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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:16:33 GMTKansas Coach Bill Self on Wednesday. His team, a No. 1 seed, faces Purdue on Thursday in the round of 16.This season’s team, a No. 1 seed in the N.C.A.A. tournament, has demanded more than just Xs and Os and motivational speeches from Self. And he has given more.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:19:07 GMTMichigan’s Derrick Walton Jr., left, and Zak Irvin battled Oklahoma State’s Jawun Evans last weekend. Walton and Irvin are on track to lead Division I in minutes.Because the Wolverines won the Big Ten tournament as a low seed, they have played one more game than any team they will face in the N.C.A.A. tournament.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:00:23 GMTCoaches, from left, Steve Alford of U.C.L.A., Gregg Marshall of Wichita State and Chris Holtmann of Butler.With the coming of spring, colleges have begun to seek coaches who can lead a basketball team to a championship.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:58:45 GMTSindarius Thornwell, left, with teammates including Chris Silva, right, after the Gamecocks’ 88-81 second-round victory over Duke on Sunday in Greenville, S.C.The Gamecocks, who made the N.C.A.A. round of 16 with an upset of Duke, are savoring a spotlight usually reserved for other teams at the university.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 03:57:25 GMTOregon’s Sabrina Ionescu being guarded by Duke’s Lexie Brown. Ionescu’s free throws sealed the game for the Ducks.The Ducks, the No. 10 seed in the Bridgeport Region, thumped the host Blue Devils to advance to their first round-of-16 appearance in team history.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:17:52 GMTSouth Carolina’s players celebrated with Coach Frank Martin after defeating Duke on Sunday night.The senior guard Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points as the seventh-seeded Gamecocks subdued the Blue Devils, winners of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:18:48 GMTConnecticut’s Gabby Williams, a former high jumper with Olympic aspirations, pulling down a rebound against Central Florida this month.Williams has overcome a severe knee injury and self doubts to become a star for the Huskies and one of the most complete players in college basketball.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:59:27 GMTEleventh-seeded Southern California provided one of the tournament’s few unexpected outcomes on Friday when it edged No. 6 seed Southern Methodist, 66-65, in a first-round game.The 2017 N.C.A.A. men’s tournament has been short on stunning upsets. It doesn’t seem to matter: With its one-and-done format, it’s hard to look away.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:00:28 GMTJohnathan Williams, going to the basket against Northwestern’s Sanjay Lumpkin and Dererk Pardon, transferred to Gonzaga from Missouri.The Bulldogs, 34-1 and seeded first in the West Region of the N.C.A.A. Tournament, have received big contributions from Johnathan Williams, Nigel Williams-Goss and Jordan Mathews.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:03:10 GMTMichigan’s D.J. Wilson with Moritz Wagner (13), who had a career-high 26 points in a victory over Louisville.The Wolverines, who got 26 points from the sophomore forward Moritz Wagner, enabled their coach, John Beilein, to outduel the Cardinals’ Rick Pitino for a change.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 03:51:14 GMTTexas’ Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau reaching for a rebound over North Carolina State’s Dominique Wilson (22) during a second-round N.C.A.A. women’s tournament game in Austin, Tex.Playing the second half without their leading scorer, the Fighting Irish advanced to the round of 16 after being pushed to overtime.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:48:54 GMTMike Hopkins, right, with Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim. Hopkins had been designated as the Orange’s coach in waiting not once, but twice.Mike Hopkins, Boeheim’s assistant for more than 20 years and his designated successor, took the head-coaching job at Washington, pushing back Boeheim’s planned retirement.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 03:39:13 GMTSouth Carolina’s Sindarius Thornwell celebrating in the second half in front of Duke’s Grayson Allen late in the second half.Duke joined Louisville on the tournament’s exit ramp in the round of 32. North Carolina, a No. 1 seed, barely escaped an upset against Arkansas.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 04:40:20 GMTBonzie Colson and fifth-seeded Notre Dame had trouble against the relentless defensive pressure of Nathan Adrian (11), Elijah Macon and fourth-seeded West Virginia in an 83-71 loss on Saturday.Beyond Villanova’s loss, and some officiating drama in the Gonzaga-Northwestern game, the first day of the tournament’s second round didn’t have much more excitement than the tepid first round.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 04:29:32 GMTAndrew Chrabascz scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half as fourth-seeded Butler beat No. 12 Middle Tennessee State to reach the round of 16.Middle Tennessee State was a popular choice to upset the fourth-seeded Bulldogs, who improved to 11-0 against lower seeds in tournament history.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 01:50:11 GMTSindarius Thornwell (0) during South Carolina’s first-round victory over Marquette.Basketball has been left behind by the conference’s rise as a football powerhouse. But the SEC is 4-1 so far in the tournament, with two blue-blood programs in their way.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 01:38:40 GMTVillanova’s Josh Hart, center, driving to the basket against Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ, left, and Vitto Brown in the game’s final seconds. Hart, a senior, scored 19 points in his final game for the Wildcats.The Badgers have a reputation for pulling off upsets, and they added to it Saturday by defeating the No. 1 seed and defending national champions.