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UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Top 25 Capsules: Nick Ward helps No. 9 Michigan State rout Green Bay

Nick Ward scored 22 of his 28 points in a nearly perfect first half to help No. 9 Michigan State rout Green Bay 104-83 on Sunday night, at East Lansing, …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

NCAA Men’s Top 25 Capsules: Collin Gillespie helps Villanova beat No. 14 Florida State

Collin Gillespie had 17 points, including two key late free throws, and Villanova won the AdvoCare Invitational by beating No. 14 Florida State 66-60. Gillespie made it 64-60 by connecting …


College basketball Top 25 Capsules: No. 4 Duke pulls away from Army

Zion Williamson had 27 points and 16 rebounds, and No. 4 Duke pulled away to beat Army 94-72 on Sunday at Durham, N.C. Cameron Reddish finished with 25 points and …


NCAA champ Villanova will get Friday parade in Philadelphia

Villanova will get a championship parade Friday in Philadelphia.


Inside-outside job lifts Tar Heels to 83-66 win over Orange

Marcus Paige made three 3-pointers in the second half to help North Carolina get untracked from long range and stifle a Syracuse rally for an 83-66 victory that moved the …


Arena notebook: Saint Joseph’s Hawk still unflappable

As St. Joseph’s faced Oregon in the second round of the NCAA tournament, the Hawk did what makes him one of the more famous mascots in college sports: flapping his …


Duke rallies from nine-point deficit to defeat Wisconsin for NCAA men’s basketball championship

INDIANAPOLIS – Call them freshmen, but do not call them kids. Led by Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor, Duke’s talented group of youngsters played like salty old pros down the …


Ex-GU star Santangelo: It’s easy to root for this team

HOUSTON – The celebrating was done. Back at their hotel, the Gonzaga Bulldogs had already turned their thoughts to Duke and the 40 minutes that stand between them and the …


Gonzaga has rematch with UCLA, this time in Sweet 16

When the NCAA men’s tournament reaches the Sweet 16, that means there are only 15 games left to decide a national champion. Kentucky needs to win four of those games …


BYU returns to Dayton with fond memories

BYU is back in the building where it pulled off the biggest comeback in NCAA men’s basketball tournament history. The Cougars (25-9) play Mississippi (20-12) in a first-round game tonight …


San Diego fires former GU assistant Bill Grier

Bill Grier coached San Diego to an upset of UConn in the 2008 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, his first season as Toreros coach. It never got better than that for …


UConn gets last laugh vs. Kentucky

ARLINGTON, Texas – Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away. The guys who stuck around at UConn ended up with the last laugh and a pretty …


First Four? Try Sweet 16

DAYTON, Ohio – For the last 14 years, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament has started with play-in games and the First Four at the University of Dayton Arena. The home …


NCAA apologizes to Aggies over travel policy

SAN DIEGO – The NCAA apologized to New Mexico State and said it will evaluate its travel policy after the Aggies had to fly home in the middle of the …


Books like Spartans

There will be 1,000 people lined up early Thursday morning to get a seat at the Las Vegas Hilton sports book for the start of the NCAA tournament, and most …


Xavier right at home

Get on an interstate, drive less than an hour, play in an arena that’s been a mainstay on your schedule. Seems like Xavier has a built-in advantage for its opening …


A-10 deserving of six in field

RICHMOND, Va. – Shaka Smart isn’t amused by people taking shots at the strength of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Virginia Commonwealth men’s basketball coach said on Monday the A-10 …


NCAA major conference roundup: Friars claim Big East title

Bryce Cotton scored 23 points to help Providence win its first Big East tournament title since 1994 with a great defensive effort against Doug McDermott and No. 14 Creighton (26-7) …


First Four host site Dayton set to potentially receive home game

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In an effort to make it a fair contest, men’s teams can’t play on their home court during the NCAA tournament. At least, that’s the goal. The …


Louisville rallies past Florida for Final Four berth

PHOENIX – Once upon a time, Billy Donovan took Rick Pitino on an improbable ride to the Final Four. Twenty-five years later, Pitino is heading back after another unbelievable run …


North Carolina beats Ohio 73-65

ST. LOUIS – The last of the little guys gave North Carolina a massive scare. Harrison Barnes scored five of his 12 points in overtime and the top-seeded Tar Heels …


Jim Kershner: Zags’ ‘home game’ a matter of relativity

You know how Einstein showed that time is relative? Well, distances are relative, too, and by that I mean 100 miles just seems shorter for people who live in Spokane …


Gonzaga’s focus against St. John’s centers on zone

DENVER – Gonzaga has experience against some of college basketball’s most heralded zone defenses: Syracuse’s trademark 2-3 in last year’s NCAA tournament, Baylor’s extended 1-1-3 in December. The Bulldogs will …


St. John’s vs. Gonzaga comparison

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VCU takes down Southern California

DAYTON, Ohio – Jamie Skeen scored 16 points and Virginia Commonwealth more than held its own inside against bigger and stronger Southern California to beat the Trojans 59-46 Wednesday night …


Blanchette: Lavin leaves them loving basketball again in N.Y.

DENVER – You gotta love the Lav. OK, maybe if you’re emotionally epoxied to UCLA basketball and still can’t forgive the seven national championships that didn’t get won when Steve …


Guide to March Madness

The NCAA tournament has a new look this year, with a 68-team bracket and a matchup of First Four teams vying for spots in the main draw. If you’re in …


Ohio State men boast perfect record

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A half century has gone by since the last time Ohio State started a basketball season so well. But rest assured, the player who was the central …