Demetrius Jackson scored 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting as third-seeded Notre Dame used a hot-shooting second half to knock off the seventh-seeded Wichita State 81-70 in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional semifinal in Cleveland.
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Guards Dez Wells, Melo Trimble and Jared Nickens each scored 14 points, helping No. 4 seed Maryland hold off No. 13 seed Valparaiso 65-62 in an NCAA Midwest Regional second-round game on Friday at Nationwide Arena.
Louisville freshman guard Quentin Snider hit a pair of free throws with 8.9 seconds remaining, then teammate Terry Rozier broke up a pass near midcourt in the final seconds as the fourth-seeded Cardinals avoided the upset with a 57-55 win over No. 13 UC Irvine in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.
Forward Anthony Gill’s five key points down the stretch helped Virginia stay out of danger and fend off Belmont 79-67 in an NCAA East Regional second-round game Friday afternoon at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Guard Fred VanVleet tied his career high with 27 points and No. 7 seed Wichita State set up a long-awaited game with an instate rival by holding off No. 10 seed Indiana 81-76 on Friday in the second round of the NCAA Midwest Regional at Century Link Center Omaha.
Devin Williams scored 17 points and Juwan Staten added 15 in his return from a knee injury as fifth-seeded West Virginia held off 12th-seeded Buffalo 68-62 in a second-round NCAA Tournament game on Friday at Nationwide Arena.
Some basketball players sing along to the national anthem in South Korea, others stand in stony-faced silence, trying keep emotions in check. Changwon LG’s U.S. import Davon Jefferson chose to stretch and limber up. Big mistake.
Can Ohio State upset Arizona, a 9½-point favorite and the No. 2 seed in the West? The Buckeyes can make this game interesting because of freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, who scored 28 points in a 75-72 overtime victory over Virginia Commonwealth on Thursday.
Junior guard Paul Jesperson scored 15 points and senior forward Seth Tuttle added 14 points and nine rebounds as fifth-seeded Northern Iowa breezed past No. 12 Wyoming for a 71-54 victory in the second round of the NCAA East Regional on Friday.
Forward Brenden Dawson scored all 14 of his points in the second half to help carry Michigan State to a 70-63 victory over Georgia in the second round of the NCAA East Regional on Friday afternoon at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Sophomore guard Frank Mason III scored 17 points, and No. 2 seed Kansas used balanced scoring and lethal 3-point shooting to defeat No. 15 seed New Mexico State 75-56 in Friday’s second round of the NCAA Midwest Regional at Century Link Center Omaha.
CBS and Turner are off to a great ratings start with their joint coverage of college basketball’s March Madness, as Thursday’s games produced the best-ever overnight rating for a first full day of action.
Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Kevin Durant has been removed from basketball activities and could end up being shut down for the season because of persistent foot soreness.
No. 4 Georgetown used an 18-2 run to overhaul No. 13 Eastern Washington late in the first half, then started the second half with a 15-2 run on its way to an 84-74 victory Thursday night in an NCAA Tournament second-round game at the Moda Center.
Underdogs covered the first six games Thursday in the NCAA Tournament. Three Big 12 Conference teams were knocked out by midafternoon, including Iowa State as a 14½-point favorite. This opening day of the tournament seemed to top them all.
Neither Wyoming nor Northern Iowa got much respect from the NCAA selection committee. But their pairing should provide good television for fans.
Freshman Karl-Anthony Towns recorded 21 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots as the unbeaten Wildcats cruised past the Pirates, 79-56, in the NCAA Tournament round of 64 in Louisville, Ky.
Michael Qualls scored 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting as the fifth-seeded Razorbacks survived a nip-and-tuck affair to bring home a 56-53 win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Jacksonville, Fla.
LSU couldn’t hit foul shots down the stretch to save its life and North Carolina State took advantage.
Jakob Poeltl scored 18 points on 7-of-7 shooting and also had eight rebounds and five blocked shots as the Utes survived a scare from the Lumberjacks before pulling away for a 57-50 win in the NCAA Tournament round of 64 at Portland, Ore.
Troy Caupain had 10 points, including a bucket at the buzzer to force overtime, as the Bearcats edged the Boilermakers, 66-65, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Louisville, Ky.
Justin Jackson led a balanced attack with 14 points - including a go-ahead dunk in the final minute - as the fourth-seeded Tar Heels survived a furious rally in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Jacksonville, Fla.
Daniel Ochefu recorded 14 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots as the Wildcats made short work of the Leopards, winning their second round NCAA Tournament by a score of 93-52 in Pittsburgh.