The Sweet 16 awaits

Sweet 16 play begins tomorrow!!

Schedule is:

Syracuse-South Carolina

Washington-Kentucky

both at 1 p.m. Pacific/4 p.m. Eastern

and

Stanford-Notre Dame

Tennessee-Ohio State

both at 3 p.m. Pacific/6 p.m. Eastern

Tournament news:

Freshmen are making an impact for the first-seeded teams.

The Pac-12 is living up to its billing in the NCAA Tournament.

Yesterday word was that Tournament viewership was down. Now it’s supposedly up. Who knows what’s really going on.

But South Carolina leads in attendance, by far.

To begin the NCAA Tournament, 24 schools had both their women’s and men’s teams in the bracket. Now only two remain: Notre Dame and Syracuse.

Tennessee-Ohio State

Tennessee presents a familiar measuring stick for Ohio State.

Five reasons the Lady Vols can beat the Buckeyes.

Diamond DeShields and Mercedes Russell are forming a lethal duo for Tennessee.

Tennessee has to find a way to slow down Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell.

Buckeye senior guard Cait Craft broke her hand in practice Tuesday and is out for the Tournament. Her injury is forcing her team to adjust.

South Carolina-Syracuse

Unflappable South Carolina will feel the heat of the Syracuse press.

The Orange is all business amid the storm in Sioux Falls, while the Gamecocks are enjoying snowball fights.

Through the eyes of South Carolina’s thoughtful leader, senior guard Asia Dozier.

Syracuse is writing their own story, but what end awaits?

Washington-Kentucky

Washington is making themselves at home in the Tournament.

Kentucky will have its hands full with Washington’s Kelsey Plum.Makayla Epps says nothing will keep her from playing.

Mathilde Gilling will be a game time decision for the Huskies tomorrow.

Will the big blue nation come through for the Wildcats?

Notre Dame-Stanford

Notre Dame presents a major obstacle for Stanford in the Sweet 16.

Mississippi State

Mississippi State wants the proper mindset in round three.

Hall of Fame coach Van Chancellor says Mississippi State was disrespected with the fifth seed.

Florida State

Florida State is looking to make good on the President’s pick.

Team news:

From cupcakes to dance-offs, Texas embraces their off-court closeness.

Montana State is setting their sights on higher goals.

Changes are on the horizon for Harvard basketball.

Player news:

Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson are compiling eye-popping statistics for UConn.

Three players put the “MD” in Maryland.

Wagner’s leading scorer, Jasmine Nwajei, is transferring.

Sophomore guards Funda Nakkasoglu and Baylee Peck are leaving Utah State.

Player/coach news:

Texas senior Imani Boyette and assistant coach Tina Thompson have helped each other blossom this season.

How Kelsey Plum and Mike Neighbors of Washington formed the perfect player-coach pairing.

Coach news:

Syracuse coach Quentin Hillsman and assistant coach Tammi Reiss have plenty of style.

Q&A with South Carolina coach Dawn Staley.

Staley credits Hillsman for “staying the course.”

Concordia Irvine coach Trish Stafford-Odom has resigned to pursue coaching opportunities at the Division I level.

WNBA news:

Former WNBA All-Star Becky Hammon explains how Spurs coach Greg Popovich “leaned in” for her.

High school news:

A Baltimore team won a state title but is losing their school.

Pat Summitt:

The Tennessee legend is staying at an upscale retirement resort.

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