Lots of drama today:
BYU closed out Rutgers, 69-66.
Wright State stunned Arkansas, 66-62.
Belmont collected their first Tournament win by upsetting Gonzaga, 64-59.
Georgia stopped Drexel, 67-53.
Jordan Lewis’ career day propelled Alabama past North Carolina, 80-71.
Indiana smashed VCU, 63-32.
Arizona throttled Stony Brook, 79-44.
Maryland whooped Mount St. Mary’s, 98-45.
Northwestern downed UCF, 62-51.
Iowa State outlasted Michigan State, 79-75, on the strength of 33 points from Ashley Joens.
Texas A&M held off Troy, 84-80.
Missouri State’s mental toughness meant a 70-51 win over UC Davis.
Texas routed Bradley, 81-62.
Louisville shook off a slow start to dominate Marist, 74-43.
Oregon cruised by South Dakota, 67-47.
UCLA took care of Wyoming, 69-48.
Round two begins tomorrow…….and features some interesting matchups.
NCAA president Mark Emmert promises a full review into why facilities were lesser at the women’s tourney than the men’s.
The “March Madness” logo is used at the men’s Tournament, but not the women’s.
It seems like the NCAA is actively choosing to disrespect female ballers.
Women get less reliable COVID testing at the Tournament.
College team news:
UConn will have to rely on its juniors to go far in the tourney.
Tennessee and Michigan have never met before.
Top-seeded NC State is ready for South Florida.
Ascending Michigan faces Tennessee in the second round.
Syracuse is preparing for the Huskies as underdogs.
Oregon State’s emphasis on rebounding changed their season for the better.
Great things are in store for Washington State.
Boise State took a knee this season.
College player news:
Kiana Williams’ wish is for a long stay in her hometown.
Freshmen showed no signs of jitters on day one.
South Carolina’s sophomores are finding their Tournament form.
Natalie Chou wants to inspire Asian-Americans.
Nika Muhl is questionable for the Huskies’ game against Syracuse tomorrow.
Naismith defensive player of the year finalists.
College coach news:
Troy coach Chanda Rigby says a missed call cost her team an upset win.
Chris Dailey directed UConn with aplomb last night, as expected.
South Florida assistant coach Danny Hughes was present for last night’s game despite having gall bladder surgery the day before.
Pat Summitt’s former players are impacting the Tournament.
After today’s games, the WNIT has its Final Four: Ole Miss, Delaware, Rice and Northern Iowa.
Cal Baptist saw their only loss on the season today.
The Sparks unveiled a new logo.
The Sky hired Tonya Edwards as assistant coach.