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Final Four set, a question left: Can anybody beat Gonzaga?

By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer It's not easy to bury a team as good as USC, let alone in a half, no matter how easy Gonzaga made it look. Somehow, coach Mark Few called it in advance. While everyone was fixating on the top-seeded Bulldogs' make-it-rain offense, one reporter took the opposite ...

Juzang sends No. 11 seed UCLA past Michigan to Final Four

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — UCLA has made more trips to the Final Four than any program but North Carolina. None of the 19 was more surprising than this one. After sneaking into the NCAA Tournament off four straight losses, and barely surviving Michigan State ...

Gonzaga’s bid for a perfect season moves on to Final Four

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gonzaga's countdown to perfection has ticked to two. The Bulldogs are back in the Final Four, two wins from becoming the first undefeated team since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers. And, after all those upsets, the March Madness apex in ...

Ball in their court: Justices take on NCAA restrictions

By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The NCAA and former college athletes are getting ready to play ball at the Supreme Court. With the March Madness basketball tournament ongoing, the high court will hear arguments Wednesday in a case about how colleges can reward athletes ...

NCAA tourney hits halfway point, still the field vs. Gonzaga

By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer The Elite Eight marks the halfway point of the NCAA Tournament, but don't blink. It has the shelf life of chicken nuggets. By the time your head hits the pillow tomorrow night, we'll be down to a Final Four and find out whether the selection committee is any ...

Billy Horschel wins Match Play when he least expects it

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Billy Horschel is back among the top 20 in the world for the first time since the summer of 2015, and all it took was low expectations and the longest week of his career. Horschel demands a lot from himself, and that starts with ...

USC shuts down Oregon 82-68 to end 20-year Elite Eight wait

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Southern California's dark days lasted far longer than the Trojans would have liked. A once-elite program had fallen into into mediocrity, losing seasons mixed in with short-lived trips into the NCAA Tournament. A two-week run of ...

ACC ends forgettable season with early NCAA Tournament exit

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer Based on its own lofty standards, the Atlantic Coast Conference had a poor regular season. Its postseason was even worse. Florida State and Syracuse were the only ACC teams to make it past the first round, and both lost convincingly in the regional ...

Timme, top-seeded Gonzaga roll past Creighton to Elite Eight

By The Associated Press undefined Drew Timme scored 22 points and top-seeded Gonzaga did against Creighton what it's done throughout this unblemished season, rolling past the fifth-seeded Bluejays with versatile offense and efficient defense to win 83-65 on Sunday in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA ...

Big upset day in NCAAs: Has the mid-major revolution begun?

By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer In any other college basketball season, four upsets in the eight second-round games played at the NCAA Tournament would be a sign that something big is brewing. Were those the opening shots in the long-rumored mid-major revolution? Have enough talented kids and ...