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March 25, 2019

RALEIGH — Kiara Leslie always seems to come up big for North Carolina State when a Sweet 16 berth is on the line.

Leslie had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and N.C. State pulled away to beat Kentucky 72-57 on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Freshman Elissa Cunane added 13…


Williamson, Duke survive UCF's late misses, reach Sweet 16

March 24, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson took on 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall at the end and won. So did top-seeded Duke — barely — when two last-ditch shots by UCF rolled off the rim.

Aubrey Dawkins finished with 32 points, but his tip-in try just missed Sunday, and Duke advanced with a 77-…


North Carolina returns to Sweet 16, beats Washington 81-59

March 24, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After making an early exit from the NCAA Tournament last season, North Carolina breezed to the Sweet 16.

Luke Maye and Nassir Little each scored 20 points and the top-seeded Tar Heels beat Washington 81-59 Sunday. They never trailed and moved on to face fifth-seeded…


No. 1 Virginia avoids 2nd straight huge NCAA tourney upset

March 22, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — This time, Virginia was not one-and-done against a 16 seed.

It looked possible, at least through the first half, as the Cavaliers were tested in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Down 14 points in the first half Friday against Gardner-Webb, another early exit was…