Thursday, March 23, 2017

Basketball

Villanova guard Jalen Brunson (1), guard Donte DiVincenzo (10) and forward Kris Jenkins (2) leave the court after their loss to Wisconsin in a second-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

BY JOHN MARSHALL SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Villanova’s unexpected loss to Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Tournament could send shockwaves across the March Madness field. Wisconsin’s 65-62 ...
Penn center Sydney Stipanovich, left, and Texas A&M center Khaalia Hillsman, right, reach for a rebound during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

BY STEVE DILBECK LOS ANGELES (AP) — For 30 minutes, Texas A&M was completely outplayed by Penn. Then, the Aggies staged the biggest comeback in NCA Tournament history, rallying from ...
Gonzaga forward Zach Collins (32) sticks his hand through the hoop to block a shot by Northwestern center Dererk Pardon (5) in an NCAA college basketball tournament in Salt Lake City, Saturday, March 18, 2017. (Chris Detrick/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

BY EDDIE PELLS SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Chris Collins was right. It was goal-tending all the way. The Northwestern coach was also wrong. At the worst time possible. After ...
FGCU guard Taylor Gradinjan guards Miami forward Emese Hof in first round NCAA tournament game in Coral Gables. Miami won, 62-60.

Taylor Gradinjan hit a big time shot in the final seconds. Keyona Hayes did too. Hayes hit a layup with 1.5 seconds left for No. 4 seed Miami, spoiling a ...
Marc-Eddy Norelia and Demtris Morant in the NCAA Tournament

FGCU senior forward Marc-Eddy Norelia scored on an and-one with the Eagles down 82-73 with 35.3 seconds left in No. 14-seeded FGCU’s first-round NCAA Tournament game in Orlando Thursday night, ...
the fgcu women's basketball team celebrates a win

This day didn’t look like a day which would come in November. On the Sunday morning after Thanksgiving, in a sparsely filled Germain Arena in Estero, the FGCU women’s basketball ...
Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard directs his team against Arkansas during the first half in a first-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C., Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

BY STEVE MEGARGEE Coaches across the country can use the first two days of the NCAA Tournament as examples when they’re teaching the importance of knowing when and how to ...
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, lower right, and her husband, producer and writer Brad Hall, left, watch Northwestern play Vanderbilt during a first-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/George Frey)

BY JIM O’CONNELL A look at some interesting things as we head into Saturday, the first day of the second round of the NCAA Tournament: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE There will ...
Oregon State's Sydney Wiese shoots during the second half of a first-round game against Long Beach State in the women's NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 17, 2017, in Corvallis, Ore. (AP Photo/ Timothy J. Gonzalez)

BY DOUG FEINBERG NEW YORK (AP) — It was a thrilling first day of the women’s NCAA Tournament and there weren’t any major upsets. Long Beach State and Belmont sure ...
brandon goodwin raises up for a layup

The Eagles fell behind, again and again, but kept coming back. The last attempt just ran out of time. Despite 28 points from Brandon Goodwin and 17 from Zach Johnson, ...
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