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March 22, 2019 - 12:21 pm
Murray State point guard Ja Morant electrified the NCAA Tournament with a triple-double (17 points, 11 rebounds, 16 assists) on Thursday, leading many New York Knicks fans to wonder what he might look like in blue and orange.
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Michigan State coach Tom Izzo paces the sideline during the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
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March 22, 2019 - 12:21 pm
Michigan State beat Bradley, 76-65, on Thursday to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, but much of the postgame chatter centered on Tom Izzo berating freshman forward Aaron Henry. Some folks had a problem with that. Jon Rothstein did not.
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De'Andre Hunter of Virginia celebrates during a game.
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March 22, 2019 - 6:39 am
What can the rest of the NCAA Tournament first round on Friday offer as an encore? A buzzer-beater? The arrival of a new Cinderella at the ball? Or the arrival of Zion Williamson at the rim? Here is a guide to the best games of Day 2.
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Auburn's Bryce Brown drives to the basket against New Mexico State in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
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March 21, 2019 - 4:56 pm
No. 5 seed Auburn appeared to have its NCAA Tournament first-round game against No. 12 New Mexico State on Thursday afternoon in hand, holding several double-digit leads in the second half. But the Tigers had a true meltdown in the final minutes.
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North Dakota State coach Dave Richman wears a "Landon's Light" T-shirt during the First Four round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
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March 21, 2019 - 10:59 am
Many on social media were quick to pick up on North Dakota State coach Dave Richman's comfortable, casual look on the sidelines -- a T-shirt under his blazer. The shirt reads "Landon's Light," honoring an 11-year-old cancer patient from North Dakota named Landon Solberg.
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Villanova's Phil Booth dribbles ahead of the Seton Hall defense during the 2019 Big East tournament.
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March 21, 2019 - 10:14 am
The college basketball feast known as March Madness begins Thursday with a full slate of 16 NCAA Tournament first-round games. Here is a guide to the best games of Day 1.
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Duke's R.J. Barrett and Zion Williamson smile after winning the 2019 ACC tournament.
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March 18, 2019 - 1:48 pm
Duke is the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and the heavy betting favorite. The Blue Devils feature phenom Zion Williamson back from a knee injury and dominating, R.J. Barrett proving why he's a future top-five NBA draft pick and point guard Tre Jones becoming a scarier offensive threat...
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Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura flies in for a dunk.
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March 18, 2019 - 1:48 pm
Gonzaga earned the No. 1 seed in the West Region despite losing to Saint Mary’s in the WCC tournament final. Rui Hachimura is averaging 20.1 points for the Zags, who have four players averaging double figures. Florida State lurks in this corner of the bracket as a dangerous No. 4 seed , No. 6 seed...
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Virginia's Kyle Guy reacts after making a 3-pointer in the 2019 ACC tournament.
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March 18, 2019 - 1:47 pm
A dominant No. 1 seed Virginia team primed for a Final Four run . That was true last year, too, but then the unthinkable happened: a first-round loss to No. 16 seed UMBC. It's Gardner-Webb trying to make back-to-back miracles at the Cavaliers' expense. But, all in all, Virginia has a favorable draw...
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North Carolina's Coby White and Luke Maye slap high-five during the 2019 ACC tournament.
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March 18, 2019 - 1:47 pm
North Carolina has its work cut out in a Midwest Region that's loaded with blue-blood programs and big-name coaches. How about a Sweet 16 game against Bill Self's Kansas and an Elite 8 matchup with John Calipari's Kentucky? And that's not even counting No. 3 seed Houston, which posted a 31-3 record...
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