice to give No. 22 Wisconsin’s offense a second-half boost in a 66-49 victory over …


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

Edwards leads No. 16 Purdue past Northwestern, 69-65

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) – Vincent Edwards scored 16 of his 25 points in the second half and Caleb Swanigan added 20 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 16 Purdue …


Pac-12 roundup: Oregon takes top seed for conference tournament

Dillon Brooks had 25 points and No. 6 Oregon earned a share of the Pac-12 regular-season title with an 80-59 victory over Oregon State on Saturday in Corvallis, Oregon.


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NCAA basketball attendance declines slightly in 2015-16

The NCAA says attendance at men’s college basketball games declined slightly last season.


CBS and Turner Sports extend contract for NCAA men’s basketball tournament

CBS and Turner Sports have renewed their vows with the NCAA, keeping the television rights of the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship through 2032 with an extension worth $8.8 billion.


Oklahoma’s Lattin follows grandpa’s footsteps to Final Four

Khadeem Lattin has always admired his grandfather, David “Big Daddy” Lattin. Now, he has a chance to match his grandpa’s proudest accomplishment.


Indianapolis set to be center of women’s basketball world

All of the women’s basketball world will descend on Indianapolis this weekend in a celebration of the sport. For the first time in NCAA history the Division I, II and …