Liberty upsets Mississippi St 80-76 for 1st NCAA tourney win
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Down by 10 points with less than seven minutes to play against a more accomplished opponent, Liberty didn't give in a bit.
NCAA Latest: Buckeyes, Hokies close 1st round with wins
The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 12:35 a.m. The first round of the NCAA Tournament is complete.
Duke's Zion Show has successful NCAA Tournament debut
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Everything was set for Zion Williamson's starring turn on the biggest stage in college basketball. The Duke megastar made his NCAA Tournament debut some 90 miles away from his high school, in front of what was essentially a hometown crowd, with a CBS camera dedicated to his every move.
Top-seeded UNC overcomes slow 1st half to beat Iona in NCAAs
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — North Carolina completed a perfect first round for top seeds in this NCAA Tournament, but not before Iona became the latest No.
Ohio St. upsets Iowa State 62-59 behind as Wesson scores 21
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ohio State went from barely making the NCAA Tournament to a spot in the second round with a 62-59 upset of sixth-seeded Iowa State in the Midwest Region on Friday night.
Antetokounmpo scores 27, Bucks beat Heat 116-87
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks won the game. Dwyane Wade countered with a classy move as the Miami Heat trudged off the court.
Harden ties career best with 61, Rockets beat Spurs 111-105
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.
No. 13 seed UC Irvine upsets Kansas State 70-64
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to college basketball in California, UC Irvine is low on the totem pole. Now the program that sometimes feels like a little brother to Pac-12 powers like UCLA and USC is the only school from the state still standing in the NCAA Tournament after pulling off a stunner .
Oregon extends March run with 72-54 win over Wisconsin
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Oregon was stumbling toward the end of a disappointing season until a strong turnaround led the Ducks to the Pac-12 title and an NCAA Tournament bid.
Looking dangerous, No. 6 seed Buffalo breezes past ASU
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Looking like a No. 6 seed no one wants to play, high-scoring Buffalo breezed into the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.
Healthy Killian Tillie makes Gonzaga tough to defend
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.
No. 1 Virginia avoids 2nd straight huge NCAA tourney upset
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — This time, Virginia was not one-and-done against a 16 seed. It looked possible, at least through the first half, as the Cavaliers were tested in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
Making Morant: Shooting Js, pumping iron, studying film
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Murray State coaches knew they had something special with Ja Morant as a freshman. The athleticism, ball handling and court vision were exceptionally rare.
Culver scores 29, leads Texas Tech over Northern Kentucky
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Texas Tech had won nine straight games, tied for the Big 12's regular-season championship and was flying high before a deflating loss in the conference tournament to lowly West Virginia.
Column: Izzo's One Shining Moment was downright embarrassing
If this was Tom Izzo's One Shining Moment, it was downright embarrassing. Of course, the Michigan State coach felt no shame. Like so many of his brethren, he considers it well within his coaching rights to berate a young man in front of the whole world.
Guaranteed money at half for 2019 NFL free-agent contracts
NEW YORK (AP) — Guaranteed payments for unrestricted NFL free-agent contracts this month make up just over half of the total money to be paid, down a bit from 2018, when Kirk Cousins signed a fully guaranteed $84-million deal.
PGA Tour suspends Robert Garrigus for failed drug test
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Robert Garrigus became the first PGA Tour player suspended for a drug of abuse, saying on Twitter that he had a relapse with marijuana.
Review of penalty calls on table when NFL owners meet
Reviewing penalty calls, including pass interference, will be among proposals NFL owners will hear to expand replay when they meet next week in Phoenix.
AP source: Cards, Goldschmidt completing $130M, 5-year deal
The St. Louis Cardinals knew that Paul Goldschmidt had one year left on his contract when they acquired the slugging first baseman in an offseason trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Pole vaulter, 84, sets her sights on more records
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An 84-year-old pole vaulter isn't putting her pole down anytime soon. Flo Filion Meiler left Thursday for the World Masters Athletics Championship Indoor in Poland, where she'll compete in events including the long jump, 60-meter hurdles, 800-meter run, pentathlon and pole vault, for which she's the shoo-in.
Chris Bosh ready to see his jersey retired by Miami Heat
MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh is making a lot of music these days. He drinks beer and thinks about making more beer. He sketches. He paints.
Global feet: Running 62 marathons for water awareness
NEW YORK (AP) — Try running 100 marathons in 100 days over seven continents. Sound impossible? Ultra-marathoner and water activist Mina Guli came close — all in an effort to raise awareness about global water shortages and how to prevent them.
NCAA play resumes with all eyes on Zion Williamson, Duke
The first round of the NCAA Tournament is set to conclude Friday with plenty of star power taking the floor, notably Zion Williams and No.
Former NFL player Pacman Jones reaches plea in casino case
RISING SUN, Ind. (AP) — Former NFL cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has accepted a plea agreement following his arrest at a southeastern Indiana casino.
Iditarod competitor whose dogs quit says they got spooked
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Iditarod musher who was hours ahead in the Alaska wilderness race when his dogs refused to keep running dismissed critics who say he ran them too hard and chalked it up to a bad memory that spooked them.