Eight invitations to the Sweet 16 have been delivered and the other eight will be decided Monday night. The Huskies had to work for it as pesky Buffalo rallied from a 24-point, third-quarter deficit to get within eight in the fourth before the Huskies won by 12. It was UConn's closest game in the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 25, 2019, 6:29 am
Teaira McCowan could feel the Clemson defense wearing down and the 6-foot-7 senior sensed the weakness immediately, carving out perfect position under the hoop. There was no need for Mississippi State to get fancy. ''I didn't have to empty the playbook,'' Mississippi State coach
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 25, 2019, 4:30 am
The final 10 seconds of the game for Arizona State's Robbi Ryan were essentially a microcosm of the Sun Devils' night. Ryan's two free throws with 5.0 seconds left off a Miami turnover that she created - on a play where she was beaten at first - put Arizona State ahead to stay, and the fifth-seeded
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 25, 2019, 4:12 am
The Huskies don't normally have to grind out wins early in the NCAA tournament, but found themselves doing just that against 10th-seeded Buffalo.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 25, 2019, 3:15 am
Pac-12 Networks' Ann Schatz and Amanda Freed recap No. 7 Washington softball's 14-2 win over Oregon in Eugene on Sunday. The Huskies' bats popped for 5 home runs and 14 hits in the effort that ended after 5 innings. Catcher Morganne Flores checked in with 2 homers and 4 RBIs, and sophomore
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 25, 2019, 2:16 am
Pac-12 Networks' Jack Ferris breaks down Arizona's 64-48 WNIT win over Pacific in Tucson, AZ. Sophomore guard Aari McDonald led all scorers with 20 points in the contest, going 8-19 from the field. The Wildcats move on to face Idaho in a third round game on Thursday, March 28 at the McKale Center
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 25, 2019, 12:46 am
Pac-12 Networks' JB Long and Tammy Blackburn take a look back at Stanford's 11-10 win over Cal at Levine-Fricke Field on Sunday. Stanford started off hot, scoring six runs in the first inning but the Bears rallied to tie it up 6-6 in the third. After a back-and-forth battle through the remainder
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 25, 2019, 12:36 am
Arizona State men's ice hockey celebrates its No. 3 seed in the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. The Sun Devils will take on No. 2 seed Quinnipiac on Saturday March 30 at 4:30 p.m. PT/ 5:30 p.m. MT.
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 25, 2019, 12:06 am
Gonzaga has pulled off an NCAA Tournament upset at Gill Coliseum before, stunning home team Oregon State back in 2015. The Bulldogs can find inspiration in that victory, while for the Beavers it's more of a cautionary tale, when the two teams meet Monday in a second-round match. Oregon State coach
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 11:40 pm
Pac-12 Networks' Cindy Brunson and Kenzie Fowler recap Arizona State's 18-17 win over Utah at Alberta B. Farrington Softball Complex on Sunday. The Sun Devils completed the comeback with nine runs in the final inning to sweep the Utes in the three game series. Maddie Hackbarth picked up a solo
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 24, 2019, 11:11 pm
When top-seed Notre Dame meets No. 9-seed Michigan State in the second round of the NCAA Chicago Regional on Monday night, their familiarity with each other could breed some contempt. In recent years, coach Muffet McGraw and her third-ranked Fighting Irish have won six straight against the Spartans.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 10:55 pm
No. 9 Washington men's basketball fell 59-81 to No. 1 North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday for the second time in program history. The Huskies' 81 points allowed is tied for the second-most this season. Jaylen Nowell finished with a team-high 12 points on 6-11 FG. Matisse Thybulle
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 24, 2019, 10:46 pm
No. 11 Arizona softball defeated Oregon State Sunday 4-0 behind Alyssa Denham's first career no-hitter. Denham, who celebrated her birthday on Sunday, picked up the win while walking 3 batters over a complete seven-inning performance. Wildcats' shortstop Jessie Harper contributed some offensive
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 24, 2019, 10:21 pm
Baylor's Kalani Brown and California's Kristine Anigwe are so often the center of attention for multiple defenders. ''I know Kristine probably doesn't see a lot of one-on-ones on her either, so she's probably begging on a one-on-one. Baylor (32-1) has won 15 consecutive NCAA
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 10:16 pm
The last time Missouri State got this far in the NCAA Tournament, Jackie Stiles was leading the Lady Bears on a remarkable run to the Final Four. The 11th-seeded Lady Bears (24-9) face third-seeded Iowa State (26-8) in the Chicago Regional on Monday night, when they'll not only have to contend with
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 9:51 pm
Arizona's Alyssa Denham struck out 8 batters on the way to her first career no-hitter on Sunday in Corvallis, OR. Denham, who also celebrated her birthday Sunday, walked three Beavers in the 4-0 win. This was the first Arizona no-hitter of the season and the first since Taylor McQuillin in 2018.
