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Federal probe, Virginia's reign top 2019-20 storylines

Apr. 9, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia's redemption is complete. The Cavaliers won the program's first national championship by beating Texas Tech in overtime on Monday night. That sends the Cavaliers into the offseason and the 2019-20 season as a champion trying to stay on top — much more desirable than its...

Duke freshmen Williamson, Barrett top AP All-America team

Apr. 2, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

The season did not end as Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett intended. The fabulous freshmen came to Duke to win a national championship and their bid came up short with a loss to Michigan State in the Elite Eight. Williamson and Barrett still managed to make a bit of history. The Duke duo was named to The Associated...

Tar Heels set for different look, await NBA decisions

Mar. 30, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina thrived with a seemingly perfect balance of veteran composure and youthful upside to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. It wasn't enough to get the Tar Heels back to the Final Four — and they could have a very different look next season depending on the NBA...

Hot-shooting Auburn upsets No. 1 North Carolina 97-80

Mar. 30, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The euphoria of reaching the Elite Eight for the first time in 33 years had already worn off and Auburn coach Bruce Pearl was left to arrange his bravest smile on his face. His trigger-happy Tigers were moving on in the NCAA Tournament. They were doing it without their most...

NCAA Latest: Washington makes tournament debut for Kentucky

Mar. 29, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 10:30 p.m. The question about PJ Washington has been answered. Yes, the star forward is playing for Kentucky against Houston in the Midwest Region semifinals. Washington checked into the game at the first media timeout and scored the first...

Plenty of on-court, off-court intrigue in Midwest Region

Mar. 28, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The last four teams standing in the Midwest Region are a celebration of everything that is good about college basketball: star players, over-achievers, tradition-rich programs and successful coaches. They also exemplify everything wrong with the game. Top-seeded North Carolina...

North Carolina returns to Sweet 16, beats Washington 81-59

Mar. 24, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After making an early exit from the NCAA Tournament last season, North Carolina breezed to the Sweet 16. Luke Maye and Nassir Little each scored 20 points and the top-seeded Tar Heels beat Washington 81-59 Sunday. They never trailed and moved on to face fifth-seeded Auburn on Friday...

North Carolina tries to avoid repeat of early tourney exit

Mar. 23, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Top-seeded North Carolina is trying to avoid a repeat of last year's NCAA Tournament, when the Tar Heels couldn't make it out of the opening weekend. They'd much rather it to be like the last time they came into March Madness as a No. 1 seed. That was in 2017, when they rolled all the...

Top-seeded UNC overcomes slow 1st half to beat Iona in NCAAs

Mar. 23, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

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. 16 seed to show these matchups are no sure thing. Cameron Johnson scored 21 points, and North Carolina quickly erased a five-point halftime deficit to...

Johnson, White, Maye power UNC's offense entering NCAAs

Mar. 19, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Cameron Johnson swears there's no deals among North Carolina's top three scorers determining who gets to lead the offense in each game. It sure seems that way sometimes, though. The graduate wing, freshman point guard Coby White and senior Luke Maye have proven capable of carrying...