Iowa’s Caitlin Clark wins AP Player of the YearMarch 30, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Caitlin Clark has put together one of the greatest individual seasons in NCAA history with eye-popping offensive numbers.
Iowa's junior guard, though, saved her best performance for the game's biggest stage, recording the first 40-point triple-double in NCAA history to get Iowa to the Final Four for the first time in 30 years.
Gonzaga’s Timme among 5 finalists for men’s Wooden AwardMarch 31, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drew Timme of Gonzaga is one of five finalists for the John R. Wooden Award as the men’s college basketball player of the year.
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Upset-rich March Madness causes mixed results at sportsbooksMarch 30, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A bettor in December placed $500 on Florida Atlantic at 400-1 odds to make the Final Four, costing Westgate Las Vegas $200,000.
That was a clear win for one bettor, but who actually has come out between the sportsbooks and those on the other side of the counter during this most unusual NCAA Tournament is much more murky.
March Madness came early in topsy-turvy college hoops seasonMarch 30, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Everything seemed set for a college basketball season marked by the familiar — right up until the season, anyway.
There was North Carolina returning four starters from a wild ride to last year's NCAA championship game to open at No.
Mulkey says no contact with Griner since return from RussiaMarch 30, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — LSU coach Kim Mulkey has not spoken to Brittney Griner since the former Baylor star was freed from a Russian prison and returned to the U.S., but Mulkey did have a message for her ex-player.
Final Four newbie Virginia Tech meets LSU, decorated MulkeyMarch 30, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — This Final Four is a first for Virginia Tech and coach Kenny Brooks, and he's set to match wits with a counterpart who beat him by 42 points the last time the two met in March Madness.
Indiana’s Teri Moren wins AP Coach of the YearMarch 30, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Teri Moren has led Indiana to some unprecedented heights this season.
The team won its first Big Ten regular season championship in 40 years, rose to No. 2 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll and earned the school's first No.
Women’s Final Four secondary ticket market outpaces men’sMarch 30, 2023 GMT
Tickets prices on the secondary market are substantially higher for the women's Final Four than for the men.
The women play in a much smaller venue, but they also have more recognizable names in the their Final Four.
Miami’s motivational Larrañaga leads another Final Four runMarch 30, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Begin with the end in mind.
A devotee of Franklin Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” Jim Larrañaga chose Habit 2 to describe Miami's first trip to the Final Four.
Up next for unbeaten South Carolina is Clark and IowaMarch 30, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — In one of the most talked about and highly anticipated matchups in women's Final Four history, Dawn Staley's undefeated South Carolina team will face Iowa and dynamic guard Caitlin Clark.
AP source: Alabama’s Brandon Miller declares for NBA draftMarch 30, 2023 GMT
Alabama All-American forward Brandon Miller is heading to the NBA after displaying versatile talent and athleticism in a lone season of college ball that was blemished by revelations he was present at a fatal shooting in January near campus.
Colorado women’s hoops coach JR Payne gets deal through 2028March 30, 2023 GMT
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — JR Payne received a five-year contract extension Thursday after leading the Colorado women's basketball team to its first Sweet 16 appearance in 21 years.
March Madness: South Carolina favored against Clark’s IowaMarch 30, 2023 GMT
March Madness is down to the Women's Final Four. Defending champion South Carolina remains on track to repeat and complete the 10th undefeated season in the women’s game after its 86-75 win over Maryland.
Final Four: Last year’s bluebloods are this year’s no-namesMarch 30, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — One short year ago, college basketball was getting ready for the game of a lifetime: North Carolina vs. Duke at the Final Four.
And this year? Well, to put it kindly, who the heck are these guys?
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Final Four a chance for SDSU to double its championshipsMarch 30, 2023 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of San Diego State teams that have won an NCAA Division I championship can be counted on one finger.
Many Aztecs fans and alumni have no idea because it happened 50 years ago and the school dropped men’s volleyball in 2000.
March Madness: Final Four set with Miami, SDSU, FAU, UConnMarch 29, 2023 GMT
March Madness has rounded toward the Final Four and No. 1 seeds are nowhere to be found. Instead, the Final Four will have no team seeded better than No.
