close Video Fox News Flash top sports headlines for March 18 Fox News Flash top sports headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Marcus Sasser looked just fine, scoring 22 points, and top-seeded Houston stifled local favorite Auburn in the second half for an 81-64 victory in the NCAA Tournament Saturday night. The Cougars (33-3) overcame a 10-point halftime deficit, returning after the break with a chip on their shoulders. Essentially shutting down the lane, Houston played with the desperation of a national championship contender that wasn't ready to suffer the same fate as Purdue and Kansas — No. 1s that already were sent home. Led by Tramon Mark with 26 points, Houston advanced to face either No. 4 Indiana or No. 5 Miami, which play Sunday, in the Sweet 16 in Kansas City, Missouri. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Tramon Mark of the Houston Cougars reacts … [Read more...] about Houston’s dominant second half over Auburn propels Cougars to Sweet 16
Injury update: Will Marcus Sasser play for Houston vs. Auburn?
Health concerns have overshadowed the University of Houston 's 1-0 start at the NCAA tournament, but Cougars fans received some positive news prior to Saturday's Round of 32 game against Auburn. Senior guard Marcus Sasser suffered a groin injury during last weekend's American Athletic Conference tournament semifinals and missed the championship game, a loss to Memphis, as a result. Sasser returned to the starting lineup for the opening round of March Madness, as UH beat Northern Kentucky 63-52 . But he only played 14 minutes, registering five points and two rebounds, and did not see the floor in the second half. The television broadcast and the team's official Twitter account reported Sasser had "aggravated" his groin issue, though Houston coach Kelvin Sampson was adamant when speaking with the media Friday that he "did not reinjure himself." This, coupled with comments from Sasser—as well as point guard Jamal Shead, who is dealing with "a bad knee" —should lift the … [Read more...] about Injury update: Will Marcus Sasser play for Houston vs. Auburn?
News Quiz: France protests; Putin’s Ukraine visit
1. Protesters in France have taken to the streets to demonstrate against what? A. The construction of a nuclear plant B. Government corruption C. Raising the retirement age D. Changes in immigration policy 2. Which of these did Russian President Vladimir Putin NOT visit in an unannounced trip to Ukraine? A. Mariupol B. Crimea C. Rostov-on-Don D. Kyiv 3. UBS agreed to buy which bank? A. Credit Suisse B. Deutsche Bank C. Republic Bank D. Wells Fargo 4. What did a Russian fighter jet collide with last week? A. Another fighter jet B. Surveillance drone C. Aircraft carrier D. Flock of birds 5. Which No. 1 seeds have been knocked out of the NCAA men's tournament? A. Kansas Jayhawks and Purdue Boilermakers B. Houston Cougars and Alabama Crimson Tide C. Houston Cougars and Kansas Jayhawks D. Alabama Crimson Tide and Purdue Boilermakers ——— ANSWERS 1. C 2. D 3. A 4. B 5. A ©2023 Tribune Content Agency, LLC … [Read more...] about News Quiz: France protests; Putin’s Ukraine visit
Houston freshman Jarace Walker confirms decision to enter NBA Draft
KANSAS CITY — University of Houston freshman Jarace Walker confirmed what has long been expected after a Sweet 16 loss to Miami ended the Cougars' season Friday night. Speaking with the media in the UH locker room following the 89-75 defeat at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Walker—a projected lottery pick in this year's NBA draft—discussed his future. The American Athletic Conference freshman of the year announced publicly for the first time that he will be declaring for the draft. This development hardly comes as a surprise. Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson revealed on his radio show earlier this month that Walker—who was the No. 1 power forward in the country coming out high school last year, according to ESPN—would be turning pro after the season. Sampson noted at the time he knew that would be the case when he signed the 6-foot-8, 240-pound big man out of IMG Academy. Walker features a unique skill set that should be intriguing to NBA teams that own picks near … [Read more...] about Houston freshman Jarace Walker confirms decision to enter NBA Draft
No. 15 seed Princeton uses late run to stun 2 seed Arizona
By The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Langborg lifted Princeton to its first lead with 2:03 to play and the Tigers used a late-game run to earn their first NCAA Tournament win in 25 years, topping No. 2 seed Arizona 59-55 on Thursday. The 15th-seeded Tigers (22-9) scored the final nine points, holding the Pac-12 Tournament champion scoreless over the final 4:43. Tosan Evbuomwan scored 15 points in Princeton’s first tournament victory since beating UNLV in 1998 when current coach Mitch Henderson was a player for the Tigers. Princeton advanced to play seventh-seeded Missouri in the second round of the South Region. Azuolas Tubelis scored 22 points for the Wildcats (28-7), who haven’t won a tournament game in consecutive years since 2014-15. It marked the third straight year and 11th time overall that a No. 15 seed won a first-round game. Arizona is the only school to be on the wrong end of one of those upsets twice, also losing to Steve Nash and Santa … [Read more...] about No. 15 seed Princeton uses late run to stun 2 seed Arizona
Saturday’s Matchups to Watch in the N.C.A.A. Tournament
The round of 32 gets started for the men’s N.C.A.A. basketball tournament, while the women kick off their second day of first-round action. Follow along with the bracket and live scores , and check out our picks for the Saturday games we don’t want to miss (all times Eastern): Men’s Tournament No. 5 San Diego State vs. No. 13 Furman 12:10 p.m., CBS Furman on Thursday earned its first N.C.A.A. tournament win since 1974 with a 68-67 upset of fourth-seeded Virginia. The Paladins took the win with a steal on a bad pass that gave JP Pegues a chance to hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left. San Diego State on Thursday survived an upset bid by No. 12 Charleston, 63-57. Matt Bradley led the Aztecs with 17 points. No. 4 Tennessee vs. No. 5 Duke 2:40 p.m., CBS Tennessee committed 18 turnovers in its Thursday game, but the Volunteers still eked out a narrow win over the No. 13-seeded Louisiana. Duke easily dispatched Oral Roberts, 74-51, avoiding the dreaded … [Read more...] about Saturday’s Matchups to Watch in the N.C.A.A. Tournament