The night before round one of the NCAA Tournament


Tournament schedule tomorrow.

Team news:

Army has sold out their first round game against Syracuse tomorrow.

James Madison expects a track meet in their Tournament opener.

Nothing about an NCAA trip gets old for South Dakota State.

The underdog role suits South Carolina. The Gamecocks hope to carry on the energy they found in the SEC Tournament, and they are not overlooking Jacksonville.

A final push took Kansas State to the Tournament. They are glad for a shot.

Michigan State and Mississippi State are trying to prove they’re more than one star.

Auburn is looking to make some noise in the Tournament.

Young West Virginia isn’t feeling any NCAA pressure.

George Washington returns to the Dance for the 17th time in program history.

Arizona State has refueled for the Tournament, and they are excited.

Kentucky’s male practice players have helped them prepare for battle.

Oregon State is guarding against a meltdown at home, aka a repeat of last year. Their match up against Troy is a contrast in styles.

Penn enters the Tournament with the write attitude.

Princeton is eyeing an upset of West Virginia.

Idaho faces a tall order in Baylor.

When will DePaul get their due as NCAA contenders?

UAlbany wants to upset Florida. The Danes are prepared.

Hard work paid off with a home game for Syracuse.

Florida seeks their edge.

The Kansas band got the assist for Drake.

Player news:

Texas point guard Celina Rodrigo leads with quiet toughness.

Syracuse twins Briana and Bria Day are tall, talented and talkative.

UCLA seniors Nirra Fields and Kacy Swain hope for a better NCAA Tournament experience than when they were freshmen.

Aerial Powers has her sights set on the Michigan State scoring record, and opening round opponent Belmont.

Purdue center Bree Horrocks is the only out player in the Tournament.

Anna Ross has lead Penn to the Dance.

Louisville’s Myisha Hines-Allen is hitting high gear in March.

Ohio State hopes Ameryst Alston is back for their tournament opener.

Former Colorado State star Gritt Ryder is enjoying the NCAA berth from the bench.

Buffalo’s Cassie Oursler is at home on the range.

Point guard Jessica Thomas has lead Miami to the Dance.

Ronni Williams willed Florida to the postseason.

Oregon State’s Ruth Hamblin has elevated her play in recent weeks.

Coach news:

UCLA coach Cori Close learned from legend John Wooden.

For Colorado State coach Ryun Williams, the spotlight is not wanted.

Syracuse coach Quentin Hillsman is outspoken.

NCAA Tournament coverage:

ESPN will call six games remotely during rounds one and two.

The game:

Another story on how the rules have changed and might increase interest.

WNBA news:

Elena Delle Donne wants to lower the rims.

Maya Moore on finding balance, striving to be great and enjoying the ride.

Ruth Riley is still scoring slam dunks helping others.

High school news:

An emerging Louisiana star known as “Moon” is rocketing up the recruiting rankings.