Brea Beal’s defense helps lift South Carolina to Final FourMarch 29, 2023 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Brea Beal is not just South Carolina's X factor in one of the country's best defenses but also a four-year lesson in sacrifice and reinvention that may add a second straight NCAA title to her resume.
Nantz to be honored with Joe Lapchick Character AwardMarch 29, 2023 GMT
Jim Nantz, Joe Mihalich, Tim Cluess and Gail Marquis are this year's recipients of the Joe Lapchick Character Award.
Nantz has been the voice of March Madness since 1986 when he started calling early-round games for CBS.
Hurley’s rebuild complete as UConn returns to Final FourMarch 29, 2023 GMT
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Before every home game, UConn's hype man gets on his microphone and greets the crowd with, “Welcome to the basketball capital of the Wooooorrrrld!”
With four men's NCAA championship banners hanging from the ceiling at Gampel Pavilion along with 11 women's banners, it's not an entirely empty brag.
A different March Madness: Online hate for the athletesMarch 29, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — It wasn’t so much that social media was criticizing his son. That happens sometimes — especially after a loss like THAT.
But when a post came up suggesting Terrance Williams II, a junior forward for Michigan, be left for dead in a ditch, his dad decided enough was enough.
Women making case in tourney for own March Madness TV dealMarch 29, 2023 GMT
Women's basketball seems to have found a winner with its new Sweet 16 format in March Madness and the timing couldn't be better with looming TV contract negotiations on the horizon.
May Madness: This March, FAU coach has Owls on cusp of titleMarch 29, 2023 GMT
Dusty May's March Madness run with FAU likely was one few saw coming.
May had, to be fair, not much better than minimal name recognition when he took the Florida Atlantic job five years ago.
LSU’s Mulkey senses reunion in trip to Texas for Final FourMarch 28, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Kim Mulkey is returning to Texas for another Final Four, keenly aware that her LSU Tigers will play a short road trip from the school she made synonymous with women's basketball.
Black female athletes: Having Black female coach is crucialMarch 28, 2023 GMT
South Carolina senior guard Brea Beal knew she could trust Dawn Staley before she even suited up for the Gamecocks.
It wasn't just Staley's coaching accolades, which include fueling South Carolina’s meteoric rise in women’s basketball, that sold Beal.
Terry says he always felt confident he’d earn Texas jobMarch 28, 2023 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rodney Terry held Texas together in crisis. Then he took the Longhorns on their deepest NCAA Tournament run in 15 years.
His reward: Texas removed the “interim” tag from his title and made him the full-time head coach.
A ‘Clutch’ tip helps Miller, Miami reach 1st Final FourMarch 28, 2023 GMT
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Miller took 20 shots in the regional final for Miami and made them all, helping the Hurricanes rally their way into the Final Four.
Prospects get chance to shine in Basketball Africa LeagueMarch 28, 2023 GMT
They're refining skills of young prospects at the NBA Academy in Africa. The vocabulary, too.
“There is a word that really we don't like, which is ‘raw,'" said Franck Traore, head of basketball operations for NBA Africa.
Va Tech women headed to 1st Final Four after topping Ohio StMarch 28, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Virginia Tech coach Kenny Brooks stood at the stop of the ladder about to trim the final strands from the net when the familiar thumping beat started blaring through the speakers of the arena.
South Carolina rolls over Maryland to reach Final FourMarch 28, 2023 GMT
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Zia Cooke scored 18 points and top-seeded South Carolina used its smothering defense to take control in the second quarter, outlasting second-seeded Maryland 86-75 on Monday night to reach its third straight Final Four.
March Madness: Boston, South Carolina women reach Final FourMarch 28, 2023 GMT
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley knows what's next for unbeaten South Carolina — a matchup the whole women's college basketball world is eager to see.
But for now, the coach wants to revel in her extraordinary Gamecocks and their amazing achievements.
San Diego State shutting down foes with disruptive defenseMarch 27, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Brian Dutcher lays out San Diego State’s mission in plain talk to avoid any confusion.
“We’re a defensive-first team,” the sixth-year coach said after the Aztecs muscled past Creighton 57-56 on Sunday and into their first Final Four.
