College sports

FILE - In this March 4, 2017, file photo, UCLA coach Steve Alford gestures to his team as guard Lonzo Ball watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington State, in Los Angeles. Alford says he's focused on the NCAA Tournament, not the job opening at his alma mater Indiana. Alford played four seasons in Bloomington and led the Hoosiers to the 1987 NCAA title under coach Bobby Knight. His name was among the first to come up when Indiana coach Tom Crean was fired on Thursday. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
March 17, 2017 - 9:30 am
UCLA coach Steve Alford says he's focused on the NCAA Tournament, not the job opening at his alma mater Indiana. Alford played four seasons in Bloomington and led the Hoosiers to the 1987 NCAA title under coach Bobby Knight. His name was among the first to come up when Indiana coach Tom Crean was...
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Nevada's Cameron Oliver (0) rejects a shot by Iowa State's Matt Thomas (21) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
March 16, 2017 - 11:51 pm
The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times EDT): 11:40 p.m. Iowa State and Nevada are getting in each other's faces in the second half, with a double technical and a lot of trash talking. Iowa State is threatening to pull away late. The Cyclones lead 69-59 with less than 5 minutes left. Nevada...
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Toronto Raptors guard Cory Joseph (6) tries to drive for the net past Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 16, 2017 - 9:48 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 24 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds in three quarters for his 34th triple-double of the season as the Oklahoma City Thunder registered their fourth consecutive win with a 123-102 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night. The league's leading scorer...
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Xavier forward Sean O'Mara (54) dunks the ball against Maryland forward Damonte Dodd (35) during the first half of the first round of the NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
March 16, 2017 - 9:47 pm
The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times EDT): 9:40 p.m. The upset by No. 11 seed Xavier over No. 6 seed Maryland is one many people saw coming — about 43 percent of people who filled out brackets on Yahoo and ESPN picked the lower seed to win. Many gamblers preferred the Musketeers, too...
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Xavier head coach Chris Mack calls out a play during the first half of the first round of the NCAA college basketball tournament against Maryland, Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 16, 2017 - 7:37 pm
The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times EST): 7:25 p.m. Actor Bill Murray made the trip to Orlando to support Xavier and his son, Luke, who is an assistant for the team. Murray sat in the first row in the Musketeers section, but was mostly subdued during the first half. Murray is a huge sports...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017, file photo, Washington coach Lorenzo Romar, center, stands with assistant coach Michael Porter, right, as assistant coach Will Conroy signals to players during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Colorado in Seattle. Washington announced Wednesday, March 15, 2017, that Romar had been fired after 15 seasons at the school. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
March 15, 2017 - 9:51 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Lorenzo Romar was a beloved figure at Washington, from building the Huskies into a conference champion, to the way he carried himself off the court as a representative of the school. No amount of goodwill built by Romar over more than a decade could overcome six straight seasons of...
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Security guards look on as firebrand anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, center, prepares to cast his vote for the Dutch general election in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
March 15, 2017 - 7:36 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT TRUMP PAID IN TAXES IN 2005 The U.S. president earned $153 million and paid $36.5 million in income taxes that year, according to two pages from his tax return released by a reporter, and...
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Kansas State's Isaiah Maurice, left, and Wake Forest's John Collins, right, battle for a rebound in the first half of a First Four game of the NCAA college basketball tournament, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 14, 2017 - 11:54 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Kamau Stokes scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half of a wide-open game on Tuesday night, and Kansas State's balance was the difference as the Wildcats pulled away to a 95-88 victory over Wake Forest in the First Four. Eleventh-seeded K-State (21-13) got its first NCAA...
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Kansas State's Isaiah Maurice, left, and Wake Forest's John Collins, right, battle for a rebound in the first half of a First Four game of the NCAA college basketball tournament, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 14, 2017 - 11:52 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Kamau Stokes scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half of a wide-open game on Tuesday night, and Kansas State's balance was the difference as the Wildcats pulled away to a 95-88 victory over Wake Forest in the First Four. Eleventh-seeded K-State (21-13) got its first NCAA...
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A man digs his car out along William Street during a snow storm, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency Tuesday for all of New York's 62 counties, including New York City's five boroughs. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
March 14, 2017 - 6:01 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The winter storm wreaking havoc in the Northeast forced postponement of an NHL and an NIT game on Tuesday and the cancellation of most flights in and out of Buffalo as several college basketball teams headed in for the start of the NCAA Tournament. Tuesday night's game between...
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