Tennessee named Rick Barnes head coach on Tuesday, days after Barnes was ousted at Texas and the Volunteers fired Donnie Tyndall amidst off-court controversy.
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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.
DeAngelo Russell had 28 points and made four 3-pointers and Keita Bates-Diop hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:34 left in overtime as the 10th-seeded Buckeyes edged the seventh-seeded Rams in NCAA Tournament round of 64 play in Portland, Ore.
Matt Stainbrook recorded 20 points, nine rebounds and five assists as the Musketeers held off the Rebels in the NCAA Tournament round of 64 play in Jacksonville, Fla.
Bryce Alford’s career-high ninth 3-pointer came on a controversial call with 11.7 seconds left and lifted the Bruins past the Mustangs in the NCAA Tournament round of 64 in Louisville, Ky.
In a game of long defensive stretches, Butler walked away with a 56-48 win over Texas on Thursday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Regional.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored a career-high 23 points and collected 10 rebounds and freshman Stanley Johnson matched his season best of 22 points as the second-seeded Wildcats cruised past the No. 15 seed Tigers in NCAA Tournament round of 64 play at Portland, Ore.
Although March Madness is a great way for friends to compete against each other, billions of dollars are won and lost by universities, companies and individuals each year trying to find the perfect bracket.
R.J. Hunter capped a 13-0 run with a long 3-pointer with 2.8 seconds left as the 14th-seed Panthers stormed back to shock the Bears in NCAA Tournament round of 64 play in Jacksonville, Fla.