NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Sports needs rivalries and the best are when talented teams legitimately don't care for one another.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Connecticut and Kentucky couldn't have met in last year's championship game and few people gave them a chance to be in this year's.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - They play the same game, though they come at it from opposite sides of the court.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The last time Florida lost there were still 23 shopping days until Christmas.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall is growing accustomed to being center stage at the Final Four. He just wishes his team was with him this time around.
NEW YORK (AP) - Richard Pitino held his 3-year-old daughter in his arms as his Minnesota team cut down the net at Madison Square Garden.
STANFORD (AP) - Mikaela Ruef found herself an engineering job on campus last spring and started sporting a hard hat and safety glasses to pay for her final two quarters at Stanford, knowing she no longer had a basketball scholarship as a fifth-year senior.
BERKELEY (AP) - California coach Mike Montgomery is retiring after six seasons at the school.
BERKELEY (AP) - Coach Sonny Dykes has plenty of work to do as he starts Year 2 of spring practice at California.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis continued her splendid run through the NCAA tournament with 17 points, and Connecticut advanced to the women's Final Four for the seventh straight year with a 69-54 victory against Texas A&M on Monday night.
Doug McDermott spent his senior season passing a lot of big names on the career scoring list. He is now among some very select company.
Florida coach Billy Donovan has his hands full preparing for Shabazz Napier and Connecticut in the Final Four, yet couldn't help but look across at the other side of the bracket.
NEW YORK (AP) - Shabazz Napier owed UConn.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer from NBA range with 2.3 seconds left Sunday to lift Kentucky and its freshmen to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip to the Final Four.
STANFORD (AP) - Chiney Ogwumike pulled her fellow starters aside and offered one last challenge: Stanford's biggest star wanted to be an "afterthought."
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.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Freshman A'ja Wilson scored 18 points, defending Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell added 16 points and Alaina Coates had 12 points and 11 rebounds as No. 1 South Carolina remained unbeaten with a 79-61 victory over 12th-ranked Texas A&M on Monday night.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Alec Wintering sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Portland to a 72-69 win over Pacific on Thursday night.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Because all those Duke's guards put up some big numbers, their Hall of Fame coach is on the brink of an even bigger one.
STOCKTON (AP) - Kyle Collinsworth tied the NCAA single-season record with his fourth triple-double and Brigham Young beat Pacific 93-80 on Thursday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ohio State can add the newest version of the national championship trophy to a case that already has a bunch of the old ones.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - By the time Jim Harbaugh walked onto the court at halftime of the Michigan basketball game, his homecoming had turned into a full-fledged pep rally.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kyle Brindza kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired, and Notre Dame upset No. 22 LSU 31-28 in a Music City Bowl shootout Tuesday.
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