- Rick Barnes says he wanted to stay as Texas coach
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An emotional Rick Barnes fought back tears in saying goodbye to Texas after 17 years Sunday, insisting he's grateful for his time with Longhorns and isn't bitter about being fired.
- Survived: No. 1 Kentucky holds off Notre Dame 68-66
CLEVELAND (AP) — With everything at stake, Kentucky didn't panic and played to perfection.
- Coaches no one wants to face finally face each other
On a cold, rainy spring night five years ago, the room was dripping with superstars. The guest of honor was USA basketball boss Jerry Colangelo. The dinner speaker was Mike Krzyzewski. Kobe Bryant sent a video tribute. Jay Bilas served as emcee.
- Wisconsin heads to Final Four after 85-78 win over Arizona
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just call him Sam Dagger.
- AP sources: Texas fires coach Barnes after 17 years
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes will be released after yet another quick exit from the postseason, people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday.
- South Carolina earns 1st Final Four berth, beats FSU 80-74
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley climbed the ladder, snipped the final strand of net and raised it as thousands of garnet-clad fans cheered.
- Record rout by UConn leads to milestone win for Auriemma
A monumental comeback, a milestone win, and an Elite Eight party crasher highlighted the women's basketball NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 on Saturday.
- No. 1 seed Maryland ousts Duke in regional semifinals 65-55
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Brenda Frese sat down at the dais and immediately gave a little jab at Maryland's former foes from its days in the ACC.
- No. 2 seed Tennessee beats No. 11 Gonzaga 73-69 in overtime
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Cierra Burdick scored 22, including four late free throws for the winning points, as Tennessee beat Gonzaga 73-69 in overtime on Saturday to advance to the Spokane Regional final of the NCAA Tournament.
- Seventh-seed Dayton beats Louisville 82-66
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Andrea Hoover scored 26 points and seventh-seeded Dayton continued its improbable run in the NCAA Tournament with an 82-66 win over third-seeded Louisville in the regional semifinals on Saturday.