Maryland center Brionna Jones was named to the APs All-America first team on Monday. Jones averaged 19.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game in her senior season, which included 26 double-doubles. Jones shot a national-best 69 percent from the floor and finished second among Power 5 players in rebounds.
South Carolina has proven Cinderella doesn’t have to hail from a small conference. In their first NCAA tournament appearance in 13 seasons, the seventh-seeded Gamecocks crashed college basketball’s biggest stage by toppling the likes of Duke, Baylor and Florida over the past two weeks. How does South Carolina’s improbable run compare to what past unexpected Final Four teams have done?
Alanna Smith's layup with 23 seconds left capped Stanford's rally from a 16-point deficit in the second half, Erica McCall blocked a last-second shot and the Cardinal edged top-seeded Notre Dame 76-75 Sunday to reach its first Final Four since 2014. Brittany McPhee scored 27 as the second-seeded Cardinal (32-5) won its eighth in a row overall. This was the third straight year Stanford and Notre Dame have met in the NCAA Tournament, with the Cardinal winning twice. Down 47-31 in the third quarter, Stanford surged to end Notre Dame's 17-game winning streak. The Irish (33-4) had a final shot, but McCall blocked Arike Ogunbowale's drive near the basket. The win in the Lexington Regional gives Stanford