Men's college basketball

Attorney Michael Avenatti delivers remarks in front of federal court after his initial appearance in an extortion case Monday, March 25, 2019, in New York. Avenatti was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with bad publicity. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
March 26, 2019 - 7:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti came out swinging Tuesday against Nike, accusing the shoemaker of "rampant" corruption mere hours after he was released from U.S. custody on charges he tried to extort up to $25 million from the company. In a string of posts on Twitter — a medium he often...
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Tennessee's Jordan Bowden, right, and Lamonte Turner (1) celebrate after winning a second round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament against Iowa, Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 25, 2019 - 12:44 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Admiral Schofield ran around the court in sheer joy, waving a March Madness towel after Tennessee made it back to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2014. The rest of the Volunteers? Just trying to breathe normally again. Tennessee avoided one of the biggest meltdowns in...
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Virginia's Mamadi Diakite (25) pulls in a rebound while defended by Oklahoma's Kristian Doolittle (21) during the second half of a second-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Columbia, S.C. Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
March 24, 2019 - 11:31 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Virginia coach Tony Bennett made a last-minute change in his starting lineup and the top-seeded Cavaliers finally breezed through an NCAA Tournament game to make their first Sweet 16 in three years. Bennett opted for Mamadi Diakite to start instead of Jack Salt against...
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Buffalo's Jayvon Graves, center, heads to the basket as Texas Tech's Norense Odiase (32) and Tariq Owens defend during the second half of a second round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla. Texas Tech won 78-58. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 24, 2019 - 10:56 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Texas Tech's dominant defense earned the Red Raiders a second consecutive trip to the Sweet 16. Jarrett Culver had 16 points and 10 rebounds as the third-seeded Red Raiders shut down Buffalo 78-58 on Sunday night. Norense Odiase had 14 points and 15 rebounds, both season highs,...
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Virginia's Braxton Key (2) attempts to shoot over Oklahoma's Kristian Doolittle (21) during the second half of a second-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Columbia, S.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
March 24, 2019 - 10:07 pm
The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 10:05 p.m. Top-seeded Virginia is back in the Sweet 16. The Cavaliers got 14 points from Mamadi Diakite and 12 from Ty Jerome to clamp down on ninth-seeded Oklahoma 63-51 on Sunday night. Virginia made it back to the round...
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Auburn's Chuma Okeke (5) grabs a rebound from Kansas forward David McCormack (33) as Auburn's Austin Wiley (50) watches during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 24, 2019 - 1:00 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bruce Pearl and Auburn made another unexpected leap in its rebuilding process Saturday night, putting on a dazzling offensive display to take down a college basketball blue blood. A year after an unexpected SEC title and one NCAA Tournament game victory, the Tigers are headed...
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Florida State's Terance Mann, left, and M.J. Walker celebrate at the bench during the second half of a second round men's college basketball game against Murray State in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. Florida State won 90-62. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
March 24, 2019 - 12:19 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Scribbled in black marker on Terance Mann's left shoe was all the inspiration he needed: Mike Cofer, 3-21-19. Just a couple of days ago, Mann's close friend and Florida State teammate, Phil Cofer, found out his father had died after a long illness. Mann and the rest of the...
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Murray State's Ja Morant, left is consoled by teammate Murray State's Shaq Buchanan, right, during the second half of a second round men's college basketball game against Florida State in the NCAA tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 24, 2019 - 12:17 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ja Morant, perhaps sensing this would be his last opportunity to score for Murray State, turned on the jets and darted through three defenders for a driving layup. That gave Morant 28 points and Racers fans one final thrill in a season full of them. Moments later, with...
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Purdue's Carsen Edwards (3) drives and is fouled by Villanova's Phil Booth (5) during the first half of a second round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
March 23, 2019 - 10:53 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Carsen Edwards had a career night, scoring 42 points as Purdue knocked reigning national champion Villanova out of the NCAA Tournament Saturday night in an 87-61 rout. Matt Haarms added 18 points and nine rebounds for the third-seeded Boilermakers (25-9), who advanced to...
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Purdue's Carsen Edwards, right, dribbles around Villanova's Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, left and Villanova's Collin Gillespie, back, during the second half of a second round men's college basketball game in the NCAA tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 23, 2019 - 10:50 pm
The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 10:40 p.m. It was the most lopsided NCAA Tournament loss for a defending champ in nearly three decades. Carsen Edwards scored a career-high 42 points, and Purdue knocked defending champ Villanova out of the tournament with...
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