NCAA Tournament storylines bursting at the seams

Predictions, etc:

The AP has round-by-round predictions.

ESPN has players to watch.

Around the Rim breaks down the bracket.

College team news:

Defending champs South Carolina embraces the underdog role heading into the Dance.

The Gamecocks are ready for North Carolina A&T.

Pac-12 teams in the NCAA Tournament.

UCLA is set to take on American.

The road starts early for Maryland.

A homage to Pat Summitt is part of Tennessee’s NCAA Tournament preparation.

Louisville faces the field as a No. 1 seed for the first time.

Michigan’s basketball road goes through Waco. A guide to the Wolverine’s first tourney since 2013.

Nebraska rides the biggest turnaround into the NCAA Tournament.

Inside Drakes’s rebuild that never was.

Storylines are abundant in Virginia’s return to the tourney.

It’ll be the Gopher’s offense vs. the Green Bay defense tomorrow.

Buffalo has built itself into a destination program.

Drake and Texas A&M are approaching their game with confidence.

Oregon State is ready for Western Kentucky, and they have some familiarity with their draw.

Ohio State and USF enter the Tournament under the radar.

The Sooners and Blue Demons are preparing for their rematch.

Oregon feels no pressure hosting.

Utah is embracing the opportunity to send seniors out right in the WNIT.

Rice savors the chance to get more experience in the WNIT.

Navy is happy to be playing on spring break.

The Mountain West Conference has an identity crisis.

The state of Maine marches to the women’s beat in college hoops.

Wartburg is two wins shy of a DIII title, and perfection.

WBCA DIII All-America team.

College player news:

Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell is a reluctant star.

Makayla Waterman is worked her way into a key role for the Buckeyes.

Don’t get comfortable, because Louisville’s Asia Durr is ready to life her team in the Tournament. Her teammate Arica Carter’s floor leadership is pivotal for the Cardinals.

Iowa’s Megan Gustafson is set to cap a huge season in NCAA tournament.

Asha Thomas is in control for Cal.

It was no coincidence that LSU made a run as Ayana Mitchell caught fire.

Kiana Williams is getting her shot at Stanford.

China Dow’s transition from MTSU to FGCU has been quite a ride.

Minnesota sharp-shooter Carlie Wagner is looking for her first Tournament win. It’s her diligence and pure shot that has lifted her to “great” status.

Wagner is (finally) getting a shot at the tourney.

Big players lead the Baylor roster.

With Marina Mabrey on point, Notre Dame is a top seed.

Q&A with Bruin point guard Jordin Canada.

UCLA’s Monique Billings talks hoops, modeling and future plans.

For Princeton’s Bella Alarie, playing against Maryland means a little more.

For Quinnipiac’s Paula Strautmane, the NCAA Tournament is now a family matter.

Taya Reimer is playing loose to help the Spartans finish strong.

Kayla Overbeck and Erin Whalen are exploring transfer options from Vanderbilt.

College coach news:

WBCA names 30 under-30 great coaches.

Familiarity among coaches highlights the Cal-Virginia matchup.

Sue Semrau has taken Florida State from ACC afterthought to consistent contender.

SDSU coach Aaron Johnston faces an even more veteran coach in Villanova’s Harry Perretta.

UConn players feel prepared, but Geno Auriemma wonders if they actually are.

Kevin Borseth has the ideal job as Green Bay’s coach.

Former Oregon coach Jody Runge is complimentary of the current team.

Georgia State has fired coach Sharon Baldwin.


Today’s results include Indiana, Rice, Ball State, Purdue, Georgia Tech, Duquesne, St. John’s, Radford, Michigan State, , TCU, UAB, New Mexico, UC Davis and West Virginia advancing.

WNBA news:

Penny Taylor and Diana Taurasi became parents two weeks ago.

A look at Candace Parker in high school.

High school news:

Dara Mabrey – younger sister of Michaela and Marina – is right behind them.

McDonald’s All-Americans are vocal about the progress of girl’s basketball.