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  • UNC comes back from 18 down to top UT Martin 60-58
    March 23, 2014
    Xylina McDaniel scored the go-ahead basket off an offensive rebound with 56 seconds remaining to help fourth-seeded North Carolina overcome an 18-point second half deficit and defeat UT Martin 60-58 on Sunday in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
  • Stanford's Chasson Randle (5) gets between Kansas's Perry Ellis (34) and Tarik Black to shoot during the first half of a third-round game at the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 23, 2014, in St. Louis.
    Stanford pulls off upset, knocks off No. 2 Kansas 60-57
    March 23, 2014
    Dwight Powell had 15 points and seven rebounds and No. 10 seed Stanford wrapped up its second straight upset at the free throw line, knocking off No. 2 Kansas ...
  • Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono (15) shoots over Connecticut's Ryan Boatright (11) during the first half of a third-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y.
    NCAA Tournament roundup: Napier leads UConn in 77-65 win over Villanova
    March 22, 2014
    Branden Dawson scored a career-high 26 points to help fourth-seeded Michigan State fend off a wild Harvard rally Saturday for an 80-73 victory in the NCAA tournament. The 12th-seeded Crimson (27-5) trailed ...
  • Michigan guard Nik Stauskas drives to the basket during the first half of a third-round game against Texas in the NCAA college basketball tournament Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Milwaukee.
    No. 2 seed Michigan beats Texas 79-65 to advance
    March 22, 2014
    Nik Stauskas had 17 points and eight assists to lead the Wolverines ...
  • Louisville forward Luke Hancock attempts a 3-pointer over Saint Louis guard Mike McCall Jr. during the first half in a third-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.
    Defending champ Louisville returning to Sweet 16
    March 22, 2014
    Luke Hancock scored 21 points and defending national champion Louisville shrugged off a cold shooting performance to ...
  • Florida guard Scottie Wilbekin (5) forces Pittsburgh forward Lamar Patterson (21) to turn over the ball as Pittsburgh guard Josh Newkirk (13) closes in during the second half in a third-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.
    No. 1 seed Florida tops Pitt 61-45, makes Sweet 16
    March 22, 2014
    Scottie Wilbekin scored 21 points, including eight straight down the stretch, and the Gators beat Pittsburgh ...
  • UCLA forward Tony Parker, second from left, shoots against Tulsa during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Diego.
    Adams, UCLA beat Manning's Golden Hurricane 76-59
    March 21, 2014
    Jordan Adams had 21 points and eight rebounds, and Norman Powell scored 15 points in his hometown to lead fourth-seeded UCLA to a 76-59 victory over 13th-seeded Tulsa on Friday night, spoiling the NCAA tournament head coaching debut of...
  • Virginia forward Anthony Gill (13) celebrates a Virginia goal against Coastal Carolina during the second half of an NCAA college basketball second-round tournament game, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Raleigh.
    Virginia beats Coastal Carolina 70-59 in NCAAs
    March 21, 2014
    Anthony Gill scored 17 points to help No. 1 seed Virginia pull away late and beat Coastal Carolina 70-59 on Friday night, avoiding a historic upset. The Cavaliers, the top seed in the East Region, trailed by...
  • Kentucky's Julius Randle, left, pulls down a rebound as teammate Willie Cauley-Stein (15) and Kansas State's Thomas Gipson, right, watch during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in St. Louis. Kentucky won 56-49.
    No. 8 seed Kentucky holds off Kansas State, 56-49
    March 21, 2014
    Julius Randle had 19 points and 15 rebounds, Aaron Harrison finished with 18 points and No. 8 seed Kentucky held on to beat Kansas State 56-49 on Friday night to earn...
  • Iowa State forward Georges Niang (31) pass the ball as North Carolina Central forward Jay Copeland (1) defends during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Antonio.
    Iowa State powers over NC Central 93-75
    March 21, 2014
    Georges Niang scored 24 points to lead third-seeded Iowa State as the Cyclones pulled away from No. 14 North Carolina Central in the second half for a 93-75 win. The Big 12 tournament champions found themselves in...
  • Stephen F. Austin players run onto the court as they beat Virginia Commonwealth 77-75 in overtime in a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Diego.