Villanova All-American Siegrist declares for WNBA draftMarch 27, 2023 GMT
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Villanova star and AP All-American Maddy Siegrist will not return for a fifth season and has declared for the WNBA draft.
Caitlin Clark leads Iowa to first Final Four since 1993March 27, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Caitlin Clark put on quite a show, having one of the greatest performances in NCAA Tournament history to help Iowa end a 30-year Final Four drought.
She had 41 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the No.
Clark’s triple-double helps send Iowa to the Final FourMarch 27, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Caitlin Clark put on a show with 41 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to help No. 2 seed Iowa beat fifth-seeded Louisville 97-83 on Sunday and send the Hawkeyes to their first women’s Final Four in 30 years.
Reese, LSU women push past Miami 54-42 to reach Final FourMarch 27, 2023 GMT
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — So much for Kim Mulkey's timelines and cautioning against expecting too much, too soon at LSU.
Two years in, and Mulkey's return to lead her home-state program already includes another Final Four trip — and dreams of more.
March Madness betting guide: UConn, Texas new favoritesMarch 27, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The craziest March Madness will conclude with the unlikeliest Final Four on Saturday and April 3 in Houston. UConn is the highest remaining seed at No.
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Miller, Wong rally Miami past Texas 88-81 for 1st Final FourMarch 27, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — On the eve of Miami playing for a place in its first Final Four, the quiet conversation floating through the team hotel did not revolve around all that the Hurricanes had accomplished this season.
Miami, San Diego State complete improbable Final FourMarch 27, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jordan Miller and Isaiah Wong rallied Miami from a 13-point second-half deficit, Norchad Omier made two big free throws and an even more important steal down the stretch, and the fifth-seeded Hurricanes stunned No.
Terry emotional as Texas’ run ends; his job status uncertainMarch 27, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rodney Terry teared up and his voice cracked to the point he could barely talk as he professed his love for the team he took over less than one month into the season and coached to the cusp of the Final Four.
San Diego State muscles past Creighton, makes 1st Final FourMarch 27, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Darrion Trammell had shot enough free throws in practice to believe at least one would fall when it mattered.
San Diego State's 5-foot-10 senior guard was fouled by Creighton's Ryan Nembhard when he put up a floater near the free-throw line with 1.2 seconds left in a rugged NCAA Tournament East Region final that was tied at 56-all.
Creighton takes blame after late foul leads to tourney exitMarch 27, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Creighton guard Ryan Nembhard sat quietly, tossing his head back and taking a deep breath as he reflected on the decisive foul called with 1.2 seconds left in the NCAA Tournament's South Region final against San Diego State.
Final Four newcomers: Grab your name tag at the doorMarch 26, 2023 GMT
Everyone's heard of UConn. All these other guys? They'll need name tags at the Final Four.
When they travel to Houston next week to play for the national title, Florida Atlantic, San Diego State and Miami will be making their first appearances at college basketball's grand finale, the first time since 1970 that three first-timers all showed up in the same year.
Virginia Tech, Ohio State seek Final Four berthMarch 26, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Once the brackets were released, a showcase featuring two of the biggest powerhouse names in women’s college basketball seemed inevitable.
And then Virginia Tech and Ohio State went and kicked aside the nostalgic hopes of a possible UConn and Tennessee showdown with a Final Four berth on the line.
March Madness: SC’s Boston vs. Terps’ Miller for Final FourMarch 26, 2023 GMT
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston has played her share of All-Americans this season and each time, she and South Carolina have always ended up victorious.
Facing Maryland's Diamond Miller, a second-team AP All-American, is nothing more than the next step of a journey focused on success.
Texas without star Dylan Disu for regional final vs. MiamiMarch 26, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Texas forward Dylan Disu, one of the bright stars of the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament, was ruled out of the Longhorns' game against Miami for a spot in the Final Four on Sunday with a left foot injury.
UConn’s return to prominence has been a family affairMarch 26, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dan Hurley got choked up when asked about his dad on the eve of UConn's Sweet 16 game.
Tears flowed again before the Huskies' Elite Eight game, this time from thinking about what he considers his other family.
