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  • NCAA Tournament 2018: Biggest Takeaways from Day 3

    The third day of the NCAA men's tournament was both exciting and predictable. There were a couple of upsets, an overtime thriller, a buzzer-beater and two potential Cinderellas in Loyola-Chicago and Buffalo. But none of the teams seeded three or higher had much reason to worry, and all of them advanced easily to the second round. If you picked a few major upsets at the top of your bracket, Thursday's results aren't going to do much for you. Here are the biggest takeaways from the third day of...

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  • Sexton, Petty lead Alabama by Virginia Tech 86-83

    Collin Sexton scored 21 of his team-high 24 points after halftime to lead Alabama to an 86-83 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday night for the Crimson Tide's first NCAA Tournament win in a dozen years. John Petty kept ninth-seeded Alabama (20-15) in it while Sexton struggled during a...

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  • Buzzer-beater lifts Loyola-Chicago over Miami in NCAA return

    Donte Ingram picked the perfect spot for this game-winning shot. Ingram hit a three-pointer from the March Madness logo just before the buzzer, lifting 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago over Miami 64-62 in a Thursday thriller in the NCAA Tournament in Dallas. "Well, it's pretty simple to know why we call it March Madness," said Miami head coach Jim Larranaga, left holding his head in stunned disbelief after Ingram's shot. In 2006, Larranaga took...

  • 'I Don't See It': NBA Scouts, Execs Doubting Trae Young After NCAA Tourney Exit

    NBA scouts are turning on Oklahoma's Trae Young, whose historic freshman season ended with an 83-78 overtime loss to Rhode Island in the NCAA tournament.  "I would not take him in the lottery," one scout responded after the game. "Not a fan," replied an Eastern Conference executive. "Love his passion and dedication, but he must learn to be more efficient." "I don't see it with him," said an executive from the Western Conference. "He's erratic with the ball, and he's a teaser. Volume shooter. I...

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  • What's Next for Oklahoma's Star Freshman Trae Young?

    After Oklahoma lost to Rhode Island in the NCAA tournament the first round, will freshman sensation Trae Young head to the NBA or return to the Sooners for a second year?
  • Rhode Island shuts down Young, Oklahoma in 83-78 win

    E.C. Matthews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime and one more that sealed it to help Rhode Island hold off dynamic scorer Trae Young and beat Oklahoma 83-78 Thursday in the Midwest Regional. The seventh-seeded Rams (26-7) won a game in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season...

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  • Rhode Island shuts down Young, Oklahoma in 83-78 win

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - E.C. Matthews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime and one more that sealed it to help Rhode Island hold off dynamic scorer Trae Young and beat Oklahoma 83-78 Thursday in the Midwest Regional. The seventh-seeded Rams (26-7) won a game in the NCAA Tournament for the second ...
  • Trae Young's Likely Last Game at Oklahoma Ends in OT Loss to Rhode Island

    Trae Young's college career is (likely) over. E.C. Matthews scored 16 points and Fatts Russell added 15 off the bench to help No. 7 Rhode Island earn an 83-78 overtime win over No. 10 Oklahoma in its first-round NCAA tournament matchup. The Rams will move on to play either No. 2 Duke or No. 15 Iona in the second round.  Young scored a game-high 28 points, adding seven assists and five rebounds. He scored Oklahoma's final 11 points in regulation to help the Sooners erase a deficit that reached as...

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  • NCAA Latest: Top seed Kansas rallies to lead Penn at half

    The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): ——— 3 p.m. Kansas star Devonte Graham caught fire midway through the first half, pouring in 18 points to help the top-seeded Jayhawks overcome a sluggish start and take a 33-26 lead over Penn into halftime. ...

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  • Everything You Need to Know About March Madness Day 1

    Do you have your two TVs set up and enough snacks to last the day? Christmas in March is here. The NCAA Tournament begins on Thursday, and we've got everything you need to know below. If you haven't finished your bracket yet, check out the upset picks. (And do not @ me, Big Blue Nation.) Three of the four Naismith Award finalists are in action as well as Oklahoma star Trae Young. So check out this primer and then come up with your best excuse to tell your boss you cannot make it to work. Most...

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  • The Latest: Trae Young could be playing last college game

    The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 12:30 p.m. Oklahoma guard Trae Young could be playing his last college basketball game. The phenomenal freshman leads the nation with averages of 27.4 points and 8.8 assists heading into his NCAA Tournament game against Rhode Island on Thursday. No player ...
  • NCAA Tournament 2018: TV Schedule and Picks for 1st-Round Contests

    The best two-day stretch of the sporting calendar has finally arrived. We'll be glued to our couches as the 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament round of 64 takes place across eight locations. Almost everywhere you look in the first round, there's an intriguing individual matchup or storyline that grabs your attention, and with the start times staggered across four networks, you should have time to watch pieces of each of the 32 games. While we are able to make some predictions about who will...

