NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

Seton Hall guard Quincy McKnight (0) and guard Myles Cale (22) celebrate after defeating Marquette during an NCAA college basketball semifinal game in the Big East men's tournament, early Saturday, March 16, 2019, in New York. Seton Hall won 81-79. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 16, 2019 - 2:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of a showdown between the Big East's top two scorers, Seton Hall-Marquette devolved into a chippy foul-fest and ended with the league's player of the year coming up short on a potential winning 3. After 57 fouls — including nine technicals — were called, 85 free throws were...
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West Virginia's Emmitt Matthews Jr. (11) gets past Kansas' Mitch Lightfoot (44) to put up a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big 12 men's tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 16, 2019 - 12:14 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dedric Lawson transferred to Kansas in part to win championships. He'll have that chance Saturday night. The former Memphis standout scored 24 points and the No. 17 Jayhawks, who failed to win a share of the Big 12 regular-season title for the first time in 15 years, roared...
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Virginia's Mamadi Diakite, left, drives past Florida State's Christ Koumadje, right, 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 15, 2019 - 11:36 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said his team's goal this season has been to establish itself among the hierarchy of the Atlantic Coast Conference largely dominated the past several years by Duke, North Carolina and Virginia. While that has been a challenging task for...
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Kansas State's Cartier Diarra (2) knocks the ball away from Iowa State's Marial Shayok (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big 12 men's tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 15, 2019 - 9:41 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Marial Shayok had watched shot after shot hit everything but net Friday night, and Iowa State's leading scorer and veteran leader could very well have grown hesitant and frustrated. Instead, he hit the two biggest shots of the game. Shayok rattled in a tying 3-pointer down...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, Chuck Person leaves Manhattan federal court in New York. The former Auburn assistant basketball coach is scheduled to plead guilty on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, to a conspiracy charge in a scandal that involved bribes paid to families of NBA-bound young athletes to steer them to top schools and favored money managers and agents. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister, File)
March 15, 2019 - 7:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Auburn assistant basketball coach Chuck Person is scheduled to plead guilty on Tuesday to a conspiracy charge in a scandal that involved bribes paid to families of NBA-bound young athletes to steer them to top schools and favored money managers and agents. The change-of-plea...
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Florida guard Andrew Nembhard (2) is hugged by Jalen Hudson after Nembhard hit the winning 3-point basket against LSU in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Florida won 76-73. At right is LSU guard Skylar Mays (4). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 15, 2019 - 4:53 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Florida Gators finally figured out how to avoid overtime against LSU. Andrew Nembhard hit a 3-pointer with a second left, and Florida rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half to upset the ninth-ranked Tigers 76-73 Friday in the Southeastern Conference...
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Texas Tech coach Chris Beard talks to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia in the Big 12 men's tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. West Virginia won 79-74. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 14, 2019 - 10:25 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two down, two to go. That's the mindset of West Virginia coach Bob Huggins after his Mountaineers upset No. 7 Texas Tech 79-74 on Thursday night. The Mountaineers are 80 minutes away from making the NCAA Tournament as the 10th seed in the Big 12 Tournament. "We're playing to...
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Virginia's Jack Salt (33) grabs a rebound as North Carolina State's DJ Funderburk (0) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
March 14, 2019 - 3:59 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Guy scored 29 points, including seven 3-pointers, and second-ranked Virginia rallied to beat North Carolina State 76-56 in Thursday's quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Big man Jack Salt provided an unexpected offensive boost with a career-high 18...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019, file photo, Duke's Zion Williamson (1) dunks during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Clemson, in Durham, N.C. Williamson was named both The Associated Press ACC player and newcomer of the year, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
March 13, 2019 - 1:25 pm
The madness of March has already begun with conference tournaments in full swing and Selection Sunday looming. The latest edition of the AP Top 25 College Football Podcast is a basketball special edition. AP national college basketball writer Aaron Beard joins Ralph Russo to sort out how the...
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March 12, 2019 - 10:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA Tournament selection show is returning to CBS and its traditional bracket-first format for revealing the field for March Madness. The plan for Sunday is to drop the alphabetical reveal and get right to the bracket. The show will be one hour, hosted as usual by Greg Gumbel...
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