One game is a grudge match between teams that know each other all too well. The other is a rare rematch between virtual strangers.
FRESNO (AP) - Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer recalls how during Dawn Staley's college days at Virginia she wore a rubberband on her right wrist and snapped it each time she committed a turnover.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Rodger Craig scored 2:25 into overtime to give Cornell a 3-2 victory over Michigan on Friday night in the NCAA Midwest Regional.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Rockets' big men dominated Golden State on Thursday, with one of the NBA's greatest centers clapping in approval from his courtside seat.
BOSTON (AP) - Top-seeded Syracuse used a breakout game by the slumping C.J. Fair to advance to the East Regional final.
STANFORD (AP) - Andrew Luck smiled, joked with teammates and looked more comfortable than anybody on a jam-packed Stanford practice field for the school's pro day.
STANFORD (AP) - Josh Owens and Chasson Randle each scored 15 points to help Stanford beat Nevada 84-56 on Wednesday night, earning the Cardinal a spot in the NIT semifinals.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) - Brittney Griner became the second woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game Tuesday night, slamming one down with her right hand early in the second half of top-seeded Baylor's 76-57 win over ninth-seeded Florida.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame stayed cool at halftime. No big speeches needed. The top-seeded Irish knew they were in a struggle with a good team and had to do something to get themselves and their home crowd into the game.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A yearlong problem came back to burn West Virginia in the NCAA tournament.
STANFORD (AP) - Andrew Luck is set to become the NFL's No. 1 draft pick next month. Stanford pitcher Mark Appel is the likely first choice in June's amateur baseball draft. That's already figuring to be quite a feat for the school.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Bria Hartley scored 13 of her 16 points in the first half and top-seeded Connecticut set a women's NCAA tournament record for fewest points allowed in a 72-26 victory over Kansas State on Monday night.
Heisman Trophy voters were emailed a ballot on Monday. It's not due back for two weeks.
STANFORD (AP) - Tara VanDerveer has never coached for the milestones or anything else that brings attention to her rather than the players she loves to lead.
STANFORD (AP) - Richard Sherman shoved the good news right in David Shaw's face.
STANFORD (AP) - Weird things have happened in the Stanford-California rivalry before. There's no greater proof of that than The Play.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points, Andrew White III added 13 and second-ranked Kansas raced to an 88-58 victory over Towson on Friday night to open the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Amir Williams scored a career-high 16 points and Shannon Scott added 13 to lead No. 8 Ohio State to a 63-52 victory over American University on Wednesday night.
One victory can change a season.
Some of the area's top prep football talents of years past will be on display at Modesto Junior College this Saturday when the Pirates host rival Delta.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An assistant state attorney says prosecutors in Tallahassee did not receive information about an 11-month-old sexual assault allegation involving Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston until Tuesday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Nick Johnson scored 23 points and freshman Aaron Gordon added 16 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 6 Arizona to a 69-60 victory over San Diego State on Thursday night.
Roadrunners race past Sacramento St: BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Javonte Maynor scored 18 points, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, to lead Cal State Bakersfield to a win over in-state foe Sacramento State on Wednesday night 74-66.
STANFORD (AP) - If Stanford coach David Shaw had his way, there would be an eight-team playoff this season. The champions from the six major conferences - SEC, Pac-12, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 and the American Athletic - would automatically qualify, and there would be two at-large bids.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Bring on 'Bama. Florida State, too.
BERKELEY (AP) - Two-time All-America guard Chelsea Gray was pleasantly surprised. Her repaired kneecap felt better than expected in her first game back from the injury.
STANFORD (AP) - Tyler Gaffney ran for 157 yards and No. 6 Stanford hammered No. 2 Oregon for three quarters, then held off a furious rally by the Ducks to crush their national title hopes for a second straight season, this time with a 26-20 victory Thursday night.