Matt Kenseth Wins Pole at Auto Club Speedway

Getty_S_62612_Matt Kenseth.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1395498591216Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR (FONTANA, Calif.) -- Matt Kenseth won his first pole of his career at Auto Club Speedway with a qualifying time of 187.315 mph for Sunday's Sprint Cup race. Kenseth now has 12 career Sprint Cup pole victories and beat out Brad Keselowski, who finished second with a speed of 187.105.

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Durant's 51 Points leads Thunder Past Raptors, 119-118 in Double O.T.

photo 2.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1395494655397Oklahoma City Thunder/NBA (TORONTO) -- Kevin Durant led the way with 51 points for the Oklahoma City Thunder in their 119-118 double overtime win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday. Durant hit a go-ahead 3 with 1.7 seconds left in the second overtime to give the Thunder a big win over one of the best team's in the Eastern Conference. "We never count ourselves out," Durant said.

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(8) Gonzaga Sends (9) Oklahoma St. Packing

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_76ba577c10.jpgDonald Miralle/Getty Images (SAN DIEGO) -- Kevin Pangos scored 26 points and Gary Bell Jr. added 17 to help eighth-seeded Gonzaga upend ninth-seeded Oklahoma State 85-77 Friday, in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Five players fouled out, including two Cowboys starters (LeBryan Nash and Kamari Murphy), in a game that featured 61 fouls.

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(6) UNC Withstands Cotton's 36 Points to Down (11) Providence

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_460f2ec3ba.jpgRonald Martinez/Getty Images (SAN ANTONIO) -- Bryce Cotton scored a career-high 36 points, but it wasn't enough to win as sixth-seeded North Carolina edges 11th-seeded Providence 79-77 Friday, in the second round of the NCAA tournament. With the game tied at 77 and 3.5 seconds left, UNC's James Michael McAdoo hit two free throws. The Friars didn't get off another shot as the Tar Heels (24-9) advance to take on Iowa State Sunday.

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(3) Creighton Cuts (13) LA-Lafayette's Upset Bid Short

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_61f2b2bc3f.jpgRonald Martinez/Getty Images (SAN ANTONIO) -- Louisana-Lafayette held Doug McDermott scoreless for almost 14 minutes in the second half, but when it counted most, McDermott came through as the third-seeded Blue Jays fended off the 14th-seeded Ragin' Cajuns 76-66 Friday, in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Louisiana-Lafayette (23-12) led 50-48 in the second half before Ethan Wragge hit back-to-back threes to put Creighton up for good.

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