The heart-pounding first full day of the tournament was headlined by two No. 14 seeds taking down two No. 3 seeds before the day was even half over.
Bryce Alford made four 3-pointers in the final 3:40, his last on a rare goaltending call with 13 seconds remaining, to push 11th-seeded UCLA to a 60-59 upset of sixth-seeded SMU on Thursday in the teams' NCAA opener.
Pac-12 freshman of the year Stanley Johnson added 22 points for the balanced Wildcats (32-3), who led by as many as 27 points at Portland's Moda Center.
Dwyane Wade scored 15 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, including a jumper with 13.6 seconds left to break a tie and help the Miami Heat beat the Portland Trail Blazers 108-104 on Wednesday night.
“I have seen people become incredibly uncomfortable with the U of O cheerleading, and actually leave the basketball court at intermission because of the overt kind of sexual dancing, whatever you want to call it,” trustee Ginevra Ralph told the university’s board of trustees at a March 4 board meeting.
In their final meet at Matthew Knight Arena this season, the Oregon seniors helped the Ducks make a statement victory, posting a 273.57 to beat the Azusa Pacific Cougars, 257.25, and Fairmont State Falcons, 253.39, in a tri-meet on Monday night.
Significant changes to the use of video replay, including reviewing all fouls called by game officials, will be presented by the NFL's competition committee at next week's owners meetings.
Dallas Seavey completed the 979-mile route from Fairbanks in eight days, 8 hours, 13 minutes and 6 seconds. That's about five hours longer than the record he set in winning the 2014 race.
The Seattle Seahawks are denying a report that that defensive end Michael Bennett is seeking a trade to the Atlanta Falcons.
Wary of head trauma, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland is leaving football. And not even the promise of NFL stardom and piles of money could change his mind.
Former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Gonzaga was given a No. 2 seed in the South Region and will play No. 15 seed North Dakota State on Friday in the second round of the tournament at Seattle's KeyArena, about four hours from the Bulldogs' campus.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Toronto for the 12th time in 13 meetings, routing the struggling Raptors 113-97 on Sunday night.
The No.2 University of Oregon softball team swept their rivals Oregon State University Beavers in a three-game series, 10-0, 23-12 and 9-0 this weekend at Howe Field.
The No. 8 seed Oregon Ducks open the NCAA Tournament against No. 9 seed Oklahoma State on Friday in a matchup of teams heading in opposite directions.