Kentucky (27-8) and Indiana (26-7) — ranked 10th and 14th respectively in the final poll of the season — haven’t played each other since 2012.
V.J. Beacham scored 18 points, including the 3-pointer that gave Notre Dame the lead for good as the Fighting Irish rallied to win. Notre Dame (22-11) didn’t take a lead in the game until Beacham’s 3 as the shot clock ran out with 9:26 left to make it 51-48. There were five more lead changes and three ties to come.
No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee State sent the biggest shock yet through the NCAA Tournament on Friday, shutting down Michigan State star Denzel Valentine in a 90-81 victory over second-seeded Michigan State.
Belmont’s Smith and Darby Maggard found some room for open shots despite the Spartans’ superior size and athleticism, giving the Bruins a chance for the upset going into the final quarter.
Yogi Ferrell had 20 points and a season-high 10 assists, O.G. Anunoby pitched in 14 points and No. 5 seed Indiana took charge of its NCAA Tournament opener against Chattanooga on the way to a 99-74 victory on Thursday in the East Region.
Junior guard Miles Robinson and senior forward Dominique Walls were named NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball All-Americans, the national office announced on Thursday.
University of Saint Francis senior forward Austin Fox and sophomore forward Bryce Lienhoop had been named to the 2016 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball All-America Team
Josh Hagins sent the game into overtime with a shot from the edge of the midcourt logo, and then into double OT with an arcing shot off glass over an outstretched defender.
Marshall Plumlee ditched the mask guarding his broken nose in the first half and responded by scoring a career-high 23 points to lead defending national champion Duke past UNC Wilmington 93-85 on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Kelan Martin scored all 11 of his points in the final 8 1/2 minutes, including consecutive 3-pointers to break a tie game, helping Butler beat Texas Tech 71-61 in Thursday’s first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Alex Harthaller comes within two digs of his second collegiate double-double, but the IPFW men’s volleyball team was unable to get over the hump, falling in four sets to in-state rival, No. 10 Ball State (25-21, 19-25, 23-25, 19-25).
With no clear-cut favorites and seemingly a dozen teams that could take down the nets in Houston, this March could be the mother of madness.
The University of Indianapolis men’s 4×400 relay team of junior Quinntyn Qualls and freshmen Antwan Martin, Brian Sales and Allen Wright picked up First Team All-America status
IPFW will begin play at the Hoosier Classic, March 18 against Bowling Green at 11:30 a.m.
The Boilermakers (26-8) open tourney play Thursday in Denver, where they’ll face Sun Belt champion Arkansas-Little Rock.
The Ball State men’s basketball team overcame an early 20-3 deficit and 31 turnovers to outlast Tennessee State 78-73 in double overtime Tuesday night in the opening round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.
IPFW’s first-ever trip to the N.I.T. did not extend past the first round as San Diego State dominated the Mastodons from the outset in a 79-55 win.
Saint Francis beat Indiana Wesleyan the first three times they met during the 2015-16 season, but the fourth meeting belonged to the Wildcats as IWU topped USF 69-66 in the NAIA Division II national championship game on Tuesday night in Point Lookout, Missouri.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says it will be a three-man competition to be the starting quarterback between Malik Zaire and DeShone Kizer and Brandon Wimbush.
For the third time in the last seven seasons St. Francis will play in the NAIA Division II national championship game as the Cougars took down IU East 79-55 in the semifinals on Monday night.