2014 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 ...
Wichita State's Chadrack Lufile and Nick Wiggins celebrate their perfect 31-0 season after defeating Missouri State 68-45 in an NCAA basketball game in Wichita, Kan., on Saturday, March 1, 2014.
NCAA Tournament by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of Sunday's games
March 23, 2014
They called for the team with the nation’s best record to crumble when faced with better competition, to wilt against more talented opponents. Undefeated Wichita State had to listen to doubters for the duration of its historic regular season. In third-round NCAA Tournament action today ...
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 ...
Mercer guard Kevin Canevari (3) dances with team mates after the second half of an NCAA college basketball second-round game against Duke, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C. Mercer won 78-71.
NCAA Tournament by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of Saturday's games
March 22, 2014
Starting with today’s round of 32 games, the numbers get a lot tighter. Whereas the average spread Friday was 9.5 points ...
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...
North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks (3) shoots as Providence's Tyler Harris (25) defends during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Antonio.
North Carolina survives scare by Providence
March 21, 2014
James Michael McAdoo sank two free throws in the final 3.5 seconds, and No. 6 seed North Carolina rallied to beat 11th-seeded Providence 79-77 Friday night. Providence's Bryce Cotton scored a career-high...
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.
New Mexico's Cameron Bairstow, left, blocks a shot by Stanford's Dwight Powell (33) during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, March 21, 2014, in St. Louis.
Stanford knocks off No. 7 New Mexico
March 21, 2014
Chasson Randle scored 23 points and No. 10 seed Stanford made an impression in its first NCAA appearance since 2008, leading almost start to finish in a 58-53 victory over seventh-seeded New Mexico on Friday. The Cardinal (22-12) built an early 16-point lead then...
Baylor's Rico Gathers (2) scores as Nebraska's Shavon Shields (31) looks on during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Antonio.
Baylor advances, Nebraska's Miles ejected in loss
March 21, 2014
In January, Baylor couldn't have even counted on making the NCAA tournament. This kind of March hot streak is starting to look familiar to the Bears. Cory Jefferson scored 16 points and the sixth-seeded Bears coasted...
Mercer guard Kevin Canevari (3) dances with team mates after the second half of an NCAA college basketball second-round game against Duke, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C. Mercer won 78-71.
Mercer shocks No. 3 seed Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener
March 21, 2014
Daniel Coursey scored 17 points and Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA tournament so far by knocking off Duke 78-71. Jakob Gollon added...
New Mexico center Alex Kirk and San Diego State forward .Skylar Spencer leap for a rebound during their Mountain West Conference tournament championship game Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Lobos won their third straight title, defeating the Lobos 64-58.
Vegas Play of the Day: New Mexico vs. Stanford
March 21, 2014
At least we hit our Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point, on the first big day of the NCAA Tournament. That was one of my only personal positives on the start of the biggest sports betting weekend of the year. Thursday was rough, but Friday brings a stacked card to get some money back — specifically, in this case, a part of the fictional $10,000 starting bankroll.
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 …
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

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