The Sideline – March 24

Atlantic Coast Conference leads NCAA tourney field

Conference records in NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament through Sunday.

(Selections in parentheses)

Conference W L

Atlantic Coast (6) 11 1

Pacific-12 (4) 7 1

Missouri Valley (2) 3 1

West Coast (2) 2 1

Big Ten (7) 7 5

Big East (6) 5 5

Southeastern (5) 4 4

Conference USA (1) 1 1

Mid-Eastern Athletic (1) 1 1

Northeast (1) 1 1

Sun Belt (1) 1 1

Big 12 (7) 5 5

Atlantic 10 (3) 2 3

American Athletic (2) 1 2

Mountain West (3) 1 3

America East (1) 0 1

Atlantic Sun (1) 0 1

Big Sky (1) 0 1

Big South (1) 0 1

Big West (1) 0 1

Colonial (1) 0 1

Horizon (1) 0 1

Ivy (1) 0 1

Metro Atlantic (1) 0 1

Mid-American (1) 0 1

Ohio Valley (1) 0 1

Patriot (1) 0 1

Southern (1) 0 1

Southland (1) 0 1

Southwestern Athletic (1) 0 1

Summit (1) 0 1

Western Athletic (1) 0 1

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IHSAA announces spring sports sectional hosts

Sectional sites for spring sports (with local teams):

Baseball: 4A 9 at Pendleton Heights (Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon); 3A 26 at Bishop Chatard (New Palestine); 2A 41 at Centerville (Eastern Hancock).

Softball: 4A 9 at Mt. Vernon (Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon); 4A 13 at Center Grove (New Palestine); 2A 41 at Cambridge City (Eastern Hancock).

Boys golf: Sectional 17 at Greenfield (Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon, New Palestine).

Girls tennis: Sectional 40 at Mt. Vernon (Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon, New Palestine).

Boys track and field: Sectional 21 at Mt. Vernon (Eastern Hancock, Mt. Vernon); Sectional 32 at Warren Central (Greenfield-Central, New Palestine).

Girls track and field: Sectional 24 at Pendleton Heights (Eastern Hancock, Mt. Vernon); Sectional 30 at Shelbyville (Greenfield-Central, New Palestine.

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NIT quarterfinals taking place today

NIT Second Round, Monday

Louisiana Tech (26-8) at Texas A&M (21-11), late

Illinois State (22-12) at Old Dominion (25-7), late

Murray State (28-5) at Tulsa (23-10), late

Quarterfinals, today

Miami (23-12) at Richmond (21-13), 7 p.m.

Vanderbilt (21-13) at Stanford (21-13), 9 p.m.

Wednesday

Louisiana Tech-Texas A&M winner at Temple (25-10), TBA

Murray State-Tulsa winner vs. Illinois State-Old Dominion winner, TBA

Semifinals at Madison Square Garden, New York

Tuesday, March 31

Game One, 7 p.m.

Game Two, 9:30 p.m.

Championship

Thursday, April 2

Semifinal winners, 9 p.m.

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Colts sign former Broncos linebacker

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent linebacker Nate Irving.

Irving spent the past four seasons with the Denver Broncos, where he had 104 tackles, two sacks and 22 special teams stops in 54 regular season games, including 12 starts. In six playoff games, he added nine more tackles.

Irving started the first eight games last season and posted a career-high 44 tackles along with a sack before being placed on injured reserve Nov. 13.

Irving was a third-round draft pick by Denver in 2011 out of North Carolina State.

The NFL’s annual league meeting continues Phoenix through Wednesday. Key upcoming dates include:

April 6, teams with new head coach can begin offseason workouts.

April 20, teams with returning head coach can begin offseason workouts.

April 30 to May 2, NFL draft, Chicago.

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Prep Calendar

Tuesday, March 31

Baseball: Greenfield-Central at New Palestine (scrimmage), 5:30 p.m.; Mt. Vernon at Eastern Hancock (scrimmage), 5:30 p.m.

Softball: Greenfield-Central at New Palestine (scrimmage), 5:30 p.m.; Mt. Vernon at Eastern Hancock (scrimmage), 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1

Track: Mt. Vernon at Fishers, 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 2

Softball: New Palestine at New Castle, 5:30 p.m.