Duke-UCF thriller helps boost TV ratings for NCAA Tournament

Duke-UCF thriller helps boost TV ratings for NCAA Tournament

CBS Sports, Turner Sports say TV ratings for NCAA Tournament across 4 networks that broadcast 1st week of games up 8 percent over last year.

19 mins ago
Virginia Tech beats Liberty to earn a 2nd trip to Sweet 16

Virginia Tech beats Liberty to earn a 2nd trip to Sweet 16

Kerry Blackshear had 19 points and nine rebounds and fourth-seeded Virginia Tech advanced to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in 52 years by beating 12th-seeded Liberty 67-58 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

1 hr 9 mins ago
Culver, stifling defense, lift Texas Tech over Buffalo 78-58

Culver, stifling defense, lift Texas Tech over Buffalo 78-58

Texas Tech dominated on defense once again and, boosted by Jarrett Culver's 16 points and 10 rebounds, shut down Buffalo 78-58 to reach the Sweet 16 for the second straight year.

1 hr 40 mins ago
NCAA Latest: Oregon tops UC Irvine for last spot in Sweet 16

NCAA Latest: Oregon tops UC Irvine for last spot in Sweet 16

One of the matchups Sunday for the Sweet 16 features college basketball's tallest player going against its most dynamic star.

9 hrs 51 mins ago
North Carolina returns to Sweet 16, beats Washington 81-59

North Carolina returns to Sweet 16, beats Washington 81-59

Luke Maye and Nassir Little each scored 20 points and top-seeded North Carolina breezed into the Sweet 16, beating Washington 81-59.

12 hrs 49 mins ago
Georgia Tech announces death of DT Brandon Adams

Georgia Tech announces death of DT Brandon Adams

Georgia Tech defensive lineman Brandon Adams dies at age 21; had been going through offseason workouts and was preparing for start of spring practice.

15 hrs 30 mins ago
Johnson out as Alabama basketball coach after 4 seasons

Johnson out as Alabama basketball coach after 4 seasons

Avery Johnson out as Alabama's basketball coach after making NCAA Tournament only once in 4 seasons.

15 hrs 30 mins ago
Inspired by grieving friend, Florida State rolls to Sweet 16

Inspired by grieving friend, Florida State rolls to Sweet 16

Ja Morant dazzled for a half, but the star point guard and 12th-seeded Murray State got run out of the NCAA Tournament by Florida State.

17 hrs 19 mins ago
Auburn blows past Kansas 89-75 to reach Sweet 16

Auburn blows past Kansas 89-75 to reach Sweet 16

Bryce Brown scored 25 points and hit seven 3-pointers, leading Auburn to an 89-75 takedown of mighty Kanas in the Midwest Region.

18 hrs 40 mins ago
Slammed: Clarke scores 36 in Gonzaga's 83-71 win over Baylor

Slammed: Clarke scores 36 in Gonzaga's 83-71 win over Baylor

Rejection: Clarke goes for 36 points, five blocks in Gonzaga's 83-71 win over Baylor.

20 hrs 40 mins ago
Kentucky shuts down Magee, beats Wofford 62-56 in NCAAs

Kentucky shuts down Magee, beats Wofford 62-56 in NCAAs

Kentucky ended Wofford's season in the NCAA Tournament with a stifling defensive effort on Fletcher Magee, carrying the Wildcats to the regional semifinals with a 62-56 victory.

21 hrs 51 mins ago
Michigan returning to Sweet 16 after toppling Florida 64-49

Michigan returning to Sweet 16 after toppling Florida 64-49

Jordan Poole scores 19, Michigan pulls away to beat Florida 64-49 and advance to third straight Sweet 16.

22 hrs 10 mins ago
Edwards leads Purdue to rout of reigning champ Villanova

Edwards leads Purdue to rout of reigning champ Villanova

Carsen Edwards had a career night, scoring 42 points as Purdue knocked defending national champion Villanova out of the NCAA Tournament Saturday night in an 87-61 rout.

23 hrs 51 mins ago
Morant's breakout season ends with blowout by Florida State

Morant's breakout season ends with blowout by Florida State

As the clock wound down on Florida State's 90-62 victory against 12th-seeded Murray State in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, Ja Morant wondered what more he could have done for his team and what could have been.

Sunday, March 24th 2019, 12:12 PM EDT
Waters' drive beats Maryland 69-67, sends LSU to Sweet 16

Waters' drive beats Maryland 69-67, sends LSU to Sweet 16

Tremont Waters drove by three defenders and scooped in a banking layup with 1.6 seconds remaining to give third-seeded LSU a 69-67 victory over sixth-seeded Maryland in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Sunday, March 24th 2019, 3:02 AM EDT
NCAA Latest: Auburn trounces Kansas to reach Sweet 16

NCAA Latest: Auburn trounces Kansas to reach Sweet 16

Time to see whether the upstarts of the NCAA Tournament can dance their way to the Sweet 16.

Sunday, March 24th 2019, 2:22 AM EDT
Even before big upset, Virginia has history of NCAA flops

Even before big upset, Virginia has history of NCAA flops

Virginia Cavaliers' recent history, even when they make it past 1st round of NCAA Tournament, isn't all that good.

