Men's college basketball

Texas Tech's Norense Odiase, left, Jarrett Culver and head coach Chris Beard listen to a question during a news conference for the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Minneapolis. Texas Tech will play Virginia on Monday for the national championship. (AP Photo/Tim Donnelly)
April 07, 2019 - 1:14 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the championship game of the NCAA Tournament between Virginia and Texas Tech (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Texas Tech guard Matt Mooney is encouraging all those fans back in Lubbock to take whatever happens in the national title game against Virginia on Monday night...
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Texas Tech forward Tariq Owens (11) blocks a shot by Michigan State forward Xavier Tillman during the first half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 07, 2019 - 12:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan State thought it had a mismatch. Thanks to a switch by Texas Tech's defense, Xavier Tillman was being guarded by a smaller player in the post. The Spartans worked the ball around, got it into Tillman and the 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward tried to bull his way to the basket...
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April 07, 2019 - 11:29 am
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Firefighters responded to 10 small furniture fires and 23 people were arrested near Michigan State's campus after the Spartans lost 61-51 to Texas Tech in the Final Four. The Lansing State Journal reports that a crowd near the school's East Lansing campus grew to about 1,...
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Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver (23) celebrates after defeating Michigan State 61-51 in the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 07, 2019 - 1:54 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Slap the floor, bend those knees and get both hands up. This national championship game is going to be a clinic on defense. Virginia and Texas Tech are the last two teams alive in the NCAA Tournament, and they're here because they barely let their opponents breathe with the ball...
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Michigan State's Matt McQuaid (20) leaves the court after the team's 61-51 loss to Texas Tech in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 06, 2019 - 9:01 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The buzzer sounded and Tom Izzo walked stoically across the Final Four floor to shake hands with Texas Tech counterpart Chris Beard, complimenting him on his team's toughness and a fine defensive performance. It's a walk Izzo has made a lot over the past two decades. Frustrated...
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Former Indiana men's basketball coach Bob Knight sits in the press box at Bart Kaufman Field during Indiana's baseball game against Penn State in Bloomington, Ind., Saturday, April 6, 2019. Knight made his first public appearance on campus since he was fired almost 19 years ago. The Big Ten Network was broadcasting the game when Knight made the impromptu golf cart ride to the field. (Alexis Oser/The Herald-Times via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 8:34 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Bob Knight returned to Indiana University on Saturday, the former basketball coach's first public appearance on campus since he was fired almost 19 years ago. Knight returned to watch the Hoosiers' baseball game against Penn State from the press box. The Big Ten Network was...
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Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard celebrates at the end of a semifinal round game against Michigan State in the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 06, 2019 - 8:28 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 10:25 p.m. The college basketball season will end Monday night with two defensive-minded teams battling to become a first-time champion. Texas Tech entered the national semifinals by allowing just 84 points...
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Virginia's Kyle Guy (5) takes a shot as Auburn's Samir Doughty (10) was called foul during the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 06, 2019 - 7:30 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia looked done. Everything changed with one slight bump, one whistle and three clutch free throws — along with a pretty big no-call moments earlier. Kyle Guy hit three free throws with 0.6 seconds left to help the Cavaliers beat Auburn 63-62 in a wild, controversial finish...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2003, file photo, Sacramento Kings center Vlade Divac, top, fights to keep his balance after New Jersey Nets forward Kenyon Marton tried to steal the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif. NBA stars Vlade Divac, Sidney Moncrief and Jack Sikma are the headliners of the 2019 class for the Basketball Hall of Fame. The honorees were announced Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis before the Final Four. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File)
April 06, 2019 - 3:22 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The longest active streak of missing the NBA playoffs belongs to Sacramento, where general manager Vlade Divac has been trying to return the Kings to the league's elite over the last four seasons. Back when the slick-passing Serbian big man was in the paint, the Kings had quite...
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Michigan State forward Gabe Brown dunks the ball during a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 05, 2019 - 11:22 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Following an epic Elite Eight and a week of buildup, the Final Four is finally here. Michigan State is the regular, making its eighth appearance in the national semifinals of the NCAA Tournament under Tom Izzo. The Spartans will face Final Four newbie Texas Tech and its oxygen-...
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