Seeking Another Reset, the N.C.A.A. Returns to the ‘Help Wanted’ Route

The N.C.A.A. is looking for a new president. Private jet notwithstanding, it’s not all that great of a gig.

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How Kansas Beat UNC to Win the NCAA National Championship

The Jayhawks rallied from a 16-point deficit to down the Tar Heels in a thrilling — and intensely physical — N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament championship game.

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Kansas’ David McCormack Delivers in Battle of Bigs

McCormack scored 9 points in the second half, including the Jayhawks’ last two field goals, to help Kansas win the national championship.

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Remy Martin Gets Finish Kansas Wanted After Rocky Season

Martin, a transfer from Arizona State, spent a significant part of the season with a knee injury. But he excelled come tournament time.

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Kansas vs. UNC: How to Watch, Tip Time and Analysis of NCAA Title Game

North Carolina will play Kansas on Monday at 9:20 p.m., Eastern time, for the Division I national title.

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North Carolina Beats Duke Advancing to Title Game

The Tar Heels will face Kansas on Monday night in the N.C.A.A. men’s championship game.

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The Next Battleground for College Basketball: How to Divide the Money

The N.C.A.A. has made improvements to its women’s basketball tournament. Now coaches want to see the industry overhaul a system that pays conferences nothing when women’s teams win games.

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Kansas Runs Past Villanova to Get to the NCAA Final

The Jayhawks took a 10-0 lead in the opening minutes and never trailed. They will play the winner of the Duke-North Carolina game on Monday night for the national championship.

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New Orleans, in Need of a Party, Is Hosting a Big One at the Final Four

After Hurricane Ida, a tornado and a difficult time in the pandemic, the city is primed to let loose.

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Men’s NCAA Final Four: How to Watch and What to Expect

No. 1 seed Kansas faces No. 2 seed Villanova in the first national semifinal, followed by the first game Duke and North Carolina have ever played in the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament, for a berth in the championship game.

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Like Its Players, Villanova Keeps Coming Back

Under Coach Jay Wright, the Wildcats have made four Final Fours and won two national titles, all without any one-and-done players.

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Final Fours in the Same City? Not Anytime Soon.

An idea that has bounced around college sports for years will not be used for at least another decade.

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After Record-Setting Run With St. Peter’s, Shaheen Holloway Leaves for Seton Hall

Just days after his team became the first No. 15 seed to play in the round of 8, Holloway is returning to the university where he once starred in the backcourt.

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Final Four Snaps College Basketball Back to Reality

No more upstarts — only big-time programs are left in the running for the men’s national championship.

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North Carolina Ends St. Peter’s Dream Season

The Tar Heels advanced to play Duke in a Final Four matchup. It will be the first N.C.A.A. tournament showdown between the two Tobacco Road rivals.

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Kansas Coasts Past Miami to the Final Four

After trailing at halftime, the Jayhawks dominated the second half in Chicago to set up a matchup against Villanova.

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March Madness: Elite 8 Schedule, Tip Times and Analysis for Sunday

There are two spots left for the final weekend of the men’s tournament.

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Duke Makes the Final Four in Coach K’s Last Season

The Blue Devils beat Arkansas to win the West region and clinch a spot in the Final Four in New Orleans.

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Villanova Knocks Off Houston to Reach Final Four

The Wildcats outlasted a Cougars team that looked very much like a mirror image.

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Predictable Story Lines Don’t Show Up to Play in the N.C.A.A. Tournaments

The fun of March Madness lies in swatting away expected narratives like a lazy layup.

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March Madness Elite 8 Schedule, Tip Times and Analysis

After upsetting the No. 1 seeds Gonzaga and Arizona, Arkansas and Houston are looking for more. Duke and Villanova stand in their way.

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March Madness: St. Peter’s Beats Purdue to Reach the Elite 8

The Peacocks downed Purdue, 67-64, in the round of 16 and became the first No. 15 seed to reach the round of 8. Kansas, a No. 1 seed, also advanced after defeating Providence.

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How St. Peter’s Became the Belle of the March Madness Ball

This year, Cinderella is from Jersey City.

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March Madness Schedule, Tip Times and Analysis For Friday’s Sweet 16 Games

North Carolina is in familiar territory behind its first-year coach, Hubert Davis, and St. Peter’s will try to go where no 15th men’s seed has ever gone.

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N.C.A.A. Men’s Tournament: Villanova Tops Michigan, Despite Poor Shooting

The No. 2-seeded Wildcats advanced to the round of 8, moving past the 11th-seeded Wolverines. Duke, seeking to extend Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final tournament run, is playing Texas Tech.

