College sports

Connecticut players pose for photos with the trophy after defeating Louisville in a regional championship final in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 01, 2019 - 12:52 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Half of the Final Four is set and the other two teams will be decided Monday night. UConn extended its record run of consecutive appearances in the Final Four to 12 and Oregon reached its first national semifinal with victories on Sunday. Notre Dame, Baylor, Stanford and Iowa...
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Auburn players celebrate after the Midwest Regional final game against Kentucky in the NCAA men's College basketball tournament Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. Auburn won 77-71 in overtime. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
April 01, 2019 - 12:39 am
The Southeastern Conference made a concerted effort three years ago to improve the quality of basketball in a league known for football — and it has paid off. With Auburn off to the Final Four after beating Kentucky in overtime on Sunday, the SEC earned at least $32.1 million through the NCAA's...
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Virginia's Jack Salt (33) celebrates with teammates Mamadi Diakite and Ty Jerome (11) as Purdue's Matt Haarms (32) watches after Diakite hit a shot to send the game to overtime of the men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional final game, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 01, 2019 - 12:19 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Final Four features tough defenses, a surging team that hasn't lost in five weeks and one Hall of Fame coach. Virginia, Michigan State, Texas Tech and Auburn earned their trips to Minneapolis for this weekend's national semifinals by emerging from regions filled with high...
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Duke guard Tre Jones, left, and forward Cam Reddish sit in the Duke locker room after an NCAA men's East Regional final college basketball game against Michigan State, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Washington. Michigan State won 68-67. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 01, 2019 - 12:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty minutes after his first and, in all likelihood, last season at Duke ended with an Elite Eight exit, Zion Williamson trudged through an arena hallway, his head down. Following closely behind was teammate RJ Barrett, another fabulous freshman for the NCAA Tournament's No. 1...
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Duke guard Tre Jones, center, covers his face as he walks off the court with teammates Zion Williamson (1) and Cam Reddish (2) after losing to Michigan State in the NCAA men's East Regional final college basketball game in Washington, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 31, 2019 - 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty minutes after his first and, in all likelihood, last season at Duke ended with an Elite Eight exit, Zion Williamson trudged through an arena hallway, his head down. Following closely behind was teammate RJ Barrett, another fabulous freshman for the NCAA Tournament's No. 1...
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Michigan State players begin to celebrate their win over Duke at the end of the NCAA men's East Regional final collage basketball game in Washington, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo}
March 31, 2019 - 4:37 pm
The Latest on the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 7:35 p.m. The Final Four is set. And after an opening weekend that went to plan based on the seeds, things look different heading into Minneapolis. Virginia is the only No. 1 seed to make it through to the final weekend of...
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Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard celebrates after the team's win against Gonzaga during the West Regional final in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. Texas Tech won 75-69. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 31, 2019 - 9:13 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — It's fair to say there would be no Final Four for Texas Tech if there weren't plenty of places like Fort Scott. Fort Scott Community College in Kansas is one of the 11 stops Red Raiders coach Chris Beard made before he landed the top job in Lubbock, Texas, where he's built...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw yells during the first half of a regional semifinal game against the Texas A&M in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 31, 2019 - 9:06 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The cream of women's basketball has risen to the top. For the fourth time since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams, all the No. 1 and 2 seeds advanced to the regional finals. It last happened in 2012, when Baylor won the national championship. The Lady Bears are in...
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Texas Tech guard Davide Moretti holds up a piece of the net after the team's win over Gonzaga in the West Regional final in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. Texas Tech won 75-69. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 31, 2019 - 7:50 am
Texas Tech shut down the nation's most efficient offense to reach its first Final Four in 93 years as a program. Virginia erased the bitter taste of last year's historic NCAA Tournament flop by surviving Carsen Edwards' offensive onslaught to earn a spot in the national semifinals for the first...
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Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins talks to the media after the team's loss to Texas Tech during the West Regional final in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. Texas Tech won 75-69. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 31, 2019 - 4:39 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Josh Perkins has accomplished so much over five years at Gonzaga, but a self-described "bonehead play" in his final game is something he will always regret. Top-seeded Gonzaga came up a short of the Final Four on Saturday, losing 75-69 to Texas Tech in the West Regional final...
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