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NCAA tournament bracketology: Kentucky, other No. 5 seeds are Final Four threats

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:50:51 -0500

(Updated Feb. 21, 2018): If the tournament began tomorrow, the teams hovering around the No. 5 line all are extremely dangerous.


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Rick Pitino hopes Louisville 'will not give up its fight' to keep 2013 title

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:25:28 -0500

In an 18-minute press conference in New York, Rick Pitino pushed the University of Louisville to seek an injunction in the escort case.


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Wooden Watch Top 10: Villanova's Jalen Brunson is new No. 1 ahead of Oklahoma's Trae Young

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:59:40 -0500

Villanova point guard Jalen Brunson is the new leader of the Wooden Watch with his steady play, while former No. 1 Trae Young and Oklahoma have struggled


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How the NCAA appeal ruling may — or may not — impact Louisville in the FBI case

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:23:22 -0500

Louisville is one of several schools waiting for the seemingly inevitable NCAA investigation into the FBI's college basketball corruption findings.


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NCAA taking Louisville's title won't have ripple effect on other rule-breaking schools

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:47:42 -0500

Louisville officially lost its 2013 national championship for men's basketball due to NCAA violations but don't believe that will stop others.


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Michigan State basketball clinches share of Big Ten with 81-61 win over Illinois on senior night

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:11:13 -0500

Miles Briges scored 19 points, and No. 1 Michigan State captured at least a share of the Big Ten with an 81-61 victory over Illinois.


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No. 18 Rhode Island fights off La Salle to earn share of A-10 title

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:39:54 -0500

Jeff Dowtin knocks down four key free throws in the final seconds to lead Rams to OT win.


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Louisville forced to vacate 2013 men's basketball title after NCAA denies appeal

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:39:39 -0500

The NCAA denied Louisville's appeal of its vacated 2013 men's basketball title, ending the case involving rules violations related to an escort scandal.


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Bubble Tracker: The Pac-12 could send a record-low two teams to the NCAAs

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:01:45 -0500

(Updated Feb. 18): UCLA and USC sit tied in 2nd place in the Pac-12 standings behind league leader Arizona. And both teams aren't in the field of 68.


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Devonte Graham leads No. 8 Kansas to 104-74 rout of Oklahoma

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:01:47 -0500

Devonte Graham had 23 points and seven assists, Malik Newman added 20 and Kansas beat Oklahoma 104-74 Monday


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Michigan State holds off Virginia for No. 1 spot in USA TODAY Sports men's basketball poll

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:25:32 -0500

Michigan State ran its win streak to 10 games and kept the No. 1 spot ahead of Virginia in the latest USA TODAY Sports men's basketball poll.


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Louisville's NCAA championship banner has already been taken down at the KFC Yum Center

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:55:02 -0500

The NCAA announced Tuesday Louisville would have to vacate 123 wins, including the 2013 title. By Tuesday afternoon, the banner had disappeared.


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Missouri guard Terrence Phillips removed from team amid Title IX investigation

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:08:59 -0500

Missouri removed guard Terrence Phillips from the team amid a Title IX investigation sparked by accusations of physical abuse from four women.


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FBI wiretap links Rashan Michel to NBA scout who was an agent to ex-Louisville player

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:20:57 -0500

The FBI has recordings of communication between Rashan Michel and Makhtar Ndiaye, a scout for the New York Knicks.


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Michigan basketball pushes through Ohio State on senior day, 74-62

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:09:12 -0500

Michigan basketball bolstered its NCAA tournament resume by beating No. 8 Ohio State at home on senior day on Sunday.


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Ex-Michigan State AD Mark Hollis slams ESPN report in staff email

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:01:33 -0500

Ex-Michigan State AD Mark Hollis, in an email to athletic department staff, criticized ESPN's allegations against the football and basketball programs


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Austin Hatch dresses on Michigan's senior day as honorary captain

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:40:53 -0500

Michigan honored Austin Hatch, a survivor of two plan crashes, prior to its senior day game against Ohio State on Sunday.


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Pitino: Louisville should consider legal action vs. NCAA

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:02:13 -0500

Former Louisville Rick Pitino says the school should consider fighting the NCAA after governing body ordered the Cardinals to vacate 2013 title


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Bubble Watch: Are Oklahoma Sooners in trouble?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:22:39 -0500

SportsPulse: College hoop insider Scott Gleeson says Trae Young and Oklahoma are still safe to make it to March Madness ... for now.


