NCAA tournament preview

3/22/2014
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Notre Dame sophomore guard Jewell Loyd (32) during practice.
Notre Dame sophomore guard Jewell Loyd (32) during practice.

Robert Morris has sights on top-seeded Irish

As Mercer crashed the NCAA men’s basketball tournament Friday with a stunning upset of third-seed Duke, a women’s team some 600 miles away lounged on couches glued to a TV. Unbeaten Notre Dame was impressed. READ MORE.

 

Arizona State University Women's basketball head coach Charli Turner Thomas working with her Sun Devils team during practice.
Arizona State University Women's basketball head coach Charli Turner Thomas working with her Sun Devils team during practice.

Vanderbilt glad to be here

The Vanderbilt women’s basketball team spent an uneasy Monday night watching television. For Arizona State, it would not be surprising if this entire season has been a bit tense. But both Vanderbilt and Arizona State have earned berths in the NCAA tournament and will meet in a first-round game today at 11 a.m. at Savage Arena. READ MORE.

 

Longhorns pose tall task for UM

No. 2 Michigan faces No. 7 Texas at 5:15 today at the Bradley Center in a third-round Midwest regional game. Texas’ inside presence of Ridley, a 6-foot-9 center, and 6-foot-8 Jonathan Holmes — who combined for 28 points in the win over Arizona State — could become Michigan’s most significant challenge. READ MORE.

 

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