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Player news:

Notre Dame’s Jewell Loyd does it all. Teammate Taya Reimer is taking and making shots.

Texas has added walk-on Emily Johnson.

Team news:

South Carolina is thriving in the spotlight.

A tougher Lady Vols team is better fortified for postseason play. Tennessee is looking to block out their rebounding problem.

NC State is the NCAA’s team of the week.

Coaching news:

North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell has won the Bob Bradley Spirit and Courage Award from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association for her successful battle with leukemia last year.

Virginia assistant coaches Kim and Cory McNeill were not originally a package deal.

Lauren Hill:

Mount St. Joseph held their team banquet in the hospital, so teammate Lauren Hill could attend. She received a Courage Award from the state of Ohio.

Lady Vol name controversy:

Tennessee Athletic Director Dave Hart is campaigning to combat criticism over the Lady Vols name change.

High school news:

The WBCA All-America Team has been named, and Mater Dei’s Katie Lou Samuelson is the player of the year.