Bye, Michigan _ time for new lovable underdogs Xavier, SC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Thanks, Michigan. It was fun while it lasted. So who's going to be the lovable underdog in the NCAA Tournament now? Take your pick: Xavier or South Carolina. The Musketeers are a No. 11 seed after losing their starting point guard to a knee injury in late January and finishing seventh in the Big East. They stomped No.

Ducks end Michigan's run with 69-68 victory, head to Elite 8

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- 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, and third-seeded Oregon held on to end No. 7 Michigan's dramatic postseason run with a 69-68 victory in a Midwest Regional semifinal on Thursday night. "We lean on him right now," the Ducks' Dylan Ennis said. "He's playing his best basketball, and it's coming at the right time.

The Latest: Arizona's loss means three 2-seeds are out

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 1:05 a.m. Xavier's upset of Arizona wrapped up Thursday's four-game slate, sending the Musketeers into the Elite Eight as a surprise team alongside high seeds Gonzaga, Kansas and Oregon. That made Arizona the third No. 2 seed to lose after Duke and Louisville the first weekend.

Tipping Off: Michigan talked Super Bowl on way to Sweet 16

When Michigan was slumping earlier in the season, the coach started thinking Super Bowl, not Final Four. John Beilein conjured up the highlight-reel catch that Patriots receiver Julian Edelman made during New England's game-tying drive in the Super Bowl, and said the Wolverines should keep that sort of play -- an outlier, as he called it -- in mind.

Sharp-shooting Michigan faces resilient Ducks in Midwest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- No. 7 seed Michigan (26-11) vs. No. 3 seed Oregon (31-5) Third round, Midwest region; Kansas City, Missouri; 7:09 p.m. EDT. BOTTOM LINE: Michigan has won seven in a row and 12 of its last 14 after knocking out second-seeded Louisville in the second round. The Wolverines have been a tournament darling since they escaped tragedy during an aborted takeoff on their way to the Big Ten Tournament.

Sweet 16 guide: Top NCAA matchups, players and story lines

The NCAA Tournament's first weekend closed with a flourish, a Sunday full of scintillating games after three days of good-not-always-great basketball. That put the madness back in March and should carry over into a regional round filled with great matchups and big-name programs. Here's a rundown of the top games, players, coaches and interesting story lines for the Sweet 16: ___ TOP GAMES UCLA vs. Kentucky, South Region; Friday, Memphis. Blue bloods in Bluff City.

Villanova loss, ACC flameout reshape NCAA Sweet 16 bracket

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- The Atlantic Coast Conference's strong regular season only stood to set up a first-weekend flameout in the NCAA Tournament. The league had a record nine bids, but North Carolina is the only one alive in the Sweet 16. And the South Region's No. 1 seed was fortunate to survive a second-round game against Arkansas to get there.

Wagner's big game sends Michigan past Louisville in NCAAs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Moe Wagner gritted his teeth, pumped his fist and stuck out his mouthpiece to the crowd's delight Sunday. A few minutes later, the tough German took a couple more bows -- first on the baseline in front of Michigan's bench, then with the rest of his teammates near midcourt. Suddenly, the often overlooked 6-foot-11 forward was the well-deserved center of attention.

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NCAA TOURNAMENT-SCHEDULE Trojans, Rams deliver big stunners UNDATED (AP) -- Southern California and Rhode Island have become the second and third No. 11 seeds to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. And tenth-seeded Wichita State made it five double-digit seeds reaching Round 2. Sixth seed SMU had won 16 in a row until Elijah Stewart led the 11th-seeded Trojans to a 66-65 triumph over the Mustangs in Tulsa.

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Results from the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday: ___ MIDWEST REGION MICHIGAN 92, OKLAHOMA STATE 91 INDIANAPOLIS -- Derrick Walton Jr. scored 26 points and Michigan made 16 3-pointers Friday to hold off Oklahoma State 92-91 in the first round of the Midwest Regional. The seventh-seeded Wolverines (25-11) set a school record for 3s in an NCAA Tournament game.

Michigan defeats Oklahoma State ... Baylor beats New Mexico State ... O's release Ondrusek

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Derrick Walton Jr. scored 26 points and Michigan made 16 3-pointers to hold off Oklahoma State 92-91 in the first round of the Midwest Regional. The seventh-seeded Wolverines (25-11) set a school record for 3s in an NCAA Tournament game. They have won six straight -- five since a frightening plane mishap on the way to last week's Big Ten Tournament. TULSA, Okla.

Michigan delivers 3-point punch to knock out Oklahoma St.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Derrick Walton Jr. stuck to the plan Friday. He kept running the Michigan Wolverines offense against an aggressive Oklahoma State defense and eventually things fell into place. Again. Walton scored 26 points and had 11 assists as the Wolverines made a school record 16 3-pointers in an NCAA Tournament game, getting past Oklahoma State 92-91 in the first round of the Midwest Regional.

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NCAA TOURNAMENT-SCHEDULE Trojans, Rams deliver big stunners UNDATED (AP) -- Southern California and Rhode Island have become the second and third No. 11 seeds to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. And tenth-seeded Wichita State made it five double-digit seeds reaching Round 2. Sixth seed SMU had won 16 in a row until Elijah Stewart led the 11th-seeded Trojans to a 66-65 triumph over the Mustangs in Tulsa.

Wolverines understand fate helped them make it to Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Michigan's bus trip to Indianapolis was much more peaceful than last week's harrowing plane mishap. Players and coaches even managed to catch up on some much-needed rest during their four-hour jaunt to Indianapolis. But after arriving in town Wednesday, the Wolverine players were peppered with another round of questions about what happened and how they responded by winning four games in four days to earn the Big Ten Tournament title.

Disrespected Big 10 can 'make some noise' in NCAA Tournament

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A season of criticism for not having elite teams has made the Big Ten feel like the Big Disrespected. Perhaps that's about to change. The conference has seven teams in the NCAA Tournament, second only to the ACC's nine. After eighth-seeded Michigan beat three fellow NCAA-bound teams on its road to the tournament title, players have big hopes for what the Big Ten can do in the big dance.

Michigan shocks Wisconsin 71-56 to win Big Ten Tournament

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Michigan basketball team crammed a lifetime worth of memories into one magical week, and they received a treasured souvenir as a keepsake. After defeating No. 24 Wisconsin 71-56 on Sunday to win their first Big Ten Tournament championship, the eighth-seeded Wolverines held high the hardware that accompanied the feat. Before helping cut down the net, Michigan coach John Beilein gathered his players to deliver an emotional message.