On Tuesday afternoon, the Associated Press released their annual All-American Team honors to the best men's basketball players in Division I. No surprise, Frank Mason III (Kansas) and Josh Hart (Villanova) were the top two vote getters. The farther you go down the list you find a familar name, Melo Trimble. The Maryland guard was named as an honorable mention to the All-American Teams for the second straight season. In 2015, he was named and Second Team All-American by Sporting News. Averaging 16.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.7 assists, the junior was one of the elite guards in not only the Big Ten conference, but in the entire country. The conference recognized Trimble earlier this season with
University of Connecticut freshman Larissa Compio was among about 200 fans who braved the drizzle and cold on Tuesday to cheer on the school's women's basketball team as it boarded a bus for a 10th consecutive trip to the Final Four. The 18-year-old biology major from Washingtonville, New York, said she's been a fan of the women's team since she was a little girl and it was a huge reason she chose to attend the school. The fans waved towels, chanted, cheered and high-fived the players as they made their way between sets of barricades from Gampel Pavilion to begin the journey to Dallas, where they will play Mississippi State on Friday night.
Tracey Braden was hired Tuesday as the Sewanee women's basketball coach. Braden replaced Tom Campbell, who spent three years as the Tigers coach. Sewanee posted a 9-16 record this past season. Braden spent the past 10 seasons as head coach of NCAA Division III Westminster College. "Coach Braden is a highly talented and successful basketball coach," Sewanee athletics director Mark Webb said. "Moreover, she is a proven recruiter and has a strong commitment to the Division III philosophy." Braden, the all-time winningest coach at Westminster, led the Blue Jays to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular-season championship in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016. Westminster also won the