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South Carolina blows out Baylor

NEW YORK -- Before South Carolina coach Frank Martin acknowledged his players for a terrific defensive performance in the Gamecocks' 70-50 win over Baylor in the East Regional semifinal on Friday, he paid homage to his Southeastern Conference rivals. "I want to credit the teams ...

UNC, Baylor betting favorites for early Friday slate

The North Carolina Tar Heels are 15-0 straight up and 9-5-1 against the spread in their last 15 games as a favorite of seven points or more. The Tar Heels will try to advance to the Elite Eight as the biggest favorite on the college basketball odds this Friday with a win over the...

How will UCLA's December win at Kentucky affect teams' Sweet 16 matchup?

Familiar NCAA Tournament opponents are uncommon by design. Conference foes are strategically disbursed to all corners of the country. Sprinkle in a healthy dose of mid-majors and the chances for a rematch with any team on the regular-season schedule are slim. UCLA and Kentucky ar...

NCAA: Kentucky rejects Wichita State's upset bid

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kentucky's Malik Monk and Bam Adebayo combined for 27 points and 12 rebounds on Sunday, but it wasn't until each delivered a clutch blocked shot in the final 11 seconds that the No. 2 seed Wildcats earned a South Regional Sweet 16 berth. Monk, the Southeastern Co...

NCAA Tournament 2017: Kentucky's fresh approach to last-minute defense leads to Sweet 16

INDIANAPOLIS — The third-best defensive play executed by Kentucky in the final minute of its NCAA Tournament victory over Wichita State was the work of senior guard Dominique Hawkins. He will g...

Mercer completes sweep of East Carolina

Junior right-hander Chase Burks earned his first career victory Sunday as Mercer beat No. 8 East Carolina 8-2 to complete a three-game sweep.Burks (1-0) went seven innings and struck out seven as...

Duke ready for Gamecocks home environment ::

You must enter the characters with black color that stand out from the other characters — Duke is at an environmental disadvantage against South Carolina despite having the higher seed, better...

Duke dives into S.C. territory in second round (Mar 19, 2017)

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Duke won’t have a problem creating noise in the NCAA Tournament second round. But given seventh-seeded South Carolina is a hop, skip and a jump from Bon Secours Arena, the...

Freshmen lead Kentucky over Northern Kentucky 79-70

Kentucky's freshmen showed the new kids on their block how it's done at tournament time. Bam Adebayo had 15 points and 18 rebounds on Friday night as Kentucky overcame plenty of freshmen mistakes...

Freshmen lead Kentucky over Northern Kentucky 79-70 (Mar 17, 2017)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Bam Adebayo had 15 points and 18 rebounds on Friday night as Kentucky showed the new kids on their block how it’s done at NCAA Tournament time, gritting out a 79-70 victory ov...

Kentucky stomps out Northern Kentucky, 79-70

Northern Kentucky's Lavone Holland II heads to the basket past Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox during the second half of an NCAA tournament game on March 18 in Indianapolis. Bam Adebayo had 15 points an...