End-of-the-season intrigue

More intriguing scores today:

#12 Florida State 56, NC State 52.

#16 Mississippi State 66, Vanderbilt 61.

Purdue 74, Rutgers 68 (OT).

Georgia 72, Arkansas 57.

Virginia 72, North Carolina 68.

Western Kentucky 62, Middle Tennessee 51….which is a critical win for the Toppers.

San Diego 58, Gonzaga 57.

St. Mary’s 78, Santa Clara 70.

IUPUI 63, South Dakota State 60.

Still weird:

Alabama 54, Tennessee 46.

Several games still in progress, but scores so far.

Team news:

Oklahoma State is within reach of hosting a regional final.

How Arizona State reestablished itself as a top 10 team.

The next win for Stanford will be the program’s 1000th.

Oregon State remains focused on the task at hand.

Senior day holds a different meaning for Missouri.

Florida is in good standing ahead of the NCAA Tournament.

The Virginia Cavaliers have faith.

The decline of the Lady Vols goes beyond coach Holly Warlick.

Player news:

Army’s Kelsey Minato is the first active cadet to have her number retired.

Freshmen Arike Ogunbowale and Marina Mabrey are making an impact for Notre Dame.

Overcoming adversity defines Kentucky’s Janee Thompson.

DePaul seniors Chanise Jenkins and Megan Podkowa are ready for a phenomenal finish.

Despite her injury, George Washington’s Jonquel Jones is on track to be a WNBA draft pick.

Lehigh’s seniors reflect on their careers.

UConn’s Breanna Stewart has always had a sweep in mind.

Coach news:

SMU coach Rhonda Rompola says athlete entitlement is a factor in her decision to retire.

Former Indiana Fever coach Lin Dunn has received the WBCA’s 2016 Jostens-Berenson Lifetime Achievement Award.

WNBA transactions:

February 25, 2016

Team Player Transaction

Minnesota Katerina Elhotova Contract Signed
San Antonio Frida Eldebrink Contract Signed

February 23, 2016

Team Player Transaction

Los Angeles Jelena Dubljevic Contract Signed

High school news:

Forty years ago, Judi Warren stole the show at Indiana’s first high school state girls basketball finals.

Shoni Schimmel’s parents were fired from their high school coaching jobs Sunday night, and they allege the athletic director made racial slurs.