FAU’s Final Four run fueled by sacrifice; ‘No ego, no pride’March 26, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — After being knocked out of the NCAA Tournament by a Florida Atlantic team that has defied expectation and description all season, Kansas State coach Jerome Tang described the secret to the Owls' success under coach Dusty May.
FAU holds off Nowell and K-State to reach 1st Final FourMarch 26, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Alijah Martin sent a message early for upstart Florida Atlantic, soaring to the basket for a one-handed jam and chirping with the Kansas State players about his poster moment at Madison Square Garden.
Gonzaga’s Drew Timme ends storied career in loss to UConnMarch 26, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gonzaga was down 10 points early in the second half Saturday night in the West Region final against UConn, but Julian Strawther had just secured a defensive rebound, and perhaps the Bulldogs had a run in them.
Zags’ Strawther may jump to NBA after sad ending in VegasMarch 26, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two nights after Julian Strawther exuberantly stormed through the tunnel at T-Mobile Arena following his 3-pointer from the March Madness logo that lifted Gonzaga past UCLA, his walk to the locker room Saturday night was somber.
UConn routs Gonzaga 82-54 for first Final Four in 9 yearsMarch 26, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The critique of UConn under coach Dan Hurley had been the program’s inability to win in March.
Consecutive first-round NCAA Tournament exits meant the Huskies were good, not great — certainly not anywhere in league with the UConn women’s program.
Florida Atlantic beats K-State, makes Final Four as 9 seedMarch 26, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Alijah Martin, Vladislav Goldin and ninth-seeded Florida Atlantic became the first and lowest-seeded team to reach this year’s Final Four as the Owls withstood another huge game by Kansas State’s Markquis Nowell to beat the Wildcats 79-76 on Saturday night.
Nowell’s heroics not enough to get K-State to Final FourMarch 26, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Playing in front of a Madison Square Garden crowd that was riveted every time he touched the ball, Markquis Nowell did everything he could to carry Kansas State to its first Final Four since 1964.
Creighton, San Diego State each aim to reach 1st Final FourMarch 26, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Creighton and San Diego State have dreamed of being in this situation for years. And it's not the first time each team has stood in the other's way.
The sixth-seeded Bluejays and the fifth-seeded Aztecs are each seeking their first Final Four when they meet in Sunday's South Region final.
Virginia Tech keeps rolling in March Madness, tops TennesseeMarch 26, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Throughout this historic season for Virginia Tech, coach Kenny Brooks has repeated the belief that Elizabeth Kitley is the best player for the Hokies, but Georgia Amoore is the most important.
Louisville women in familiar March Madness spot, face IowaMarch 26, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — By this point, Louisville resume of women’s NCAA Tournament success should have the Cardinals getting mentioned in the same breath as South Carolina, UConn and the other powers in the sport.
Ohio State ends UConn women’s run of 14 straight Final FoursMarch 26, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — UConn’s record streak of reaching 14 straight Final Fours ended when third-seeded Ohio State beat the No. 2 seed Huskies 73-61 on Saturday in the Sweet 16 of the women’s NCAA Tournament.
UConn’s Final Four streak ends with 73-61 loss to Ohio StateMarch 26, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — UConn’s record Final Four run is over, thanks to a monumental performance by Ohio State.
The Buckeyes ended UConn's unprecedented streak of reaching 14 consecutive Final Fours, beating the Huskies 73-61 on Saturday in the Sweet 16 of the women's NCAA Tournament.
Seniors take Aztecs to new heights on Elite Eight journeyMarch 25, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — San Diego State's recruiting pitch to Darrion Trammell certainly sounded intriguing.
Coach Brian Dutcher asked the former Seattle University guard to come to Southern California and play in a Final Four.
Miami coach Jim Larrañaga asks for transparency on NIL dealsMarch 25, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Miami coach Jim Larrañaga wants to know how much money athletes at other schools are making through name, image and likeness deals.
It's only fair, he said, since no school has had the values of its athletes' deals publicized more than Miami.
