Kim Mulkey, the head coach of the women’s basketball team at Baylor University, had strong words for parents who were concerned about female students’ safety on campus. After the women’s team clinched the Big 12 regular season title on Saturday, Mulkey used her postgame speech to defend her school, which has been under fire for a sexual assault scandal under former football coach Art Briles.
Iowa State missed the NCAA Tournament last season after a nine-year run. On Friday night, the Cyclones took a big step toward making a return. Seanna Johnson scored 22 points, including 10 straight for the Cyclones in the third quarter, and they upset No. 6 Texas 70-66 Friday for their fourth straight victory. Down two with seven minutes remaining, Iowa State (17-11, 8-9 Big 12) took control with a 9-0 run. "That's one of the biggest wins we've had in a long time," coach Bill Fennelly said. "Texas is a Final Four caliber team." Bridget Carleton scored 18 points for Iowa State, including a 3-pointer from well behind the line just before time ran out in the third quarter after making a steal. But
River Forest wanted to get off to a good start. The Ingots did that Friday in a 71-61 victory over Hebron. River Forest (17-5) led 25-5 at the end of the quarter. That was enough to carry the Ingots, although it wasn't easy as Hebron (16-7) cut a 28-point lead in the first half down to three in the fourth quarter. It really was an unusual game. The Ingots were lights-out early, leading 37-9 with just under four minutes left in the second quarter. But Hebron outscored River Forest 52-34 from that point. Zachary Thompson, who led River Forest with 19 points, said it did get a little tense at the end. But the Ingots are used to it. "We were a little scared," Thompson said of Hebron's comeback. "It