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 04:30:34 GMTFrom left, Kia Nurse, Napheesa Collier, Gabby Williams, Katie Lou Samuelson and Saniya Chong during Connecticut’s rout of Albany.Napheesa Collier and Gabby Williams led the Huskies to their 108th straight victory as they try to win their fifth consecutive national title.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:30:04 GMTSouth Carolina’s Sindarius Thornwell (0) and Chris Silva during the Gamecocks’ 93-73 first-round victory over Marquette on Friday.The Gamecocks, once a basketball powerhouse, last won an N.C.A.A. tournament game in 1973.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:12:50 GMTMaryland guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (32) with her teammates after winning the finals of the Big 10 conference tournament against Purdue this month.The Terrapins have a deep bench and a potent offense, which may be enough to overcome their No. 3 seed in the Bridgeport Region, where undefeated Connecticut looms.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:10:11 GMTGonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski pushes through the Northwestern defense in the first half.No. 1 Villanova and No. 3 Florida State were eliminated while No. 1 Gonzaga overcame Northwestern’s upset bid in the second round of the tournament.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 04:52:35 GMTU.S.C. players after the 11th-seeded Trojans, climbing back from another large deficit, edged Southern Methodist, 66-65.U.S.C., in yet another comeback from double digits down, upset sixth-seeded Southern Methodist, while Arkansas beat Seton Hall thanks to a key foul call.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 01:18:28 GMTOregon State’s Breanna Brown (4) scored 12 points in a win over Long Beach State.The Beavers, seeded No. 2 in the Stockton Region, had their hands full with the No. 15 seed 49ers and eked out a 1-point victory in the final minute.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 01:26:41 GMTNotre Dame Coach Mike Brey chooses not to wear a tie, but otherwise, he dresses like most of his peers, in a suit and a crisp dress shirt.The reasons N.C.A.A. coaches pass on the traditional neckwear are varied, but for most, it’s a matter of comfort. Sweating profusely while wearing a restrictive tie isn’t fun.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 01:00:39 GMTMark Emmert, the president of the N.C.A.A., at the organization’s convention in January.Last year, North Carolina was barred from hosting games in the men’s basketball tournament because of a contentious state law. Other states have moved to enact similar bills.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:31:18 GMTXueyin Shi and Yiqing Zhou, part of a rotating cast of five broadcasters who call Dayton Flyers games in Mandarin, during a basketball game.Two Ohio students have gained a following calling Dayton Flyers games in Mandarin. In a first-round game on CBS, they reached a bigger audience.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:10:26 GMTIona’s Jordan Washington.You know U.C.L.A., Duke and Kentucky, surely. But the smaller schools that pop up at tournament time may stump you. Here’s where to find them.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:59:02 GMTXavier players celebrated at the buzzer after beating Pittsburgh 71-68 in the second round of the N.C.A.A. tournament in 2010.It’s a hallmark play, that last-minute score. And if it takes down a favorite or delivers an N.C.A.A. championship, the memory is that much more enduring.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:27:10 GMTCoach Geno Auriemma of Connecticut instructed his players during a timeout this month at the American Athletic Conference tournament.But if one were to nitpick, their bench is not deep, their seven-player rotation is vulnerable to injury and foul trouble and they lack size.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:10:02 GMTJustin Patton (23), Creighton’s 7-foot center, transformed into a key contributor for the Bluejays after they lost point guard Maurice Watson Jr. to a knee injury.The 7-foot Patton took on a more important role after the Bluejays’ star point guard, Maurice Watson Jr., was sidelined.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:05:57 GMTDuke’s Jayson Tatum, left, has flourished as Coach Mike Krzyzewski has given him leeway to make plays.Tatum has emerged as a major contributor for the Blue Devils after missing time, like two of his fellow top recruits, because of an injury at the start to the season.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:27:11 GMTLonzo Ball of U.C.L.A. drove to the basket during a win over Kent State on Friday.The first round came and went without many stunning upsets. None of the top four seeds from any region lost, and buzzer-beaters were few and far between.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:00:28 GMTThe sound of shoes skidding on hardwood can be explained by shoe designers, rubber scientists, mechanical engineers and a biologist.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 05:06:58 GMTWhen he was 13, Caleb Swanigan, right, weighed 360 pounds.Swanigan overcame a weight problem to become the Big Ten player of the year.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:24:11 GMTBryant McIntosh celebrating after Northwestern defeated Vanderbilt, 68-66, on Thursday in the Wildcats’ first N.C.A.A. tournament appearance.Bryant McIntosh scored 25 points, including two free throws with about 14 seconds, as the Wildcats edged Vanderbilt, 68-66.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:50:30 GMTCale Ferrin with Creighton guards Ronnie Harrell Jr., left, and Marcus Foster in December. “He’s like everyone’s little brother,” the freshman center Justin Patton said.Cale Ferrin, a 10-year-old with Fanconi anemia, a blood disorder, has become such a part of the Bluejays that he is allowed to break huddles at practice.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:00:26 GMTJosh Speidel was on the Catamounts bench when Vermont faced Purdue on Thursday night.A traffic accident left Josh Speidel’s body, but not his drive, severely weakened.