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Auburn blows past Kansas 89-75 to reach Sweet 16

Mar. 24, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bruce Pearl and Auburn made another unexpected leap in its rebuilding process Saturday night, putting on a dazzling offensive display to take down a college basketball blue blood. A year after an unexpected SEC title and one NCAA Tournament game victory, the Tigers are headed to the...

Inspired by grieving friend, Florida State rolls to Sweet 16

Mar. 24, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Scribbled in black marker on Terance Mann's left shoe was all the inspiration he needed: Mike Cofer, 3-21-19. Just a couple of days ago, Mann's close friend and Florida State teammate, Phil Cofer, found out his father had died after a long illness. Mann and the rest of the Seminoles...

Morant's breakout season ends with blowout by Florida State

Mar. 24, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ja Morant, perhaps sensing this would be his last opportunity to score for Murray State, turned on the jets and darted through three defenders for a driving layup. That gave Morant 28 points and Racers fans one final thrill in a season full of them. Moments later, with Florida State...

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...

Spartans rout Gophers to reach Sweet 16; 1st time since '15

Mar. 23, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan State doesn't just hope to get to the Sweet 16 each year. It expects it. The Spartans played with that attitude, and then some, rolling past Minnesota 70-50 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night to advance to the regional semifinals for the first time...

Slammed: Clarke scores 36 in Gonzaga's 83-71 win over Baylor

Mar. 23, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Next stop on the Brandon Clarke Dunk 'n Swat Festival: The Sweet 16. The Gonzaga forward had five monster dunks, five blocks, matched a career-high with 36 points and enjoyed the overall kind of night that earns potential NBAers millions, while leading the top-seeded Bulldogs to an...

NCAA Latest: Edwards sharp, defending champions on the ropes

Mar. 23, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 9:40 p.m. Carsen Edwards seems to have shot himself out of his slump. The Purdue star, who was 7 for 23 from the field Thursday, hit five of his nine first-half shots Saturday. He has 17 points, and the Boilermakers lead defending...

Waters' drive beats Maryland 69-67, sends LSU to Sweet 16

Mar. 23, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It's probably the same play suspended LSU coach Will Wade would have called. After all, it worked several times during the regular season. And now it has the Tigers in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2006. Tremont Waters drove by three defenders and scooped in a banking...

FIU beats Texas St. 87-81 in CollegeInsider.com tourney

Mar. 23, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Brian Beard Jr. and Devon Andrews scored 29 points apiece as Florida International beat Texas State 87-81 in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament on Saturday night. Tre'Larenz Nottingham tied a career high with 27 points for the Bobcats (24-10). Eric...

Michigan returning to Sweet 16 after toppling Florida 64-49

Mar. 23, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan's biggest concern against Florida was facing the Gators' lockdown defense. The solution? Beat Florida at its own game. Michigan is back in the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year after pulling away for a 64-49 win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday....