Still punchin’ tickets to the Dance

Crown ’em:

UAlbany overcame a slow start to top UMaine for the America East Championship, 66-50.

The Mountain West title belongs to Boise State, who beat Fresno State, 66-53.

All scores.

Tomorrow’s schedule.

College team news:

Is Duke a dark horse for a Final Four appearance?

South Carolina is “under the radar” as they await their NCAA Tournament fate.

The best basketball is gritty, tough – and usually wearing a ponytail.

Why teams like West Virginia are good for the game.

Oregon State got a much-needed break this week.

Will Syracuse make the NCAA Tournament?

Indiana is in “wait and see” mode until Selection Monday.

Lafayette ended on a high note by making noise at the Patriot League Tournament.

Progress was seen late in the season despite Wisconsin’s poor record.

Despite a disappointing ending, the future for Cornell looks bright.

College player news:

Pac 12 stars emerge from the postseason spotlight.

Oregon State’s Sydney Wiese said “it’s nice to take a step back and breathe” before the NCAA Tournament.

College coach news:

West Virginia coach Mike Carey reflects on his team’s Big 12 title.

NCAA Selection Committee news:

What is a team sheet? Inside the March Madness selection tool.

Ten questions with Committee member Mary Ellen Gillespie.

Dawn Staley named 2020 US Olympic coach:

Dawn Staley was named head coach of USA Women’s Basketballthis morning.

The press release.

Staley was destined to take over, but it’s a barrier-breaking hire, too.

History of the game:

How the ‘Dust Bowl Girls’ hooped their way through ‘golden age’ of women’s basketball.