They are the plays that truly put the madness in March.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams looked at his team during a late-game huddle Thursday against Harvard and saw panic.
Quinn Cook scored 22 points to help No. 1 seed Duke get off to a torrid start and beat Robert Morris 85-56 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament's round of 64.
North Carolina's Hall of Fame coach is back in the NCAA Tournament.
Duke kept giving Albany every chance to pull the first huge upset of the women's NCAA Tournament.
There were no big upsets in the first half of Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament. There will be, however, some good matchups in the round of 32, including one the state of Kansas has been anticipating for almost 20 years.
North Carolina was supposed to be too big, talented and versatile, and at times the Tar Heels lived up to their pregame billing.
BeeJay Anya watched his teammates put up all the shots they wanted for more than 39 minutes. Then the burly forward made the only two that mattered in the final 45 seconds.
Quinn Cook has twice felt the sting of a shocking early NCAA Tournament loss along with the rush of making one deep push in March. Now Duke's senior leader is down to his final chance to help the Blue Devils reach a Final Four.
This was Duke's worst season in a while — and one of the best in Mississippi State history.
The Dallas Cowboys made their big play in free agency with defensive end Greg Hardy. Now they wait to see how soon the former Carolina player will boost their mediocre pass rush.
Two wins by No. 14 seeds. Two sons winning games for their father-coaches. The team nobody thought belonged in the field winning a game. The Big 12 starting 0-3.
Jordan-Matthews 5, Eastern Randolph 4
Ralston Turner needed a change. The coach who recruited him to LSU was gone. The one coming in was friendly but hardly a friend.
Harvard's Tommy Amaker is more than familiar with North Carolina from his days as a standout player and assistant coach at Duke, although that won't make it any easier going against the Tar Heels in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Seven Camels drove in runs, including four from Cedric Mullins, and No. 27 Campbell defeated UNC-Wilmington on the road Wednesday night at Brooks Field.
Kendall Pollard scored 17 points, and Dayton used every bit of its home-court advantage on Wednesday night, rallying for a 56-55 win over Boise State in the First Four.
Four Southern Lee boys' basketball players, all who will be back for the Cavaliers next season, made the Cape Fear Valley Conference's All-Conference Team for the just-completed basketball season as the postseason honors
Campbell smacked 25 hits to sweep a softball doubleheader from host UNC-Wilmington Tuesday at Bozeman Field. The Camels had 13 hits in an 8-3 victory in the opener. Katie Baker then tossed a two-hitter in a 6-1 win in the nightcap.
Southern Lee 9, Douglas Byrd 5
The way Alston Scott pitched for Lee County at Gray's Creek Tuesday night, the Yellow Jackets needed to give Scott only a little bit of help. The way Gatling Pate pitched for the host Bears, though, a little bit of offense was a tough task.