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Obama congratulates UConn on NCAA dominance

President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments. More>>

Michigan losing Stauskas and Robinson to NBA

Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III are skipping their last two seasons at Michigan to enter the NBA draft and chase a dream they've had since they were kids. More>>

CBS wins the week with basketball and hit series

Hoops and series hits have handed CBS another winning week, the Nielsen ratings company said. More>>

Duke's Parker to decide Wednesday on going pro

Jabari Parker says he plans to meet with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski when he returns to Durham, N.C., on Tuesday, and he will decide Wednesday whether to declare for the NBA draft or return to college for his sophomore year. More>>

Over 200,000 cheer UConn champion basketball teams

Nothing like a big win to draw big crowds. But back-to-back victories bring out the biggest. More>>

Review: UNC athlete literacy findings flawed

By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer Research data from a University of North Carolina reading specialist doesn't support claims of low athlete literacy levels at the school, according to reports released... More>>

Iowa St bumps Hoiberg's salary to $2.6 million

Iowa State has given coach Fred Hoiberg a $600,000 a year raise, bumping his average annual salary to $2.6 million in an effort to keep "The Mayor" in Ames for life. More>>

Haith kicks Price off Missouri team

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith kicked Zach Price off the team Thursday, ending the forward's career with the Tigers before it began. More>>

UMass basketball player announces he's gay

By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer Derrick Gordon had kept his secret for too long. More>>

UConn hoping to capitalize on championships

Campus celebrations are winding down after two nights of championship parties, yet the off-court excitement could be just beginning at the University of Connecticut. More>>

8-year-old girl befriended by hoops star dies

When Michigan State was fighting to stay afloat despite a succession of injuries to key players, Lacey Holsworth was there. More>>

UConn routs Notre Dame 79-58, wins 9th title

With Breanna Stewart back for two more seasons, Geno Auriemma and UConn are in position to win a few more titles. More>>

UConn celebrates again as women's team wins title

UConn forward DeAndre Daniels got a chance to storm the court at Gampel Pavilion as a fan on Tuesday night, joining thousands of other UConn students in celebrating the school's dual national basketball titles. More>>

UConn routs Notre Dame 79-58, wins 9th title

Geno Auriemma and UConn reached the top of women's college basketball in unprecedented fashion. After winning a record ninth national championship - they stand alone. More>>

Huskies again star in the underdog role

The Connecticut Huskies lost their coach, their teammates, their chance to play at the NCAA tournament for a year. They were castoffs, unwanted mutts without a home, told they had no chance. More>>

5 things to know about UConn-Notre Dame title game

Connecticut and Notre Dame may have spent too much time together in the Big East - and it apparently got annoying. More>>

Historic title game boost for women's basketball

Women's college basketball has been looking for that watershed moment when a player or game could transcend the sport. More>>

Napier brings it home for UConn Video included

Shabazz Napier walked slowly through the hallway of the stadium - the tears still drying, the twine from the cut-down net still hanging around his neck. More>>

Connecticut wins NCAA title, 60-54 over Kentucky

Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away. More>>

NBA decisions loom for several Kentucky players

One by one, players in the Kentucky locker room said essentially the same thing: They had not given the NBA a second thought, much less a first, during their stirring Final Four run. More>>

Ollie wins it all with UConn Video included

It's not that Kevin Ollie looked uncomfortable sitting on a stool in front of the Connecticut bench. It's just that he looked a lot more comfortable in a defensive stance exhorting the Huskies in the national... More>>

FINALS WATCH: Father-son routine steals show

"Big Rob" and his son, Trey, gave fans at AT&T Stadium one shining moment long before the confetti dropped at the national championship game. More>>

Calipari not going to 'dignify' Lakers rumors

Kentucky coach John Calipari refused to "dignify that stuff" when he was asked after Monday night's championship game about his rumored interest in coaching the Los Angeles Lakers. More>>

Bad blood between UConn, Notre Dame runs deep

Sports needs rivalries and the best are when talented teams legitimately don't care for one another. More>>

Masiello on unpaid leave until he gets degree

Steve Masiello will be reinstated as the head coach at Manhattan College as soon as he receives his degree from the University of Kentucky. More>>

