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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...

TIPPING OFF: Wofford, Murray State aim for big March moment

Mar. 23, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first teams will earn their spot in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 on Saturday — and the upstarts are right there near the front of the line. There are eight double-digit seeds left in the field of 32 entering the second round, three of those coming from outside the power...

South Region: In 'rebuilding' years, Purdue, 'Nova excel

Mar. 22, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Villanova lost four players off last season's NCAA championship team to the NBA draft and the Wildcats still won the Big East. Purdue had to replace four starters off a team that went 30-7 and reached the Sweet 16 last year and still won a share of the Big Ten championship. Coach Jay...

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...

NCAA Tournament: Let the games begin - in earnest

Mar. 21, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

Reigning national champion Villanova will be in action along with Michigan, the runner-up from a year ago, while Belmont and Murray State open the NCAA Tournament as trendy upset picks. There's Kansas and Michigan State to provide some blue-blood flavor, and Murray State's Ja Morant and Marquette counterpart...

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...