The Arkansas sophomore was selected as SEC player of the year by The Associated Press on Monday, about the only thing the top-ranked Wildcats were denied in their perfect season.
Tommy Jones, who has been in the mouse-racing business for approximately 11 years, brought his enterprise to Fulton for a different kind of fundraiser. He calls the live-rodent races an alternative to the standard trivia night.
The Stars dropped both of their games Saturday to Williams Baptist.
The 21st-ranked Razorbacks advanced by beating third-seeded Georgia 60-49 on Saturday in the semifinals. This will be the sixth appearance in the championship game for second-seeded Arkansas (26-7) and first since 2008. Arkansas has only one SEC tournament title, and that was back in 2000.
Considering the Wildcats' effectiveness in many areas Saturday in a 91-67 victory that put them in the Southeastern Conference final, chances are a full-strength Tigers squad wouldn't have done much to change it.
Sankey has been Slive's right-hand man since November 2002, and his promotion was widely expected.
Greg Sankey is in his 13th year with the SEC and has served as the conference's executive associate commissioner and chief operating officer for the league office since 2012.
The Tigers (14-19) now have won twice in as many days after winning only four SEC games all season. Auburn also won consecutive tournament games for the first time since 2000, and they will play fourth-seeded LSU on Friday.
The Columbia College men's basketball team earned a 4-seed in the NAIA national championship bracket.
The Stephens College softball team dropped its first two games of the season Tuesday in a doubleheader against Briar Cliff.
South Carolina (15-15) is the 11th seed and begins play Wednesday against last-place Missouri (9-22). The Gamecocks will be looking to clinch their first winning season in six years and the chance to continue in the postseason.
Bill Self is taking a different tact as the top-seeded Jayhawks prepare to open the Big 12 tournament on Thursday afternoon at the Sprint Center.
It was the first time since the 2010-11 season a Stars player earned conference honors.
Three Cougars were recognized as all-AMC athletes. Corri Hamilton, Ashley Fisher and Aqua Corpening were each named to different all-AMC women's basketball teams.
Sophomore Paxton Welch was named the AMC Pitcher of the Week after 21 hits, two walks, eight runs and 10 strikeouts last weekend in the Gulf Coast Invitational in Florida.
Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings says John Calipari has one of the best teams he has ever seen. South Carolina's Frank Martin calls it comical that some believe the Wildcats are struggling because of a few close league games.
It took seven years for the Hall of Famer to elevate the No. 3 Gamecocks (29-2) from bottom-dwellers to champions of the SEC, which they accomplished with a 62-46 win over No. 6 Tennessee in the league's tournament championship game on Sunday.
An undefeated season, which would be the first since 1976, is still on the table for the Wildcats, but that's still three weeks and nine games from coming to fruition.
Boeheim skipped the postgame news conference after Saturday's 71-57 season-ending loss at North Carolina State. He instead issued a statement — as he did Friday after the NCAA announced its ruling — saying he would "more fully comment" on NCAA issues in the future and wanted the focus on his players.
The Blue Devils (28-3, 15-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) capitalized on a handful of key turnovers by the Tar Heels (21-10, 11-7) to finally get a fragile hold on a game in which neither team could get many second-half stops.