SAN DIEGO (AP) - So you were confident in your bracket, hoping to win the office pool, maybe get lucky and take down that $1 billion prize Warren Buffett is offering for a perfect run of picks.
EUGENE, Ore. - The Pacific women's basketball team couldn't overcome a cold-shooting night, falling in the first round of the WNIT to Oregon 90-63 Thursday at Matthew Knight Arena.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Given a second chance, T.J. Warren put on a show in the NCAA tournament.
STANFORD (AP) - That missed chance in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals cost Tara VanDerveer's Stanford team a top seed in the NCAA tournament.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - There will be 1,000 people lined up early Thursday morning to get a seat at the LVH sports book for the start of the NCAA tournament, and most of them don't care that Michigan State was somehow relegated to a No. 4 seed.
All season there has been a buzz around women's basketball about UConn and Notre Dame.
NEW YORK (AP) - The man in charge of the NCAA selection committee insists a win in November is worth the same as a win in March.
Florida, which finished an unbeaten season in the Southeastern Conference, and Wichita State, which completed an undefeated regular season, are the top two teams in the AP college basketball poll for the third straight week.
Providence has put itself in position to make the NCAA tournament for the first time in a decade with a strong late-season run.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Louisville Cardinals remain steadfast in their belief that they can beat UConn.
RIP, "mid-major." It was a good run.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Ron Baker scored 15 points to lead four Wichita State players in double figures and the Shockers became the first Division I team to reach 30-0 in the regular season.
The Florida Gators are taking their turn as the newest No. 1 in what coach Billy Donovan calls a revolving door atop the AP college basketball poll, their first time on top of the rankings since they repeated as national champions in 2007.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chiney Ogwumike wouldn't let her last appearance at USC end without a fight.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Brandon Clark scored 17 points and Jared Brownridge added 16 as Santa Clara rolled to a 70-50 win over Pacific on Thursday.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Maryland ended Princeton's undefeated season, UConn won in another rout, and Tennessee remained perfect at home Monday night. Both teams advanced to the Sweet 16.
Missy Franklin has bid farewell to college swimming and is turning pro.
There were no big upsets in the first half of Friday's action in the NCAA Tournament. There will be, however, some good matchups in the round of 32, including one the state of Kansas has been anticipating for almost 20 years.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Duke advanced after getting a scare from Albany. A couple other underdogs almost pulled off upsets, but only No. 11 Miami, No. 11 Gonzaga and No. 10 Arkansas were double-digit seeds to win.
BERKELEY (AP) - Reshanda Gray spent the closing minutes pounding her chest in celebration and running up and down the bench high-fiving as California's supporting cast closed out an impressive NCAA Tournament opener at home in Haas Pavilion.
There's a way to beat Kentucky.
Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are ready to begin their quest for a third straight national championship.
By The Associated Press
By JOHN MARSHALL
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - A pair of Tennessee girls basketball high school teams have been pulled from the postseason for trying to lose a game to avoid the top-ranked team and improve their chances of advancing to the state tournament.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Marcus Mariota knows what he has to do at the NFL combine, whether he throws there or not.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - He couldn't stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points and Breanna Stewart added 22 to help No. 2 UConn beat top-ranked South Carolina 87-62 on Monday night.
STOCKTON (AP) - Jett Raines scored 14 points and Stacy Davis had nine points and nine rebounds to lead Pepperdine to a 50-43 win over Pacific oasn Thursday night.
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