    Stephen F. Austin pulls off wild 77-75 upset of VCU in OT
    March 21, 2014
    Desmond Haymon scored on an improbable four-point play with 3.6 seconds in regulation and hit a big 3-pointer in overtime to lead No. 12 seed Stephen F. Austin to a 77-75 win over fifth-seeded Virginia Commonwealth. VCU (23-10) was firmly in control for...
  • Wichita State forward Cleanthony Early (11) celebrates his three-point basket against Cal Poly during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in St. Louis.
    Wichita State goes to 35-0 with rout of Cal Poly
    March 21, 2014
    Cleananthony Early had 23 points and unbeaten Wichita State faced no resistance from Cal Poly, going to 35-0 for the best start in NCAA history with a 64-37 rout of...
  • Memphis guard Michael Dixon Jr. (11) shoots against George Washington guard Miguel Cartagena (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball second-round tournament game Friday, March 21, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.
    Dixon, Memphis hold on to top GW 71-66
    March 21, 2014
    Michael Dixon Jr. scored 19 points and hit four free throws in the final 10 seconds to help Memphis hold off George Washington 71-66 on Friday night in the...
  • A stack of blank NCAA brackets sits with menus, available to patrons at Jake's sports bar, in Denver, Monday, March 17, 2014.
    Game over: Last 3 hopefuls bow out of $1B bracket prize
    March 21, 2014
    A second day of upsets ended any chance of someone having a perfect NCAA tournament bracket in Warren Buffet's $1 billion challenge. It was a favorite that provided the first blemish on the final three people's brackets in the Quicken Loans contest on the Yahoo Sports website. It only took 25 games for ...
  • Gonzaga guard David Stockton pulls in a loose ball during the second half in a second-round game against Oklahoma State in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Diego.
    Pangos, Bell lead Zags over Smart, Cowboys, 85-77
    March 21, 2014
    Kevin Pangos scored 26 points and Gary Bell Jr. added 17 for eighth-seeded Gonzaga, which beat Marcus Smart and the ninth-seeded Oklahoma State Cowboys 85-77 in the West region of the NCAA tournament on Friday.
  • Kansas' Perry Ellis, left, and Eastern Kentucky's Corey Walden fight over a loose ball during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in St. Louis.
    Kansas turns back pesky Eastern Kentucky, 80-69
    March 21, 2014
    Andrew Wiggins scored 19 points, Jamari Traylor and Perry Ellis had double-doubles and second-seeded Kansas pulled away down the stretch to beat pesky Eastern Kentucky 80-69 on Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
  • Arizona forward Aaron Gordon slams in a basket against Weber State during the first half in a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Diego.
    Arizona beats Weber State 68-59 in West
    March 21, 2014
    Arizona opened the NCAA tournament with a victory, exactly what a No. 1 seed is supposed to do.
  • Creighton's Doug McDermott (3) shoots past Louisiana-Lafayette's Kevin Brown (31) during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Antonio.
    McDermott rolls on over Louisiana-Lafayette 76-66
    March 21, 2014
    Doug McDermott scored 30 points and third-seeded Creighton got three huge 3-pointers in the second half from Ethan Wragge to beat No. 14 Louisiana-Lafayette 76-66 Friday in the West Regional.
  • Massachusetts' Cady Lalanne shoots over Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball second-round tournament game, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.
    Tennessee beats Massachusetts 86-67 in NCAAs
    March 21, 2014
    Jarnell Stokes scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help Tennessee beat Massachusetts 86-67 on Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
  • San Diego State'€™s Aqeel Quinn, center, shoots against New Mexico State'€™s Sim Bhullar (2) during the first half of a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
    NCAA West Regional: SDSU outlasts New Mexico State 73-69 in OT
    March 20, 2014
    San Diego State made a bit of history late Thursday night, pulling out a 73-69 victory over New Mexico State in the record-setting fourth overtime game of Day 1 of the NCAA tournament. Xavier Thames scored the first basket of overtime and made three ...
  • Adreian Payne (5) reaches for a loose ball against Delaware in the first half during the second round of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014.
    NCAA East Regional: MSU's Payne scores 41 as Spartans top Blue Hens 93-78
    March 20, 2014
    Siyani Chambers scored 11 points, including five straight in the final two minutes, and 12th-seeded Harvard won its second NCAA tournament game in history, upsetting Cincinnati, 61-57, Thursday. Wesley Saunders led the Crimson (27-4) with 12 points as Harvard pulled off an NCAA upset for the …
  • Albany center John Puk (44) fouls Florida forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament on Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.
