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C Tuffy Gosewisch won the backup catcher position over non-roster invitee Henry Blanco. Gosewisch, 31, spent 7-plus years in the minor leagues before making his major league debut with the D-backs on Aug. 1, 2103. "I don't know if I can express how happy I am," Gosewisch said. "I felt I was always ready to accept this role. I felt this spring was my first opportunity to win this job, realistically. I always stayed ready. I always thought I could play at this level. I feel I've definitely earned it."

Preview: Wisconsin vs. Arizona

Either Arizona or Wisconsin is going to end a lengthy Final Four drought when the two programs square off in Saturday’s West regional final in Anaheim, Calif. The top-seeded Wildcats haven’t reached the national semifinals since 2001, when famed coach Lute Olson was still at the top of the profession. Second-seeded Wisconsin’s last appearance was one year earlier when Dick Bennett surprisingly guided the eighth-seeded Badgers into the Final Four.

Michigan holds off late Tennessee charge

Michigan holds off late Tennessee charge INDIANAPOLIS -- It all depends on one's perspective. Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes thought he beat Michigan forward Jordan Morgan to the spot on a drive to the basket with 6.0 seconds left in Friday night's Midwest Region semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium. Morgan and the Wolverines thought otherwise. So did official David Hall and his vote was the only one that mattered.

Preview: Arkansas at California

Arkansas looks to avenge an earlier loss to California on Monday when the teams meet in Berkeley in the NIT's second round. Both teams opened tournament play in impressive fashion, with No. 2 seed California cruising to a 77-64 win over Utah Valley and third-seeded Arkansas routing Indiana State 91-71. The Golden Bears are hoping to have senior forward Richard Solomon, the Pac-12’s leading rebounder, back in the lineup after he missed the first-round game due to a concussion.

Preview: Illinois at Clemson

Despite being the No. 2 seed in its eight-team region, Illinois returns to the road for its second round NIT game on Sunday morning at Clemson. The Illini, who came back from a 30-13 deficit to pull out a 66-62 win at Boston University in the first round, would normally host the No. 3 seeded Tigers, but the school's home arena, the State Farm Center, is undergoing renovations. That's a big plus for Clemson, which has won 10 straight NIT home games dating back to 1982, including 78-66 victory over Georgia State in the first round.

Preview: Illinois at Clemson

Despite being the No. 2 seed in its eight-team region, Illinois returns to the road for its second round NIT game on Sunday morning at Clemson. The Illini, who came back from a 30-13 deficit to pull out a 66-62 win at Boston University in the first round, would normally host the No. 3 seeded Tigers, but the school's home arena, the State Farm Center, is undergoing renovations. That's a big plus for Clemson, which has won 10 straight NIT home games dating back to 1982, including 78-66 victory over Georgia State in the first round.

Michigan survives Texas, advances to Sweet 16

Michigan survives Texas, advances to Sweet 16 MILWAUKEE -- Surviving and advancing, as is the March adage in college hoops, is a whole lot easier when a team has senior leadership. And fortunately for the Michigan Wolverines, they had just that in guard Nik Stauskas.

Preview: Nebraska vs. Baylo

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Tennessee 78, Iowa 65 (OT)

Tennessee 78, Iowa 65 (OT): Jarnell Stokes recorded 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Volunteers pulled away in overtime to beat the Hawkeyes in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Dayton, Ohio. Jordan McRae led the way with 20 points for 11th-seeded Tennessee (22-12), which will play sixth-seeded Massachusetts in the second round of the Midwest Regional on Friday in Raleigh, N.C. Josh Richardson chipped in with 17 points and Antonio Barton had 10 while the Volunteers outscored Iowa 14-1 in the extra period.

Knicks 92, Pacers 86

Knicks 92, Pacers 86: Carmelo Anthony erupted for 34 points as host New York opened the Phil Jackson era by extending its winning streak to a season-high seven games. Amar'e Stoudemire added 21 points for the Knicks, who had scored more than 107 points in each of their first six victories but used stout defense to prevail over the top team in the East. Raymond Felton had 11 points while Tyson Chandler contributed seven points and 14 rebounds.
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