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NCAA Latest: Sharpshooting Auburn up big on Kansas at half

Mar. 24, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 10:55 p.m. Auburn is threatening to shoot Kansas out of the bracket. The Tigers opened with a barrage of 3-pointers, then started going inside while building a 51-25 halftime lead in their second round game in the Midwest Region. Auburn...

Edwards leads Purdue to rout of reigning champ Villanova

Mar. 24, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Purdue's Carsen Edwards says he was getting tired of answering questions about his shooting slump. The Boilermakers' junior star had all the answers Saturday night. He scored a career-high 42 points as Purdue knocked reigning national champion Villanova out of the NCAA Tournament in...

Museum is glad to finally hear: Yes, it's really a Van Gogh

Mar. 22, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A painting at a Connecticut museum that has long been thought to be by Vincent Van Gogh has been authenticated as such by Dutch researchers. The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford announced Friday that the oil painting "Vase with Poppies" has been verified by researchers at the Van Gogh...

Making Morant: Shooting Js, pumping iron, studying film

Mar. 22, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

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. Last offseason, Morant and Murray State went to work maximizing those prodigious physical talents and refining his game. In a...

NCAA Latest: Day 1 of tournament in the books

Mar. 22, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 12:25 a.m. Time to catch your breath after the NCAA Tournament's first real day. You have about 12 hours. Ja Morant's triple-double for Murray State, Wofford's big late run against Seton Hall and perfect days for the Big Ten and SEC have...

Defending NCAA champ Villanova holds off Saint Mary's

Mar. 22, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Villanova got off to a slow start in defense of its NCAA championship against a determined, defensive-minded Saint Mary's team that came in confident after a season-defining win. But the Wildcats, a No. 6 seed in this NCAA Tournament after an up-and-down season, have one thing no...

Connecticut diocese settles priest abuse lawsuits for $3.5M

Mar. 21, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Connecticut has agreed to pay $3.5 million to five men who alleged in lawsuits that they were sexually abused as children by priests. The settlements involving three priests announced Wednesday by the Diocese of Bridgeport were reached following...

Defending champ Villanova enters NCAAs from different angle

Mar. 20, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Villanova is coming into the NCAA Tournament this year from an unfamiliar angle. The defending national champions bring the cache that comes with two NCAA titles in the last three seasons, along with a couple of key senior leaders who have a wealth of postseason experience and, of...

Harvard profits from early photos of slaves, lawsuit says

Mar. 20, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University has "shamelessly" turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves' descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, is suing the Ivy League school for "wrongful...

Star guards Howard and Morant headline Marquette-Murray St

Mar. 20, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Murray State's Ja Morant and Marquette's Markus Howard have much in common: Point guards, prolific scorers, conference players of the year, All-America contenders. And, apparently, promptness. Morant and Howard struck up a friendship last summer at NBA All-Star Chris Paul's camp for...