NCAA finalists illustrate many ways to make a run

Kentucky reached the brink of an NCAA title with five freshman starters, including the cool right hand of Aaron Harrison and his decisive 3-pointers in three straight games. More>>

Notre Dame guard has final chance at missed title

Notre Dame All-American Kayla McBride and the Irish have come full circle. More>>

Notre Dame, UConn set for historic title game

Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma were well aware of the talk. There has been a buzz throughout women's basketball all season about the potential showdown between their undefeated teams. More>>

Mourning, Richardson, Williams make Hall of Fame

Alonzo Mourning went to Georgetown to play basketball, not discover the world. More>>

UConn, Notre Dame advance to historic title game

Women's basketball came away a winner Sunday night. After a season-long buildup, the NCAA tournament will be decided by the perfect championship game. More>>

Notre Dame women keep rolling, beat Maryland 87-61

Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw has deflected talk of a perfect season and a potential showdown with rival Connecticut all year long. More>>

UConn back in title game, beats Stanford 75-56

Connecticut's latest national championship game will be very different from the previous eight the Huskies have played - and won. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Celebrities aplenty, as usual

The Kentucky Wildcats had Drake celebrating with them after a victory, and Dwight Howard was doing the "Gator chomp" in the Florida student section. More>>

Springsteen closes out Final Four music festival

Bruce Springsteen took the stage holding basketball on the last day of a three-day music festival in Dallas for the NCAA Final Four. More>>

UConn back in title game, beats Stanford 75-56

The Connecticut Huskies are back in a very familiar position, undefeated and playing for a national championship. More>>

Notre Dame women keep rolling, beat Maryland 87-61

Kayla McBride seemingly did whatever she wanted, and enjoyed herself while she did it. More>>

Kentucky brings up memories of Fab Five

The Fab Five came onto the national basketball landscape like a thunder dunk. You had to notice the five baggy-shorts-wearing freshmen starters from Michigan who made their way to the national championship game. More>>

Kentucky's slow progression meets end of road

Losses are no easier to stomach in November than in March, Kentucky coach John Calipari makes clear, but they are somewhat easier to accept if they are the byproduct of progress. More>>

NCAA officials adamantly opposed to one-and-done

NCAA officials and Kentucky coach John Calipari at least agree on something: The one-and-done rule in college basketball needs to be revised. More>>

UConn and Kentucky for national title Video included

Connecticut and Kentucky couldn't have met in last year's championship game and few people gave them a chance to be in this year's. More>>

Emmert: Unionization "grossly inappropriate"

The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a "grossly inappropriate" way to solve problems in college sports while insisting the association has plans to change the school-athlete relationship. More>>

Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein out for title game

Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein will miss Monday night's national title game against Connecticut because of a lingering ankle injury, while forward Alex Poythress plans to play after tweaking his knee during the... More>>

Kentucky freshmen against UConn comeback players

All those Kentucky freshmen against a Connecticut team already with a few championship rings. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Sights and sounds from North Texas

Of all the celebrities and athletes in attendance at the Final Four, Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball had to have the most unique outfit. More>>

Kentucky 74-73 over Wisconsin, to play for title

No, this was not an instant replay, though it certainly is turning into a highlight loop that Aaron Harrison and his Kentucky teammates could get used to watching. More>>

UConn on to national championship game

Shabazz Napier looked up toward the Connecticut fans in the crowd at AT&T Stadium and held up one finger. More>>

Wisconsin falls short, loses 74-73 to Kentucky

Wisconsin did almost everything it needed to do Saturday night to beat Kentucky except for hitting one crucial free throw. More>>

Young proves to be unsung hero in Kentucky win

The headlines will go to those unflappable Harrison twins, Andrew who passed to his brother Aaron for the 3-pointer that lifted Kentucky into yet another national championship game. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Sights and sounds from North Texas

Jim Calhoun won three national championships with Connecticut in four trips to the NCAA Final Four. More>>

Guards flounder, Florida falls in Final Four

Florida played its worst game of the season on college basketball's biggest stage. More>>

