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Baylor bests Syracuse in 3-pointer-filled battle

Point guard Makai Mason scored 22 points, and ninth-seeded Baylor hit a season-high 16 3-point shots to beat eighth-seeded Syracuse 78-69 Thursday night in an NCAA Tournament West Region first-round game at Salt Lake City.

No upset alert for No. 1 seed Gonzaga in 1st-round rout

Rui Hachimura scored 21 points, Killian Tillie had a season-high 17 and top-seeded Gonzaga dominated from the start in an 87-49 beatdown of Fairleigh Dickinson in a first-round West Region game Thursday in Salt Lake City.

No. 2 Kentucky crushes Abilene Christian

Freshman guard Keldon Johnson poured in 25 points in his first NCAA Tournament game, and second-seeded Kentucky pounded 15th-seeded Abilene Christian 79-44 in a Midwest Region game Thursday night at Jacksonville, Fla.

10th-seeded Florida trips 7th-seeded Nevada

Senior center Kevarrius Hayes scored 16 points to help Florida produce a 70-61 victory over Nevada on Thursday in first-round West Region play of the NCAA Tournament at Des Moines, Iowa.

LSU fends off Yale rally for 79-74 win

Naz Reid and Kavell Bigby-Williams both had double-doubles as third-seeded LSU used its superior size to hold off 14th seed Yale 79-74 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament East Regional on Thursday afternoon in Jacksonville, Fla.

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House Democrats pressure White House on Kushner's use of WhatsApp

The Democratic head of a U.S. congressional investigative panel on Thursday pressed the White House for information on whether President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, used the unofficial WhatsApp messaging tool to communicate sensitive or classified information with foreign leaders.