College basketball

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 - 4:54 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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Texas Tech guard Matt Mooney (13) celebrates after making a three-point basket during the second half against Michigan State in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 07, 2019 - 1:49 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For those who thought Texas Tech only plays defense, it's time to meet Matt Mooney. While the Red Raiders were locking down Michigan State on one end, the graduate transfer shooting guard was raining in 3s on the other, lifting Tech one win away from a title Saturday night with a...
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Virginia's Kyle Guy celebrates after defeating Auburn 63-62 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 - 12:18 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hard to call Virginia basketball boring after the last two games. And the Cavaliers have pretty much put the choker label to rest, too. From one-and-done to NCAA Tournament miracle men, Virginia will play for the national title for the first time after pulling off another last-...
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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 - 11:34 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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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 - 11:29 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, no doubt complimenting him on a fine defensive performance. It's a walk Izzo has made a lot over the past two decades. Frustrated all night by the...
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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 - 11:28 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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Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) wipes her eye during the second half of a women's Final Four NCAA college basketball semifinal tournament game against the Baylor, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 06, 2019 - 10:03 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu is returning for her senior season. The Ducks star bylined a story on The Players Tribune titled "Unfinished Business" on Saturday night, minutes after the deadline for her to declare for the WNBA draft expired. She was eligible to enter the draft...
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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 - 9:05 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the second time in two years, Virginia looked headed for a crushing exit from the NCAA Tournament. One whistle, one slight bump and three clutch free throws changed everything. Kyle Guy hit three free throws with 0.6 seconds left to help the Cavaliers beat Auburn 63-62 in a...
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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 - 6:22 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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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw answers questions during a news conference at the women's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Notre Dame will play Baylor on Sunday for the national championship. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 06, 2019 - 3:28 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It's been a somewhat difficult road back to the title game for Muffet McGraw and Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish, who face Baylor on Sunday night for the NCAA title, came into the season as the favorites to repeat as champions, with nearly everyone back from last season's team...
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