Frenetic start to March Madness

More tournament news:

Baylor survived Oklahoma State’s upset bid to make the Big 12 finals.

They’ll face Iowa State, who took down Oklahoma.

In the Big East, Notre Dame again survived South Florida in the quarterfinals. In another quarter, UConn pounded DePaul.

Louisville defeated St. John’s to advance.

In the Atlantic-10, Saint Joseph’s upset Dayton to reach the final game. They’ll face Fordham, who beat Temple in the other semi. It was Ram Coach Stephanie Gaitley’s 500th victory.

San Diego is preparing to face top-seeded Gonzaga in tomorrow’s West Coast Conference final.

Ohio State isn’t used to playing the waiting game for an NCAA bid.

Miami is also on the bubble.

Awards:

Conference USA Awards:

2012-13 CONFERENCE USA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL POSTSEASON AWARDS
ALL-C-USA FIRST TEAM
Celeste Stewart, Sr., PG, East Carolina
Porsche Landry, Sr., G, Houston
Nicole Dickson, Sr., F, Memphis
Jessica Kuster, Jr., F, Rice
Keena Mays, Jr., G, SMU
Jamierra Faulkner, Jr., PG, Southern Miss
Taleya Mayberry, Sr., G, Tulsa
Anete Steinberga, Sr., C, UTEP

ALL-C-USA SECOND TEAM
Alisha Filmore, Sr., G, SMU
Akil Simpson, Jr., F, SMU
Danielle Blagg, So., G, Tulane
Olivia Grayson, Sr., G, Tulane
Karisma Chapman, Jr., F, UAB
Ashley Grimes, Jr.,G/F, UAB
Amber Jones, Sr., G, UAB
Gevenia Carter, Sr., G, UCF
Kayla Thornton, Jr., F, UTEP

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Marche’ Amerson, F, Houston
Ariel Hearn, G, Memphis
Jerontay Clemons, G, Southern Miss
Kelsee Grovey, G, Tulsa
Briahanna Jackson, G, UCF

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
Britny Edwards, RS Sr., F/C, East Carolina
Jessica Kuster, Jr., F, Rice
Jamierra Faulkner, Jr., PG, Southern Miss
Karisma Chapman, Jr., F, UAB
Kayla Thornton, Jr., F, UTEP

Outside of the tournaments:

Ohio University won’t renew Coach Semeka Randall’s contract.

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