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    Coaches across college basketball are looking at ways to evolve to deal with recruiting, roster management and athletes who can earn money. It is a chaotic landscape. The challenges include players being able to move freely through the transfer portal and cash in on their fame with endorsement deals. 

      An event that would have been unthinkable not even a decade ago is coming to Las Vegas this week. That's March Madness. The NCAA Tournament avoided the city for many years because sports betting is legal in it. The governing body for collegiate athletics even had a policy in place of not allowing its championship events to be played in Nevada. But now, with sports betting abound, the NCAA has no qualms about playing in the state. The West Region games to be held this week at T-Mobile Arena are among the many championship events the NCAA has awarded to the city.

        Antoine Davis has ended his pursuit of the "Pistol" Pete Maravich's NCAA scoring record. The Detroit Mercy guard finished four points shy of surpassing Maravich earlier this month in a loss during the Horizon League Tournament. While it looked like Davis' college career was over when the College Basketball Invitational did not extend an invitation to the Titans, he held out hope until Monday that he would get another chance to play, possibly in an inaugural College Hoops Postseason 8. Davis says he's upset about missing out on the postseason, adding he was cheated out of an opportunity no one can give him back.

          Zia Cooke scored 21 points and Aliyah Boston had her 81st career double double as top-seeded South Carolina recovered from a slow start to power past eighth-seeded South Florida and move into the Sweet 16 with a 76-45 victory Sunday. Plus more second round NCAA Tournament game action from Sunday.

          Kansas’ national title defense ended in the second round of NCAA Tournament when Arkansas’ Ricky Council IV made five free throws in the closing seconds and the eighth-seeded Razorbacks beat the No. 1 seed Jayhawks 72-71. Davonte Davis scored 25 points and Council added 21 as Arkansas rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit. Plus more March Madness action from Saturday.

          Fairleigh Dickinson's players awakened to a new world. That's what happens when you make history. The No. 16 seed in the East region stunned top-seeded Purdue in one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history. It's only the second time a No. 16 has beaten a No. 1 in the men's tournament. The Knights were bombarded with text messages and well wishes following the victory, which has brought welcome attention to the small school in Teaneck, New Jersey. FDU now faces Florida Atlantic on Sunday with the winner earning a spot in the Sweet 16 at New York's Madison Square Garden.

          Furman's JP Pegues has watched the shot over and over. In Pegues’ wildest dreams, he never imagined himself becoming an instant star. But the 6-foot-1 sophomore rocketed into notoriety when his 3-pointer took down No. 4 seed Virginia in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. 


          Providence's Bryce Hopkins and Pittsburgh's Blake Hinson are preparing for NCAA Tournament matchups against schools they left behind as transfers. The Friars meet Kentucky in the East Region. The Panthers will face Iowa State in the Midwest Region. Those games will be played back-to-back in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Friday.

          Ansley Almonor scored a game-high 23 points and Fairleigh Dickinson beat Texas Southern 84-61 to earn its first NCAA Tournament win in four seasons. The Knights held a 14-2 lead after a 12-0 run in the opening 3:29 and never gave up the lead. Grant Singleton scored seven points during a 19-6 run that saw the Knights lead by as many as 18 points at the end of the first half.

          Max Rice remembers the excitement he saw watching Northwestern win its first NCAA Tournament game six years ago. Now, Rice wants to do the same for his Boise State team that is looking for its first tournament win when the 10th-seeded Broncos take on the seventh-seeded Wildcats. In a West Region filled with powerhouses like defending champion Kansas, UCLA, Connecticut and Gonzaga, the Wildcats and Broncos are clearly lacking. Northwestern has made it to this stage for just the second time, advancing to the second round in 2017. Boise State is 0-8 all-time in the tournament.

          The Texas Longhorns have team chemistry as strong as any in this NCAA Tournament. The bonds they formed over the summer were tested when former coach Chris Beard was fired in December. Now the Longhorns have the No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region with the talent and depth to reach the Final Four for the first time since 2003. They face Colgate in the first round on Thursday. The other game in Des Moines, Iowa, is Texas A&M against Penn State. Midwest No. 1 seed Houston plays Northern Kentucky in Birmingham, Alabama. Iowa faces Auburn in the other game.

           A season removed from reaching the Final Four for a 13th time under Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski, Duke not only is in the NCAA Tournament again, but appears to be peaking at the right time with first-year coach Jon Scheyer at the helm. The fifth-seeded Blue Devils face No. 12 seed Oral Roberts in the opening round of the East Regional on Thursday night in Orlando, Florida, eager to build on a rich March Madness legacy Krzyzewski fashioned over nearly four decades.

          Alabama has the No. 1 overall NCAA Tournament seed, one of the best players in college basketball and likely a couple of games in its own backyard. For a Crimson Tide team that's been an easy target for opposing fans over the past two months, playing less than an hour from campus is no small matter. It means most of the taunts will be replaced by cheers in Birmingham, Alabama, especially for All-America freshman Brandon Miller. It will be an overwhelmingly crimson and white crowd at Thursday's South Region game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

          Commissioners of conferences with historically Black colleges and universities have needed to find new ways to adjust to changes in college sports like NIL and the transfer portal. The four major HBCU conferences recently agreed to work more closely together in partnering with professional sports leagues like the NBA and NFL to increase the value of HBCUs and send more athletes to the pros.

          Jim Nantz and CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus agreed two years ago that this would be Nantz's final tournament as the top announcer. Nantz started calling early-round games for CBS in 1986 and was the Final Four studio host for five years before taking over play-by-play duties from Brett Musburger in 1991. When Nantz signs off on April 3, he will have called 354 NCAA Tournament games, including 64 national semifinals and 32 championship contests. Nantz decided to step back from doing the tournament to devote more time to family.