Two days until the Tournament

Bracket and power rankings:

Fivethirtyeight Tournament game predictions.

ESPN’s new Basketball Power Index gives UConn only a 37 percent chance to win the title.

Barack Obama’s bracket.

ESPN ranks the teams from 1-64.

College team news:

Oregon feels its schedule has prepared them well for the NCAA Tournament.

UCLA is ready to play and get down to business against American.

Making the tourney is not enough for Iowa.

Nebraska will be tested defensively by first-round matchup Arizona State.

Tennessee is familiar stomping grounds for the Lady Vol’s first-round opponents, Liberty.

Laughter is the best medicine for Notre Dame.

It’s been an emotional season for Kim Mulkey and Baylor heading back to the NCAA’s.

Syracuse regroups as their margin for error vanishes in the Tournament.

Michigan seeks to prove they’re NCAA-worthy.

Northern Colorado hopes to raid rare air in the tourney.

CMU will be fighting for the upset against LSU.

Creighton is grateful for an NCAA opportunity.

Missouri is headed back to the tourney, but missed their goal of hosting the early rounds.

Purdue is beginning the groundwork for future NCAA tournaments.

Updates from the DII Elite Eight.

Amherst College, with a 64-game winning streak, approaches the DIII Final Four with a new team.

College player news:

With an eye toward the future, Katelynn Flaherty is running the show for Michigan.

Sabrina Ionescu is one of the most exciting players in the Tournament.

Megan Gustafson and Jessica Lindstrom are Wisconsin’s northern stars.

Three freshman have had an immediate impact for Gonzaga.

LSU’s Raigyne Louis’ emotional journey is five years and 1,500 points in the making.

Felicia Aiyeotan’s journey from Nigeria to Virginia.

Pac-12 all-academic teams.

College coach news:

The black coaches in this year’s tourney are amazing.

WKU coach Michelle Clark-Heard on playing Oregon State.

Dawn Staley says her team always gets the short end of the stick in the Dance.

So far, so good for coach Megan Duffy in Miami Ohio’s revival.

Rhode Island coach Daynia La-Force mentors her FSU basketball-playing son.

Boston U has fired coach Katy Steding.


In day one of the tournament, UCF, Alabama and St. Joseph’s won.

Michigan State’s Taryn McCutcheon is ready to make the most of her team’s WNIT opportunity.

USA Basketball news:

Women’s National Team assistant coaches are Dan Hughes, Cheryl Reeve and Jen Rizzotti.

The six player additions to the team are: Allisha Gray, Chelsea Gray, Tiffany Mitchell, Brittney Sykes, Sydney Wiese and Elizabeth Williams.

Tragic loss:

Alaina Coates’ father died yesterday after suffering a heart attack while driving.

High school news:

No. 1 prospect and UConn commit Christyn Williams has won the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award.

Stanford is getting two hot recruits.