College basketball

FILE - In this March 22, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin encourages his team in the second half against Iowa in a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, in Columbus, Ohio. Cronin has been hired as UCLA’s basketball coach, ending a months-long search to find a replacement for the fired Steve Alford. The university says Cronin agreed to a $24 million, six-year deal on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File)
April 09, 2019 - 10:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mick Cronin was hired as UCLA's basketball coach Tuesday, ending a months-long search to find a replacement for the fired Steve Alford. The university says Cronin agreed to a $24 million, six-year deal. He had a 296-146 record at his alma mater Cincinnati over 16 seasons and led...
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Virginia head coach Tony Bennett celebrates with fans after the championship game against Texas Tech in the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. Virginia won 85-77 in overtime. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 09, 2019 - 12:38 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dick Bennett has difficult time watching his son, Tony, coach Virginia. He rarely attends games. "I'm not a model of decorum or poise," said Dick Bennett, the former longtime high school and college basketball coach. "But I needed to be here." The Cavaliers didn't make it easy on...
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Virginia players celebrate after defeating Texas Tech 85-77 in the overtime in in the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 09, 2019 - 12:31 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the NCAA Tournament championship game between Virginia and Texas Tech (all times local) 11:26 p.m. Virginia's nail-biting trip through the NCAA Tournament will go down in history as one of the most clutch performances from game-to-game by any championship team. The...
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Virginia's Kyle Guy celebrate after defeating Texas Tech 85-77 in the overtime in the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 08, 2019 - 11:42 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The questions kept coming at Kyle Guy as he tried to make his way through a clogged court to join his Virginia teammates celebrating the program's first national championship. "I don't have the words, man," Guy said to one person as he kept side-stepping and inching his way...
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Virginia's Ty Jerome, center, and Kyle Guy, right, celebrate after defeating Texas Tech 85-77 in the overtime in the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 08, 2019 - 11:20 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Guy had every reason to look toward next season the moment last season ended, a stunning and humiliating loss to UMBC in the NCAA Tournament forcing him into what he called "a dark place." Instead, the junior guard ruminated over the loss for weeks. Guy might want to dwell...
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Virginia's Kyle Guy (5) and his teammates celebrate after defeating Texas Tech 85-77 in the overtime in the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 08, 2019 - 11:15 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Now that, Virginia, is the way to close out a season. And quiet those critics, too. Led by De'Andre Hunter and his NBA-ready game, the Cavaliers turned themselves into national champions Monday night, holding off tenacious, ferocious Texas Tech for an 85-77 overtime win — a...
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Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver (23) and Brandone Francis react after the team's 85-77 loss to Virginia in the overtime in the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 08, 2019 - 10:34 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jarrett Culver walked slowly around the perimeter as the final buzzer sounded, in a bit of a daze as he tugged his jersey to his chin. Texas Tech's sophomore star looked as if he were surveying the scene of his struggles. Culver missed 17 of his 22 attempts from the floor,...
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New Virginia Tech men's NCAA college basketball head coach Mike Young speaks at an introductory press conference in Blacksburg, Va., Monday, April 8, 2019. (Michael Shroyer/The Roanoke Times via AP)
April 08, 2019 - 1:10 pm
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Mike Young looked around Virginia Tech's Cassell Coliseum and said he's "so thrilled to be home." "My love for ball originated in this building many years ago," Young said Monday at a news conference introducing him as Virginia Tech's new basketball coach. Rattling off a list...
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Vanderbilt basketball coach Jerry Stackhouse answers questions at a news conference Monday, April 8, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Stackhouse was hired to replace Bryce Drew as head. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 08, 2019 - 10:15 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jerry Stackhouse had a couple interviews already lined up for possible NBA head coaching jobs. He says he decided to take a college job because of his relationship with Vanderbilt's new athletic director and the opportunity to turnaround the Commodores men's program...
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Baylor center Kalani Brown holds the championship trophy next to guard Chloe Jackson (24) after Baylor defeated Notre Dame 82-81 in the final of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 07, 2019 - 11:51 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor and Notre Dame capped the women's college basketball season with a thrilling championship game. The sport now has had a different champion in the past four years with the Lady Bears edging the Irish 82-81 on Sunday night to win their third title. It's only the second time...
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