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Carly Spalding spurs Columbia past Stephens in doubleheader

Columbia College shut out Stephens College in both games of a doubleheader Tuesday at Antimi Softball Complex in Columbia. The Cougars improved to 14-11 on the season and the Stars fell to 3-17.

Columbia College shut out Stephens College in both games of a doubleheader Tuesday at Antimi Softball Complex. The Cougars were led at the plate by sophomore Carly Spalding, who accounted for six of the 12 runs that Columbia scored in the first game.

Maryland tops Tennessee yet again on way to Final Four

Next up for the Terrapins: Connecticut.

Tennessee hires former Texas coach Rick Barnes

Just two days after leaving Texas, Rick Barnes has landed at Tennessee.

UConn's Ollie won't travel to Final Four because of new law

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered a travel ban in response to Indiana's new religious-objections law. UConn President Susan Herbst issued a statement in support of the ban and said neither Ollie nor any other member of the basketball staff would travel to Indianapolis.

'Easy to mesh' freshmen lead Duke to Final Four

Mike Krzyzewski's youngest team ever is taking its 68-year-old coach to his 12th Final Four in what he has called "one of the most unique years" he has had in his 35 seasons at Duke.

Michigan State victory caps winning weekend for Travis Trice

It was an emotional weekend for Travis Trice, the hero in the Spartans' overtime win over Louisville.

Storylines to follow heading into the Final Four

It is the fifth time at least three No. 1 seeds reached the Final Four.

UConn reaches 8th straight Final Four with win over Dayton

Now the Huskies stand two wins away from a third straight national championship. They accomplished that same feat from 2002-04.

Kaminsky, Okafor lead 2014-15 AP All-America team

Frank Kaminsky, the 7-foot senior from Wisconsin, was a unanimous choice Monday. Jahlil Okafor, the 6-11 freshman from Duke, received all but one first-team vote.

Stephens softball sweeps doubleheader

The Stephens College softball team swept a doubleheader against Ecclesia College on Saturday, snapping a 10-game losing streak. 

Close call for Cats as Kentucky squeaks by Notre Dame 68-66

Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the top-seeded Wildcats kept their unbeaten season and national title hopes intact with a 68-66 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night in the Midwest Regional final.

Wisconsin heads to Final Four after 85-78 win over Arizona

Sam Dekker hit 5 of Wisconsin's 10 3-pointers in the second half on his way to a second straight career high of 27 points, Frank Kaminsky added 29 points and the top-seeded Badgers beat No. 2 Arizona 85-78 on Saturday to reach consecutive Final Fours for the first time in school history.

It's Izzo versus Pitino in showdown to settle East Region

Seventh-seeded Michigan State and fourth-seeded Louisville meet Sunday to settle the NCAA Tournament's most-busted bracket.

Gonzaga's 1st regional final in 16 years vs top-seeded Duke

The Bulldogs were a No. 1 seed only two years ago when they got upset in the second round, and who can forget floppy-haired big-scoring Adam Morrison nearly a decade ago — yep, back in 2006, when the trendy pick blew an early 17-point lead in a Sweet 16 loss to UCLA.

Louisville beats NC State 75-65; on to Elite 8

Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points, reserve Anton Gill keyed a late-game surge, and Louisville beat North Carolina State 75-65 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

Tennessee fires men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall

Tyndall's transgressions at Southern Mississippi led to his firing at Tennessee.

Arizona uses late run to top Xavier, reach Elite 8

T.J. McConnell scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half, freshman Stanley Johnson added 12 points, and second-seeded Arizona made a dominant late rally for a 68-60 victory over sixth-seeded Xavier in the West Regional semifinals on Thursday night.

Kentucky dominates West Virginia en route to Elite 8

With stunning ease, the Wildcats built a 26-point lead in the first half over the Mountaineers (25-10), who led the nation in steals and figured their full-court press would at least bother Kentucky into some turnovers. Not only did the press not work, West Virginia shot only 24.1 percent (13 of 54), including 2 of 15 from 3-point range, against the Wildcats, who resemble a forest of blue-tinted redwoods inside the paint.

Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs on to beat North Carolina 79-72

The top-seeded Badgers again proved their grit, rallying in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament.

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