Virginia seeking more offensive solutions going forward

Virginia's Tony Bennett is facing a stinging reality. "We've got to improve our program," the Cavaliers men's basketball coach said after fifth-seeded Virginia lost 65-39 to No. 4 Florida . Bennett cautioned all season that this year's team was lacking the experience that fueled the Cavaliers to three straight high seeds in the NCAA Tournament.

Leon, Robinson shine, Florida routs Virginia 65-39 in NCAAs

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- For a team that puts so much energy and effort into defense, Florida's performance against Virginia was as close to perfect as possible. Devin Robinson had 14 points and 11 rebounds, the fifth double-double of his career, and the fourth-seeded Gators handled the No. 5 seed Cavaliers 65-39 on Saturday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

TIPPING OFF: Look for comedic parents in crowd on Saturday

A look at some interesting things as we head into Saturday, the first day of the second round of the NCAA Tournament: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE There will be plenty of parent shots during two games Saturday. No. 12 seed Xavier and assistant coach Luke Murray, son of actor-comedian Bill Murray, faces third-seeded Florida State in Orlando, Florida.

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NCAA-WINTHROP-BUTLER Defense, Woodson's shooting help Butler beat Winthrop 76-64 MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Avery Woodson scored 18 points and tied a career high with six 3-pointers in his NCAA Tournament debut to lead Butler to a 76-64 win over Winthrop on Thursday. Woodson, a graduate transfer from Memphis, hit five 3s in the first half to help the fourth-seeded Bulldogs build a 14-point halftime lead.

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Results from the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday: ___ WEST REGION NORTHWESTERN 68, VANDERBILT 66 SALT LAKE CITY -- Northwestern got its first-ever NCAA Tournament victory, 68-66 over Vanderbilt, after Commodores guard Matthew Fisher-Davis inexplicably grabbed Wildcats guard Bryant McIntosh on purpose, sending McIntosh to the free throw line for the go-ahead points with 15 seconds left.

Perrantes, Shayok carry Virginia to 76-71 win against UNCW

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Defensive-minded Virginia showed it can play with a little offensive tempo, even using five guards to outpace UNC Wilmington. London Perrantes scored 24 points, Marial Shayok added a career-high 23 off the bench and No. 5 seed Virginia rallied from 15 points down to beat 12th-seeded UNC Wilmington 76-71 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.

FSU, Florida, Virginia, Maryland on upset alert in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- With Florida State, Florida, Virginia and Maryland playing in the same venue, the Amway Center has the potential to become Upset Central in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. All of those higher seeds stumbled down the stretch and have enough flaws that professional and amateur bracketologists across the country have them on upset alert.

Colson, No. 22 Notre Dame cruise past No. 21 Virginia 71-58

NEW YORK (AP) -- Since coming into the Atlantic Coast Conference four years ago, Notre Dame has more than held its own as a football school in a tough basketball league. There was one box the Fighting Irish had not checked yet, and they did it at the best possible time. Bonzie Colson had 21 points and 10 rebounds and No. 22 Notre Dame beat No.

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NBA-SCHEDULE Heat rally to beat Hornets UNDATED (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs now own a nine-game winning streak that has them atop the NBA's Southwest Division by seven games over Houston. Manu Ginobili (MAN'-oo jih-NOH'-blee) scored 19 points and David Lee had a double-double as the Spurs knocked off Sacramento, 114-104.

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Luke Kennard made two clutch jumpers in the final 2:04 and No. 14 Duke beat Clemson 79-72 on Wednesday to advance to the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals. The Blue Devils (24-8) will play fourth-seeded and No. 8 Louisville on Thursday at Barclays Center. Freshmen Jayson Tatum and Frank Jackson each scored 20 points for Duke. and picked up the slack while Kennard was cold.

Perrantes, No. 21 Virginia pull away from Pitt, 75-63

NEW YORK (AP) -- The difference between how Virginia has played during its four-game winning streak as opposed to how it played during the four-game losing streak that preceded it is not that drastic. Coach Tony Bennett said the Cavaliers have made a few adjustments. They have been hitting a few more shots and taking a little better care of the ball since their February slump.

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NBA-SCHEDULE Heat rally to beat Hornets UNDATED (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs now own a nine-game winning streak that has them atop the NBA's Southwest Division by seven games over Houston. Manu Ginobili (MAN'-oo zhih-NOH'-blee) scored 19 points and David Lee had a double-double as the Spurs knocked off Sacramento, 114-104.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Joel Berry II scored 28 points -- including a critical late-game burst of seven straight for his team -- to help No. 5 North Carolina hold off No. 17 Duke 90-83 on Saturday night. Isaiah Hicks added 21 points for the Tar Heels, who battled through a nearly shot-for-shot fight with their fiercest rival to finish unbeaten at home.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Joel Berry II scored 28 points -- including a critical late-game burst of seven straight for his team -- to help No. 5 North Carolina hold off No. 17 Duke 90-83 on Saturday night. Isaiah Hicks added 21 points for the Tar Heels, who battled through a nearly shot-for-shot fight with their fiercest rival to finish unbeaten at home.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Josh Hart scored 21 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers with 7 minutes left that put the game out of reach, as No. 2 Villanova pulled away to beat Georgetown 81-55 on Saturday.

Perrantes leads No. 23 Virginia past Pitt, 67-42

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Virginia coach Tony Bennett waited after No. 23 Virginia's 67-42 victory against Pittsburgh was over, and then waited again until London Perrantes had finished a postgame television interview before putting his arm around the point guard and walking off the court. It was what Bennett's father, Dick, did with him after his last college game, and seemed a fitting way to honor his lone senior.