Nova Southeastern completes perfect season, wins D-II titleMarch 25, 2023 GMT
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Will Yoakum scored 31 points, Dallas Graziani added 24 points, nine assists and three steals and top-ranked Nova Southeastern beat West Liberty 111-101 on Saturday to win the first NCAA Division II national championship in program history.
Boston, South Carolina women overpower UCLA in March MadnessMarch 25, 2023 GMT
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's defenders chased ballhandlers and used their length to disrupt any flow. Its bigs continued to snag just about every miss coming off the rim.
It's an unwavering combination, one that at times has the Gamecocks' push for a second straight national championship flirting with a vibe of inevitability.
Maryland Madness: Miller leads Terps to Elite EightMarch 25, 2023 GMT
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Amid Maryland's on-court celebration of reaching the Elite Eight for the first time in eight years, Terrapins coach Brenda Frese took a few moments to smile and reflect on how far her team has come in the past year.
Texas seeks 1st Final Four in 20 years, Miami its 1st everMarch 25, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Texas coach Rodney Terry was not more than 20 minutes removed from a resounding win over Xavier in the Sweet 16 when he was asked about the next mammoth task during what is becoming an improbable run toward a home-state Final Four.
Miami’s mad March sees men, women programs in Elite 8March 25, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nijel Pack understands why the question gets asked. He plays for a school that’s won five national championships in football.
Miami aims to extend wild NCAA run, meets LSU in Elite 8March 25, 2023 GMT
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Miami was only a few hours removed from pushing deeper in the women's NCAA Tournament than ever before.
Miami beats No. 1 seed Houston; all four top NCAA seeds outMarch 25, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Knocking No. 1 seed Houston out of the NCAA Tournament made Jim Larrañaga feel like dancing.
Much to his players' delight, the 73-year-old Miami coach busted moves straight out of the disco era in the locker room Friday night to celebrate an 89-75 Sweet 16 victory that left the tournament without a No.
Texas blows out Xavier 83-71 for spot in NCAA Elite EightMarch 25, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rodney Terry stopped on the way to the Texas locker room after his team knocked out Xavier for a spot in the Elite Eight, the interim coach fulfilling a fan's wish for a photograph by flashing that all-too-familiar “Hook ’em Horns” sign.
Creighton ends Princeton’s March Madness run with 86-75 winMarch 25, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Creighton coach Greg McDermott understood what his team needed to do if it wanted to make school history.
Ryan Kalkbrenner, the Big East's two-time defensive player of the year, had to use his 7-foot-1 frame to overwhelm Princeton's defense.
March Madness: Louisville tops Ole Miss 72-62 in Sweet 16March 25, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Hailey Van Lith put on a show in her home state to get Louisville back to a familiar place — the Elite Eight.
Van Lith scored 21 points to help the fifth-seeded Cardinals beat No.
Clark’s March Madness marches on, Iowa women beat ColoradoMarch 25, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Caitlin Clark felt it was all happening a little too quick and on the stage of playing in a regional semifinal, Iowa's star needed to slow down for a change.
Miami beats No. 1 seed Houston, SDSU ousts 1 seed AlabamaMarch 25, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nijel Pack and Miami hit shots from near and far against the stingiest defense in the country to beat Houston 89-75 on Friday night in the Sweet 16, leaving the NCAA Tournament without a single No.
Crazy Eight: No top seeds among last 8 in March MadnessMarch 25, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — March has gone from madness to unprecedented.
With Miami's win over Houston and San Diego State's takedown of Alabama on Friday night, the men's NCAA Tournament will not have a No.
San Diego State ousts top seed Alabama from March MadnessMarch 25, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher has insisted throughout the NCAA Tournament that if his team plays to its strengths, it doesn't matter what the opposition does.
The Aztecs certainly played the way they wanted to against the top overall seed in March Madness.
Final No. 1 seed falls as Houston gets blown out by MiamiMarch 25, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The next stop for Houston's resurrected basketball program is the Big 12.
The Cougars would've preferred it to be the Elite Eight — and eventually back home for the Final Four.
March Madness: Morris, LSU women top Utah, into Elite EightMarch 25, 2023 GMT
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — LaDazhia Williams was determined to extend her career. Thanks to her best game of the season, her LSU teammates will get to keep playing, too.