Mon, 27 Mar 2017 03:22:49 UTStanford rallies, edges Notre Dame 76-75 to reach Final Four Smith's layup with 23 seconds left capped Stanford's comeback from a 16-point deficit in the second half, McCall swatted a last-second shot and the Cardinal edged top-seeded Notre Dame 76-75 Sunday for its first Final Four trip since 2014. Akire Ogunbowale caught the inbounds pass and drove to the basket, and McCall blocked the shot from behind. Brittany McPhee scored 27 as the second-seeded Cardinal (32-5) won its eighth in a row overall. Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer referencing the Bluegrass State's horse racing history in describing the win at Rupp Arena. A day earlier, he was at the Bridgeport Regional to see another daughter, UConn star Katie Lou Samuelson, help the Huskies win their 110th straight game. After driving for a basket with 51 seconds left, she added her biggest shot for the go-ahead score. Stanford then denied Notre Dame's Lindsay Allen and Ogunbowale on successive attempts in the final 15 seconds to spark a wild celebration.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:00:00 UT
We will get our first look at this year's Washington Huskies squad on Monday, when the team kicks off four weeks of spring football. The practices are closed to the public until the annual "spring preview" at Husky Stadium at noon on April 22.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:25:23 UT(AP) — Michael Porter Jr., rated as the nation's top high school basketball prospect in his class by multiple recruiting services, says he plans to play for Missouri. Porter tweeted his college selection Friday on his verified account, one day after Missouri announced that his father had accepted a position as an assistant coach on the Tigers' staff.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:49:57 UTThe Huskies made a surprising run to the Final Four last season and are looking to get to Dallas this year for the national semifinals. Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer is no stranger to trying to stop great offensive players. Notre Dame will be missing star forward Brianna Turner, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament as well as the lateral meniscus and sustained other damage to her knee in the Irish's second round game. For the second consecutive season, Notre Dame and Stanford are back in Lexington, Kentucky, for their regional. Second-seeded Stanford played its first two rounds at Kansas State as the Cardinal couldn't host because of a gymnastics event at the school. The team couldn't fly back right away to California after its second-round win Monday, so coach Tara VanDerveer talked to the captains and decided to stay in Kentucky instead of making the cross-country flight twice. AP Basketball Writer Stephen Hawkins contributed to this story from Waco, Texas, and Associated Press Writer Tom Coyne contributed to this story from South Bend, Indiana.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:45:59 UT
The University of Washington has released Nathan Hale's Michael Porter Jr. from his commitment to play for the school, according to a Thursday report from Christian Caple of The (Tacoma) News Tribune.