March Madness has begun, and more

Brittney Griner’s been suspended for at least two games for punching opponent Jordan Barncastle in the face last night. The hit, in the second half of the Baylor-Texas Tech game, broke Barncastle’s nose.

ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel says there’s no excuse for Griner’s actions.

I’m not quite sure what ESPN’s Jemele Hill is trying to say in this column.

The SEC Tournament is underway, and the games are fast and furious. Georgia beat Alabama, 73-66. Vanderbilt escaped Arkansas, 65-64. Auburn over Florida, 74-61. And Ole Miss defeated South Carolina, 64-63. Whoo! Wish I could be there.

Cal’s Alexis Gray-Lawson got the Naismith Award! Congrats to her.

Candace Parker updates fans on the Euroleague Playoffs.

Great piece from ESPN’s Mark Lewis on club ball teams.

Wonderful story here about one of Southern California’s best point guards: Hazel Ramirez of Inglewood High School. The fiery player has lead her team back to the CIF league championship game this year despite the graduation of most of Inglewood’s top players in 2009. Ramirez and the Sentinels take on Agoura at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Long Beach State University. Theirs is the second of a quadruple-header that will determine the champions of each Southern Section league.