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Ohio introduces alum Jeff Boals of Stony Brook as coach

Mar. 18, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has introduced Jeff Boals as its new basketball coach, hoping the Bobcats' former captain he can revive a team that went 14-17 this season. He succeeds Saul Phillips, whose contract was not renewed. Phillips went 81-77 overall and 40-50 in the MAC over five seasons. Boals was hired...

Duke back on top; ACC sits 1-2-3 atop final AP Top 25

Mar. 18, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Duke is back on top followed by Virginia and North Carolina to give the Atlantic Coast Conference a 1-2-3 showing in the final AP Top 25 poll this season. The Blue Devils (29-5) jumped from fifth to first Monday after winning last week's league tournament with the return of freshman star...

AP POLL ALERT: NCAA Tournament No. 1 seeds Duke, Virginia, UNC give ACC 1-2-3 showing atop final AP Top 25 hoops poll

Mar. 18, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — AP POLL ALERT: NCAA Tournament No. 1 seeds Duke, Virginia, UNC give ACC 1-2-3 showing atop final AP Top 25 hoops poll.

Made for TV NCAAs: Louisville-Minnesota hits Pitino intrigue

Mar. 18, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Pitino sat calmly in the middle of the room, his eager players flanking him and his restless children in front of him on the floor, as the teams with NCAA Tournament bids flashed on a big screen. There went Louisville, an awfully familiar name. Next came Minnesota, his current...

Glass sneaker? Stopping Zion the key to March Madness

Mar. 18, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

It's going to take more than a busted sneaker to stop Zion Williamson. The way he's going, he might not be done until he's cutting down nets at the Final Four. Impressed by how Duke is playing with college basketball's best player in the lineup, the NCAA selection committee made the Blue Devils the overall top...

Trio of top seeds puts ACC in the spotlight

Mar. 18, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

The Atlantic Coast Conference comes into the NCAA Tournament with three No. 1 seeds. Putting three teams in the Final Four is a different matter. The last time one league had three teams in the national semifinals was 1985, the year the field expanded to 64 teams. Georgetown and St. John's arrived as Big East...

76ers' Embiid hates the Celtics, now he needs to beat them

Mar. 18, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

In this era of players wanting to join up with other players, or even just being friendlier with some opponents than guys on their own teams, it's nice to know there is still some good, old-fashioned hatred in the NBA. Yes, Joel Embiid hates the Celtics. He hates Boston so much that he got fined $25,000 last time...

Williams' 3-pointer lifts Clippers to 119-116 win over Nets

Mar. 18, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lou Williams continues to prove that he is not only the Los Angeles Clippers' most valuable player, but the NBA's leading candidate for Sixth Man of the Year. The veteran guard continued his hot play since the All-Star break, nailing a 28-foot 3-pointer from the top of the key at the...

Paul scores 25 to lead Rockets over Wolves 117-102

Mar. 18, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After several less-than-stellar third quarters recently, the Houston Rockets talked at halftime Sunday night about coming out of the break better. And, it was that third-quarter improvement that helped them to the win. Chris Paul scored 25 points, tied a career high with six 3-pointers and...

UNCG, Indiana, Bama and TCU earn top seeds in NIT

Mar. 17, 2019 11:12 PM EDT

UNC Greensboro coach Wes Miller and his Spartans were dealt a double dose of disappointment this past week, losing to Wofford in the championship game of the Southern Conference Tournament and missing out on the NCAA Tournament. Now it's on to the NIT. "We talked all week there was no guarantee we were going to...