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San Jose, Calif. • Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O’Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region on Thursday night. Xavier (30-13) stayed with the second-seeded …

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  • Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (2) dunks over Purdue guard P.J. Thompson (11) during the first half of a regional semifinal of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) College basketball: No. 1 seed Kansas routs Purdue 98-66 to reach Elite Eight
    Kansas City, Mo. • Player of the year front-runner Frank Mason III poured in 26 points, Kansas turned on the jets in the second half and the top-seede...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 09:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • West Virginia guard Tarik Phillip (12) is defended by Gonzaga guard Jordan Mathews during the first half of an NCAA Tournament college basketball regional semifinal game Thursday, March 23, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) College basketball: Gonzaga gets by West Virginia 61-58 to advance to Elite Eight
    San Jose, Calif. • Jevon Carter fired up two potential tying 3-pointers only to see them go off-target and Gonzaga didn’t allow West Virginia to get o...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 09:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • Oregon guard Tyler Dorsey, center, drives between Michigan’s Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, left, and Duncan Robinson, right, during the first half of a regional semifinal of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) College basketball: Oregon edges Michigan 69-68 to advance to Elite Eight
    Kansas City, Mo. • Tyler Dorsey’s teammates call him “Mr. March.” Yeah, that fits. Dorsey scored 20 points and made the go-ahead layup with 1:08 left...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 08:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • Quarterback DeShone Kizer passes during Notre Dame football pro day, Thursday, March 23, 2017, inside the Loftus Sports Center in South Bend, Ind. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP) College football: QB Kizer interested in best spot, not highest draft pick
    South Bend, Ind. • Former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer is more interested in landing in the right situation than being taken high in the NFL d...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 06:54 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars forward Eric Mika (12) during the game at the Marriott Center Thursday February 2, 2017. Kragthorpe: Eric Mika may have improved too quickly, for BYU’s sake
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  • (Trent Nelson |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    A member of the Northwestern band performs during the team’s practice at the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. NCAA Tournament: SLC photo gallery
    The Salt Lake Tribune’s photo staff is out in full force for this week’s games at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Check out Thursday’s practices and press co...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    MaKenna Merrell performs on the floor for the Utes, in PAC-12 gymnastics action, Utah vs. UCLA, at the Huntsman Center, Saturday, February 18, 2017. Utah gymnastics: Utes enjoy down time before ramping up again for Regionals
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  • FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2016, file photo, Georgetown head coach John Thompson III reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Marquette in Washington.  Georgetown has fired basketball coach John Thompson III on Thursday, March 23, 2017, after two consecutive losing seasons at the school his father led to a national championship. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon File) College basketball: Georgetown fires John Thompson III after another losing year
    Washington • John Thompson III was fired as Georgetown’s basketball coach Thursday after two consecutive losing seasons at the school his father led t...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 01:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah baseball: Utah Valley beats Utah
    The Utes and the Wolverines didn’t put out their aces on Wednesday night, but they certainly wanted to win it. It was Utah Valley (5-15) that stretche...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 10:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Jaren Wilkey  |  BYU file photo McKenna Bull got out of a sixth-inning jam to preserve BYU’s 4-3 win over Utah on Wednesday. Sugg powers BYU past No. 11 Utah
    Provo • BYU sophomore slugger Libby Sugg is going to petition that BYU and Utah get together more than once a year to renew their softball rivalry. T...
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   New offensive coordinator Troy Taylor shouts some instructions during Utah football practice, Thursday, March 9, 2017. Utah football notes: Utes struggle to pick up the pace in padded practice
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