1. Tar Heels' Title Shows UNC Can Still Hang with Game's Blue Bloods in Its Own Way

    GLENDALE, Arizona — The 66-year-old Hall of Famer with the surgically repaired knee walked gingerly along the black carpet that led to North Carolina's locker room...

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  2. After Painful Detour, Przemek Karnowski Still Has Storybook Ending in Sight

    GLENDALE, Arizona — He's one victory away from sparking Gonzaga to its first national championship, but a year ago, Przemek Karnowski couldn't tie his own shoes. Rem Bakamus handled the chore most days...

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  3. UNC Avoids Another Kris Jenkins Moment by Not Letting Oregon Get Its Final Shot

    GLENDALE, Arizona — The flashbacks, North Carolina players say, have occurred every day for the past 12 months...

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  4. Final Four Is Gonzaga Freshman's Big Chance to Show He's NBA-Ready, or Not

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — When Zach Collins walked onto the court for practice at the 75,000-seat University of Phoenix Stadium on Thursday, the Gonzaga freshman couldn't help but drop his jaw...

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  5. Justin Jackson Has the North Carolina Brotherhood on the Brink of a Championship

    He knocked on the door around 10:30 p.m.—not long after the ACC Tournament semifinal loss to Duke at Madison Square Garden...

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  6. From Walk-on to UNC's NCAA Tournament Hero: Luke Maye's Amazing Story

    MEMPHIS — After he made the biggest and most unlikely shot of the NCAA tournament—after he propelled North Carolina into the Final Four with one graceful flick of the ...

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  7. The Glamour Is Back for UCLA, but After Sweet 16 Loss, Uncertainty Lies Ahead

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When they looked into the stands after Friday's loss to Kentucky in the Sweet 16, the UCLA Bruins didn't see any tears...

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  8. Sindarius Thornwell Destroyed Duke — and Shook Up March Madness

    A few miles from downtown—where "For Rent" signs dangle in dusty windows of former gas stations, furniture stores and other shuttered businesses that line the main drag—a ...

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  9. Markelle Fultz Is the Prototype: Meet the NBA Draft's 2017 Superstar in Waiting

    He has Steph Curry-like cool, James Harden-esque skills and impossible expectations. An exclusive look inside the quiet and lightning-quick rise of the man who could be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft reveals an open secret: Washington’s point guard could

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  10. Markelle Fultz Is the Big Man on Campus 2.0: Inside the Making of a Superstar

    Snapchats with Coach from class, anonymity in the student center and FaceTime with Mom: An exclusive day in the life of Washington’s point guard reveals how to love every minute of being a one-and-doner

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  11. With 1 Shot, Villanova Cements Its Place as One of College Hoops' Top Programs

    HOUSTON — Moments after surfacing from the bottom of the dog pile—the one that ensued after he nailed the most memorable buzzer-beater in NCAA title game history—Villanova's ...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 year ago 224,814 reads 86 comments

  12. Marcus Paige and Roy Williams' Unique Bond at Heart of UNC's Run to Title Game

    HOUSTON — Multiple times during the past few seasons—when his jump shots and free throws weren ’t falling like they had in the past—North Carolina’s Marcus Paige heard the same pep talk from his head coach...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 year ago 18,279 reads 13 comments

  13. How Roy Williams' Resilience Helped Restore UNC Program to Greatness Once Again

    HOUSTON — The day before Saturday’s 83-66 win over Syracuse in the Final Four—inching him one step closer to his third NCAA title—North Carolina’s Roy Williams made a confession...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 year ago 30,890 reads 91 comments

  14. Freshman Phenoms Need Not Apply to Final Four...at Least for This Year

    HOUSTON — Other than the Oklahoma Sooners' Buddy Hield, the most talked-about players in Houston this week aren't the ones who will compete in the 2016 Final Four . Instead, they're the ones who won't...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 year ago 20,720 reads 23 comments

  15. Get to Know Buddy's Boys, the Sidekick Sooners Fueling Hield's Final Four Run

    HOUSTON — Three months after the most entertaining game of the college basketball season, Kansas coach Bill Self is still bragging about how well his Jayhawks defended Oklahoma star Buddy Hield ...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 year ago 14,016 reads 24 comments

  16. Ranking the Top 10 Players to Watch in the 2016 Final Four

    Don’t bother scouring the 2016 NBA mock drafts for information on the players you’ll see in the Final Four this weekend in Houston. You won’t find any...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 year ago 48,598 reads 60 comments

  17. Kobe 'Blown Away' by Buddy Hield as Sharpshooter Carries OU to Final Four

    ANAHEIM — As the final seconds ticked away in a victory that would send Oklahoma to the Final Four, Kobe Bryant hurried toward an elevator in the bowels of the Honda Center...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 year ago 131,973 reads 192 comments

  18. Dillon Brooks Won't Be Apologizing for the Energy and Swag That's Driving Oregon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Dillon Brooks' 22-point effort in Thursday's victory over Duke resulted in two things for Oregon's leading scorer. A spot in the Elite Eight. And a lecture from Coach K...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 year ago 28,254 reads 102 comments

  19. Thanks to Strong Women in His Life, Kansas' Devonte' Graham Becoming a Star

    When she walked into the Fox & Hound Sports Tavern to watch a Kansas basketball game earlier this season, Dewanna King had an easy time deciding where to sit...

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  20. Silence at Last: Tom Crean Quiets Critics with Indiana's Toppling of Kentucky

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A few hours before the most pivotal win of his Indiana career—a 73-67 nail-biter against Kentucky that catapulted the Hoosiers into the Sweet 16— Tom Crean ...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 year ago 38,502 reads 101 comments

  21. Ranking the 25 Best Players in the 2016 NCAA Tournament

    The biggest conundrum in college basketball this season has been identifying the nation's best teams. Oklahoma looked like the top dog in January, but then the Sooners lost to Kansas State a month later...

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  22. UK's Big Man with the Bigger Heart: Marcus Lee Leaving His Mark in the Community

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — Shortly after Kentucky's Marcus Lee threw down a dunk and swished a free throw in last month's win at South Carolina, a 10-year-old boy sat up in his hospital bed 420 miles away and posed for a picture...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 year ago 120,514 reads 33 comments

  23. Despite Taxing Year, Providence's Kris Dunn Doesn't Regret Making NBA Wait

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Shortly after ordering a dozen sweet chile wings at Snookers, a popular sports bar near the Providence campus, Kris Dunn raised his hand and summoned his waitress...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 year ago 119,425 reads 60 comments

  24. Reviving Texas A&M Has Become a Life-Affirming Mission for Coach Billy Kennedy

    The suit is in the upstairs closet, the shiny black shoes replaced by a pair of gray Nikes. Nine miles from Reed Arena, just hours after a victory over Missouri, the coach of the ...

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  25. Banned from the NCAA Tournament, Larry Brown and SMU Fight to Regain Their Pride

    DALLAS — Two days after their quest for an undefeated season ended with an 89-80 loss at Temple—dropping their record to 18-1—the SMU Mustangs erased any lingering bad vibes with a spirited, two-hour practice at Moody Coliseum...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 year ago 96,156 reads 23 comments