College sports

Fairleigh Dickinson forward Nadi Beciri, left, is embraced by coach Greg Herenda after a second-half shot against Gonzaga in a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger)
March 22, 2019 - 2:02 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nobody should ever say Nadi Beciri's biggest moment came in garbage time. For him, it was a bucket as beautiful as they come. A debilitating back injury at the beginning of the season kept the fifth-year senior for Fairleigh Dickinson on the sideline for 33 games, but he never...
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Wofford guard Fletcher Magee (3) celebrates with teammates after hitting a 3-point basket during the final moments of the second half against Seton Hall in a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Jacksonville, Fla. Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
March 21, 2019 - 11:49 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — If you didn't know who Fletcher Magee was before, you should now. Magee set the Division I career record for 3-pointers, poured in 24 points and led seventh-seeded Wofford to an 84-68 victory over Seton Hall in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Duke's Tre Jones (3) and Javin DeLaurier (12) react following a play against Wake Forest during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C. Tyus Jones led a top-seeded Duke team to a national title four years ago. Now, younger brother Tre wants to do the same thing. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
March 21, 2019 - 10:46 pm
The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): ___ 12:10 p.m. The buzz of an unprecedented Duke-North Carolina national championship game has been building all month. That's the consensus from the crowd of bracket-pickers across the country, too. As the deadline...
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Nevada's Jordan Caroline (24) shoots between Florida's Andrew Nembhard (2) and Kevarrius Hayes (13) during the first half of a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 21, 2019 - 8:44 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Florida nearly squandered a double-digit lead before finally stopping a Nevada comeback and pulling off a 70-61 upset in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Kevarrius Hayes scored 16 points, Jalen Hudson added 15 and the 10th-seeded Gators won their tournament opener for...
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Murray State's Ja Morant (12) reacts during the first half of a first round men's college basketball game against Marquette in the NCAA tournament, Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 21, 2019 - 8:03 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The game was in hand for Murray State and sensational point guard Ja Morant, who dominated Marquette in every way. With a chance to make some NCAA Tournament history, Morant's coach told him to hit the boards and grab the rebound that would push him to an elusive triple-...
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Minnesota's Gabe Kalscheur (22) goes for a layup as Louisville's Steven Enoch (23) watches, during the second half of a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 21, 2019 - 2:18 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota found its elusive 3-point stroke just in time to give coach Richard Pitino the NCAA Tournament win he'd been seeking for years. The 10th-seeded Gophers won their first NCAA Tournament game in six seasons behind 24 points from freshman Gale Kalscheur, who helped...
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Arizona State's Kimani Lawrence, left, and St. John's Sedee Keita, right, dive for a loose ball during the first half of a First Four game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 20, 2019 - 11:42 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A freshman guard overcame a frightful fall and helped Bobby Hurley — a two-time champion guard at Duke — get his first NCAA Tournament win as a coach. Luguentz Dort shook off knee and hip injuries from a hard fall, scored 21 points and led the Sun Devils to a long-awaited NCAA...
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North Dakota State's Tyson Ward reacts after the team's win over North Carolina Central in a First Four game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 20, 2019 - 8:13 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Tyson Ward scored 23 points, and North Dakota State advanced to the NCAA Tournament round of 64 with a 78-74 win over North Carolina Central in a First Four game on Wednesday night. Vinnie Shahid had 14 points, including a pair of foul shots with 8 seconds left to seal the game...
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Villanova head coach Jay Wright, left, talks to referee Pat Driscoll during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Seton Hall in the championship of the Big East Conference tournament, Saturday, March 16, 2019, in New York. Villanova won 74-72. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 20, 2019 - 7:05 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Villanova is coming into the NCAA Tournament this year from an unfamiliar angle. The defending national champions bring the cache that comes with two NCAA titles in the last three seasons, along with a couple of key senior leaders who have a wealth of postseason experience...
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Firefighters battle a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. The large fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal will likely burn for another two days, authorities said Monday, noting that air quality around the facility was testing within normal guidelines. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
March 20, 2019 - 7:03 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fire that had been burning at a Texas petrochemical storage facility (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Officials say a fire that was extinguished after burning for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility briefly flared up. The blaze in Deer Park had been...
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