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Martin, Baldwin lead Butler past Arkansas 79-62

Kelan Martin scored 27 points and Kamar Baldwin added 24 to lift 10th-seeded Butler to a 79-62 victory over seventh-seeded Arkansas in the NCAA Tournament’s East Region on Friday.


Defending champ North Carolina opens up, tops Lipscomb 84-66

Kenny Williams scored 18 points and defending national champion North Carolina took its time before opening up, beating Lipscomb 84-66 Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.


Elmore’s 27 lead 13th-seeded Marshall over Wichita St 81-75

Jon Elmore scored 27 points and Jarrod West hit a huge 3-pointer with three minutes left to help No. 13 seed Marshall topple fourth-seeded Wichita State 81-75 Friday in the …


Cumberland leads Cincinnati over pesky Georgia State 68-53

Jarron Cumberland had 27 points and 11 rebounds to set career highs in both categories Friday as Cincinnati recovered after blowing a 10-point lead in the second half to beat …


Second-seeded Purdue pulls away, tops Cal St Fullerton 74-48

Carsen Edwards scored 15 points and second-seeded Purdue eventually shook off the rust from a long layoff and routed Cal State Fullerton 74-48 Friday to advance to the second round …


Texas A&M holds off Providence 73-69 in NCAA West 1st round

Admon Gilder scored 18 points to help Texas A&M hold off Providence 73-69 in Friday’s first round of the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Science behind nail-biters: What do neck-and-neck matches mean for the fans (and oddsmakers) who watch them?

What are the possible health ramifications and even the mathematical probabilities of rooting for a team that literally puts the cardiac into the nickname “


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Michigan turns back stubborn Montana Grizzlies

Third-seeded Michigan absorbed a big opening salvo from the Grizzlies, then turned to Charles Matthews to lead them back. He poured in 20 points with 11 rebounds, Michigan locked down …


Florida ends St. Bonaventure’s tourney run

Egor Koulechov scored 20 points and Florida eased past St. Bonaventure 77-62 on Thursday night, ending the Bonnies’ postseason run two days after their first NCAA Tournament victory in 48 …


Collin Sexton, John Petty lead Alabama past Virginia Tech

Collin Sexton scored 21 of his team-high 24 points after halftime to lead Alabama to an 86-83 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday night for the Crimson Tide’s first NCAA …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

No. 13 seed Buffalo crushes fourth-seeded Arizona for biggest first-day upset

Wes Clark scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris added 23 and No. 13 seed Buffalo pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA Tournament’s opening round, rolling over No. 4 seed …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Cheers, jeers from stands came from Boise State, not Gonzaga, fans in first round of tournament

With the Gonzaga fan base in Boise, and with the game being within reasonable driving distance of Spokane, Taco Bell Arena was expected to feel more like a home game …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

It was a close call, but Gonzaga extends streak of opening wins

Gonzaga won another NCAA Tournament opener and extended an active streak only one of college basketball’s bluebloods can match.


Gray’s last-second layup sends Houston past San Diego State

Rob Gray drove for a wind-milling layup that just trickled over the rim with 1.1 seconds left, and Trey Kell’s off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer was no good, giving No. …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

UNC Greensboro laments ‘what if’ moments in NCAA Tournament loss to Gonzaga

Between the opening tip and the final buzzer, there were enough “what if” moments to keep Wes Miller’s mind churning for an entire offseason.


Late spurt lifts Texas Tech over Stephen F. Austin

Keenan Evans scored 19 of his 23 points after halftime and third-seeded Texas Tech surged late to top Stephen F. Austin 70-60 Thursday night in the first round of the …


Free-throw woes nearly come back to haunt Gonzaga in NCAA Tournament opener

Gonzaga’s 68-64 win over UNC Greensboro on Thursday nearly came down to the free-throw line.


Kentucky tops Davidson despite end to 1,047-game 3-pointer streak

Kentucky topped Davidson 78-73 in the NCAA tournament Thursday despite failing to make a single 3-pointer, snapping a nation-best streak of 1,047 games with a 3 that began in 1988.


No. 1 seed Villanova rolls past Radford

Jalen Brunson scored 16 points and No. 1 seed Villanova hit 14 3-pointers in an 87-61 romp over Radford in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

John Blanchette: Gonzaga’s confident ‘Snacks’ took bite out of Spartans

March Madness began in earnest Thursday amid a swarm of killer 3s.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State outlast Mike Daum, South Dakota State to set up rematch with Gonzaga

Either way, Gonzaga was bound to see a familiar opponent and a challenging big man in the Round of 32, but it took the full 40 minutes of a mid-afternoon …


Josh Perkins finds scoring touch in Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament opener

Gonzaga had a tough storm to weather against UNC Greensboro on Thursday, when the Bulldogs barely got through to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 68-64 win.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Johnathan Williams comes up big when Gonzaga’s other bigs were struggling

Johnathan Williams was Gonzaga’s go-to man most of the game and nothing changed inside the Zags’ locker room. Williams was being quizzed by a reporter when he was summoned by …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Gonzaga faces tough test of stopping Stanford’s Brittany McPhee

And unless Gonzaga do something about it, Brittany McPhee will be in her comfort zone on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, willing her Stanford teammates …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Gonzaga’s Jill Barta one of several must-see players in the Stanford pod of the NCAA Tournament

The Stanford, California pod of the NCAA Tournament not only features four quality teams, but plenty of talented players.


Gonzaga women discovered 3-point touch late in season

As the Gonzaga women aim for a deep run in the NCAA Tournament, what better time than now to find their aim from deep?


Buzzer-beater lifts Loyola-Chicago over Miami in NCAA return

Donte Ingram hit a 3-pointer from the March Madness logo just before the buzzer, lifting 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago over Miami 64-62 in a Thursday thriller at the NCAA Tournament in Dallas.


Seton Hall beats NC State 94-83 in foul-filled NCAA matchup

Khadeen Carrington scored 26 points, Desi Rodriguez added 20 and eighth-seeded Seton Hall beat North Carolina State 94-83 in a foul-filled first-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.


Corey Kispert provides much-needed spark for Gonzaga against UNC Greensboro

Sometimes, the Gonzaga Bulldogs have to turn to their bench for the answers. On Thursday, it was Corey Kispert who found some solutions.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Analysis: Zach Norvell’s huge 3 helps Gonzaga survive major scare from UNC Greensboro

Gonzaga’s redshirt freshman Zach Norvell Jr. shook off a rough shooting night as he has done so many times this season, burying a 3-pointer that pushed the fourth-seeded Zags past …