First round of the first round

Today’s results featured no upsets:

Iowa stopped Central Michigan, 87-72.

Virginia Tech outlasted Marquette, 70-63.

Oklahoma State cruised past Wake Forest, 84-61.

Kentucky overcame a slow start to down Idaho State, 71-63.

Tennessee routed Middle Tennessee, 87-62.

Michigan handled FGCU, 87-66, behind a career day from Leigha Brown.

NC State pulled away from NC A&T, 79-58.

Baylor stomped Jackson State, 101-52.

Georgia Tech rallied to edge Stephen F Austin in OT, 54-52.

Syracuse took care of South Dakota State, 72-55.

South Carolina had no problem with Mercer, 79-53. It was win 500 for coach Dawn Staley.

Oregon State blew out Florida State, 83-59.

UConn made work of High Point, 102-59.

West Virginia rolled by Lehigh, 77-53.

South Florida held off Washington State, 57-53.

Stanford thrashed Utah Valley, 87-44. Kiana Williams set a Cardinal record for three-point shots.

One great photo from every game today.

NCAA Tournament news:

San Antonio is quiet outside of the Tournament.

College team news:

Maryland’s high-flying offense makes it a title threat, and a joy to watch.

Louisville notebook.

Oregon’s expectations for the Tournament are different this year.

BYU are underdogs in their matchup with Rutgers.

Stony Brook will lean on defense in their tourney opener.

College player news:

Aari McDonald has returned Arizona to national relevance.

Anna Wilson has persevered for Stanford, and she’s ready.

Gonzaga’s Jill Townsend has overcome every obstacle in her career.

Nicole Cardano-Hillary has become key for Indiana.

Janelle Bailey is ready to lead one more time for North Carolina.

Nia Clouden is doing big things at Michigan State.

How Jordan Lewis became a better player for Alabama.

Q&A with Anna Morris and Paige Mott of Northwestern.

Caitlin Clark played with authority today.

UConn’s Nika Muhl sprained her ankle in today’s game.

College coach news:

Tara VanDerveer and others are upset about the differences in COVID testing between women and men at the Tournament.

VanDerveer talks about sexism in sport.

Gary Blair is working his magic with well-built Texas A&M.

Texas coach Vic Schaefer knows how to win in March.

How Central Michigan remained the class act of the MAC with a new coach.

WNBA news:

A’ja Wilson discusses speaking her truth and giving back to the next generation.