Storylines aplenty


Oregon vs. Baylor, 4 p.m. PT

Notre Dame vs. Connecticut, 6 p.m. PT is what they say, but it’ll be about 6:30 p.m.

Both on ESPN2

Final Four match ups:

Nine storylines to follow.

USA Today breaks down both match ups.

The New York Times has a preview.

Does offense or defense win championships?

Sabrina Ionescu and Oregon look to topple Kalani Brown and Baylor.

The Ducks will focus on the Bears’ post presence.

Baylor knows Oregon is good and dangerous.

Oregon and Baylor are a match up of contrasting styles.

UConn looks to make their way back to the Championship game.

The Huskies and the Irish bring out the best in each other.

Team news:

The Final Four has taken the Ducks from local heroes to the national limelight.

Player news:

Arike Ogunbowale strives for greater fame, but first, another title.

After a year sitting out, Oregon’s Erin Boley is ready to make her mark on the big stage.

Olivia Nelson-Ododa’s sixth sense is arriving at the right time for UConn.

Jillian Alleyne’s legacy lives on at Oregon.

Coach news:

Irish coach Muffet McGraw wants more women in power.

Her cry for equality resonates.

A history of the beef between McGraw and UConn coach Geno Auriemma.

McGraw and Auriemma would be buddies if they weren’t rivals, says Baylor coach Kim Mulkey.

Auriemma said the media should focus more on the game and less on coach personalities.


The Naismith starting five.

Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu has won the Wade Trophy.

Megan Gustafson is the AP player of the year and has won the senior CLASS award.

Kim Mulkey is the AP coach of the year.

Other college news:

North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell has been accused of making racist remarks.

Ole Miss has extended the contract of Yolett McPhee-McCuin through 2023.

Samantha Williams was introduced as Eastern Kentucky’s new coach.

What’s going on with Kellie Harper and the open Tennessee job?

Jeff Walz says he’s staying at Louisville.

UCLA rebuilt after a rocky start and secured a foundation for next year.

Stanford will have an embarrassment of riches next season.

Arizona is inspiring the city and a new generation of fans.

More accolades solidify Bridget Carleton as an Iowa State legend.

Kianna Smith will transfer from Cal.

Former Arizona State Jill Noe is carrying twins for her twin sister Whitney.

A petition demands Nike make Oregon women’s basketball jerseys.

South Carolina has approved an A’ja Wilson statue.

High school news:

How a newborn in a crammed elevator affected the girls national high school basketball championships.

Suspended Cathy Self-Morgan tells her side of the story.