Men's college basketball

FILE - In this March 29, 1982, file photo, North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith cuts the net as happy players and fans cheer after the Tar Heels defeated Georgetown for the NCAA college basketball Final Four championship, in New Orleans. The NCAA championship was the only thing missing from Smith's trophy case in an otherwise brilliant career that includes one of the best records in coaching — 468-145 over 21 years in Chapel Hill — an Olympic gold medal and acknowledgment by peers of his basketball greatness. (AP Photo/Pete Leabo, File)
March 20, 2020 - 11:46 am
EDITOR'S NOTE — A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following game was voted No. 9 and this...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 5, 1993, file photo, North Carolina poses with the trophy after defeating Michigan 77-71 in the NCAA Final Four Championship game at the Superdome in New Orleans, La. At far right is coach Dean Smith. Smith won his second national championship, and like the first title he won at the Superdome, this one wasn’t sealed until somebody made a costly, almost unbelieveable, error. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan, File)
March 19, 2020 - 11:49 am
EDITOR'S NOTE — A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following game story, from 1993, was...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo, Dayton forward Obi Toppin (1) knocks the ball away from Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lahaina, Hawaii. Kansas and Dayton were headed toward earning No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament, so any meeting would have to be in the Final Four or national championship game. What a rematch it would be. The Jayhawks and Flyers played a high-level game at the Maui Invitational, won 90-84 in overtime by Kansas. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)
March 19, 2020 - 2:14 am
Seton Hall's Myles Powell and Marquette's Markus Howard went head to head during the regular season in a pair of games befitting two of college basketball's most dynamic players. The potential for a third meeting washed away with the cancellation of the Big East tournament, then NCAA Tournament...
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Texas Tech's Davide Moretti (25) shoots the ball over Kansas' Devon Dotson (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)
March 18, 2020 - 12:01 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self has spent much of the past week mulling ways to commemorate one of the more remarkable seasons in the school's proud basketball history, one that began with off-the-court distractions too numerous to count and ended in the unprecedented cancellation of...
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Boca Juniors' Carlos Tevez kisses Gimnasia y Esgrima 's coach Diego Maradona prior to an Argentina's soccer league match at La Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
March 18, 2020 - 12:08 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local): ___ 11:55 p.m. An unidentified NHL player has tested positive for the new coronavirus. The Ottawa Senators announced late Tuesday night one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19, has mild...
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In this Nov. 21, 2019, photo, Tokyo Aquatics Center, a venue for swimming and diving at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, is seen in Tokyo. (Yukie Nishizawa/Kyodo News via AP)
March 17, 2020 - 5:31 pm
One by one, some of the world's grandest sporting events have fallen or faded away to a later spot on the calendar. March Madness. The Masters. Baseball's opening day. On Tuesday, at least four more huge spectacles were taken down by the coronavirus: the French Open tennis tournament and Kentucky...
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Official March Madness 2020 tournament basketballs are seen in a store room at the CHI Health Center Arena, in Omaha, Neb., Monday, March 16, 2020. Omaha was to host a first and second round in the NCAA college basketball Division I tournament, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 17, 2020 - 3:59 pm
The NCAA made more than $1 billion last year, almost $867 million from the men's Division I basketball tournament, and most of that from a massive television rights deal with CBS and Turner that runs through the 2032 tournament. The cornonavirus not only wiped out the games, but it will create some...
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Seton Hall's Myles Powell (13) shoots against Creighton's Ty-Shon Alexander (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 16, 2020 - 6:37 pm
Preseason All-American Myles Powell has no regrets about returning for his senior season at No. 16 Seton Hall despite the Big East and NCAA tournaments being canceled because of the spread of the new coronavirus. Even without making a run at any titles, Myles said Monday that winning the Big East's...
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Bugler Jay Cohen plays "First Call" as he calls the riders to post for the first race at Santa Anita Park to empty stands Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Arcadia, Calif. While most of the sports world is idled by the coronavirus pandemic, horse racing runs on. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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March 16, 2020 - 12:44 am
The already-delayed professional sports seasons in North America could be on hiatus for significantly longer than first planned after federal officials said Sunday that they recommend all in-person events involving 50 people or more be called off for the next eight weeks. That’s twice as long as...
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Greensboro Coliseum is mostly empty after the NCAA college basketball games were cancelled at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 12, 2020. The biggest conferences in college sports all canceled their basketball tournaments because of the new coronavirus, seemingly putting the NCAA Tournament in doubt. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 15, 2020 - 7:48 pm
Scott Van Pelt was supposed to be breaking down the NCAA Tournament bracket on a busy Sunday night on ESPN's “SportsCenter.” Instead, Van Pelt was figuring out how to fill most of the hour with the sports world on hold because of the spread of the coronavirus. “I have no idea. Right now having a...
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