College sports

Michigan State guard Cassius Winston (5) puts his arm around coach Tom Izzo following the team's 80-63 win over LSU in an NCAA men's college basketball tournament East Region semifinal in Washington, Friday, March 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
March 30, 2019 - 11:38 pm
A coaching matchup for the ages highlights Sunday's regional finals in the NCAA Tournament. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and Michigan State's Tom Izzo face off in the East Region. Krzyzewski has 12 Final Four trips and five national titles. Izzo has seven Final Four appearances and a national...
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Virginia's Mamadi Diakite, center, reacts with teammates Kyle Guy and Jack Salt (33) after hitting a shot to send the game into overtime in the men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional final game against Purdue, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 30, 2019 - 8:11 pm
The Latest on the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): Virginia is heading to the Final Four for the first time since 1984. Kyle Guy had 25 points and 10 rebounds as the top-seeded Cavaliers withstood a brilliant performance from Purdue's Carsen Edwards and beat the third-seeded...
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Auburn's Chuma Okeke yells out in pain after being injured during the second half of a men's NCAA tournament college basketball Midwest Regional semifinal game against North Carolina Friday, March 29, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 30, 2019 - 3:11 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl knew the moment sophomore forward Chuma Okeke landed on the floor, his left knee having buckled at a gruesome angle, that something serious had happened. Pearl learned the extent of the damage Saturday. An MRI exam revealed that Okeke tore his ACL...
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Duke forward Zion Williamson speaks, accompanied by head coach Mike Krzyzewski, during an NCAA men's college basketball news conference in Washington, Saturday, March 30, 2019. Duke plays Michigan State in the East Regional final game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 30, 2019 - 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Zion Williamson watched in awe in 2015 when Duke and Michigan State met in the Final Four. When he steps on to the court for another Duke-Michigan State NCAA Tournament showdown on Sunday with a Final Four spot at stake, the fabulous freshman will feel grateful to be a part of it...
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Auburn's Bryce Brown answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA tournament college basketball tournament Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. Auburn is set to play Kentucky in the Midwest regional final on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 30, 2019 - 2:56 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nobody stepping onto the floor for Auburn in the Midwest Region semifinals on Sunday was recruited by Kentucky, the lone team standing in the way of the Tigers' first trip to the Final Four. Nor were they recruited by Kansas. Or North Carolina. Yet the fifth-seeded Tigers...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 file photo, Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Milwaukee. A person with knowledge of the negotiations has told The Associated Press that Nebraska has finalized a deal to hire Fred Hoiberg as its coach. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Saturday, March 30, 2019 because the school has not announced the hiring. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
March 30, 2019 - 1:59 pm
Fred Hoiberg, the former NBA player who coached Iowa State and the Chicago Bulls, was hired Saturday to coach a Nebraska team that had big hopes this season but finished with a 19-17 record. He has strong ties to the school, which announced his hiring four days after seventh-year coach Tim Miles...
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Duke forward Cam Reddish (2) makes a move against North Dakota State guard Jordan Horn (33) during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
March 30, 2019 - 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman forward Cam Reddish will be a game-time decision for Duke's Elite Eight NCAA Tournament game Sunday against Michigan State because of a knee injury. Coach Mike Krzyzewski updated Reddish's status Saturday before the Blue Devils' practice, saying there was no structural...
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Louisville head coach Jeff Walz speaks to the media during a press conference for the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. Top-ranked Louisville faces No. 2 seed Connecticut in the regional final game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 30, 2019 - 1:23 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Jeff Walz knows that it's extremely rare for a team to beat UConn twice in a season. Only one school has done it over the past decade and that's Notre Dame. He hopes to join his ACC counterpart in that small club when the Cardinals face the Huskies on Sunday in the Albany...
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Louisville head coach Jeff Walz cheers his team on during the first half of a regional semifinal game against Oregon State in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Friday, March 29, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 30, 2019 - 12:14 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Defense was the key to teams advancing Friday night to the Elite Eight of the women's NCAA Tournament. It might also be the difference Saturday when eight more teams try to reach the regional finals, including top seeds Notre Dame and Baylor. The defending champion Irish will...
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Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins, right, and Florida State guard PJ Savoy chase a loose ball during the second half an NCAA men's college basketball tournament West Region semifinal Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 30, 2019 - 12:06 am
The first two spots in the Final Four will be decided on Saturday. Both games will be strength against strength. In the West Region, Gonzaga and the best offense in Division I will face Texas Tech and the nation's best defense. The South Region will have a similar vibe with high-scoring guard...
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