NCAA Tournament

Former NBA player David Robinson, left, talks with Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant as Tim Cook, CEO of Apple looks on during the second half of an NCAA tournament game between Oregon and Duke in the regional semifinals on Thursday. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Billion-dollar crowd enjoys Duke/Oregon — Sweet 16 Sideline

The matchup between Duke and Oregon brought with it a fanbase with…

 

The Cal men's basketball team was bounced out of the NCAA tournament in the round of 64 by Hawaii. Marking a disappointing finish to a confounding season. (Young Kwak/AP)

Poof! ‘Loaded’ Cal leaves legacy of March Badness

Geez, that didn’t last long, did it? What had been called the…

 

Cuonzo Martin shouldn’t be back next season if it turns out he knew of his assistant’s misbehavior and didn’t act. (Jeff Chiu/2014 AP)

If he knew and didn’t tell, Martin must go

Know this: If Cuonzo Martin failed to urgently address a glaring red…

 

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson gestures during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Hey, Zen Master, how ’bout them Warriors now?

And now, a moment of silence for Phil Jackson and his New…

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson gestures during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Popularity of brackets soars past interest in games themselves

As the hours tick down to the start of the NCAA Tournament,…

Cal earns 4-seed, draws Hawaii in opening round

The selection committee gave the Cal Golden Bears a No. 4 seed…

Trent Baalke, general manager of the San Francisco 49ers, sporting his trademark confused look. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

For fluxed-up Niners, it’s business as usual

Let’s see now. It’s five days into free agency, and the Niners…

Trent Baalke, general manager of the San Francisco 49ers, sporting his trademark confused look. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
David J. Phillip/APDuke players celebrate after beating Wisconsin in the NCAA college basketball  championship game on Monday.

Comeback! Duke tops Wisconsin 68-63 for national title

INDIANAPOLIS — Call them freshmen. Please, do not call them kids. Led…

David J. Phillip/APDuke players celebrate after beating Wisconsin in the NCAA college basketball  championship game on Monday.
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Illinois State athletic staffers among 7 dead in plane crash

A private plane returning from the NCAA basketball tournament in Indianapolis crashed…

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David J. Phillip/APDuke's Jahlil Okafor (15) knocks the ball away from Gonzaga's Domantas Sabonis during Sunday's South Regional final.

Freshmen spark Duke's return to Final Four

HOUSTON — A special group of freshmen is taking Duke and Coach…

David J. Phillip/APDuke's Jahlil Okafor (15) knocks the ball away from Gonzaga's Domantas Sabonis during Sunday's South Regional final.
Nick Lisi/APMichigan State's Travis Trice relishes the Spartans' victory over Louisville on Sunday that earned the team a spot in the Final Four.

Michigan State works OT to knock off Louisville, heads to Final Four

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn't…

Nick Lisi/APMichigan State's Travis Trice relishes the Spartans' victory over Louisville on Sunday that earned the team a spot in the Final Four.
David Richard/APKentucky players celebrate following their 68-66 victory over Notre Dame. The defeated and top-ranked Wildcats needed two late free throws to win and advance to the Final Four.

Undefeated Kentucky survives Notre Dame, heads to Final Four

CLEVELAND — With everything at stake for Kentucky, the Wildcats stayed calm…

David Richard/APKentucky players celebrate following their 68-66 victory over Notre Dame. The defeated and top-ranked Wildcats needed two late free throws to win and advance to the Final Four.
Jae C. Hong/APArizona's Brandon Ashley celebrates after scoring against Xavier during Thursday's Sweet 16 game.

Arizona surges late to set up Elite Eight rematch with Wisconsin

LOS ANGELES — T.J. McConnell scored 13 of his 17 points in…

Jae C. Hong/APArizona's Brandon Ashley celebrates after scoring against Xavier during Thursday's Sweet 16 game.
David Stephenson/APJohn Calipari and undefeated Kentucky will have all eyes on them going into the Sweet 16 as they pursue a perfect season.

Down to 16 teams, NCAA Tournament still has a lot to watch

It's the Sweet 16 â€" the second week of the NCAA Tournament…

David Stephenson/APJohn Calipari and undefeated Kentucky will have all eyes on them going into the Sweet 16 as they pursue a perfect season.
Gerald Herbert/APDuke's Justise Winslow

Duke beats San Diego State to advance to Sweet 16

CHARLOTTE, N.C. â€" Jahlil Okafor scored 18 of his 26 points in…

Gerald Herbert/APDuke's Justise Winslow
Tony Avelar/AP file photoTaylor Greenfield

Stanford's Greenfield leads the way come tournament time

STANFORD — Taylor Greenfield spent most of her senior season at Stanford…

Tony Avelar/AP file photoTaylor Greenfield
Gerald Herbert/APVirginia's Mike Tobey reflects on the bench during the final moments of Sunday's NCAA Tournament game against Michigan State.

Virginia again bounced early from NCAA Tournament

CHARLOTTE, N.C. â€" Another stellar regular season ended with an early exit…

Gerald Herbert/APVirginia's Mike Tobey reflects on the bench during the final moments of Sunday's NCAA Tournament game against Michigan State.
Charlie Niebergall/APWichita State's Fred VanVleet

Wichita State knocks off Kansas in NCAA Tournament

OMAHA, Neb. — The boys from Wichita State had been hearing it…

Charlie Niebergall/APWichita State's Fred VanVleet
Stephen Brashear/AP file photoLili Thompson and Stanford were seeded fourth in their regional and will host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

Stanford, Cal women to host NCAA Tournament games

The Stanford and Cal women's basketball teams will host first- and second-round…

Stephen Brashear/AP file photoLili Thompson and Stanford were seeded fourth in their regional and will host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament.
Mike Stewart/APTrey Lyles holds an SEC sign after top-ranked and undefeated Kentucky won the SEC Tournament on Sunday.

Undefeated Kentucky is No. 1 seed for NCAA Tournament

The Kentucky Wildcats ended up where everyone expected them on Selection Sunday:…

Mike Stewart/APTrey Lyles holds an SEC sign after top-ranked and undefeated Kentucky won the SEC Tournament on Sunday.