    NCAA South Region: No. 1-seeded Florida shakes off pesky Albany, 67-55
    March 20, 2014
    Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points, most of them on dunks, and top-seeded Florida used a second-half surge to beat No. 16 seed Albany 67-55 in the NCAA tournament Thursday. The Gators (33-2) showed some vulnerability, though …
  • UNLV associate head coach Heath Schroyer talks to his team during a time out during their Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic game against Santa Clara Sunday, Dec. 2013, at the Orleans Arena. UNLV won 92-71 and will face Mississippi State in the championship game Monday night.
    UNLV assistant Heath Schroyer takes reins of UT Martin men's basketball program
    March 20, 2014
    UT Martin has selected UNLV assistant Heath Schroyer to rebuild its men's basketball program that has lost over 20 games each of the last five seasons. In a university statement announcing the hire, Schroyer said Thursday, "I think we …
  • BYU guard Matt Carlino is fouled by Oregon forward Elgin Cook (23) during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Milwaukee.
    NCAA West Region: Brigham Young season ends in 87-68 loss to Oregon
    March 20, 2014
    Elgin Cook scored a career-high 23 points in a happy homecoming, helping seventh-seeded Oregon beat 10th-seeded BYU 87-68 the NCAA tournament on Thursday. Joseph Young had 19 points for the Ducks (24-9), who had to stage …
  • Syracuse's Trevor Cooney (10) puts up a 3-pointer over Western Michigan's David Brown (5) in a second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, March 20, 2014.
    NCAA South Region: Syracuse cruises past Western Michigan, 77-53
    March 20, 2014
    Vee Sanford scored on a layup with 3.8 seconds left to lift 11th-seeded Dayton to a 60-59 victory over sixth-seeded Ohio State in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday. Sanford finished with 10 points, while Dyshawn Pierre led the Flyers (24-10) with 12 points in a matchup of Ohio schools separated by about 75 miles. Dayton advances to play the winner
  • Florida's Scottie Wilbekin (5) celebrates after the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky in the Championship round of the Southeastern Conference men's tournament, Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Atlanta. Florida won 61-60.
    NCAA Tournament by the odds: How Vegas sports books see the South Region
    March 18, 2014
    Lasvegassun.com releases its first of four betting previews on the NCAA Tournament regions. The South, with No. 1 seed Florida and No. 2 seed Kansas at the top, debuts this year's series. The bracket looks like a modern, basketball interpretation of...
  • Virginia's Joe Harris goes to the basket against Duke in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, March 16, 2014. Virginia won 72-63. Harris was the tournament MVP.
    Cavs join Gators, ’Cats, Shockers as No. 1 seeds
    March 16, 2014
    Virginia joined Florida, Wichita State and Arizona as a No. 1 seed Sunday when the selection committee announced the pairings for the NCAA tournament.
  • Syracuse's Nolan Hart (4) shoots against Michigan's Mitch McGary (4) during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Atlanta.
    Michigan downs Syracuse 61-56 in NCAA semifinal
    April 6, 2013
    Attacking Syracuse's suffocating zone defense in the first half with 3-pointers, crisp passing and a fearless attitude, the Wolverines advanced to the national championship game with a 61-56 victory over the Orange in the Final Four on Saturday night.
  • Wichita State's Ron Baker tries to keep the ball away from Louisville's Luke Hancock during the second half of an NCAA Final Four tournament game Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Atlanta. Louisville won 72-68.
    Wichita State's Cinderella run ends; Louisville headed to championship game
    April 6, 2013
    Luke Hancock came off the bench to score 20 points, walk-on Tim Henderson sparked a second-half rally with a pair of monster 3s and Louisville advanced to the NCAA title game Saturday night, escaping with a 72-68 victory over Wichita State.
  • Balloons float above tables as various patrons mill about during the grand opening of the new William Hill Race & Sports Book inside the Plaza Hotel on Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2013.
    More states look to get off the sidelines and into the sports betting game
    April 1, 2013
    It is a lucrative time of year for Nevada, where more than $200 million will be wagered in sports books on the men’s college basketball tournament, a pot of money that has budget-crunched states across the country pushing for a piece of the action despite strong opposition from the NCAA and professional sports leagues.
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