Filling out an NCAA tournament bracket is tougher this year, and it has nothing to do with the caliber of competition.
PITTSBURGH - The expanded NCAA tournament field - now at 68 teams - has thrown a wrinkle into the art of scouting an opponent for Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Top-ranked Ohio State will be staying close to home in the NCAA tournament.
No. 1 Ohio State 71,
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Duke's path to a second straight national championship will take the Blue Devils west.
Utah State won 30 games this season but was rewarded with only a No. 12 seed in the NCAA tournament and will face No. 5 seed Kansas State on Thursday in a second-round game in Tucson, Ariz.
LAWRENCE - Without dwelling on history, Kansas is determined to draw from the lessons of its recent painful past.
Three more teams in this year's edition of March Madness. Three more networks to cover it.
Kemba Walker and his Connecticut teammates won't get much time to catch their breath before traveling to Washington, D.C., for their first NCAA tournament game against Bucknell.
LONGMONT, Colo. - The festive mood at Colorado coach Tad Boyle's watch party Sunday quickly turned sullen after the Buffaloes were left out of the NCAA tournament.
MANHATTAN - With victories over No. 2 Kansas and No. 10 Texas and a late-season turnaround that included a six-game winning streak, Kansas State expected to be looked upon favorably by the NCAA selection committee.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Nolan Smith refused to let a toe injury stop him. Virginia Tech couldn't do it, either.
No. 1 Ohio State 68,
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The loudest, heartiest cheers of the night were for Thomas Robinson, even though five of his Kansas teammates scored more points.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - David Loubeau scored Texas A&M's first eight points and got the Aggies off to a quick start en route to an 86-71 victory over Missouri Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Smith took the snap in the shotgun, looked quickly to his left and flicked the ball to tight end Travis Kelce, who was pushed out of bounds after a gain of nearly 10 yards.
A few things to watch during Week 15, when the Big 12 finishes its regular season with two games that have title implications while the other four power conferences play championship games:
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - In a surprise move to perhaps everybody except the man who did the hiring, Oregon State's Mike Riley is set to take over at Nebraska.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - After weathering a late comeback by Wichita State, the Utah Utes recovered just in time to earn their biggest win in 15 years - against a team that's not accustomed to losing.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley wanted a coach with an offensive track record of success.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger says he "definitely" will play Sunday against the New York Giants despite a sprained right shoulder.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tim Brosnan will leave Major League Baseball at the end of January after losing to Rob Manfred in the competition to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Pittsburgh running back James Conner is the Atlantic Coast Conference's player of the year.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Wide receiver Miles Austin's first season with the Browns ended in a hospital bed.
MANHATTAN (AP) - When B.J. Finney stepped to the line of scrimmage on Sept. 3, 2011, against Eastern Kentucky, Kansas State's football program was still in disarray.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - If the Dallas Cowboys can avoid another late-season letdown, they can reach a significant goal: the NFC East title.