Next stop: NBA? Top talents had an early exit at NCAA tournament
With the way the tourney is shaping up, the later rounds might be lacking in future high NBA draft picks. Deandre Ayton, Collin Sexton and Trae Young all saw their seasons -- and probably their college careers -- come to an end.
Unlikely hero Poole basks in buzzer-beating 3
Down by two with 3.6 seconds left, Michigan found an improbable hero in freshman Jordan Poole, who had played only 10 minutes Saturday night before his 30-footer at the buzzer stunned Houston and sent the Wolverines into the Sweet 16.
Poole drills buzzer-beater to send Wolverines to Sweet 16.
Jordan Poole hits a deep 3-pointer as time expires to lift Michigan past Houston.
Loyola-Chicago's Cinderella story continues.
The slipper still fits for the Ramblers as they win with late-game heroics for the second consecutive game and advance to the Sweet 16.
Loyola-Chicago makes No. 3 seed Tennessee its second last-second conquest
Guided by Sister Jean, the Ramblers continued their Cinderella run, shocking the Volunteers in the final seconds to move on to the Sweet 16.
Meet Sister Jean, Loyola-Chicago's not-so-secret weapon
Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, 98, serves as the team's chaplain and its biggest fan. She's hoping the Ramblers can extend their tournament stay with another upset Saturday against Tennessee.
Everything you need to know about Sunday's second-round games
UMBC pulled the upset of upsets in the opening round. Do the Retrievers -- or any of the lower seeds -- plan on a second act?
Marshall upset rekindles in-state rivalry that West Virginia ended
West Virginia and Marshall played every year for almost 40 years in Charleston, and some hard feelings lingered after the series was canceled.
A 16-seed in the Sweet 16? UMBC aims to continue its NCAA tournament ride
The Retrievers are what a Cinderella story looks like. As they revel in the glory of their historic achievement, the question remains: Can they continue their run?
Texas Tech escapes against Florida.
Keenan Evans makes a clutch play with an alley-oop to Zhaire Smith and the Gators can't convert after picking off the inbounds pass as the Red Raiders advance to the Sweet 16.
Diallo dunks all over Buffalo.
Quade Green misses a 3-pointer but Hamidou Diallo grabs it and finishes with a monster putback slam over two Buffalo defenders in the first half.
Buffalo's short run in the NCAA Tournament is over because Kentucky's future NBA talent totally dominated all aspects of the game. Kentucky has relied on Kevin Knox and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of late but it was a complete team effort as four players reached double figures to get the Cats to the Sweet Sixteen
Bagley has monster slam in Duke's rout of Rhode Island.
Marvin Bagley II slams in two of his 22 points in the Blue Devils' win over the Rams.
Duke completely overwhelmed Rhode Island, using its size and talent to its advantage to make it to the Sweet Sixteen. The Rams had no answers for Marvin Bagley III, who had his way in the paint all day and finished with a team-high 22 points.
Live in-game NCAA tournament win probabilities
How did UMBC's historic upset of Virginia shake up the South Region? FiveThirtyEight has up-to-the-moment projections on every game of the tournament.
Bridges' alley-oop highlights Villanova's second-half run.
Mikal Bridges goes off in the second half after only scoring one point in the first half, as Villanova routs Alabama.
Villanova rolled over Alabama with a 3-point barrage. Led by 23 points from Mikal Bridges, the Wildcats dominated the second half and won going away 81-58. Per ESPN Stats & Info, 'Nova has made more 3s (31) in its last two NCAA tournament games than any team since Loyola Marymount in 1990.
A 16-seed in the Sweet 16? UMBC aims to continue its NCAA tournament ride
The University of Maryland Baltimore County is what a Cinderella story looks like. As the Retrievers revel in the glory of their historic achievement, the question remains: Can they continue their run?
What you need to know about UMBC.
The biggest Cinderella story in NCAA tournament history rose out of a long tradition of winning, and the Retrievers are no strangers to TV.
