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Oklahoma's Trae Young leaving for NBA after freshman season

Oklahoma star Trae Young is leaving for the NBA after a standout freshman season that ended with him leading the nation in scoring and assists. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 27.4 points and 8.7 assists, and many projections have him going early in the first round. He announced the move Tuesday, saying he was ready to put in the work needed to play in the NBA. (Associated Press)

UMBC gave us hope when we needed it and should never be forgotten

For what amounts to a moment -- for 40 minutes of basketball on Friday night, and then for the ensuing 48 hours where the UMBC Retrievers were all the sports world could talk about -- they made us believe. This is not an easy thing in America 2018. We are a place bereft of idealism, where our institutions are presumed to be as corrupt as our amateur athletics system. (CBS Sports)

All 4 top seeds from one region lost before the Sweet 16 for the first time ever

When the NCAA tournament bracket was released on Selection Sunday, there was a common thought that the strongest overall region of the tournament’s four was the South. Fast forward a week and the South Region has indeed made history through the tournament’s opening two rounds. It just isn’t the type of history anyone could have seen coming. (SB Nation)

Penny Hardaway agrees to be next Memphis coach

Former Memphis star Penny Hardaway has agreed to become the next Tigers men's basketball coach, and a news conference is expected on Tuesday, sources told ESPN. Hardaway, who starred at the school in the early 1990s, will replace Tubby Smith, who was fired after just two seasons earlier this month. Hardaway, 46, played in the NBA from 1993 to 2008. (ESPN.com)

Jesse Haddock, legendary golf coach at Wake Forest, dies at age 91

Jesse Haddock, a legendary former golf coach at Wake Forest who won three national championships, has died. Haddock was 91. He was admitted to hospice care about three weeks ago, according to Mike Brown, a former player who remained close to Haddock through the years. He died around 7:30 Wednesday morning, Brown said. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Twitter Was Flooded With Adorable Photos Of Golden Retrievers After UMBC Upset Virginia

The UMBC Retrievers are the talk of the college basketball world right now after the fight they put up against Virginia on Friday night produced one of the most surprising upsets in basketball history. The Retrievers’ win sent hoops fans into a frenzy, but also a chance to show off some very good dogs on social media as the upset bid went from potential history to reality. (UPROXX)

Man running UMBC's Twitter account 'decided to give it a personality for the night'

There are two ways to react after a big upset win. You can be humble and magnanimous. Or you can go the Kenny Powers' route. After the University of Maryland-Baltimore County men's basketball team stunned top-seeded Virginia on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament, the Retrievers' athletic department Twitter account went Kenny Powers on its doubters. (Kansas City Star)

NCAA Tournament 2018: How Michigan won at the buzzer, 15 more things to know

Practice your free throws, kids. Made free throws are the most precious commodity in the NCAA Tournament. On Saturday night, Houston was less than a minute away from knocking off Michigan, the No. 3 seed in the South Region, but missed free throws in the final five seconds left the door open for one of the best buzzer-beaters of March Madness 2018. (CBS Sports)

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson dies at 90

Tom Benson used to walk to and from school a few miles from his home in New Orleans' Seventh Ward, pocketing the few pennies his family gave him for the streetcar because he didn't like spending money he instead could save. Benson was born two years before the 1929 stock market crash and the Great Depression, and he and his family had little while he was growing up. (NFL.com)

Former Texas coach Augie Garrido, NCAA baseball's all-time wins leader, dies at 79

College baseball's all-time winningest coach, Augie Garrido, passed away on Thursday at the age of 79. He had recently been hospitalized following a stroke. Garrido coached at the college level beginning in 1969 and concluding with his resignation in 2016. In addition to having the most regular-season wins, with 1,975, Garrido won five College World Series titles. (CBS Sports)

No. 16 UMBC over No. 1 Virginia will change March Madness forever

Remember the date March 16, 2018: The day UMBC and Virginia made history. They made it together and in doing so they changed the NCAA Tournament, the greatest event in sports, forever. UMBC, the No. 16 seed out of the South Regional, pulled off the biggest stunner -- and now the most memorable upset -- in the chronicle of the this glorious sporting event. (CBS Sports)

NCAA tournament 2018: The best and worst of everything from day 2

It’s rare to know before the end of a day that you’re going to remember that day for the rest of your life. Sports fans were privy to that phenomenon Friday. Regardless of when or if another 16 seed stuns a 1, nobody is going to forget UMBC over Virginia. Nobody is ever going to forget the Retrievers putting a 20-point beatdown on the tournament’s No. 1 overall seed. (SB Nation)

No. 16 seed UMBC beats No. 1 seed Virginia in biggest NCAA Tournament upset ever

Before Friday, a No. 16 seed had never beaten a No. 1 seed, much less a No. 1 overall seed. They were 0-135. But the University of Maryland-Baltimore County -- yes, the UMBC Retrievers -- proved even the longest odds aren't insurmountable. UMBC stunned the world and defeated top seed Virginia 74-54 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, and with relative ease. (CBS Sports)

Chasing down all the March nonsense

Duke's Trevon Duval on Coach K tying former Tennessee women's coach Pat Summitt in all-time wins: "UConn’s coach is a great coach. For our coach to be able to pass him is amazing.” "Tennessee, Trevon. Pat Summitt coached at Tennessee, not UConn." “Tennessee? Really? Oh wow!” "Also, she’s a woman, not a man." “Either way, she’s a great coach too,” he said. (North State Journal)

Purdue Center Isaac Haas Out for Tournament With Broken Elbow

Purdue will be without star center Isaac Haas for the rest of the NCAA tournament after he fractured his right elbow in the Boilermakers’ first-round win over Cal State-Fullerton on Friday, the school announced. X-rays showed the elbow was fractured and would require surgery. Haas, a senior, has never missed a game in his college career and is Purdue’s second-leading scorer. (Associated Press)

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