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NCAA Tournament items:

The Final Four is set.

In case you hadn’t noticed, three of the Final Four teams are from the Big East.

The Notre Dame-UConn rivalry continues.

Skylar Diggins shone at the right time for the Irish.

Cal is preparing for their Final Four trip.

No reservations for Louisville’s Shoni Schimmel.

Bria Hartley is finding success as a reserve for UConn.

Tennessee outperformed expectations this year, but fell short of the Final Four.

One columnist is a fan of Georgia Coach Andy Landers.

Other college news:

Jackie Stiles is a finalist for the Drury coaching job.

Julie Rousseau has resigned at Pepperdine.

Purdue Coach Sharon Versyp reflects and looks ahead.

Three are leaving Colorado State, including their starting point guard.

Bright spots were sprinkled throughout CSUN’s season of inconsistency.

Conference realignments:

The Big East has become the American Athletic Conference.

More discussion on Brittney Griner in the NBA:

ESPN weighs in.

UConn Coach Geno Auriemma says no.

Major move:

Kelsey Bone will skip her senior season to enter the WNBA draft this month.

High school:

Ieshia Small just announced during the McDonald’s All American game that she is committing to Baylor.

Diamond DeShields came full circle.

(More on today’s game, won by the West, later tonight)

USA Basketball:

The U16 coach for this summer is Sue Phillips, the coach at Archbishop Mitty High School in California.

WNIT:

Semifinals begin tonight.

3 COMMENTS

  1. There is a pretty significant backstory on the Shimmels.

    This was a whole Tribeca Film Festival thing back in 2011. Can see pics if you google it. Pretty cool. I imagine this story will come out next week in the run up to the Final Four.

    I've been trying to buy a copy of the actual documentary for some time but it isn't available as far as I can tell.

    Their story isn't dissimilar to that of many disadvantaged ballers from other places except they're from the Rez and they appear to have won the parent lottery.

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