Tar Heels tripped up...Clutch Kyrie...Brewers ace Knebel out...Tiger vs Rory
UNDATED (AP) — The first No. 1 seed has fallen in the NCAA Tournament — and it’s North Carolina. Fifth-seeded Auburn upset the Tar Heels 97-80 in the Midwest Region semifinal behind a barrage of second-half 3-pointers. Also headed to the Elite 8 is Michigan State, which cruised by LSU 80-63. Overall No. 1 seed Duke held off Virginia Tech 75-73 in the East Region. Number 2 seed Kentucky is advancing to the Elite Eight after beating Houston 62-58 in the Midwest. The Wildcats will take on Auburn on Sunday.
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving hit a driving layup with 0.5 seconds left and the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 114-112. With the victory Boston moved into fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Both teams have 45-31 records, but the Celtics lead the regular-season series 2-1. Irving finished with 30 points and five assists. Bojan Bogdanovic led the Pacers with 27 points.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado got his first two hits with San Diego and Ian Kinsler homered for the Padres, who beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1. The Padres came within three outs of their second straight shutout before Evan Longoria homered leading off the ninth against Phil Maton.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers reliever Corey Knebel says he will have Tommy John surgery and miss the season, a major setback for the NL Central champions. Knebel revealed his decision Friday before Milwaukee played St. Louis. The 27-year-old right-hander had been pitching with a damaged ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow since 2014, when he was pitching for the Texas Rangers.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tiger Woods sent fans into a frenzy with a sublime stretch of golf that left them wanting more at the Dell Technologies Match Play. And that’s what they’ll get. Woods advanced to the weekend and next faces Rory McIlroy It will be their first match-play faceoff. Tiger says “It should be fun.”