Tournament surprises

What a day.


LSU beat #9 Kentucky 72-61 in one semifinal. They’ll face Tennessee in the championship tomorrow, as the Vols put away South Carolina in the other semi, 74-58. Glory Johnson lead the way with 23 points and 10 rebounds, in an amazing display of prowess. Shekinna Stricklen and Vicki Baugh also showed up big.

The Lady Vols are finally applying all that talent.

Of course the showdown tomorrow pits the teacher, Pat Summitt, against the student, Nikki Caldwell. It should be interesting, to say the very least.

Big Ten:

Nebraska knocked off Ohio State in the conference tournament semis, making it the first time a sixth-seed has reached the big game.

Purdue upset Penn State.


Georgia Tech will face Maryland in tomorrow’s tournament final.

Atlantic Sun:

Florida Gulf Coast won the ‘ship! They’ve received their first NCAA tourney bid.

Big 12:

Baylor routed Iowa State behind Brittney Griner’s career-high 41 points. The Bears are 31-0.

Big West:

In their final home game, on senior day, it was the CSUN frosh who propelled the team to the win over Fullerton.

Coach Jason Flowers is a winner, no doubt due in part to his philosophy that it’s “sometimes you, sometimes me, always us.”

West Coast Conference:

Gonzaga survived Saint Mary’s to make the WCC final.