Saturday, March 23rd 2019, 6:23 PM EDT
Harden ties career best with 61, Rockets beat Spurs 111-105

Harden ties career best with 61, Rockets beat Spurs 111-105

James Harden scored 61 points, including 27 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-105 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.

Saturday, March 23rd 2019, 4:23 PM EDT
NCAA to appeal ruling in antitrust case about compensation

NCAA to appeal ruling in antitrust case about compensation

NCAA, conferences to appeal ruling in antitrust case about payment to athletes.

Saturday, March 23rd 2019, 4:13 PM EDT
TIPPING OFF: Wofford, Murray State aim for big March moment

TIPPING OFF: Wofford, Murray State aim for big March moment

Wofford and Murray State have a chance to reach the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 with another win.

Saturday, March 23rd 2019, 3:52 PM EDT
TIPPING OFF: Tight games, near upsets mark women's tourney

TIPPING OFF: Tight games, near upsets mark women's tourney

Tight games, near upsets on first day of women's tourney.

Saturday, March 23rd 2019, 3:52 PM EDT
No. 1 Virginia avoids 2nd straight huge NCAA tourney upset

No. 1 Virginia avoids 2nd straight huge NCAA tourney upset

This time No. 1 seed Virginia avoided the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history.

Saturday, March 23rd 2019, 2:53 PM EDT
Duke's Zion Show has successful NCAA Tournament debut

Duke's Zion Show has successful NCAA Tournament debut

Zion Williamson scored 25 points and put on his own personal highlight show in top-seeded Duke's 85-62 victory over 16th-seeded North Dakota State in his first NCAA Tournament game.

Saturday, March 23rd 2019, 2:53 PM EDT
No. 13 seed UC Irvine upsets Kansas State 70-64

No. 13 seed UC Irvine upsets Kansas State 70-64

Evan Leonard hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start a run of 12 straight points in the second half that sent No. 13 seed UC Irvine to a 70-64 victory over fourth-seeded Kansas State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Saturday, March 23rd 2019, 11:52 AM EDT
Liberty upsets Mississippi St 80-76 for 1st NCAA tourney win

Liberty upsets Mississippi St 80-76 for 1st NCAA tourney win

Caleb Homesley scored 22 of his 30 points in the second half and Lovell Cabbil hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:16 to play to send 12th-seeded Liberty to its first NCAA Tournament win in school history.

Saturday, March 23rd 2019, 11:33 AM EDT
Ohio State upsets Iowa State in NCAAs as Wesson scores 21

Ohio State upsets Iowa State in NCAAs as Wesson scores 21

Ohio State upsets sixth-seeded Iowa State in the opening round of the Midwest Region.

Saturday, March 23rd 2019, 11:23 AM EDT
NCAA Latest: Buckeyes, Hokies close 1st round with wins

NCAA Latest: Buckeyes, Hokies close 1st round with wins

Cincinnati has managed to stay ahead in its first-round game against Iowa despite a subpar performance from Jarron Cumberland, the American Athletic's player of the year.

Saturday, March 23rd 2019, 3:21 AM EDT
Oregon extends March run with 72-54 win over Wisconsin

Oregon extends March run with 72-54 win over Wisconsin

Payton Pritchard scored 19 points, Kenny Wooten protected the rim with four blocks and 12th-seeded Oregon extended its surprising March run by beating No. 5 seed Wisconsin 72-54 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Saturday, March 23rd 2019, 2:53 AM EDT
Top-seeded UNC overcomes slow 1st half to beat Iona in NCAAs

Top-seeded UNC overcomes slow 1st half to beat Iona in NCAAs

North Carolina gets rattled in first half by No. 16 seed Iona, goes on to win 88-73.

Saturday, March 23rd 2019, 1:22 AM EDT
Looking dangerous, No. 6 seed Buffalo breezes past ASU

Looking dangerous, No. 6 seed Buffalo breezes past ASU

Looking like a No. 6 seed no one wants to play, high-scoring Buffalo beat Arizona State and breezed into the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.

Saturday, March 23rd 2019, 12:32 AM EDT
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Virginia finally gets easy NCAA win 63-51 over Oklahoma

Virginia finally gets easy NCAA win 63-51 over Oklahoma

Mamadi Diakite scored 14 points and had nine rebounds as No. 1 seed Virginia beat Oklahoma 63-51 on Sunday night.

Houston moves into Sweet 16 for first time in 35 years

Houston moves into Sweet 16 for first time in 35 years

Davis scores 21, leads Houston past Ohio State and into Sweet 16.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he is retiring from the NFL after nine seasons.

High court won't referee dispute over Michael Jordan images

High court won't referee dispute over Michael Jordan images

The Supreme Court says it won't referee a dispute between Nike and a photographer who took a famous image of basketball great Michael Jordan.

Oregon beats UC Irvine 73-54 to advance to Sweet 16

Oregon beats UC Irvine 73-54 to advance to Sweet 16

Ehab Amin sparked Oregon out of a long drought to start the second half and the Ducks became the lone double-digit seed to advance to the Sweet 16 by beating UC Irvine 73-54 on Sunday night.

Williamson, Duke survive UCF's late misses, reach Sweet 16

Williamson, Duke survive UCF's late misses, reach Sweet 16

Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett rallied Duke from three points down with 45 seconds left as the top-seeded Blue Devils defeated ninth-seeded UCF 77-76 to reach the Sweet 16 on Sunday.