Role players key UConn's 63-53 win over Florida

Connecticut will not ride a one-man gang into the national championship game this time. More>>

Daniels sparks UConn to 63-53 upset of Florida

DeAndre Daniels had 20 points and 10 rebounds Saturday to help UConn snap Florida's 30-game win streak with a 63-53 upset of the Gators at the Final Four. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Howard backs teammate's Gators

Dwight Howard showed some love for the alma mater of Houston Rockets teammate Chandler Parsons. More>>

Kentucky's Cauley-Stein appears out for semifinal

Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein was not dressed out as his teammates warmed up for their national semifinal against Wisconsin on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium. More>>

Stanford looks to end UConn's run at perfection

All the talk of Stanford feeling like a junior varsity team crashing the Final Four or being an extra at the beauty pageant is just rhetoric to UConn coach Geno Auriemma. Motivational chatter he says no team here needs... More>>

Stewart and McGraw are AP Player, Coach of Year

Breanna Stewart picked up right where she left off as a freshman. Connecticut's versatile star has had a stellar sophomore year. More>>

Final Four Dallas concerts feature Springsteen

The Boss will close out three days of performances around the Final Four in Dallas that are part of a music festival that has evolved into a blockbuster event. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Calhoun not big on 'cheering' thing

Jim Calhoun is watching the Connecticut Huskies at this Final Four, not coaching them. That's a little bit of a problem. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Florida with fast start this time

The Florida Gators got off to a much better start in the NCAA Final Four than they did in a regional final in the same building last year. More>>

Florida, UConn to start familiar lineups

Florida and Connecticut were starting plenty of familiar faces in their national semifinal on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium. More>>

Maryland women try to ruin Irish's unbeaten season

Brenda Frese and her Maryland Terrapins feel like uninvited guests at the Final Four. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Robertson weighs in on 'One & Done'

Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson doesn't see what the fuss is about over "One and Done" players. More>>

It's UConn-Florida, not Napier-Wilbekin

Mention Connecticut basketball and Shabazz Napier is the first name to come up. More>>

Donovan, Calipari in bonus duel at Final Four

Florida's Billy Donovan has both the SEC trophies from this season. Kentucky's John Calipari has the bigger bonus check, at least for now. More>>

Talented group of coaches lead Final Four teams

Geno Auriemma, Tara VanDerveer, Muffet McGraw and Brenda Frese have all won national championships, using their own styles to get the most out of their teams. More>>

PG Jackson making name for himself at Wisconsin

It can be difficult to make a name for yourself in the Big Ten when your father is one of the best players to ever suit up in the league. More>>

Harrison twins behind Kentucky's Final Four run

Whether they're setting up game-winning shots or hitting them, Andrew and Aaron Harrison have become the maestros orchestrating Kentucky's unexpected run to the Final Four. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Rex Chapman still Kentucky blue

Former Kentucky guard Rex Chapman and Florida coach Billy Donovan are longtime friends. More>>

Wake Forest hires Danny Manning from Tulsa

By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer Danny Manning grew up watching Wake Forest play games at the Greensboro Coliseum, memories that linger in his mind all these years later. More>>

FINALS WATCH: North with Badgers at Final Four

When Andy North's beloved Wisconsin Badgers got to their only other NCAA Final Four, they weren't there long enough for the two-time U.S. Open golf champion to share in the experience. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Hill back at Final Four

Grant Hill is back at the Final Four. He did not bring the hightop fade he wore as a freshman in 1991. More>>

UK's Hood, Polson relishing 3rd Final Four trip

Kentucky's Jon Hood grabbed the microphone from one of the television crews, sauntered over to where Jarrod Polson was seated, and started to pepper him with hard-hitting questions. More>>

FINALS WATCH: North Texas changes since 1986

Quite a few things have changed in the North Texas region since the NCAA Final Four was last played there in 1986. More>>

Contrasting Kentucky, Wisconsin meet at Final Four

They play the same game, though they come at it from opposite sides of the court. More>>

'Billy the Kid' becomes 'Billy the Builder'

He was "Billy the Kid" as a college player, then "Billy the Recruiter" as a young coach. More>>