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 24, 2019, 9:51 pm
With 42 seconds left and South Carolina leading by one, coach Dawn Staley decided to put the game in the hands of her junior point guard Tyasha Harris. Harris drove, kept the ball and banked a one-handed layup off the glass and drew a foul. In the past Staley said Harris might have deferred in those
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 9:37 pm
Texas A&M coach Gary Blair raved about Shambria Washington's contributions in the days leading up to the team's second-round NCAA Tournament game, noting that it isn't easy for a guard to play in the shadow of star Chennedy Carter. On Sunday her importance to the team was on full display
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 9:16 pm
Megan Gustafson and the surging Hawkeyes are off to the Sweet 16. Iowa might evolve into a true Final Four contender if Gustafson can get the kind of help that she got from her teammates on Sunday. Gustafson scored 24 points with 19 rebounds, Makenzie Meyer added 18 points and second-seeded Iowa pounded
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 9:13 pm
Shannon Coffee wanted to learn sign language in high school back home in Ohio, yet the timing never worked out and she focused first on getting through her Spanish studies as her mom suggested. Coffee found a class right away the moment she arrived at Stanford to play basketball four years ago. Coffee
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 9:01 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- �� Asia Durr took the initial lead for top-seeded Louisville by finding teammates for baskets before knocking down shots, making sure to do both quickly. It typified the Cardinals' fast approach in many areas that ultimately left No. 8 Michigan a step behind. Durr scored
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 8:41 pm
Decimated by graduation and struggling with a 3-5 record, the UCLA looked nothing like a women's NCAA Tournament team in early December. Coach Cori Close was scrambling to fill the void left by the departure of Jordin Canada and Monique Billings, both of whom were drafted into the WNBA. The Bruins
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 8:24 pm
Syracuse lost its last home game during the regular season, a big disappointment for coach Quentin Hillsman and his seniors. When they hosted three years ago they made it to the national championship game, losing to UConn. Now, after opening the tournament with a victory over Fordham , third-seeded
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 7:19 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State has been nearly perfect in NCAA Tournament games in its hometown.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 6:31 pm
The Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference showed conference supremacy in the opening round of the women's NCAA Tournament. The two power conferences combined to go 13-1 in the first two days. The lone loss came in a matchup between the two conferences, with Cal rallying to rout North Carolina.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 6:57 am
Pac-12 Networks' Jim Watson and Amanda Borden recap the 2019 Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Championships in West Valley City, Utah, where UCLA defended their title with a season-best score of 198.400. Katelyn Ohashi scored her sixth perfect 10 of the year on floor, while Kyla Ross recorded perfect
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 24, 2019, 4:21 am
Pac-12 Networks' Sam Peszek catches up with UCLA's Kyla Ross following the Bruins' second straight Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Championship title victory. To help lead UCLA to a season-high score of 198.400, Ross earned the second perfect 10 of her career on floor and ninth overall of her
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 24, 2019, 3:56 am
Pac-12 Networks' Sam Peszek catches up with UCLA head coach Valorie Kondos Field following the Bruins' second straight Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Championship title victory. To round off Miss Val's final Pac-12 Championship and the fifteenth of her career, UCLA scored a season-high 198.400
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 24, 2019, 3:56 am
Milan Clausi wins Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Freshman of the Year honors following a breakout first year in Berkeley. She posted career-high scores in beam, floor and vault this season. She's also performed 34 routines this season, six more than the next freshman in the Pac-12. During the course
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 24, 2019, 3:51 am
UCLA junior Kyla Ross wins Pac-12 Gymnast of the Year honors for 2019 after becoming the 11th gymnast in NCAA history to achieve a Gym Slam in the final three weeks of the season. She's the top-ranked gymnast in the Pac-12 and nationally on vault, bars and all-around. Ross recorded a nation-leading
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 24, 2019, 3:51 am
Valorie Kondos Field wins Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Coach of the Year honors for the fifth time in her storied tenure in Westwood. Kondos Fields, who is retiring after the 2019 season, has racked up 500-plus wins. She was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010 and named the Pac-12
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 24, 2019, 3:51 am
Pac-12 Networks' Kara Lynn Joyce catches up with Stanford's Ella Eastin and head coach Greg Meehan following the Cardinal's win over Cal in Austin, Texas on Saturday. The Cardinal took home its third consecutive NCAA championship with 456 1/2 points against Cal's 419 points. Eastin helped
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 24, 2019, 2:56 am
Following Oregon State's nail-biting overtime win against Boise State to open the NCAA Tournament, Beavers coach Scott Rueck stuck around on the court for a few moments to sign a ball passed to him by a pair of kids. Mikayla Pivec had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the fourth-seeded Beavers withstood
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 1:34 am
Pac-12 Networks' Kara Lynn Joyce catches up with USC swimmer Louise Hansson after winning the NCAA title in the 200-Yard Butterfly. Hansson's win was also a USC record at 1:50.28 and her 2nd title in two days.
