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Adjustments earn Bill Self second national title at Kansas

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kansas spent the first 20 minutes forcing shots and passes, missing layups and pressing the issue instead of pressing forward. The next 20 turned into a master cla...

Kansas, North Carolina leaning on dynamic duos in title run

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — North Carolina's top offensive priority, particularly early in a game, is to feed the ball to Armando Bacot in the post. Once the opposing team inevitably starts sending extra defen...

North Carolina to face Kansas in blue blood title game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Big (blue) Easy has one more bit of bedazzling in store. North Carolina and Kansas, basketball blue blood running deep in their veins, are headed to the nation...

Villanova doomed by Kansas 3-pointers in Final Four loss

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Villanova needed Justin Moore on offense, to add another scoring threat and spread the floor against Kansas' swarming interior defense. The Wildcats could have used him on defense, ...

Small schools ride a lasting wave from March Madness upsets

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The euphoric wave originates in a single seismic event, 40 minutes of unexpected excellence washing out brackets across a nation. A small school, around forever ye...

Arizona's Tommy Lloyd wins AP men's coach of the year

Tommy Lloyd spent 22 years as Mark Few's right-hand man turning Gonzaga into a national powerhouse. He needed just one season to return Arizona to prominence. Lloy...

Villanova's Gillespie latest guard in low post for Wildcats

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The post origination story, as Villanova coach Jay Wright recalls, began with Ryan Arcidiacono. The 6-foot-3 point guard had a knack for posting up defenders, even...

NBA Prospect Watch: Villanova's Gillespie eyes next step

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Collin Gillespie's knee injury put a damper on Villanova's March last season, leaving the Wildcats without one of the steadiest floor leaders in college basketball. ...

March Madness: What to watch for in a stacked Final Four

March Madness has taken a power turn as it turns to the Final Four. No more plucky underdogs, much as we enjoyed the run by Saint Peter's. No more double-digit seeds looking for upsets. ...

Final Four has a blue tint with power programs

Coach K's final chapter will have a distinctly blue tint. Two weeks of upsets and underdogs in the books, the Final Four is down to four blue blood programs: Kansas, Duke, North Caro...

Arizona's Christian Koloko rises to become dominant force

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Christian Koloko saw the play develop from across the lane, slid into position and blocked the shot with one hand. Seconds later, after an offensive rebound, ano...

March Madness viewer's guide for the Sweet 16

A No. 1 seed and two No. 2s did not get past the first weekend. A band of Peacocks from Jersey City took down a blue blood to reach the Sweet 16. They will be joined by a team that won two games last...

North Carolina routs Arizona 63-45 to reach Sweet 16

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — North Carolina's players locked arms and kicked in unison as the band played the school fight song in an otherwise-deflated McKale Center. The kick line broke apart, turning in a ...

Arizona and North Carolina to meet in NCAA second round

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A long layoff caused a bit of rust. There was a slow start, breakdowns at both ends of the floor, an early deficit before a late rally. Arizona knows it needs to...

Arizona outlasts UNLV 72-67 in women's NCAA tourney opener

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona looked like the inexperienced team early, not one that played for a national championship a year ago. Even when the Wildcats shook off the jitters, they had a hard time pu...