NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, Southern Mississippi coach Jay Ladner argues a call with the referee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. While the major sports are finding ways to return to competition, college basketball is in a holding pattern, much like college football. College basketball coaches do have an advantage over the football coaches while in limbo. Since their season starts later, they get a chance to see how things play out, both in professional sports and in college football. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP, File)
July 26, 2020 - 3:39 pm
Baseball has begun its coronavirus-delayed season with limited long-distance travel and no fans in the stands. The NBA has its Disney World bubble. The NHL will have two bubbles, in Toronto and Edmonton. NFL rookies began reporting to training facilities last week as teams build up toward the start...
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FILE- In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Northern Kentucky guard Karl Harris (14) celebrates following an NCAA college basketball game against Illinois Chicago in the Horizon League men's tournament championship in Indianapolis. Another dream, of playing in the NCAA Tournament, became a reality when Northern Kentucky clinched the Horizon League tournament title in March. Mere hours later, it was snatched away by a pandemic spiderwebbing across the globe. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
July 11, 2020 - 4:58 pm
The image Karl Harris has of his father is painted by old photos and the stories his brothers tell. His older brother, both best friend and basketball running mate, was gunned down in a case of mistaken identity. The train ride to school through Chicago’s South Side delivered daily horrors: drugs,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2017, file photo, Northern Arizona guard Karl Harris drives on Arizona guard Allonzo Trier (35) during the first half during an NCAA college basketball game in Tucson, Ariz. Another dream, of playing in the NCAA Tournament, became a reality when Northern Kentucky clinched the Horizon League tournament title in March. Mere hours later, it was snatched away by a pandemic spiderwebbing across the globe. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, FIle)
July 11, 2020 - 4:39 pm
The image Karl Harris has of his father is painted by old photos and the stories his brothers tell. His older brother, both best friend and basketball running mate, was gunned down in a case of mistaken identity. The train ride to school through Chicago's South Side delivered daily horrors: drugs,...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2019, file photo, Megan Rapinoe, a member of the United States women's national soccer team, speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York. Groups that advocate for civil rights and women’s rights have joined notable athletes in asking the NCAA to move the first and second rounds of the 2021 men’s basketball tournament out of Idaho after the state passed a law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports. A letter sent and signed by a list of professional athletes including Megan Rapinoe, Billie Jean King, Jason Collins and Sue Bird calls for the NCAA to move the games set to be held March 2021 at Boise State University. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 10, 2020 - 5:40 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Groups that advocate for civil rights and women’s rights have joined notable athletes in asking the NCAA to move 2021 men’s basketball tournament games out of Idaho after the state passed a law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports. A letter sent Wednesday...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2018, file photo, Stephen F. Austin head coach Kyle Keller reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Southeastern Louisiana in the Southland Conference's men's basketball tournament championship game in Houston. Stephen F. Austin had three teams on a list released Tuesday that could have faced bans because they posted a four-year score below 930. Stephen F. Austin avoided postseason bans because of low scores on the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, by agreeing to several sanctions including probation, scholarship reductions and the forfeiture of wins. Stephen F. Austin's men's basketball team had the lowest score of any team in Division I. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
May 20, 2020 - 5:39 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen F. Austin received postseason bans for having low scores on the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate and agreed Wednesday to several sanctions including probation, scholarship reductions and the forfeiture of wins for the improper certification of 82 student-athletes. The football...
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May 19, 2020 - 3:34 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Ken Burmeister, a college basketball coach for 21 seasons who took Texas-San Antonio to the NCAA Tournament and later guided Loyola of Chicago, died Tuesday. He was 72. Loyola said Burmeister died following a bout with cancer. Burmeister posted 72 wins at Texas-San Antonio from 1986-...
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Wake Forest's head coach Danny Manning instructs Andrien White (13) and Chaundee Brown (23) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey)
April 25, 2020 - 11:37 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest fired basketball coach Danny Manning after six seasons in which the Demon Deacons had a winning record only once. The school announced the decision Saturday. That came more than six weeks after the Demon Deacons lost to Pittsburgh in the opening game of the Atlantic...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2018, file photo, Ohio State athletics director Gene Smith answers questions during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said the discussion is just beginning on prepare-to-play issues after most programs had spring football practice shortened or wiped out and had to deal with all of their spring sports being called to a halt. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
April 10, 2020 - 5:00 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Spring football was shelved because of the coronavirus. There is still plenty of work going on in college football. With the pandemic casting uncertainty on the 2020 season, programs are starting to wrestle with two weighty issues: Getting ready to play some kind of season if...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, a board displays odds for different bets on the NCAA college basketball tournament at the Westgate Superbook sports book in Las Vegas. The sports books are closed, and the only things left to bet on mobile apps are virtual racing and Russian ping pong. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 06, 2020 - 5:22 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nobody would have given odds on this. Inside the glittering casinos that line the Las Vegas Strip, the slot machines were turned off and the sportsbooks were dark. On what would have been the biggest Monday of the year for bookies, not a dollar changed hands. No big national...
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Kentucky's Ashton Hagans takes an uncontested shot during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Lexington, Ky. Tennessee won 81-73. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
April 05, 2020 - 5:08 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will enter the NBA draft and forego his final two seasons of eligibility. He said Sunday the “time is now” to pursue his dream of playing professionally. The 6-foot-3 Hagans was named Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a...
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