UConn and Florida meet again

The last time Florida lost there were still 23 shopping days until Christmas. More>>

Returning Huskies leading the way

They could have left, gone someplace new to get a fresh start. No one would have blamed them. More>>

FINALS WATCH: McDermott's moment

Doug McDermott is enjoying the spoils of the Final Four as the winner of three player of the year awards in two days. More>>

Cauley-Stein still harbors hope of playing for UK

Injured center Willie Cauley-Stein still harbors fleeting hope that he will get on the floor during the Final Four, even though his ankle is still causing him pain. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Succeed and Proceed

As far as John Calipari is concerned, 'One and Done' is old news at Kentucky. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Amaker takes it 1 step at a time

Now that Tommy Amaker has decided to stay at Harvard, what's next for his program? More>>

Kentucky's Antigua doing double-duty in Dallas

Orlando Antigua stepped out of the Kentucky locker room deep within AT&T Stadium, two days before the Wildcats were to take the floor against Wisconsin in the Final Four. More>>

Pitino leads Minnesota past SMU 65-63 to win NIT

Richard Pitino held his 3-year-old daughter in his arms as his Minnesota team cut down the net at Madison Square Garden. More>>

Fun tournament, cloudy future for NCAA

The tournament that began with the lure of a billion-dollar bracket will end at a billion-dollar stadium outside of Dallas. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Badgers need to be like Bo

Bo Ryan has won four NCAA championships - at Division III UW-Platteville in the 1990s. More>>

BC hires former Ohio U coach Jim Christian

Boston College is turning to another small conference coach to make the Eagles competitive in the Atlantic Coast Conference. More>>

Sampson introduced as Houston's basketball coach

Houston introduced Kelvin Sampson as their men's basketball coach on Thursday, confident that he can bring the once-proud program back to prominence and undeterred by his past improprieties with the NCAA. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Coach Cal still getting around

Willie Cauley-Stein isn't the only one wearing Kentucky blue limping AT&T Stadium. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Texas weather expected to behave

Ice was the problem when the Super Bowl came to Jerry Jones' billion-dollar showplace three years ago. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Somber Shockers

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall made it back to the Final Four. Unfortunately, he was without this team. More>>

Napier trying to shed Walker's shadow

Shabazz Napier can shoot, drive and dish, hit big shots, pick off passes, carry a team down the stretch of a game and a season. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Calipari feels like Larry Brown

Kentucky coach John Calipari has certainly learned a lot from Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown. More>>

Maturing Kaminsky helps Wisconsin to Final Four

Frank Kaminsky took offense to the question: No he is not funnier this year! More>>

Julius Randle guides Kentucky back home to Dallas

Kentucky forward Julius Randle has helped Big Blue Nation reach Big D, and along the way given his mother at least one more chance to see her big boy play a college game. More>>

Sharp-shooting Frazier a huge threat for Florida

It was 6:45 a.m. on a Saturday, more than four hours before tip-off against Mississippi, and Florida guard Michael Frazier II was in the visiting arena putting up shots. More>>

Sharp-shooting Frazier a huge threat for Florida

It was 6:45 a.m. on a Saturday, more than four hours before tip-off against Mississippi, and Florida guard Michael Frazier II was in the visiting arena putting up shots. More>>

A look at Saturday's Final Four matchups

A look at Saturday's games at the Final Four: More>>

Marshall, McDermott take home AP yearly awards

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall is growing accustomed to being center stage at the Final Four. He just wishes his team was with him this time around. More>>

AP Player of Year: Creighton's Doug McDermott

Doug McDermott, who finished his career at Creighton as college basketball's fifth-leading scorer, is a near-unanimous selection as The Associated Press' player of the year. More>>

AP Coach of Year: Wichita State's Gregg Marshall

Gregg Marshall, whose Wichita State team was the first to reach the NCAA tournament undefeated in 33 years, has been selected The Associated Press' coach of the year. More>>

Women's basketball Final Four loaded with stars

The women's basketball Final Four features Hall of Fame coaches, star players, fabulous freshmen and of course for the first time ever - two undefeated teams. More>>

