NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

Duke's Zion Williamson (1) reacts during the second half against Florida State in the NCAA college basketball championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 17, 2019 - 7:29 pm
The clock is ticking. The rest of college basketball has three weeks to figure out how to stop Duke's freshman force of nature, Zion Williamson. Williamson and the Blue Devils got the overall top seed in the tournament, while Gonzaga and two more Atlantic Coast Conference teams — North Carolina and...
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Michigan State's Kenny Goins cuts a piece of the net after defeating Michigan 65-60 in an NCAA college basketball championship game in the Big Ten Conference tournament, Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 17, 2019 - 7:25 pm
The Big Ten Conference has doubled its presence in the NCAA Tournament a year after its fewest picks in a decade. Eight Big Ten teams were selected for the 68-team field on Sunday, the most for any league. The ACC, which had three of the No. 1 seeds, and the SEC each got seven teams. Six Big 12...
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Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin shouts to his players during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Houston in the American Athletic Conference men's tournament final Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Troy Glasgow)
March 17, 2019 - 6:11 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jarron Cumberland had 33 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 24 Cincinnati past No. 11 Houston 69-57 for the championship of the American Athletic Conference on Sunday. Cane Broome finished with 15 points and Tre Scott added 12. It was the second straight conference...
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Georgia State guard D'Marcus Simonds (15) goes up to the basket between Texas-Arlington guards Pedro Castro (21) and Brian Warren during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game for the Sun Belt Conference men's tournament championship in New Orleans, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Georgia State won 73-64. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
March 17, 2019 - 6:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Normally talkative Georgia State coach Ron Hunter announced that he couldn't linger long at his postgame media conference following the Sun Belt Conference title game. He had a six-hour party to attend, he said, referring to the bus ride back to Atlanta from New Orleans. Malik...
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Auburn's Horace Spencer, left, holds the trophy as he celebrates with teammate Malik Dunbar after defeating Tennessee in the championship game of the NCAA Southeastern Conference basketball tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Auburn won 84-64. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 17, 2019 - 3:37 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bryce Brown scored 19 points, and the Auburn Tigers won their first Southeastern Conference Tournament championship since 1985 by routing eighth-ranked Tennessee 84-64 on Sunday. No. 22 Auburn (26-9) hadn't played in this game since 2000, and the fifth-seeded Tigers won...
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Villanova guard Phil Booth hols the MVP trophy after his team defeated Seton Hall 74-72 in an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Big East Conference tournament, Saturday, March 16, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 16, 2019 - 11:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Booth entered the New York Knicks' locker room — only the best for the defending champs at Madison Square Garden — wearing a net around his neck. The senior guard stopped at every locker to give each Villanova teammate a hand clap and a bro hug. Booth has been at Villanova for...
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Kansas forward Dedric Lawson (1) blocks a shot by Iowa State forward Michael Jacobson (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Big 12 men's tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
March 16, 2019 - 9:24 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lindell Wigginton found his way to Iowa State from Canada, Marial Shayok took a detour through the University of Virginia, and Michael Jacobson started his career at the University of Nebraska. Three players from three very different backgrounds now have something in common...
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Tennessee guard Lamonte Turner (1) shoots a 3-point shot against Kentucky to give Tennessee a 78-76 lead in the final minute of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference tournament Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee held on to win 82-78. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 16, 2019 - 7:45 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Lamonte' Turner picked a perfect time to snap out of his shooting slump. Turner sank a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds left as No. 8 Tennessee rallied to beat No. 4 Kentucky 82-78 in a Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinal thriller Saturday. Before...
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Auburn guard Jared Harper celebrates after making a 3-point basket against Florida in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference tournament Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 16, 2019 - 3:14 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jared Harper hit a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left as No. 22 Auburn held off Florida 65-62 Saturday to reach the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship for the first time since 2000. Auburn (25-9) came in as the fifth-seeded team after sharing the SEC regular-season...
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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) drives to the basket against North Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 16, 2019 - 4:11 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson didn't hesitate when he saw his shot for the lead coming off the rim late in a tense game with Duke's fierce rival. He bounced right back up in traffic for the kind of play that only he can make with his athleticism and size. Yes, the Blue Devils' freshman...
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