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Duke forward Zion Williamson (1) goes up for a dunk against North Dakota State forward Rocky Kreuser (34) during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
March 22, 2019 - 9:42 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson had an explosive NCAA Tournament debut with 25 points and a can't-miss second-half showcase to lead top-seeded Duke to an 85-62 win over North Dakota State on Friday night. RJ Barrett led Duke with 26 points and 14 rebounds and combined with Williamson for a...
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Duke forward Zion Williamson (1) goes up for a dunk against North Dakota State forward Rocky Kreuser (34) during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
March 22, 2019 - 9:42 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson had an explosive NCAA Tournament debut with 25 points and a can't-miss second-half showcase to lead top-seeded Duke to an 85-62 win over North Dakota State on Friday night. RJ Barrett led Duke with 26 points and 14 rebounds and combined with Williamson for a...
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Oklahoma forward Brady Manek (35) dunks the ball as Mississippi forward KJ Buffen, right, looks on during a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
March 22, 2019 - 8:45 pm
The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 2:05 p.m. Florida State forward Phil Cofer is with the team the day after his father died. Cofer found out after Thursday's first-round victory over Vermont that his father had died at age 58 after a long illness. Mike Cofer...
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Oklahoma forward Brady Manek (35) dunks the ball as Mississippi forward KJ Buffen, right, looks on during a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
March 22, 2019 - 8:45 pm
The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 2:05 p.m. Florida State forward Phil Cofer is with the team the day after his father died. Cofer found out after Thursday's first-round victory over Vermont that his father had died at age 58 after a long illness. Mike Cofer...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, returns to Yanina Wickmayer, of Belgium, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 22, 2019 - 8:13 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Defending champion Naomi Osaka won her opening match Friday at the new site of the Miami Open by beating qualifier Yanina Wickmayer 6-0, 6-7 (3), 6-1. The No. 1-ranked Osaka hit 14 aces and overcame a ragged stretch in the second set, when she became so frustrated she...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, returns to Yanina Wickmayer, of Belgium, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 22, 2019 - 8:13 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Defending champion Naomi Osaka won her opening match Friday at the new site of the Miami Open by beating qualifier Yanina Wickmayer 6-0, 6-7 (3), 6-1. The No. 1-ranked Osaka hit 14 aces and overcame a ragged stretch in the second set, when she became so frustrated she...
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Gardner-Webb's David Efianayi (11) shoots over Virginia's Kihei Clark (0) during a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Columbia, S.C., Friday, March 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
March 22, 2019 - 7:13 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 seed Virginia this year avoided the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history. The Cavaliers rallied from 14 points down Friday to beat No. 16 seed Gardner-Webb 71-56 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Virginia was the top overall seed last year but lost 74-54 to...
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March 22, 2019 - 6:15 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce Drew his job. Vanderbilt went 9-23 and was the first team in 65 years to go winless in the Southeastern Conference. Drew went 40-59 record in three seasons with the Commodores. The...
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March 22, 2019 - 6:15 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce Drew his job. Vanderbilt went 9-23 and was the first team in 65 years to go winless in the Southeastern Conference. Drew went 40-59 record in three seasons with the Commodores. The...
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UC Irvine guard Robert Cartwright (3) and forward Jonathan Galloway (5) celebrate against Kansas State during the second half of a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
March 22, 2019 - 4:41 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — UC Irvine got back-to-back 3-pointers from Evan Leonard to spark the deciding run in a 70-64 upset over Kansas State that marked the Anteaters' first NCAA Tournament victory in school history. The Friday victory was the 17th consecutive for UC Irvine, which lost 57-55 to...
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