Summitt era at La. Tech opens with DeMoss hiring

By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer Pat Summitt didn't seem to think her 23-year-old son, Tyler, was too young or inexperienced to take his first head coaching job at Louisiana Tech. More>>

Tested Maryland set to spoil Final Four showdown

Coach Brenda Frese and her Maryland Terrapins have had the toughest road to the Final Four, knocking off a No. 1 seed and then beating Louisville on its home court in a regional final. More>>

With Young down low, Florida aims high on defense

Because of his chiseled arms and high school accolades, Patric Young drew comparisons to NBA star Dwight Howard long before he took his first hook shot at Florida. More>>

A guide to the Final Four

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer The invitation to this year's Final Four seemed to have specific rules: No upstarts or Cinderellas. Big boys only. More>>

Maryland tops Louisville 76-73, reaches Final Four

The Maryland Terrapins took down the top seed to reach the Louisville Regional final, then knocked off the home team in its own arena before the sixth-largest crowd ever at this point of the NCAA tournament. More>>

Behind Ogwumike, Stanford returns to Final Four

All season long, Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer pushed and challenged her players to do more in support of Chiney Ogwumike. From knocking down 3-pointers on the perimeter, to pounding the boards in the paint and even... More>>

Behind Ogwumike, Stanford returns to Final Four

Well after the final buzzer, Chiney Ogwumike darted across the court one last time to find big sister Nneka in the stands for a long celebratory embrace. More>>

UConn and Notre Dame headline women's Final Four

By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer UConn and Notre Dame have been on a collision course all season for what would be an unprecedented national championship game. More>>

Maryland reaches Final Four, tops Louisville 76-73

The final three seconds felt like forever for the Maryland Terrapins. More>>

Notre Dame's injured Achonwa out for Final Four

Notre Dame forward Natalie Achonwa will miss the Final Four with a left knee injury, a big blow to the national championship hopes of the Fighting Irish. More>>

Antigua confident he can turn USF into winners

Orlando Antigua believes he can transform South Florida's struggling basketball program into a consistent winner. More>>

UConn again sends men and women to Final Fours

Shabazz Napier and Niels Giffey were texting Stefanie Dolson on Monday moments after the UConn women beat Texas A&M to earn their way into the Final Four. More>>

La Tech hires Tyler Summitt as women's coach

Louisiana Tech has hired Tyler Summitt, the son of former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, to take over the Lady Techsters. More>>

Wilbekin improves on, off court for Florida

Scottie Wilbekin waved off teammates, ignored signals from the bench and backed down his defender as the final seconds ticked off the clock. More>>

Kentucky faces tall task vs. 7-footer Kaminsky

Kentucky faces a Texas-sized task defending Wisconsin 7-footer Frank Kaminsky, and not just because he's the tallest player the Wildcats have faced in the NCAA tournament. More>>

Marquette hires Duke's 'Wojo' as next hoop coach

By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer Marquette found its replacement for Buzz Williams in Mike Krzyzewski's coaching tree. More>>

Judge denies ESPN request to dismiss libel suit

A federal judge has denied a request by ESPN to dismiss a libel suit filed by the wife of former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine. More>>

Ogwumike, Stewart, Sims on AP All-America team

By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Chiney Ogwumike says she's humbled to be an All-American again. More>>

Auriemma: UConn's run to Final 4 is 'really hard'

Geno Auriemma doesn't listen to fans, media and opposing coaches who try to tell him that this season's UConn team might be the best he's had. More>>

Notre Dame beats Baylor 88-69 to get to Final Four

Muffet McGraw and Notre Dame have become fixtures in the Final Four. More>>

UConn's Calhoun, Auriemma there for Ollie

When UConn's Kevin Ollie has a question about coaching, he can usually just walk down the hall at Gampel Pavilion or hit the speed dial on his phone to get the answer. More>>

AP Source: Martin pulls name from Marquette search

Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin has withdrawn his name from consideration for the coaching vacancy at Marquette, said a person familiar with the situation. More>>

UConn women top Aggies 69-54, head to Final Four

Music City is the next stop for a Connecticut women's team that just keeps humming along in search of a record ninth national championship. More>>

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