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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...

Kentucky shuts down Magee, beats Wofford 62-56 in NCAAs

Mar. 23, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Everywhere Fletcher Magee turned, there was a hand in his face, a body in his way, a relentless wave of blue that was intent on making sure he never found any alone time. Kentucky totally and completely shut down the most prolific 3-point scorer in Division I history. Thanks to...

Quite a contrast: Kentucky vs Wofford at NCAA Tournament

Mar. 22, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — They are the bluebloods of the Bluegrass, a storied program loaded with future NBA players, who come to Kentucky with the very reasonable expectation of contending for a national championship during their brief tenure. Then there's Wofford. Where is that exactly? Terriers standout...

Bluegrass romp: Kentucky blows out Abilene 79-44 at NCAAs

Mar. 22, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kentucky could afford to be down a man against NCAA Tournament newcomer Abilene Christian. Going forward, the Wildcats are surely going to need that guy who was zipping around the arena on a scooter, most of his lower left leg covered by a hard cast. With PJ Washington sidelined...

Big defensive stop allows Maryland to escape Belmont, 79-77

Mar. 21, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Belmont proved it belonged. Maryland is moving on. The Terrapins survived a last-second upset at the NCAA Tournament when Eric Ayala deflected a pass, leading to a steal by Darryl Morsell that allowed Maryland to escape with a 79-77 victory in the East Region. Playing their second...

LSU, behind Skylar Mays, escapes 79-74 against Yale

Mar. 21, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As LSU's comfortable lead started to disappear, most of the crowd at Veterans Memorial Arena turned on the Tigers. Underdog Yale became the hometown team in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Skylar Mays heard the cheers — and then silenced them. With suspended coach...

Jaguars re-sign tight end James O'Shaughnessy for depth

Mar. 21, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Veteran tight end James O'Shaughnessy has re-signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, giving the team another option at one of its thinnest positions. O'Shaughnessy has played in 53 games over four seasons with Kansas City, New England and Jacksonville. He entered the league as a...

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...

Kentucky's top player nursing injured foot heading into NCAA

Mar. 20, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As the Kentucky Wildcats went through a casual shoot-around the day before their opening game of the NCAA tournament, complete with a blaring band and thousands of blue-clad fans watching every move, something was missing. Their best player. PJ Washington, a rare sophomore amid...

Michigan State seeking to survive opening weekend of NCAAs

Mar. 20, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It seems as though coach Tom Izzo has Michigan State poised to make a Final Four run nearly every year. The Spartans need to focus on surviving the first weekend this time around. It has been four years since Michigan State (28-6) made it to the Sweet Sixteen, the longest such...