• Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    HOUSTON (AP) — Growing up in Poland, Przemek Karnowski had to stay up until 2 or 3 a.m. to watch the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga's big man got to star in the show in prime time on Friday night, scoring 18 points with nine rebounds to lead the second-seeded Bulldogs to a 74-62 win over...

  • Louisville beats NC State 75-65; on to Elite 8

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Montrezl Harrell is not ready for the end of his college career at Louisville just yet. Anton Gill helped make sure it continues at least one more game. Harrell scored 24 points, Gill keyed a late-game surge with seven points off the bench, and Louisville beat...

  • Spartans knock off Sooners 62-58 in East semifinal

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Michigan State to a 62-58 win over Oklahoma in an NCAA Tournament East Regional semifinal on Friday night. Counted out in February, the Tom Izzo-coached Spartans (26-11) are instead headed to...

  • Rockies slugger Gonzalez leaves with knee pain

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez has left a spring training game with pain in his surgically repaired left knee. Gonzalez exited in the middle of the fourth inning Friday night against San Diego and walked to the clubhouse with a trainer. A team...

  • South Carolina holds off North Carolina 67-65 in NCAAs

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — For the second straight year, South Carolina found itself trailing late against North Carolina and staring at an early NCAA Tournament exit despite its No. 1 seed. This time, Tiffany Mitchell and the Gamecocks found a way to regroup, rally and advance....

  • Durant to have another surgery, miss rest of season

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — NBA MVP Kevin Durant will miss the rest of the season and have bone graft surgery next week to treat a fractured bone in his right foot. The Oklahoma City Thunder had said last week he likely would be shut down for the season. The team was trying to figure out why...

  • Hawks beat Heat 99-86, clinch top seed in Eastern Conference

    Updated: 1 min ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — After clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs for only the second time in their Atlanta franchise history, the Hawks were left to contemplate the remainder of the regular season. It's is a new dilemma for a Hawks team that barely made the playoffs as...

  • Notre Dame eyes history, shot at upsetting No. 1 Kentucky

    Updated: 45 min ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Beware, Kentucky. That little leprechaun looms. The pristine season, the presumed NCAA championship, the aura of invincibility and every other plaudit being thrown at the so-good-they're-scary Wildcats are all at great risk. There's a proven giant-killer waiting....

  • INSIDE THE MADNESS: Irish vs blue again, Zags '99 rewind

    Updated: 45 min ago

    Notes and tidbits from around the NCAA Tournament on Friday: ___ NOTRE DAME UP AGAINST 50 SHADES OF BLUE Don't expect Notre Dame to be shaken by Kentucky's Big Blue. Actually, the color seems to suit the Fighting Irish rather well. Notre Dame fans will be badly outnumbered on...

  • Nets snap Cavaliers' 4-game win streak with 106-98 victory

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez each scored 20 points, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped the Cleveland Cavaliers' four-game winning streak with a 106-98 victory on Friday night. Bojan Bogdanovic added 18 points for the Nets, who held LeBron James to two baskets in the second...

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