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Gators sink 3 at OT buzzer, stun Badgers

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NEW YORK (AP) Chris Chiozza went end to end and made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Florida an 84-83 victory against Wisconsin on Friday night in the first overtime game of this NCAA Tournament.

Nigel Hayes had given the Badgers (27-10) a 2-point lead with 4 seconds left on two free throws. With no timeouts left, the Gators inbounded to Chiozza and the point guard stopped right at the top of the arc and dropped in the winner for Florida (27-8).

Wisconsin's Zak Showalter forced overtime with a leaning 3-pointer off one leg with 2.1 seconds left in regulation as the Badgers wiped out a 12-point deficit in the last 4:15.


Fox scores 39 as Kentucky handles UCLA

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) De'Aaron Fox credits some sticky Kentucky defense for the Wildcats' latest berth in a regional final.

Coach John Calipari begs to differ.


Gamecocks rout Baylor, reach 1st Elite 8

NEW YORK (AP) Apparently South Carolina is getting the hang of winning NCAA Tournament games.

The Gamecocks, who hadn't won a tournament game since 1973, got their third this year. One more and it's on to the Final Four.


Berry, Jackson lead UNC into Elite 8

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) North Carolina expects strong offensive performances from junior leaders Justin Jackson and Joel Berry II, but Luke Maye provided an unexpected bonus.

Berry scored 26 points, Jackson had 24, but it was the first career double-double from Maye - 16 points and 12 rebounds - that helped set the tone early and send the top-seeded Tar Heels to a 92-80 victory over Butler in the NCAA Tournament on Friday night.


Ball headed to NBA after UCLA loss

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Star UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball says he's one and done at UCLA and headed to the next level.

The guard said Friday night after his team lost to Kentucky in the Sweet 16 that he is moving on from the college game.


Oklahoma State promotes Boynton to coach

Oklahoma State promoted assistant Mike Boynton to head coach less than a week after Brad Underwood left for Illinois.

Oklahoma State announced the decision in a news release on Friday.


Cal promotes Jones to replace Martin

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) California promoted longtime college assistant Wyking Jones to head basketball coach Friday in place of the departed Cuonzo Martin.

Jones was an assistant under Martin the past two seasons and served as interim coach after Martin left to take the job at Missouri last week. Jones has also been an assistant at Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine, New Mexico and Louisville before getting his first chance as a head coach with the Golden Bears.


FSU freshman F Isaac entering NBA draft

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Jonathan Isaac is the third Florida State player since the season ended to announce he is entering the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-10 forward made his announcement in a video on social media on Friday and also informed the school of his decision. Isaac did not say whether he intends to hire an agent, a move that would prevent him from returning to school. He is projected to be a lottery pick.


Top recruit Porter Jr. commits to Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Michael Porter Jr., rated as the nation's top high school basketball prospect in his class by multiple recruiting services, says he plans to play for Missouri.

Porter tweeted his college selection Friday on his verified account, one day after Missouri announced that his father had accepted a position as an assistant coach on the Tigers' staff.


Iowa St. extends Prohm through 2022

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State has given coach Steve Prohm a contract extension and a raise.

The Cyclones announced Friday that Prohm's deal will now run through 2022 with an annual compensation of $2 million. Prohm was set to make $1.6 million next season and top out at $1.75 million in 2021 under his previous deal.

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