One more sleep to go

The NCAA Tournament begins tomorrow!!!!

So many intriguing match ups, including:

No. 12 Rice vs. No. 5 Marquette

No. 9 Kansas State vs. No. 8 Michigan

No. 10 Drake vs. No. 7 Missouri

No. 10 Buffalo vs. No. 7 Rutgers

No. 12 UCF vs. No. 5 Arizona State

No. 10 Indiana vs. No. 7 Texas

Plus, plenty of WNIT action on deck.

Tournament news:

What to look for in the first round.

Portland regional preview.

Greensboro regional preview.

WNIT results from 21 games today:

On this page.

Naismith coach of the year finalists:

Finalists are: Lisa Bluder, Iowa; Wes Moore, North Carolina State; Kim Mulkey, Baylor; Vic Schaefer, Mississippi State.

WBCA regional finalists for All-America team:

An impressive group.

Team news:

Iowa “didn’t come this far to only come this far.”

The Hawkeyes are embracing the pressure and giving respect.

Mississippi State aims for a title after two close calls.

Culture carries UCLA into their fourth straight Dance.

Oregon opens the Tourney at home.

New year, different attitude for Drake entering the Tourney.

UCF’s zone and press will challenge Arizona State.

Which team has the backcourt edge: Baylor or Mississippi State?

South Dakota and South Dakota State open the Tournament on different coasts.

South Carolina looks to ease their SEC disappointment in the NCAA Tourney.

Towson is preparing to play.

Iowa State will enjoy home court advantage in the first round.

FGCU looks to turn the tables on Miami.

It’s NCAA Tournament eve for Texas.

The Hoosiers are excited to be dancing.

UConn is using their No. 2 seed as motivation.

Can a two-week break stop the Beaver’s three-point shooting slide?

Villanova, Penn and Drexel are ready for their own postseason in the WNIT.

Player news:

Jackie Young is coming out of her shell at Notre Dame.

Coach news:

No. 1 Louisville begins minus coach Jeff Walz.

Diane Richardson was a bank executive, and now leads Towson into the Tournament.

Susie Gardner is building a legacy at Mercer.

Baylor is still among the nation’s best under Kim Mulkey.

Missouri coach Robin Pingeton’s child has Downs Syndrome, so her athletes surprised her today with mismatched socks.

MaChelle Joseph’s attorney is expecting to hear from Georgia Tech soon.

Bonus:

For the love of the game.

Kobe Bryant is the wrong spokesperson for the NCAA Tournament.

WNBA news:

Lynx offseason podcast with Fever VP Tamika Catchings.

Q&A with Sue Bird.

NBA 2K20 could feature WNBA players.

Teresa Edwards continues to give back to the game.