MEN'S FINAL FOUR
HOUSTON (AP) Marcus Paige made three 3-pointers in the second half to help North Carolina get untracked from long range and stifle a Syracuse rally for an 83-66 victory Saturday night that moved the Tar Heels one win from the program's sixth title.
The Tar Heels (33-6) were 0 for 11 from 3-point range midway through the second half, and Syracuse trimmed a 17-point deficit to seven before Paige found his range. He hit three 3s over the span of seven minutes to end Syracuse's chances.
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Brice Johnson and Justin Jackson led North Carolina with 16 points each. Paige finished with 13.
North Carolina, the only No. 1 seed in the Final Four, will play No. 2 Villanova on Monday for the title.
Syracuse (23-14), the first No. 10 seed to make the Final Four, got 22 points from Trevor Cooney.
HOUSTON (AP) - Villanova advanced to the national championship game Saturday night with the biggest margin of victory in Final Four history, overwhelming Buddy Hield and Oklahoma in a resounding 95-51 victory.
Josh Hart scored 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting for the Wildcats (34-5).
The margin topped 34-point Final Four wins by Cincinnati over Oregon State in 1962 and Michigan State over Penn in 1979.
WOMEN'S FINAL FOUR
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Morgan Tuck scored 21 points and Breanna Stewart added 16 to help UConn rout Oregon State 80-51 in record fashion Sunday night in the women's Final Four.
The Huskies (37-0) are one victory away from a fourth consecutive national championship fulfilling Stewart's goal - a feat never accomplished before in women's basketball.
If UConn beats Syracuse on Tuesday night, coach Geno Auriemma will have an 11th national championship - moving him past vaunted UCLA men's basketball coach John Wooden for the most all time.
The 29-point victory was the biggest margin of victory in women's Final Four history, surpassing the 28-point win by Tennessee over Arkansas in 1998. It was UConn's 74th consecutive victory, the second-longest winning streak in NCAA and school history.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Alexis Peterson scored 18 points and Brittney Sykes added 17 to help Syracuse roll past Washington 80-59 and into its first women's national championship game.
The Orange (30-7) will face UConn, the three-time defending champions, Tuesday night in Indianapolis.
Washington (26-11) was led by Talia Walton, who had 29 points and made a Final Four-record eight 3-pointers. The previous record of six was set by Katie Steding in the 1990 title game and matched in 2013 by Antonita Slaughter.
Kelsey Plum, the nation's No. 3 scorer, had 17 points.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Retired World Cup soccer champion Abby Wambach was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence.
Portland police Sgt. Peter Simpson said in a statement Sunday that a sergeant stopped the 35-year-old Saturday night after she reportedly ran a red light in her Range Rover near downtown.
Simpson says Wambach failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. He says she also failed a breath test at the police precinct.
Wambach, who lives in Portland, was booked into Multnomah County Jail early Sunday on a charge of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) - Alcohol. Jail booking records show she was released Sunday on her own recognizance.
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) - Lydia Ko took advantage of Ariya Jutanugarn's late collapse to win the ANA Inspiration on Sunday for her second straight major victory and second LPGA Tour win a row.
The top-ranked Ko hit an 88-yard wedge shot to a foot on the par-5 18th to set up her winning birdie - and an unlikely victory leap into Poppie's Pond. She closed with a 3-under 69 to finish at 12 under.
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) - Jim Herman delivered a masterful performance at just the right time Sunday in the Shell Houston Open.
Herman, winless in 105 previous starts on the PGA Tour, chipped in for birdie on the par-3 16th and finished with two solid pars for a 4-under 68 and a one-shot victory that sends him to the Masters for the first time in his career.
SAUCIER, Miss. (AP) - Miguel Angel Jimenez shot an 8-under 64 to win the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic by two strokes on Sunday.
Jimenez started the day in third place, three shots behind the leader Scott Dunlap. But the 52-year-old from Spain took control on the tournament's final day thanks to a bogey-free round that included four straight birdies from No. 10 to No. 13.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - Kyle Busch pulled away on a restart with 11 laps to go and outran AJ Allmendinger to the finish for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Martinsville Speedway, and a sweep of the two-race weekend.
Busch, who won for the first time in 31 starts at Martinsville in a truck race on the 0.526-mile oval on Saturday, dominated in the premier division in bright sunshine but cool temperatures that never let the track get quite as sticky as it normally does. He led 352 laps, the most since Bobby Hamilton led 378 on April 20, 1998.
Allmendinger was second, followed by Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon and Brad Keselowski.
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) - Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg became the eighth man in Formula One history to win five consecutive races with a victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, and will now aim to do what all the other seven did: Go on to capture the championship title.
Rosberg made it back-to-back wins to start the new season, and five in a row dating to 2015, with a comfortable victory, capitalizing on a first-corner collision involving teammate Lewis Hamilton and an engine failure that prevented Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel from starting the race.
He led throughout to win by 10.2 seconds at the Sakhir circuit over Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, with Hamilton recovering from the collision with the Williams of Valtteri Bottas and finishing third.
WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Former Ohio State quarterback and Heisman winner Troy Smith was arrested Sunday on charges of driving under the influence and marijuana possession.
According to police, Smith was pulled over around 2:30 a.m. after an officer noticed his car didn't have a front license plate and then was seen swerving.
Smith, 31, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, possession of marijuana and improper display of a license plate. He was released to his girlfriend pending a hearing in Westerville mayor's court on Wednesday.
Smith played for Ohio State under coach Jim Tressel from 2003 to 2006. He won the Heisman trophy for most outstanding player in college football in 2006. He spent four years in the NFL from 2007 to 2010, playing for the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Novak Djokovic won a record-tying sixth Key Biscayne title and his third in a row Sunday, beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3 in the Miami Open final.
The top-ranked Djokovic improved to 28-1 this year. His only loss came when he retired during his quarterfinal against Feliciano Lopez in Dubai with an eye infection.
Djokovic won his 28th ATP Masters title, breaking the record he shared with Rafael Nadal, and won both Indian Wells and the Miami Open for the third year in a row. He didn't lose a set in the tournament and tied Andre Agassi's record of six men's titles at Key Biscayne.