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  • 2018 NBA Mock Draft: Predictions for Top Prospects in NCAA Tournament

    The NCAA tournament can play a pivotal role in determining the draft stock of an NBA prospect. It's far from the be-all, end-all measure, of course, since big-league executives have been tracking most of these players for at least the last year. But it's still a useful evaluation tool for showing how they handle the national spotlight, win-or-go-home stakes and perhaps the highest level of competition they'll face all year. Considering draft slots are attached to rookie salaries, there are...

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  • NCAA Bracket 2018: Schedule, Updated Predictions Before Thursday 1st-Round Games

    The 2018 NCAA tournament is finally here. OK, technically it's been rolling for the last two nights during the First Four contests in Dayton, Ohio. But the real first round tips off Thursday, with seventh-seeded Rhode Island and 10th-seeded Oklahoma opening the 16-game slate at 12:15 p.m. ET (on CBS). By night's end, your bracket could wind up in the recycling bin. It is, after all, dubbed March Madness for a reason. But this is one of the best times all year on the hoops calendar, and this...

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  • 2018 NBA Draft Big Board: Ranking the Top Prospects in the NCAA Tournament

    Scouts will be put to work this year during the NCAA tournament, which will host dozens of must-track NBA prospects. Thirteen of our 14 projected lottery picks will be participating, including the draft's likely No. 1 overall pick—which we haven't seen the past two years with Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons. The following big board excludes overseas players or those playing in the NIT or CBI. They are ranked on NBA potential and not college basketball impact. Begin Slideshow

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  • A look at the best teams and the top players in the tourney

    EAST Top seed: Villanova (30-4, RPI 2, SOS 19). Jay Wright's squad aims to get back to the Final Four for the third time in 10 seasons - and maybe duplicate the 2016 national championship. The Wildcats lead the nation in scoring (87.1 points per game). National player of the year candidate Jalen Brunson directs an offense with a multitude of scorers; six average at least 10 points. Best first-round matchup: No. 4 Wichita...

  • March Madness Bracket 2018: Odds and Predictions for Top 1st-Round Games

    Whether you're pulling for chaos or chalk, you might have most of your first-round focus for the NCAA tournament on the high-seed favorites and low-seed spoilers. But the best early action typically takes place in the middle, where similar squads square off in 8-9 or 7-10 matchups. Chances are the winners won't be picked for long runs—most won't have them escaping the opening weekend—so some might fall into the trap of overlooking what could be the most thrilling contests. Last year, four...

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  • NCAA tournament: Here’s when, where to see these 10 likely NBA lottery picks

    The NCAA men’s basketball tournament, which tips off Thursday afternoon, will feature a number of college stars who are expected to enter the NBA draft after the season. Here are 10 who might be among the draft’s top picks.

  • NBA Draft 2018: Latest Mock Draft Ahead of NCAA Tournament

    Brackets aren't the only things at stake during the NCAA tournament. NBA draft stocks can be inflated by a starring run in March Madness or damaged by a disappointing exit. It probably shouldn't matter as much as it does, since season-long data doesn't have the volatility of a single-elimination event. But as UConn championship leaders Kemba Walker (No. 9 pick in 2011) and Shabazz Napier (No. 24 pick in 2014) can attest, catching fire at the right time can spellbind scouts. With the round of 64...

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  • 2018 NBA Mock Draft: Full 1st-Round Predictions Entering March Madness

    NBA draft projections and rankings changed following the conference tournaments. And chances are, we'll continue to see movement over the next four weeks with so many high-level prospects participating in the NCAA tournament.  The No. 1 overall favorite has become clearer entering March Madness. Meanwhile, Michael Porter Jr.'s return drew mixed reviews. And how much has Trae Young's stock fallen? An unexpected team may now have a chance to draft the polarizing playmaker. This mock draft order...

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  • Is Collin Sexton (or someone else) this year's Kemba Walker?

    A player can single-handedly take over the NCAA tournament. One of these players could put his team on his back and carry it all the way to the Final Four.
  • March Madness 2018: Bracket Predictions, Odds, Tips for 1st-Round Day 1 Schedule

    The madness of the 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament begins in earnest Thursday, as the round of 64 takes place in four cities across the nation. Powerhouse programs Kansas, Duke, Kentucky and Arizona are among the headliners of Thursday's slate, but their matchups might not be as interesting to watch as others. Thursday starts with an explosive showdown between Rhode Island and Oklahoma featuring Sooners freshman Trae Young and it concludes with Florida's meeting versus either St....

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  • The most likely NCAA tournament upsets for the first round

    Going with chalk in the NCAA tournament is a solid strategy to rack up points in your bracket pool, but you will need to find some upsets and Cinderella teams to get the edge you need to take first place.

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  • NCAA Tournament 2018: Opening Odds for Every Team

    Now that the brackets for the 2018 men's NCAA tournament have been released, it's time to start legitimately asking the question of who has the best odds of winning the national championship. With so little separating this year's best teams from its bubble teams, much of the year was spent uttering phrases like, "Well, it depends on the draw." Guess what? Now we know the draw. Or at least we know what it could be. And we've set the odds—listed in ascending order of seed line—for each team to win...

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