• NCAA women’s tourney attendance at highest level since 2008

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dawn Staley and her South Carolina Gamecocks did more than just prepare for their opening-round games in the women’s NCAA Tournament. They did everything they could to make sure people attended.

  • ‘AP Sports Weekly’ podcast: Which one of you is Cinderella?

    In the latest episode of the “AP Sports Weekly” podcast , co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg protect their home turf in a scrap over which team is the NCAA tournament’s most charming underdog.

  • Eastern Michigan to drop 4 sports amid budget cutbacks

    YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University plan to drop softball, men’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis and wrestling at the end of the spring season because of budget cutbacks.

    Updated: 4:31 pm

  • Canada helps UCLA beat Creighton 86-64

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA came out of the gate on strong and never looked back and now the Bruins are headed to their third consecutive Sweet 16.

  • Texas rolls over Arizona State and into Sweet 16 85-65

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As Brooke McCarty runs, so does Texas. The diminutive senior guard has the Longhorns racing back into the Sweet 16.

  • Mississippi St earns hard-fought 71-56 win over Oklahoma St

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The Morgan William of March has arrived. That makes Mississippi State a pretty tough basketball team during the season’s most important stretch.

  • Stanford reaches 11th straight Sweet 16, beats FGCU

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Alanna Smith scored 28 points with four 3-pointers, Brittany McPhee added 17 points and nine rebounds and No. 4 seed Stanford is headed back to the Lexington Regional for a third straight March after beating scrappy 12th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast 90-70 on Monday night.

  • Duke beats cold-shooting Georgia, to face UConn in regional

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Leaonna Odom scored 16 points and fifth seed Duke’s defense was dominant, holding fourth seed Georgia to two second-quarter points in a 66-40 women’s NCAA Tournament second-round win on Monday night.

  • UConn beats Quinnipiac, reaches 25th straight Sweet 16

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn’s opponents in this NCAA Tournament have tried to speed up the Huskies and they’ve tried to slow them down.

  • Michigan State’s crisis affected Tom Izzo and his program

    DETROIT (AP) — Tom Izzo walked into his final news conference before a game this season and saw Michigan State’s interim president conducting interviews.