DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Hampton defeated Manhattan 74-64 to qualify for the 64-team NCAA field and a first-round game against 34-0 Kentucky on Thursday night in Louisville, Ky. Quinton Chievous had 15 points and 13 rebounds but sprained his ankle late in the game.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP)— Mississippi rallied from a 17-point first-half deficit to beat Brigham Young 94-90 despite a 33-point performance by the Cougars’ Tyler Haws. Ole Miss did it with a 62-point performance in the second half and now advances to play Xavier Thursday night.
DAYTON (AP) — On Wednesday night, the Dayton Flyers get to play on their home floor when they take on Boise State in another “First Four” game. The final play-in game Wednesday night has Robert Morris playing North Florida.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)— Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) could miss the rest of the season after having an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee. Thunder general manager Sam Presti says the procedure shaved off damaged cartilage from under Ibaka’s kneecap that had caused discomfort and swelling. Ibaka will be out four to six weeks. The playoffs begin April 18.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An attorney for the NCAA says a ruling that opened the door for college football and basketball players to be paid goes against previous court rulings, including a 1984 U.S. Supreme Court decision. The NCAA is appealing a decision in a suit brought by former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon that the organization violated antitrust laws by limiting student-athlete compensation.