final four

North Carolina takes out coach, Duke 81-77

The main event lived up to the hype

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s remarkable career came to thrilling and sudden close Saturday night after Caleb Love made a key 3-pointer and three late free throws to lift archrival North Carolina to a thrill-a-minute 81-77 victory…

Kansas cruises to 81-65 win over Villanova in Final Four

The Jayhawks earned a trip back to the national championship Saturday night

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ochai Agbaji followed a celebrating stream of Kansas players off the floor at the Final Four, their shouts of “One more!” echoing all the way up the tunnel of the Superdome and right to the door…

Kansas races past Miami in 2nd half, reaches 16th Final Four

Kansas (32-6), the only No. 1 seed left in the NCAA Tournament, won the Midwest Region for the 13th time

CHICAGO (AP) — Ochai Agbaji was all over the court. David McCormack dominated inside, and Christian Braun connected from deep. With one dazzling finish, Kansas roared into the Final Four. Agbaji, McCormack and Braun led the top-seeded Jayhawks to a…

Carolina crushes Saint Peter’s 69-49

Will meet Duke in Final Four

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — America’s favorite underdog, Saint Peter’s, shouldn’t feel all that bad. North Carolina has crushed lots of dreams over the decades. The Tar Heels ended all hope of a March Madness miracle in the early going Sunday, getting…

Houston and Baylor face off in the Final Four

Baylor routs Houston 78-59 to reach title game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly two decades ago, Scott Drew decided to leave his comfort zone at tiny Valparaiso for the scandal-plagued basketball program at Baylor, explaining to his father that there was nowhere for the Bears to go but up.…

A Texas matchup in the Final Four

Baylor-Houston has father-son matchup of assistant coaches

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Final Four’s Lone Star State semifinal won’t merely match Houston versus Baylor. It also pits father against son. Alvin Brooks is an assistant coach at Houston. Alvin Brooks III holds the same position at Baylor. They…

Muffet McGraw: 'We don't have enough women in power'

Muffet McGraw is in her ninth Final Four as Notre Dame's head women's basketball coach. She has won two national championships, including a thriller last season. On Thursday in Tampa, she spoke about much more than basketball, talking at length about women's issues.