NCAA tournament

Dressed down: Alabama rolls over Pitino, Iona 68-55

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Herb Jones scored 20 points to help Alabama pull away from Iona and coach Rick Pitino for a 68-55 victory in the NCAA Tournament. Jones had a steal and layup to highlight an 11-0 run to give the second-seeded Crimson Tide breathing room. Pitino was taking his fifth school to the tournament and came in as a…

Troy, Alabama women hear names called during NCAA Selection Show

TROY, Ala. – The Troy women’s basketball team will open play in the NCAA Tournament against No. 2 seed Texas A&M, the team learned Monday evening during a selection show party inside Trojan Arena. The Trojans earned the No. 15 seed in the Mercado Region after winning the Sun Belt Conference Tournament last Monday for the third time in their…

SEC, Other Conferences Cancel Basketball Conference Tournaments Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The SEC and the other big conferences in college sports have now all canceled their basketball tournaments because of the coronavirus, putting the celebrated NCAA March Madness Tournament in doubt. The Power 5 conferences are the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and the Southeastern Conference. Within minutes of each other, they announced that the remainder of their tournaments would…

Auburn, Coach Bruce Pearl Agree to New 5-year Contract

Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl celebrates with his team after the Midwest Regional final game against Kentucky in the NCAA men’s College basketball tournament Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. Auburn won 77-71 in overtime. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Auburn and basketball coach Bruce Pearl have agreed to a new five-year contract. The deal announced Friday runs through the 2023-24…

Troy Falls to Duke in NCAA Tournament 87 to 65

Grayson Allen had 21 points off five 3-pointers, Jayson Tatum had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and second-seeded Duke continued its perfect postseason with an 87-65 victory over Troy in the NCAA Tournament on Friday night to start the East Region. The Blue Devils (29-7) became the first team to win four games on the way to the Atlantic Coast…

Auburn dominates in 4-0 win over South Alabama

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – The Auburn soccer team began its 14th NCAA Tournament appearance in style with a 4-0 win against South Alabama on Saturday afternoon. The victory sent the Tigers (15-6-0) to the second round for the third-straight year, matching the program record set from 2002-04. “I’m really, really pleased with our team,” said head coach Karen Hoppa. “I…

Lady Hornets booters’ historic season ends in Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C. (bamastatesports.com) – It should be a season that the Alabama State women’s soccer team will remember for the rest of their lives. After winning its’ first ever SWAC soccer championship in school history, the Lady Hornets took in all that surrounded them by playing in its’ first NCAA Tournament. They’ll remember the sights of playing in Eugene E….

Hornets’ historic season ends in loss to South Alabama in NCAA Tourney

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (bamastatesports.com) – The Alabama State baseball team saw its historic championship season come to an end with a 6-3 loss to South Alabama in an NCAA Tournament elimination game Saturday in the Tallahassee Regional. The Hornets, who won their first SWAC Championship in legendary fashion in going unbeaten in 28 games against conference opponents in setting a school…

Lady Trojans toppled by Oregon State 73-31

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Ruth Hamblin had 18 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks as Oregon State dominated early and cruised to a 73-31 win over Troy in the first round of the women’s NCAA Tournament on Friday. Sydney Wiese added 10 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Beavers (29-4), the No. 2 seed in the Dallas Regional….