College basketball

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell questions a call during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Hatchell has resigned after an external review found she had made "racially insensitive" comments and applied "undue influence" regarding players' ability to compete through medical issues. The school issued a release late Thursday, April 18, 2019, announcing the Hall of Famer's resignation and findings from the review by a Charlotte-based law firm. The review also reported "a breakdown of connectivity between the players and Hatchell" after 28 interviews of current players and program personnel. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin, File)
April 19, 2019 - 2:35 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach. That tenure ended with her...
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April 18, 2019 - 10:25 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU has formalized an agreement to bring in Scott Woodward as the university's next athletic director. Woodward, whose hiring was announced Thursday morning, has been Texas A&M's athletic director since 2016 and held the same post at Washington for eight years before...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, Tennessee's Evina Westbrook (2) shoots in front of LSU's Jalaysha Thomas during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference women's tournament, in Greenville, S.C. Westbrook is transferring from Tennessee after sharing the team lead in scoring this season. New Lady Vols coach Kellie Harper said in a statement Tuesday, April 16, 2019, that "Evina and I met to discuss her future, and she shared with me that she has decided to transfer." Harper added that "we wish her well."(AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
April 16, 2019 - 12:37 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Evina Westbrook is transferring from Tennessee after sharing the team lead in scoring this season. New Lady Vols coach Kellie Harper said in a statement Tuesday that "Evina and I met to discuss her future, and she shared with me that she has decided to transfer." Harper...
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Virginia head coach Tony Bennett speaks during a celebration honoring the Virginia Cavaliers for winning the NCAA men's college basketball championship, Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)
April 13, 2019 - 5:37 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Thousands of fans turned out Saturday to celebrate Virginia's first national championship in basketball. The crowd, estimated at 21,000 on the school's Twitter account, filled one side of Scott Stadium five days after the Cavaliers beat Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime to...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2019, file photo, Duke forward Zion Williamson (1) reacts during an East Regional semifinal in the NCAA men's basketball tournamenet against Virginia Tech in Washington. Williamson was named the John R. Wooden Men's Player of the year at the College Basketball Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 12, 2019 - 10:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zion Williamson of Duke insisted he doesn't know if he's going to declare for the NBA draft and leave Duke early. Then his words seemingly betrayed him. After winning the John R. Wooden Award as the nation's outstanding men's player at the College Basketball Awards Friday night,...
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Kentucky's Tyler Herro reacts as time expires in overtime during the Midwest Regional final game against Auburn in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. Auburn won 77-71 in overtime. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
April 12, 2019 - 12:05 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky freshman guard Tyler Herro will enter the NBA draft pool and hire an agent but leave open the possibility of returning to school. Herro is the third Wildcats underclassman to enter the draft, joining forward PJ Washington and guard Keldon Johnson. The 6-foot-5 player...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018 file photo, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks during the Hudson Institute's 2018 Award Gala in New York. St. Martin’s Press announced Wednesday, April 10, 2019, that Haley's book, currently untitled, will come out this fall. According to the publisher, Haley will write about serving as the country's ambassador to the United Nations in 2017-2018 and her six years before that as governor. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)
April 10, 2019 - 8:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Nikki Haley, the former UN ambassador and South Carolina governor, has a book deal. St. Martin's Press announced Wednesday that Haley's book, currently untitled, will come out this fall. According to the publisher, the 47-year-old Haley will write about her experiences as ambassador...
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Ty Jerome and other members of the Virginia basketball team are welcomed by fans as they return home after their win of the championship in the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against Texas Tech, in Charlottesville, Va., Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
April 09, 2019 - 9:16 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city once marred by deadly violence and tiki torch-carrying white supremacists chanting Nazi slogans savored a moment of bliss Tuesday as it welcomed home national men's college basketball champion University of Virginia. Charlottesville was in full party mood...
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Mamadi Diakite hoods the NCAA championship trophy as Virginia team members are welcomed by fans as they return to Charlottesville, Va., Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the day after defeating Texas Tech in the title game of college basketball's Final Four. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
April 09, 2019 - 7:56 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia's national champion men's basketball team returned to campus Tuesday and was greeted with a hero's welcome. A throng of several thousand fans serenaded coach Tony Bennett and the Cavaliers, many in the crowd sporting newly acquired T-shirts celebrating the first...
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FILE - This file booking photo provided by the Montgomery County Jail shows Pablo Serrano-Vitorino. Serrano-Vitorino, a Mexican national accused of killing four people in Kansas and one in Missouri in 2016 is dead after being found unresponsive in his St. Louis jail cell. Serrano-Vitorino's death was reported Tuesday, April 9, 2019 by the Montgomery County, Missouri, Sheriff's Department. The sheriff's department says Serrano-Vitorino was found unresponsive and alone in his cell at 2:02 a.m. He was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour later. (Montgomery County Jail via AP, File)
April 09, 2019 - 5:55 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Mexican citizen accused of killing four people in Kansas and one in Missouri in 2016 hanged himself from a light fixture in his St. Louis jail cell. Pablo Serrano-Vitorino was found alone in his cell at 2:02 a.m. Tuesday He was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour later,...
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