College basketball

Tennessee guard Lamonte Turner (1) shoots a 3-point shot against Kentucky to give Tennessee a 78-76 lead in the final minute of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference tournament Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee held on to win 82-78. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 16, 2019 - 4:45 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Lamonte' Turner picked a perfect time to snap out of his shooting slump. Turner sank a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds left as No. 8 Tennessee rallied to beat No. 4 Kentucky 82-78 in a Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinal thriller Saturday. Before...
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Michigan head coach John Beilein directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Minnesota in the semifinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament, Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 16, 2019 - 3:59 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — No. 10 Michigan had just buried Minnesota when the focus shifted to the opportunity at hand. The Wolverines didn't just earn a shot at a record third straight Big Ten Tournament championship. They put themselves in position to get some payback against their archrival. Isaiah Livers...
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Auburn guard Jared Harper (1) makes a 3-point shot against Florida guard Jalen Hudson in the closing seconds of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference tournament Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Auburn won 65-62. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 16, 2019 - 2:39 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers are stringing together some impressive accomplishments with coach Bruce Pearl. Now they have a chance at something particularly special before the NCAA Tournament. Jared Harper hit a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left as No. 22 Auburn held off Florida 65-62...
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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) drives to the basket against North Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 16, 2019 - 1:11 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson didn't hesitate when he saw his shot for the lead coming off the rim late in a tense game with Duke's fierce rival. He bounced right back up in traffic for the kind of play that only he can make with his athleticism and size. Yes, the Blue Devils' freshman...
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Seton Hall guard Quincy McKnight (0) goes up for a shot against Marquette forward Joey Hauser (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball semifinal game in the Big East men's tournament, Friday, March 15, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 15, 2019 - 10:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of a showdown between the Big East's top two scorers, Seton Hall-Marquette devolved into a chippy foul-fest and ended with the league's player of the year coming up short on a potential winning 3 at the buzzer. After 57 fouls — including nine technicals — were called, 85...
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Villanova guard Phil Booth (5) puts up a shot against Xavier guard Kyle Castlin (2) during overtime of an NCAA college basketball semifinal game in the Big East men's tournament, Friday, March 15, 2019, in New York. Villanova won 71-67 in overtime. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 15, 2019 - 10:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Even when Villanova looks vulnerable, it's awfully difficult to put away the Wildcats. Especially at the Big East Tournament. Phil Booth scored 28 points, Jermaine Samuels hit a trio of critical 3-pointers and No. 25 Villanova rallied past Xavier 71-67 in overtime Friday night to...
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Virginia's Mamadi Diakite, left, drives past Florida State's Christ Koumadje, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 15, 2019 - 7:41 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said his team's goal this season has been to establish itself among the hierarchy of the Atlantic Coast Conference largely dominated the past several years by Duke, North Carolina and Virginia. While that has been a challenging task for...
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Kansas State's Cartier Diarra (2) knocks the ball away from Iowa State's Marial Shayok (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big 12 men's tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 15, 2019 - 6:13 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Marial Shayok hit back-to-back 3-pointers right in front of his own bench to give Iowa State the lead in the final minute, and the fifth-seeded Cyclones held on at the foul line to beat No. 15 Kansas State 63-59 on Friday night in the Big 12 semifinals. The Cyclones (22-11)...
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Michigan State's Foster Loyer (3) celebrates after scoring a 3-point basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 15, 2019 - 2:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — No. 6 Michigan State has its sights set on a sixth Big Ten Tournament championship and a deep NCAA run. The Spartans are off to a good start. Cassius Winston scored 18 points, Foster Loyer provided a lift off the bench with a career-high 14 points, and Michigan State gave Hall of...
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Wisconsin's Nate Reuvers (35) drives against Nebraska's James Palmer Jr. (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 15, 2019 - 2:25 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Nate Reuvers scored 14 points, D'Mitrik Trice hit a clutch 3-pointer with 58 seconds left and No. 19 Wisconsin beat pesky Nebraska 66-62 on Friday to advance to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. Khalil Iverson also scored 14 points as the Badgers (23-9) won for the sixth time in...
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