NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With all the pregame bluster from two undefeated teams generating a buzz that Tuesday night’s NCAA women’s basketball final could be one of the most compelling in the sport’s history, the University of Connecticut instead turned the outcome into a rout by punishing the University of Notre Dame for a 79-58 victory and a record ninth national championship.
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ARLINGTON, Texas — Led by one of a dying breed in college basketball, a senior point guard who spurned chances to leave early for the NBA, Connecticut upended a Kentucky team that had cornered the market on talent to claim the school’s fourth NCAA championship on Monday.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Shabazz Napier has been hailed for his clutch shot-making throughout the University of Connecticut’s season of redemption. But in Saturday’s NCAA tournament semifinal against the University of Florida, Napier’s selflessness took center stage.
ARLINGTON, Texas — With a spot in the NCAA championship game at stake, the University of Kentucky’s freshman starters had battled No. 2 University of Wisconsin from behind nearly all night. But needing two points to force overtime after a furious second-half rally, there was no question which Wildcat would get the ball.
It has been nearly a quarter-century since Greg Anthony first rose to prominence, known not only as UNLV’s point guard but as a voice of reason among the Runnin’ Rebels, a man who aspired to be the first black U.S. Senator from Nevada.
Ernie Kent, 59, who led Oregon to two Elite Eight appearances before his firing by the Ducks in 2010, was named as the new Washington State head basketball coach Monday, replacing the fired Ken Bone. WSU confirmed the hire.
INDIANAPOLIS— The young Wildcats are growing up at the right time. Anything’s possible now.
NEW YORK — Northwestern University’s football team has the right to form the first labor union in college sports, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday.
SAN DIEGO — Gonzaga grabbed control early and never really relinquished it Friday, dispatching Oklahoma State, 85-77, in a foul-filled, NCAA tournament second-round matchup at Viejas Arena.
Milwaukee, Wisc. — Oregon had a little less trouble handling BYU in the rematch between the teams. Some extra depth certainly helped. Elgin Cook had a career-high 23 points to go with eight rebounds off the bench as seventh-seeded Oregon knocked off 10th-seeded BYU, 87-68.
Dayton , Ohio — Cal Poly more than kept up with Texas Southern’s fast-paced style on Wednesday as the Mustangs earned an 81-69 victory over the Tigers in their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
Officially, the offense was “outraging public decency.”
GREENSBORO, N.C. — By Jim Larranaga’s rough calculations, last season opponents played a grand total of 10 minutes of zone defense against his Miami team.
LAS VEGAS — Projections are split on the postseason fate for the Washington men’s basketball team.
Washington quarterback Jeff Lindquist has three class finals next week. In Drama 251, he’ll have to give a final performance of “The Guys,” a play based on a true story of a New York fire captain who has to write eulogies for his men who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.