Men's college basketball

Virginia head coach Tony Bennett celebrates after defeating Purdue 80-75 in overtime of the men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional final game, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 31, 2019 - 12:42 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — From embarrassment to exhilaration. From early exit to regional champ. From bracket busters to net cutters. Virginia, the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16 seed a year ago, survived overtime and Carsen Edwards' staggering 3-point show Saturday night to make it to the Final...
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Virginia's Mamadi Diakite, center, reacts with teammates Kyle Guy and Jack Salt (33) after hitting a shot to send the game into overtime in the men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional final game against Purdue, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 30, 2019 - 11:18 pm
The Latest on the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 11:10 p.m. Virginia is heading to the Final Four for the first time since 1984. Kyle Guy had 25 points and 10 rebounds as the top-seeded Cavaliers withstood a brilliant performance from Purdue's Carsen Edwards and beat the...
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Texas Tech celebrates after the team scored against Gonzaga during the second half of the West Regional final in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 30, 2019 - 10:55 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — One player came all the way from Italy. Another arrived from rural Illinois after a stop in South Dakota. Still another could've gone a lot of places but chose to stay home and see if he could help Texas Tech make the big time. It can't get much bigger than this. Coach Chris...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 file photo, Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Milwaukee. A person with knowledge of the negotiations has told The Associated Press that Nebraska has finalized a deal to hire Fred Hoiberg as its coach. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Saturday, March 30, 2019 because the school has not announced the hiring. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
March 30, 2019 - 5:33 pm
Fred Hoiberg, the former NBA player who coached Iowa State and the Chicago Bulls, was hired Saturday to coach a Nebraska team that had big hopes this season but finished with a 19-17 record and out of the NCAA Tournament yet again. Hoiberg has strong ties to the school, which announced his hiring...
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Kentucky's Tyler Herro (14) and Immanuel Quickley celebrate following a men's NCAA tournament college basketball Midwest Regional semifinal game against Houston Friday, March 29, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 30, 2019 - 1:37 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kentucky got its big man back, and PJ Washington helped get the Wildcats to the Elite Eight for the seventh time in 10 years — with big boost from Tyler Herro. Herro hit a 3-pointer with 25.8 seconds left to give second-seeded Kentucky the lead after Houston had erased a...
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Duke guard Tre Jones (3) reacts after scoring against Virginia Tech during the second half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament East Region semifinal in Washington, Friday, March 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
March 30, 2019 - 12:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — There was nothing Zion Williamson could do but watch. Once again, Williamson and Duke were at the mercy of an opponent's last-second shot at the rim. Once again, the Blue Devils and their phenomenal freshmen marched on in March Madness when the ball didn't drop through. Williamson...
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Michigan State forward Gabe Brown (13) and teammates react after he scored against LSU guard Marlon Taylor (14) during the second half of a semifinal in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament East Region in Washington, Friday, March 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 30, 2019 - 12:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Matt McQuaid could not believe LSU was giving Michigan State freshmen Aaron Henry and Gabe Brown so much room at the 3-point line. "They were like 3 or 4 feet off Gabe on that one 3," McQuaid said. "I was like, 'Dang, do they know he can shoot?'" Henry scored a career-best 20 and...
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Duke guard Tre Jones (3) reacts after scoring against Virginia Tech during the second half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament East Region semifinal in Washington, Friday, March 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
March 30, 2019 - 12:06 am
The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 12:05 a.m. Duke has survived again in the NCAA Tournament. The No. 1 overall seed held off Virginia Tech 75-73 in the East Region semifinals, earning a trip to the Elite Eight to face Michigan State. The Blue Devils had to...
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Auburn's Anfernee McLemore celebrates at the end of the first half of a men's NCAA tournament college basketball Midwest Regional semifinal game against North Carolina Friday, March 29, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 29, 2019 - 10:50 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The euphoria of reaching the Elite Eight for the first time in 33 years had already worn off and Auburn coach Bruce Pearl was left to arrange his bravest smile on his face. His trigger-happy Tigers were moving on in the NCAA Tournament. They were doing it without their most...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 file photo, patrons visit the sports betting area of Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. The state lottery released figures on Friday, March 29, 2019, showing that casinos in Rhode Island lost nearly $900,000 on sports betting in February, after they paid out winning bets for the Super Bowl and other professional sports. ( AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 29, 2019 - 12:04 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Casinos in Rhode Island lost nearly $900,000 on sports betting in February after winning bets for the Super Bowl and other professional sports were paid out, the state lottery said Friday. That leaves Rhode Island with about $150,000 in revenue from sports betting since the...
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