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  • Wounded USF football player charged with pulling gun first
    Associated Press | March 27, 2017 1:09 am

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a University of South Florida football player who was shot during a road rage incident has been charged with pointing a gun at the shooter and his family. A Tampa police news release says 22-year-old Hassan Childs was charged Monday with three counts of aggravated assault and one count […]

  • Washington guard Kelsey Plum (10) drives past Mississippi State guard Dominique Dillingham, left, during the second half of a regional semifinal of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
    Plum unanimous choice as AP women’s basketball All-American
    Associated Press | March 26, 2017 9:06 pm

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kelsey Plum left quite the mark at Washington. Now the senior guard, who became the NCAA’s all-time career leading scorer this season, is the first from the school to earn Associated Press All-America honors. “It is really special. I started out the season and remembered last year I was on the […]

  • Mississippi State players and coaches celebrate with the championship trophy after a regional final of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament against Baylor, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Oklahoma City. Mississippi State won 94-85. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
    Tipping Off: Second half of Final Four field to be decided
    Associated Press | March 26, 2017 11:11 am

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Half the women’s Final Four field is complete after two thrilling games. The other two spots in Dallas will be decided Monday night when UConn faces upstart Oregon and South Carolina plays Florida State. It took a huge second-half rally and one last defensive stop for Stanford to beat Notre Dame, […]

  • North Carolina forward Luke Maye celebrates after shooting the winning basket in the second half of the South Regional final game against Kentucky in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. The basket gave North Carolina a 75-73 win. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
    Last-shot practice pays with Final Four for North Carolina
    Associated Press | March 26, 2017 11:07 am

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Roy Williams still has not watched the tape of the 2016 national championship game and likely never will. The North Carolina coach sure has done his best to make sure his Tar Heels know how to hit game-winning shots. Now all that practice with a 15-second shot clock has paid off […]

  • South Carolina head coach Frank Martin holds up the East Regional championship trophy after beating Florida 77-70 in the East Regional championship game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
    TIPPING OFF: Final Four welcomes trio of 1st-time coaches
    Associated Press | March 26, 2017 11:06 am

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Frank Martin never got caught up in wins and losses, the highs and the lows, as he worked to build South Carolina into a contender for conference championships. Gonzaga’s Mark Few dismissed questions of whether his Bulldogs would be a failure as long as they failed to get to a Final […]

  • South Carolina head coach Frank Martin cuts down the net after beating Florida 77-70 in the East Regional championship game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
    South Carolina: The surprise of the Final Four
    Associated Press | March 26, 2017 11:00 am

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gonzaga is in its first Final Four but the Zags had knocked on the door a few times. South Carolina, meanwhile, enters its first Final Four having never been close to this deep a run. The Gamecocks reached their first national semifinals the same season they reached their first Sweet 16, […]

  • Mississippi State's Morgan William (2) shoots during the second half of a regional final of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament against Baylor, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
    William, Mississippi State women earn 1st Final Four berth
    Associated Press | March 26, 2017 7:15 am

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Morgan William gave her late stepfather the ultimate tribute. The 5-foot-5 point guard scored a career-high 41 points and second-seeded Mississippi State upset top-seeded Baylor 94-85 in overtime Sunday night to reach the Final Four for the first time. The win came three years and a day after William’s stepfather, Donnie […]

  • North Carolina head coach Roy Williams, right, celebrates with his team after beating Kentucky 75-73 in the South Regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
    Carolina (North) your tour guide for this year’s Final Four
    Associated Press | March 26, 2017 5:34 am

    PHOENIX (AP) — Consider North Carolina the tour guide at this year’s Final Four. The Tar Heels will be making their record 20th trip, and most of the players on this year’s roster were on hand last season to find out all about the agony of coming oh-so close to winning it all. For the […]

  • North Carolina forward Justin Jackson (44) drives on Kentucky guard Dominique Hawkins (25) in the first half of the South Regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
    Maye hits late jumper to lift North Carolina to Final Four
    Associated Press | March 26, 2017 4:34 am

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Roy Williams went all “Gone With the Wind” when a player asked about his North Carolina Tar Heels making the last shot Sunday to edge Kentucky to the Final Four. And the coincidence that the Tar Heels have been on the other end of similar shots recently, like in the 2016 […]

  • Florida guard Chris Chiozza (11) puts up a shot against South Carolina forward Chris Silva (30) during the second half of the East Regional championship game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
    Florida falls short for Final Four, but finds hope in White
    Associated Press | March 26, 2017 4:16 am

    NEW YORK (AP) — The first NCAA Tournament in which Florida’s Mike White has ever coached provided plenty of hope for the future of Gators basketball in the post-Billy Donovan era. After coming up a victory short of the Final Four, though, it was difficult for White to look toward the future when the present […]