Biggest NCAA tournament upsets of the 64-team era
16-seed UMBC made history by beating 1-seed UVA as a 20.5-point underdog. Where does it rank among the biggest pointspread upsets according to Vegas? Here are the largest upsets by point spread since 1985.
UMBC's Jairus Lyles happily made history, knocked his parents' alma mater out of NCAA tournament
Jairus Lyles could have transferred, but his decision to stay at UMBC paid off and he has made his Cavaliers parents part of Retriever Nation, too.
Auburn survived a dismal 5-of-24 shooting effort from beyond the arc to beat Charleston 62-58 and advance to the second round. The Cougars had their chances, but shot just 3-of-7 from the foul line in the game's last two minutes. It's the Tigers' first NCAA tournament win since 2003.
Bridges throws down emphatic putback slam.
After Nick Ward misses a shot in the post, Miles Bridges comes crashing down the lane to throw down a thunderous one-handed dunk.
Another 13-seed advances as Marshall shocks Wichita State
The Thundering Herd became the second No. 13 seed in as many days to pull off a major upset, holding off the No. 4-seeded Shockers down the stretch.
Breaking down Marshall's surprising win.
Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams discuss how Marshall's dominant offense and ability to create space led to a shocking win against Wichita State.
Spreads for Friday's NCAA tournament games
Looking to place a wager on the 2018 NCAA tournament? Here are the lines for every first-round tournament game on Friday from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, sorted by region.
Notable March Madness bets across Vegas
One bettor has a $1,000 ticket on Syracuse to win the NCAA title at 300-1. Another has a five-figure wager on Virginia at 20-1 that would pay "well into six figures." Here is a running file of the notable March Madness bets across Las Vegas sportsbooks.
The fast and unprecedented fall of the Pac-12
No major conference has ever fared so poorly in the NCAA tournament. The first full day is gone, and so is every team in the Pac-12.
Bilas: Pitt players should be allowed release.
After Pitt fired head coach Kevin Stallings, eight Pitt players asked to be released from the school and ESPN's Jay Bilas agrees these players should be allowed to leave.
Texas Southern stars want to reverse trend of HBCU players not making it to the NBA
MEAC standouts Demontrae Jefferson, Trayvon Reed can showcase their skills against top-ranked Xavier.
Greenberg: Miller 'isn't getting fired for coaching.'
Seth Greenberg says if Sean Miller is fired, it won't be because Arizona underachieved this season.
ESPN's Final Four and national title predictions
Before the season started, none of our experts picked Virginia to get to the Final Four. Well, that has changed. A majority of them, though, picked Michigan State to win it all. That hasn't changed.
The roller coaster for Trae Young comes to an end at Oklahoma
After what was surely his last game with the Sooners, it's still hard to fathom how high Young and OU soared and how quickly they came tumbling down.
What you need to know about every team in the 2018 NCAA tournament field
The field is officially set. You're familiar with some teams and don't know as much about some others. We're here to give you the rundown of all 68 teams in this NCAA tournament.
How far will the top NBA draft prospects go in the tourney?
What are the odds the NCAA tournament breaks well for NBA fans hoping to see the best draft prospects? Here's how far each player in the lottery of our recent 2018 mock draft is projected to go and the possible matchups in which prospects could face off.
Wooden Watch: Deandre Ayton's award to win
At this point it should be clear. The Arizona star has been unstoppable all season and dominated the Pac-12 tournament. The award should be Ayton's to lose.
How one man's Hollywood flop set off NCAA basketball's biggest scandal
Marty Blazer's attempt to cover his losses from several entertainment ventures landed him as the catalyst in an investigation that might actually make a great movie one day.
Marty Blazer's attempt to cover his losses from the film, along with another movie and a country music venture, landed him as the catalyst in an investigation that might actually make a great movie one day.
Can the NCAA tournament's top teams make another run next year? That'll be determined, in large part, by their recruiting. Here's what the future holds for these teams.