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 24, 2019, 1:31 am
Kalani Brown and her Baylor teammates got to be silly and goofy when their first-round women's NCAA Tournament game was over. Brown had 17 points and 11 rebounds while playing only 18 minutes and top-seeded Baylor overwhelmed women's NCAA Tournament first-timer Abilene Christian 95-38 on Saturday
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 1:27 am
Pac-12 Networks' Kara Lynn Joyce interviews Katie Ledecky on Saturday at the 2019 NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, where her former team captured the NCAA title for the third straight year.
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 24, 2019, 1:26 am
Pac-12 Networks' Krista Blunk and Barb Jordan share their takeaways from No. 11 Arizona's 11-4 win over Oregon State on Saturday in Corvallis. Jessie Harper had five RBIs for the Wildcats, who secure a series win with the victory. In the circle, Hanah Bowen got her first career Pac-12 win with
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 24, 2019, 12:51 am
Alanna Smith moved all the way from Australia to star at Stanford, and she plans to do all in her power to keep this NCAA Tournament run going as long as possible before her decorated college career comes to a close. Smith scored the first nine Stanford points of the third quarter on the way to 21,
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 12:50 am
Iowa State cruised to its first NCAA Tournament win in six years on Saturday - and moved a step closer to its first Sweet 16 in nearly a decade. Bridget Carleton led four players in double figures with 23 points and third-seeded Iowa State routed New Mexico State 97-61 on Saturday for its first victory
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 12:38 am
Pac-12 Networks' JB Long and Tammy Blackburn look back on Stanford's 9-3 win over California on Saturday in Berkeley. Carolyn Lee spun seven innings of two-run ball, leading the Cardinal past the Bears for the first since since March 2014.
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 24, 2019, 12:36 am
Katie Campbell's play showed how pumped she was for the NCAA Tournament. Campbell had 15 points, hitting five 3-pointers, and fifth-seeded Gonzaga downed No. 12 seed Little Rock 68-51 on Saturday in a first-round game. The five 3-pointers matched Campbell's career high at Gonzaga.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 12:27 am
California has seen all kind of different plans from opponents trying to contain Kristine Anigwe, the dominating 6-foot-4 senior post for the Golden Bears. North Carolina certainly tried, but Anigwe still extended her season-long streak of double-doubles with 18 points and 22 rebounds as the Golden
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 12:10 am
Utah's Katie Faulk sends a foul ball right into a Pac-12 Networks' camera lens during the Ute's Saturday game versus Arizona State in Tempe. Utah ultimately fell to ASU 14-4 in game two of its three-game series with the Sun Devils.
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 24, 2019, 12:06 am
BYU brought its own stellar defense against one of the best teams in the country at wreaking havoc all over the court. All week, the Cougars planned to play man defense against Auburn then switched it up to zone and that move paid off. Brenna Chase had 19 points, seven assists and three blocked shots
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 12:03 am
Pac-12 Networks' Cindy Brunson and Kenzie Fowler share their takeaways from No. 18 Arizona State's 14-4 win over Utah on Saturday in Tempe. The Sun Devils blasted five home runs and 15 hits to secure the series win. Utah recorded four runs in the fifth inning but couldn't make up the difference
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 24, 2019, 12:01 am
Pac-12 Networks' Samantha Peszek interviews Cairo Leonard-Baker after the Sun Devils won Session #1 of the 2019 Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Championships on Saturday in West Valley City, Utah. Leonard-Baker posted a 39.525 mark in all-around, highlighted by a 9.950 on uneven bars.
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: March 23, 2019, 10:41 pm
Top-seeded Louisville and No. 8 seed Michigan know things will be significantly tougher when the schools meet in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The question is whether the quick, opportunistic Cardinals or the longer, balanced Wolverines succeed as well as they did in lopsided opening-game
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 23, 2019, 10:20 pm
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Missouri State surprised some by upsetting Missouri Valley powerhouse Drake to claim the league's automatic bid.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 23, 2019, 10:07 pm
In his 14th straight season leading Texas A&M to the NCAA Tournament, coach Gary Blair doesn't often worry that his team will be overmatched in the experience department. As the No. 4 Aggies (25-7) prepare to meet Marquette in the second round on Sunday, a bit of worry in that area has crept in.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 23, 2019, 10:00 pm