Fast and furious

Tournament news:

Oregon State, Syracuse and Washington are ready for their first Final Four.

Can Oregon State toppled UConn?

The Washington Huskies head into the Final Four, and make history.

Even in high school, Washington’s stars showed they had “it.”

Washington’s Kelli Kingma is headed to the Final Four with her dream school.

The Syracuse athletic director’s second choice turned out to be the perfect coach for the Orange.

Syracuse center Briana Day says bigger foes won’t push her around. Teammate Alexis Peterson brims with confidence.

UConn is in a constant fight to prove they are legitimate, coach Geno Auriemma says.

UConn walk-ons are living the dream.

LaChina Robinson and Chiney Ogwumike’s latest podcast.

ESPN predicts a Syracuse-UConn title game.

Tournament gallery so far.

UConn’s singular feat reveals a double standard.

Non-Tournament news:

New Wisconsin coach Jonathan Tsipis wants to keep the state’s best players at home. Tsipis is off to a fast start.

Sophomore Jatarie White will transfer from South Carolina.

Texas coach Karen Aston celebrates the season and sets even bigger goals for the future.

Despite a Sweet 16 loss, it was a strong year for Notre Dame.

TCU made strides in coach Raegan Pebley’s second season, and there are more stars on the way.

Q&A with new Virginia Tech coach Kenny Brooks. He raved about Tech’s recruiting potential.

After surgery, Nebraska’s Rachel Theriot is eyeing the pros.

WNBA and other pro news:

The Sparks have signed Essence Carson.

Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen podcast.

Elena Delle Donne is looking for change.

Lauren Jackson says low pay in women’s basketball forces women to over-extend themselves to get by.

Sheryl Swoopes has been elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Chamique Holdsclaw is hitting game winning shots on and off the court.

How about UConn vs. WNBA teams in exhibitions?….says Nykesha Sales.

WNIT:

Florida Gulf Coast downed Michigan, 71-62, in semifinal number two.

FGCU and South Dakota face off for the Championship at 3 p.m. Eastern time Saturday, at South Dakota.

McDonald’s All-American game:

Last night the West rallied to beat the East, 97-88.

Sabrina Ionescu was unmatched, as she set a game scoring record.

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