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No. 1 seed Virginia outlasts No. 12 Oregon 53-49 in NCAAs

Mar. 29, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ty Jerome's 3-pointer was memorable not only for its timing, but because it marked one of the few Virginia made against Oregon. Jerome gave the Cavaliers a three-point lead with 3:34 remaining, and then they used their trademark defense to smother the Ducks and make it stand. No. 1...

NCAA Latest: Jerome helps Virginia outlast Oregon 53-49

Mar. 29, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 12:35 a.m. Ty Jerome scored 13 points and put Virginia ahead for good by sinking a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3:34 left as the top-seeded Cavaliers outlasted No. 12 seed Oregon 53-49 in a South Region semifinal. Oregon took a 45-42 lead on a...

Ducks long shots in seed only as powerhouses start Sweet 16

Mar. 28, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

The closest thing to a long shot left in the NCAA Tournament is in the Sweet 16 for the third time in four years, made the Final Four a couple years ago and is led by a coach with almost 650 wins who has guided three programs to the dance. Next up for No. 12 seed Oregon: Virginia. The second weekend of the...

Oregon guard enjoys trek from Egypt to NCAA Tournament

Mar. 27, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ehab Amin's believes his unusual journey to the NCAA Tournament that has taken him from his home in Egypt to Wisconsin, Texas and now Oregon has been worth every second. The guard chose basketball over soccer for the chance to play some day in the tournament. He is fully embracing...

No. 1 Virginia seeks easier path in Sweet 16

Mar. 27, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Top-seeded Virginia has already gone two games further than last year's NCAA Tournament. Now in the Sweet 16, the Cavaliers aim to be more assertive against No. 12 seed Oregon. The Cavaliers hope that playing in a venue they've thrived in helps that quest in Thursday night's South...

Oregon beats UC Irvine 73-54 to advance to Sweet 16

Mar. 25, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ehab Amin started the second half by cheering on his Oregon teammates from the bench during a scoring drought that seemed like it would never end. When the fifth-year senior got into the game, he provided a jolt of energy that carried Oregon to the Sweet 16. Amin's 3-pointer ended a...

Where's Cinderella? Favorites dominating in NCAA 2nd round

Mar. 24, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

Fletcher Magee shot Wofford out of the NCAA Tournament. Murray State's Ja Morant scored 28 points but his team couldn't slow down Florida State. Their exits leave the Sweet 16 searching for a Cinderella. The lowest-seeded team to reach a regional semifinal Saturday was No 5 seed Auburn, which routed Kansas, a No....

Oregon extends March run with 72-54 win over Wisconsin

Mar. 23, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

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. Oregon is not looking to slow down any time soon. Payton Pritchard scored 19 points, Kenny Wooten protected the rim with four blocks...

NCAA tournament teams in San Jose content to slow it down

Mar. 21, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When fans settle in to watch the NCAA Tournament games at the Shark Tank this weekend they should have plenty of extra time to check their phones after baskets to see what's happening at other sites around the country. While some teams may prefer to run and gun and launch shots as...

Busted: NCAA bracket filled with tales of transgression

Mar. 21, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The NCAA Selection Committee has spoken, seeding 64 teams for the tournament that starts Thursday. What if the Committee on Infractions had a say, too? Records would still matter — but not the sort compiled during the regular season. Rap sheets, academic fraud, bad...