NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

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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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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Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl talks to his team during a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 05, 2019 - 11:13 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There is a sheen that always seems to glisten on Auburn coach Bruce Pearl. You see, he sweats. A lot. He mostly keeps his suit jacket on during games, but Pearl peeled it off in the second half a regional final victory over Kentucky to reveal a drenched dress shirt. And since he...
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Duke freshman Zion Williamson answers questions at a news conference where he was awarded the Associated Press men's college basketball player of the year award at the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 05, 2019 - 5:03 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just about everything Zion Williamson did at Duke created a highlight or headline in a spectacle of a season. The soaring dunks. The open-court moves more nimble than his 6-foot-7, 285-pound frame should allow. Even the freak occurrence of one of his feet tearing through its shoe...
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Michigan State guard Jack Hoiberg walks to the court for a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 05, 2019 - 3:46 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hunker down, hoops fans. This one might be ugly. The Final Four's second semifinal Saturday features Texas Tech, the team with the best defense in a generation, against Michigan State, the nose-in-the-dirt team whose coach used to put helmets and shoulder pads on his players for...
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Virginia's Kyle Guy (5) laughs as he gather with Ty Jerome (11), Jay Huff (30) and De'Andre Hunter (12) during a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 05, 2019 - 2:39 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia and Auburn meet at the Final Four in the latest installment of a long-running competition in basketball: Slow and steady vs. fast and furious. The top-seeded Cavaliers are rarely in a hurry, playing a style as deliberate and methodical as the Supreme Court. The Tigers...
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Michigan State's Joshua Langford shoots during a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 05, 2019 - 2:28 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Under different circumstances Joshua Langford might have had a throng of reporters around him as he sat in front of his locker at U.S. Bank Stadium, two days before Michigan State plays in the Final Four. Langford is the Spartans' co-captain and second-leading scorer, but has not...
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Virginia's Mamadi Diakite (25) shoots 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 - 2:17 pm
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — There were a few things Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite had to do to have a shot in the world of basketball. He had to listen to his dad. He had to stop kicking a ball around in his hometown of Conakry in the West African country of Guinea. And after giving up soccer for a...
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Members of Texas Tech basketball team pose for a photo during a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 05, 2019 - 1:53 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As a young Texas Tech assistant, Chris Beard liked to unwind from a hectic day by heading to the late-night movies. No cellphone, no interruptions, just Beard and a mostly-empty movie theater. On more than one occasion, he looked over and saw Mark Adams, the coach at nearby...
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