More surprises along the way

West Coast Conference Championship:

San Francisco stunned BYU, 70-68. It’ll be the first NCAA Tournament appearance for the Dons since 1997.

Big East Conference Championship:

In the battle of the teams who weren’t supposed to be in the final, St. John’s put away Creighton, 50-37, for that ticket punch.

Summit League Championship:

South Dakota State prevailed over South Dakota, 61-55.

Ivy League auto bid:

Penn clinched the league’s auto bid by winning the regular season in their defeat of Princeton, 62-60.

First rounds:

C-USA scores:

Mountain West scores.

MEAC scores.

SWAC scores.

Big West scores.

Team news:

Record-setting Colorado State is looking forward to the Mountain West Tournament.

Many questions surround Ohio State going into the NCAA Tournament.

Player news:

Kia Nurse is a solid two-way threat for UConn. Teammate Katie Lou Samuelson isn’t playing like a freshman.

Well-traveled Zakiya Saunders has found a home with UAlbany.

Old Dominion’s Jennie Simss overcame a suspension to emerge as a dominant player and a team leader.

WNBA news:

Changes to next year’s FIBA schedule is a boon for the expanding WNBA.

WNBA transactions:

March 8, 2016

Team Player Transaction

New York Swin Cash Contract Signed
Washington Emma Meesseman Contract Extension

USA Basketball news:

U18 coaches are Pitt’s Suzie McConnell-Serio as head, and Northern Colorado’s Kamie Etheridge and Elon’s Charlotte Smith as assistants.

High school news:

How Georgia botched up its state high school championships.

Happy International Women’s Day:

Blast from the past: the advent of basketball.