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Arkansas Upsets No. 1 Gonzaga in the Round of 16

Gonzaga, the No. 1 overall seed in the men’s tournament and the title favorite, will not return to the championship game. Arkansas is in the round of 8 for the second straight year.

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St. Peter’s Tries to Seize Tournament Moment Before Any Change

With its coach expected to move on, the team is looking to make the most of its unlikely run in the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament.

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NCAA Tournament: What to Watch for in the Sweet 16 Matchups

Gonzaga and Arizona, two of the remaining No. 1 seeds, will be in action on Thursday, along with Duke, which is trying to extend Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final tournament run.

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Arizona’s International Roster Comes Together Through Basketball

Arizona’s march through the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament is powered by an international roster dedicated to unselfish basketball. Coach Tommy Lloyd wouldn’t have it any other way.

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The N.C.A.A. Tournament’s Sweet 16 Is Open for the Taking

Even with some surprises, all the teams left have good cases to make that they can make a run toward the Final Four.

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March Madness: What to Watch in Sunday’s Games

Eight games on Sunday will determine the final contenders who will advance to the round of 16, which begins Thursday.

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Men’s N.C.A.A. Tournament: North Carolina Ousts Top-Seeded Baylor in Overtime

North Carolina jumped to a big lead, then in overtime held off the reigning champion Bears, who became the first No. 1 seed to be bounced from this tournament.

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L.S.U.’s Mess of a Season Ends Amid Coach’s Firing

The team played without its former head coach, Will Wade, who was fired along with an assistant coach amid allegations that he illegally paid recruits.

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NCAA Tournament: What to Watch as Second Round Begins

The round of 32 begins on Saturday, and some first-round underdogs are back on the court.

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St. Peter’s Defeats Kentucky in Basketball

The small Jesuit university in Jersey City is in high spirits after eliminating Kentucky, a basketball blue blood, from the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament.

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March Madness: Auburn Stifles Upset and More Results

Auburn saw another No. 2 seed, Kentucky, get taken down. It resolved not to have the same first-round fate.

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Notre Dame’s Paul Atkinson Left Ivy League for N.C.A.A. Tournament Success

Losing last year’s season to the pandemic, and other Ivy League rules, led to an exodus of talent. One of those players, Paul Atkinson, hit a game-winning shot for Notre Dame in the N.C.A.A. tournament.

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NCAA March Madness: Michigan Knocks Off Colorado State

Providence also held off South Dakota State, a lower-seeded team that many people had favored to advance.

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NCAA March Madness Tournament: What to Watch as Round of 64 Begins

Don’t be surprised if there are some early upsets on the tournament’s first day of wall-to-wall games.

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For Texas Southern and other HBCUs, It’s Proving Time Again

The low seeding of teams from historically Black universities like Texas Southern often means they must prove they belong in the field even after they’ve proved they belong.

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2022 NCAA Tournament: Who Will Win it All? Bracket Analysis and Picks

The N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament is filled with juicy matchups, interesting players and potential surprises.

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NCAA Selection Sunday: Gonzaga Gets Top Overall Seed

Gonzaga, Arizona, Kansas and Baylor earned the four No. 1 seeds in the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament.

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March Madness: Players to Watch

A few of the most noticeable stars of the tournament won’t come from the top-seeded schools.

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The Conference Champion Not Going to the N.C.A.A. Tournament

Bellarmine is ineligible for the tournament while the university is in the process from transitioning to Division I from Division II.

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A Thunderous Farewell at Duke for Coach K, Even in Defeat

Mike Krzyzewski walked Cameron Indoor Stadium’s sideline for the last time as Duke’s maestro. There was also a basketball game, which Duke lost.

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N.C.A.A. Tournament Peek: Gonzaga Remains the Favorite, but the Blue Bloods are Back

Transfers and first-year coaches will play a key role in who cuts down the nets in New Orleans in April.

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The Teenagers Getting Six Figures to Leave Their High Schools for Basketball

The new pro league Overtime Elite is luring young phenoms with hefty salaries, viral success and — perhaps — a better path to the N.B.A.

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Jerry Harkness, 81, Dies; Star of a Historic Integrated Basketball Team

He was an All-American forward for Loyola University Chicago, which started four Black players against an all-white Mississippi team in the 1963 N.C.A.A. tournament.

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Mike Krzyzewski’s Finish at Duke Comes on His Terms

Some signs that the end might be near came last season. But Krzyzewski has remained steadfast in his program’s tenets even as his teams adapted to the game.

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‘He Was Our Dreams’: A College Basketball Star’s Wrenching Death

Days after leading his college team to its first men’s N.C.A.A. tournament, Oscar Frayer was killed in a highway crash. Loved ones said he had finally found his footing in life.

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