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Registration opens in Buffett's $1 billion NCAA bracket contest

Registration opens in Buffett's $1 billion NCAA bracket contest

ARLINGTON, Texas, March 4 (UPI) -- Registration has opened in U.S. mogul Warren Buffett's contest to award $1 billion to anyone picks a perfect bracket in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Two New Mexico State hoops players suspended after near-brawl

DENVER, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- New Mexico State basketballers KC Ross-Miller and Renaldo Dixon each were handed suspensions Friday after a near-brawl in a Western Athletic Conference game.

This week in college basketball

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- This week's schedule and results for basketball teams ranked in the USA Today coaches' Top 25:

COL BKB: Indiana 93, Iowa 86

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Will Sheehey scored 30 points Thursday to lead Indiana past 19th-ranked Iowa 93-86.

COL BKB: Louisville 88, Temple 66

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Russ Smith scored 21 points Thursday to lead fourth-ranked Louisville past visiting Temple 88-66.

COL BKB: Houston 77, Memphis 68

HOUSTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Danuel House scored 19 points and TaShawn Thomas added 16 plus seven rebounds in Houston's 77-68 win over 22nd-ranked Memphis Thursday.

COL BKB: Duquesne 71, St. Louis 64

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Micah Mason netted 22 points Thursday and Duquesne snapped eight-ranked St. Louis' 19-game winning streak with a 71-64 upset.

COL BKB: Arkansas 71, Kentucky 67 (OT)

LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Michael Qualls put in 14 points Thursday and surging Arkansas made a case for an NCAA Tournament berth with a 71-67 overtime win over No. 15 Kentucky.

COL BKB: Penn State 65, Ohio State 63

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- D.J. Newbill netted 17 of his 23 points in the second half Thursday and Penn State upset No. 20 Ohio State for a second time this season, 65-63.

This week in college basketball

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- This week's schedule and results for basketball teams ranked in the USA Today coaches' Top 25:

COL BKB: Texas 74, Baylor 69

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Javan Felix scored 21 points and Cameron Ridley notched a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday in 23rd-ranked Texas' 74-69 win over Baylor.

COL BKB: Arizona 87, California 59

TUCSON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Nick Johnson scored 22 points Wednesday and third-ranked Arizona downed visiting California 87-59 for the Wildcats' 20th straight home victory.

COL BKB: North Carolina 85, North Carolina State 84 (OT)

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Marcus Paige netted 35 points, including a game-winning basket in overtime, sending No. 21 North Carolina over North Carolina State 85-84 Wednesday.

COL BKB: Villanova 67, Butler 48

VILLANOVA, Pa., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- James Bell and Darrun Hilliard led Villanova with 11 points each and the ninth-ranked Wildcats topped Butler 67-48 to grab a share of the conference lead.

COL BKB: Iowa State 83, West Virginia 66

AMES, Iowa, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Georges Niang dominated with 24 points and seven rebounds Wednesday, hoisting No. 17 Iowa State to an 83-66 drubbing of West Virginia.
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