NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

Michigan guard Jordan Poole (2) celebrates with teammates at the end of a second round men's college basketball game against Florida in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. Michigan won 64-49. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 23, 2019 - 8:36 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan's biggest concern against Florida was facing the Gators' lockdown defense. The solution? Beat Florida at its own game. Michigan is back in the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year after pulling away for a 64-49 win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on...
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Murray State's Ja Morant (12) reacts during the first half of a first round men's college basketball game against Marquette in the NCAA tournament, Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 23, 2019 - 2:48 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first teams will earn their spot in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 on Saturday — and the upstarts are right there near the front of the line. There are eight double-digit seeds left in the field of 32 entering the second round, three of those coming from outside the power...
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Central Florida's Tacko Fall (24) dodges a loose ball with VCU's De'Riante Jenkins and Corey Douglas (4) defending during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
March 23, 2019 - 12:05 am
The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 12:05 a.m. Tacko Fall had 13 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks to lead ninth seeded UCF to its first-ever tournament victory with a 73-58 win over No. 8 seed VCU. The win sets up a match Sunday with overall top seed Duke...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles as San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli (18) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 22, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
March 23, 2019 - 12:04 am
HOUSTON (AP) — After James Harden scored 61 more points Friday night to match his career high, Mike D'Antoni was asked the question just about everyone in the NBA is wondering this season. Who can defend the league's most unstoppable scorer? "Me. I can sit him on the bench," D'Antoni said. "That's...
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Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie (33) dunks between Fairleigh Dickinson's Elyjah Williams (21) and Kaleb Bishop (12) during the second half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 22, 2019 - 7:48 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie returned from a foot injury in January, only to injure it again. The Zags were a bit more aggressive with Tillie's rehab the second time around and it seems to have paid off. Playing fast and free, Tillie was superb in top-seeded Gonzaga's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2019, file photo, Vanderbilt head coach Bryce Drew reacts to a call in an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State in Nashville, Tenn. Drew was fired Friday, March 22 after the worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball. Vanderbilt went 9-23 and was the first team in 65 years to go winless in the Southeastern Conference. Drew went 40-59 record in three seasons with the Commodores. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 22, 2019 - 6:15 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce Drew his job. Vanderbilt went 9-23 and was the first team in 65 years to go winless in the Southeastern Conference. Drew had a 40-59 record in three seasons with the Commodores. The...
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Gardner-Webb's David Efianayi (11) shoots over Virginia's Kihei Clark (0) during a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Columbia, S.C., Friday, March 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
March 22, 2019 - 5:15 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 seed Virginia this year avoided the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history. The Cavaliers rallied from 14 points down Friday to beat No. 16 seed Gardner-Webb 71-56 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Virginia was the top overall seed last year but lost 74-54 to...
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Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver celebrates after a basket during the second half of a first round men's college basketball game against Northern Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla. Texas Tech won 72-57. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 22, 2019 - 4:31 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Jarrett Culver had 29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to help No. 3 seed Texas Tech shake off a slow start and beat No. 14 seed Northern Kentucky 72-57 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday. Tariq Owens scored 12 points and Davide Moretti had 10 for Texas...
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UC Irvine guard Robert Cartwright (3) and forward Jonathan Galloway (5) celebrate against Kansas State during the second half of a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
March 22, 2019 - 4:26 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — UC Irvine got back-to-back 3-pointers from Evan Leonard to spark the deciding run in a 70-64 upset over Kansas State that marked the Anteaters' first NCAA Tournament victory in school history. The Friday victory was the 17th consecutive for UC Irvine, which lost 57-55 to...
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Minnesota's Gabe Kalscheur (22) goes for a layup as Louisville's Steven Enoch (23) watches, during the second half of a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 22, 2019 - 4:13 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota found its elusive 3-point stroke just in time to give coach Richard Pitino the NCAA Tournament win he'd been seeking for years. The 10th-seeded Gophers won their first NCAA Tournament game in six seasons behind 24 points from freshman Gabe Kalscheur, who helped...
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