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Marquette's Duane Wilson (1) shoots against South Carolina during the first half in a first-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C., Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
March 17, 2017 - 11:04 pm
The Latest on Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 11:00 p.m. The 7-10 game between South Carolina and Marquette to close the East Region is a tight one. The Golden Eagles hit eight 3-pointers in the opening half to lead by as many as 10. The Gamecocks, however, rallied to cut the...
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Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) drives past Brooklyn Nets forward Quincy Acy (13) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 17, 2017, in New York. The Celtics won 98-95. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
March 17, 2017 - 10:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jae Crowder scored nine of his 24 points late in the fourth quarter, Avery Bradley had 16 overall, and the Boston Celtics edged the Brooklyn Nets 98-95 on Friday night. Al Horford added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Celtics, who were playing without All-Star Isaiah Thomas...
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Wichita State forward Zach Brown (1) celebrates during the second half of a first-round game against Dayton in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Indianapolis, Friday, March 17, 2017. Wichita State defeated Dayton 64-58. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 17, 2017 - 10:03 pm
The Latest on Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 10 p.m. Wichita State is still unbeaten since mid-January. The 10th-seeded Shockers won their 16th in a row — the second-longest streak in school history — by clamping down on defense and swatting away shots down the stretch in a 64-58...
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UNC Wilmington head coach Kevin Keatts, left, and Virginia head coach Tony Bennett greet each other before the start of a first-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
March 17, 2017 - 7:25 pm
The Latest on Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament (all times eastern): 7:25 p.m. One day after UNC Wilmington lost to Virginia in the NCAA Tournament, it appears the Seahawks have lost their coach to a different Atlantic Coast Conference team. North Carolina State has reached an agreement with UNC...
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SMU's Sterling Brown (3) watches as Southern California's Jonah Mathews (2), Jordan McLaughlin (11), De'Anthony Melton (22) and Chimezie Metu (4) celebrate their 66-65 win in a first-round game in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Tulsa, Okla., Friday March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
March 17, 2017 - 6:39 pm
The Latest on Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament (all times eastern): 6:35 p.m. Southern California's victory over SMU means that a First Four winner will advance to the round of 32 for the seventh straight year. Each year since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 68 teams in 2011 and included the First Four...
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Louisville forward Ray Spalding (13) drives on Jacksonville State forward Christian Cunningham (31) during the first half of a first-round game in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Indianapolis, Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 17, 2017 - 5:13 pm
The Latest on Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament (all times eastern): 5:10 p.m. Louisville's 78-63 opening win over Jacksonville State means that half of the No. 2 seeds have advanced. Arizona easily won against North Dakota on Thursday. While a top seed has never lost to a No. 16 seed, some No. 2s have...
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Oregon head coach Dana Altman yells about a foul called against his team during the first half of a first-round game in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament against Iona in Sacramento, Calif. Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 17, 2017 - 3:30 pm
The Latest on Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament (all times eastern): 3:25 p.m. Injured Oregon star Chris Boucher stands up carefully, his injured left knee in a bulky brace, to pump his arms and cheer his teammates during their NCAA opener against Iona. Forced into a cheerleading role isn't how the...
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Oregon forward Dillon Brooks, center, crashes into Iona forward Jordan Washington as he goes to the basket during the first half of a first-round game in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament Sacramento, Calif. Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 17, 2017 - 2:58 pm
The Latest on Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament (all times eastern): 2:55 p.m. Iona star Jordan Washington went down hard under Oregon's basket, screaming in pain after grabbing above his left shin area. He limped off with help at the 1:12 mark of the first half and Iona trailing the third-seeded Ducks...
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Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson celebrates a score against the Orlando Magic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 17, 2017 - 1:05 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 21 of his 29 points in the first quarter and the Golden State Warriors cruised past the Orlando Magic 122-92 on Thursday night. Stephen Curry added 25 points and nine assists after appearing to injure his right foot in the opening minutes, Andre Iguodala...
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Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, right, celebrates with guard Andrew Harrison after making a three point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Chicago. The Grizzlies won 98-91. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 16, 2017 - 10:03 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Marc Gasol had 18 points as part of his triple-double and the resurgent Memphis Grizzlies beat the Atlanta Hawks 103-91 on Thursday night. Gasol, who had 10 rebounds and 10 assists, reached the triple-double with his assist on JaMychal Green's 3-pointer with 3:10 remaining. The...
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