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Gonzaga players celebrate after defeating Saint Mary's in an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the West Coast Conference men's tournament Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Study: Gonzaga, Michigan top academics-based NCAA brackets

Apr. 2, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gonzaga and Michigan stood out in a study that seeded men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament brackets based on graduation rates, academic success and diversity in the head-coaching ranks. The Zags were a No. 1 seed in both brackets released Thursday by The Institute for...

Michigan forward Isaiah Livers shoots during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Michigan forward Livers applying for early entry to draft

Mar. 30, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan forward Isaiah Livers is applying for early entry into the NBA draft. The school said Livers is not hiring an agent and would work with the Michigan coaching staff during the evaluation and pre-draft processes. Even if a player does use an agent during the evaluation...

Report: MSU basketball player accused of sexual assault

Mar. 30, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A woman who said she was sexually assaulted by a Michigan State basketball player is asking the Michigan attorney general's office to investigate, according to a published report. ESPN, citing a police report and emails obtained through a public records request, reported that...

FILE - In this April 5, 1993, file photo, Michigan's Chris Webber (4) stands by as North Carolina's Eric Montross celebrates during North Carolina's technical foul shots in the final seconds of the NCAA Final Four championship game at the Superdome in New Orleans. Webber called a time out Michigan did not have, and Michigan was charged with a technical foul and lost possession of the ball. Donald Williams made all four free throws and North Carolina won the national title 77-71. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan, File)

Webber's TO vs Tar Heels among iconic March Madness moments

Mar. 29, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

The most famous timeout called in the history of the NCAA Tournament has been variously called the biggest mistake, the biggest choke, the most embarrassing gaffe, all because that timeout didn't actually exist. Eric Montross calls it a perfectly executed defensive strategy. It was the waning seconds of the 1993...

UIC hires former Texas, Michigan assistant Yaklich as coach

Mar. 26, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois-Chicago hired former Texas and Michigan assistant Luke Yaklich as coach on Thursday. The 43-year-old Yaklich grew up in Illinois, played at Illinois State and coached high school ball in the state before serving as an assistant at his alma mater from 2013-2017. He spent two years...

FILE - In this Monday, April 5, 1993, file photo, North Carolina poses with the trophy after defeating Michigan 77-71 in the NCAA Final Four Championship game at the Superdome in New Orleans, La. At far right is coach Dean Smith. Smith won his second national championship, and like the first title he won at the Superdome, this one wasn’t sealed until somebody made a costly, almost unbelieveable, error. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan, File)

AP Was There: North Carolina beats Michigan for '93 title

Mar. 19, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

EDITOR'S NOTE — A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following game story, from 1993, was voted No....

Ohio beats Cent. Michigan 85-65 in MAC tourney

Mar. 9, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ben Vander Plas scored 25 points with 10 rebounds and seven assists and eighth-seeded Ohio never trailed in beating ninth-seeded Central Michigan 85-65 in Monday night's first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament. The Bobcats (17-15) face top-seeded Akron in Thursday's...

Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon, right center, and his team celebrate after they won a share of the Big Ten regular season title after defeating Michigan in an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

No. 9 Maryland tops No. 25 Michigan for Big Ten title share

Mar. 8, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Each member of the Maryland basketball team took turns gripping the trophy awarded to the Big Ten Conference champions. They wore bright red hats boasting their accomplishment, and they proudly cut down the nets on each side of the court. It really didn't matter to coach Mark...

Michigan guard Zavier Simpson, left, dribbles next to Nebraska guard Dachon Burke Jr. during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

No. 25 Michigan beats Nebraska 82-58 with Beilein on hand

Mar. 5, 2020 10:05 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Zavier Simpson and Jon Teske got a nice surprise for their final home game at Michigan. Former coach John Beilein was in the crowd. “I did not know Coach Beilein was going to be here. I wanted to bring him down after the game because I knew me and Jon were going to give a...

Teague carries Ball St. over Cent. Michigan 85-68

Mar. 3, 2020 9:53 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Tahjai Teague scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Ball State beat Central Michigan 85-68 on Tuesday night. The Cardinals (14-16, 6-10) entered play Northern Illinois on Friday with a chance to claim a Mid-American Conference, West Division title. Kyle Mallers scored 15 points...