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Watch Zion Williamson fiercely swat an opponent

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:12:51 -0500

Zion Williamson channeled his inner LeBron in a state quarterfinal victory


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Bubble teams UCLA and Utah highlight the Pac-12 week

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:38:26 -0500

UCLA and Utah face of in a big bubble game to highlight the week in the Pac-12


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Tyree leads Ole Miss past Missouri 90-87 in overtime

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:51:40 -0500

Breein Tyree scored 25 points, including a game-tying basket in regulation, and Ole Miss defeated Missouri 90-87 in overtime


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Waters scores 28, LSU beats Vanderbilt 88-78

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:45:39 -0500

Tremont Waters had 28 points and nine assists, and LSU beat Vanderbilt 88-78 to keep the Commodores winless on the road


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Palmer leads Nebraska to 66-57 win over Indiana

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:18:06 -0500

James Palmer scored 15 points as Nebraska beat Indiana 66-57, allowing the Huskers the resume their NCAA Tournament pursuit


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Martin scores 26 as Butler cruises past Creighton 93-70

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:17:10 -0500

Kelan Martin hit five of Butler's 14 3-pointers and finished with 26 points to lead the Bulldogs to a 93-70 win over Creighton



Knox leads Kentucky's second-half surge in win at Arkansas

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:14:06 -0500

Kevin Knox scored 23 points and Kentucky used a 31-11 run to end the game to win its second straight with an 87-72 victory over Arkansas


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Logwood, Simons lead New Mexico to 119-114 win over Wyoming

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:06:20 -0500

Sam Logwood and Troy Simons scored 24 points apiece as New Mexico held off a late Wyoming surge for a 119-114 victory to take sole possession of fourth place in the Mountain West Conference standings



Dayton rallies from 13-point deficit, tops Saint Louis 53-50

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:53:36 -0500

Trey Landers scored 13 points, grabbed eight rebounds and made key plays down the stretch to help Dayton rally from a 13-point second-half deficit to beat Saint Louis 53-50



Haldeman's late 3 helps Northern Iowa hold off Valparaiso

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:35:53 -0500

Spencer Haldeman drained a late trey to give Northern Iowa enough cushion to hold off Valparaiso 68-63



Mississippi State stuns Texas A&M 93-81

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:05:45 -0500

Abdul Ado scored 19 points and Mississippi State stunned Texas A&M 93-81



Jackson scores 18 as No. 16 Ohio State routs Rutgers 79-52

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:59:09 -0500

C.J. Jackson scored 18 points on 8 for 12 shooting as No. 16 Ohio State beat Rutgers 79-52 on Tuesday


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No. 2 Michigan St tops Illinois 81-61, seals share of title

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:42:29 -0500

Miles Bridges scored 19 points, Joshua Langford had 16 and No. 2 Michigan State beat Illinois 81-61, sealing a share of the Big Ten championship


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Wilder leads W. Michigan to 83-81 OT win over C. Michigan

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:25:35 -0500

Thomas Wilder scored 11 of his 22 points in overtime, completing a 3-point play in the final seconds to seal the win, as Western Michigan struggled to get past Central Michigan 83-81



NC State beats Boston College 82-66 for 3rd straight win

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:24:00 -0500

Freshman Braxton Beverly scored 16 points with five first-half 3-pointers, helping North Carolina State beat Boston College 82-66


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NCAA tournament's 15 highest-paid coaches

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:57:04 -0400




USA TODAY Sports college sports financial database

Thu, 6 Jul 2017 15:45:15 -0400

Revenue and expenses for Division I public college athletic departments through 2015-16


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USA TODAY Sports college basketball All-American team

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 07:48:51 -0500

Thirteen schools, four classes and seven conferences are represented.


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March Madness arenas: Fans, kids and cheerleaders

Tue, 4 Apr 2017 00:54:38 -0400




The best buzzer-beaters in March Madness history

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:42:07 -0400

Take a trip down memory lane with these incredible NCAA tournament shots.


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Thompson IV, Minnie help Eastern Michigan beat Toledo 85-79

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:23:19 -0500

James Thompson IV and Elijah Minnie each scored 23 points and Paul Jackson had 18 points and 10 assists to help Eastern Michigan beat Toledo 85-79



Dartis sparks Ohio to 88-76 win over Kent State

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:15:53 -0500

Jordan Dartis sank half of his 10 3-point attempts and scored 20 to lead six players in double figures and Ohio won back-to-back Mid-American Conference games for the first time this season with an 88-76 victory over Kent State



Ball State beats NIU 77-68, keeps pace in MAC West

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:01:05 -0500

Trey Moses had 23 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks, Tahjai Teague was one rebound shy of a double-double and Ball State beat Northern Illinois 77-68