Kentucky vs Wofford

Kentucky vs Wofford Live Stream: What the experts and advanced metrics are saying about Kentucky Basketball vs. Wofford Terriers in the NCAA Tournament. The Action Network App to get real-time NCAA Tournament odds and and win probabilities on your bets. The Wildcats won without their leading scorer, PJ Washington (14.8 ppg), who will also be out for this game with an injured ankle Wofford ranks 29th in the country in  The Terriers are coming into this matchup hotter than any other, sporting a 21-game winning streak and a player who shoots like Steph Curry. Magee set the NCAA mark for three-point baskets in the first tournament game, hitting seven to give him 509 for his career.

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The Terriers are no stranger to SEC opponents, having faced two this season–winning at South Carolina and falling at Mississippi State.

Kentucky walloped Abilene Christian 79-44 in the first round–and that was without their leading scorer and rebounder, P.J. Washington. The 6-foot-8 sophomore who had his left foot in a cast from an injury sustained in last week’s Southeastern Conference tournament, is questionable for the matchup against Wofford.

Wofford won an NCAA Tournament game for the first time in five tries in turning aside Seton Hall 84-68. The Terriers have embraced some of the attention.

Kentucky coach John Calipari said the medical experts said Washington’s healing would be faster if the foot was in a cast. He said the situation would be re-evaluated by the end of the day Friday to determine Washington’s availability.

UK freshmen Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro excelled in their first game in the national tournament. So did graduate transfer Reid Travis, who previously played for Stanford.

“This has always been a dream of mine playing college basketball, to be in the tournament and advance deep in it,” Travis said. “This is the first step.”

Travis missed time this winter, and the Wildcats might be able to take what they learned from that situation to help in the tournament.

I desperately want to pick Wofford to win outright, but that’s more the fan inside of me than the bettor. I do believe Wofford has a real chance to win, especially if Washington doesn’t play–but the spread was 

LSU vs Maryland

Maryland vs LSU Basketball Live StreamLSU vs Maryland: A suspended coach, Will Wade of LSU, is the central story line to Saturday’s NCAA tournament game, all because college basketball accepts Things will need to sharpen up for the No. 3 LSU Tigers when they face the No. 6 Maryland Terrapins in the second round of the NCAA … ing: Watch Round 2 Game Online.The original NCAA Tournament field is down to 32 from 64, and getting Round 2 underway this weekend in Jacksonville, Florida are the Maryland Terrapins (6) and LSU Tigers (3).

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The start time for Saturday’s Maryland and LSU basketball game is at 12:10 pm EST with TV coverage available on CBS. Watch Maryland vs LSU online without cable via one of these live streaming service options:

Amazon Prime members can take advantage of a free 7-day trial of CBS All Access to watch the LSU and Maryland game online. Through this trial you can watch via a computer or the Amazon Prime website and decide if you want to keep CBS All Access later.

Those that don’t have Amazon Prime yet can simply sign-up for a 30-day Prime free trial, then take advantage of the 7-day CBS All Access free trial to stream CBS games or other programming.

Non-Amazon customers with no interest in a Prime free trial can instead opt for a 7-day free trial of CBS All Access directly from CBS. As with Amazon you can opt to drop CBS All Access following the trial or pay a minimal fee to keep it going for as long as you want.

Another other option to stream today’s Maryland and LSU NCAA Tournament basketball game is via FuboTV that includes CBS in all of their packages. A seven-day free trial and DVR recording makes it a great place to try out some streaming sporting events.

Satellite and cable subscribers can watch LSU and Maryland, or any NCAA Tournament games at the March Madness website or mobile app by logging in with their pay television provider credentials.

Rutgers vs Buffalo

Rutgers vs Buffalo : The Rutgers women’s basketball team will be a No. 7 seed in 10 Buffalo in a Friday first-round game at Gampel Pavilion.Rutgers needs to be aggressive from the opening tip and not let Buffalo get comfortable on the offensive end,Rutgers guard Arella Guirantes (24) drives on Iowa forward Megan Gustafson (10) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball semifinal game at the Big Ten Conference tournament in Indianapolis.

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They usually do. But a No. 16 seed won on the women’s side in 1998 (Harvard), and it finally happened in the men’s tournament last year (UMBC). So hope springs eternal, right?

Still, it’s mostly just about seeing how sharp the No. 1s look. Along with Louisville opening Friday, Portland Regional top seed Mississippi State meets Southern (9 p.m. ET).

The other two No. 1 seeds play Saturday: Chicago Regional’s Notre Dame takes on Bethune-Cookman (11 a.m. ET), while Greensboro Regional’s Baylor faces Abilene Christian (5:30 p.m. ET).

Nancy Mulkey, a 6-foot-9 sophomore center who was the C-USA tournament MVP, helped lead Rice back to the women’s NCAA tournament after a 14-year hiatus. AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter
Where to look for upsets?

Last year, there were nine first-round upsets, and the No. 6 vs. No. 11 game produced three of them. Two of those teams — Buffalo and Central Michigan — went on to the Sweet 16. Could the Bulls and Chippewas of the Mid-American Conference do it again?

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No. 10 Buffalo faces No. 7 Rutgers (4:30 p.m. ET, Friday) in the Albany Regional; the Scarlet Knights are without coach C. Vivian Stringer, who is missing the postseason to rest on doctor’s orders. The Bulls won the MAC tournament and feature Cierra Dillard, who’s second in Division I in scoring (25.2 PPG).

No. 8 Central Michigan faces No. 9 Michigan State of the Big Ten, which should be a fun battle on Saturday (1 p.m. ET) in the Chicago Regional.

Check out Conference USA champion Rice. The No. 12 Owls, in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2005, are on a 21-game winning streak. They feature 6-foot-9 center Nancy Mulkey and the C-USA player of the year, guard Erica Ogwumike. Rice meets No. 5 Marquette — coming off a tough loss to rival DePaul in the Big East tournament final — on Friday (2 p.m. ET) in the Chicago Regional.

In the Albany Regional, No. 1 seed Louisville should have back guard Arica Carter (leg), who missed the ACC tournament final, and forward Sam Fuehring (ankle), who was injured in that game and limited to 12 minutes. The Cardinals, who missed both of them in falling to Notre Dame, play in the NCAA tournament’s first game against No. 16 Robert Morris (noon ET).

Also in the Albany Regional, No. 2 UConn is set to welcome back senior guard Katie Lou Samuelson (back) against No. 15 Towson (7 p.m. ET, Friday). Even with Samuelson sidelined, the Huskies won the AAC tournament.

Texas A&M, No. 4 in the Chicago Regional, was without guard Chennedy Carter (broken finger) in the SEC tournament and was upset in the semifinals. The Aggies meet No. 13 Wright State (4 p.m. ET, Friday), and Carter, the SEC’s leading scorer, is expected to play. She had one of the biggest games of the tournament last year, scoring 37 points to rally Texas A&M past DePaul 80-79 in the second round.

Keep an eye on both games at Miami on Friday. Arizona State is the No. 5 seed in the Portland Regional but might feel at a disadvantage traveling across three time zones to face No. 12 UCF (7 p.m. ET), which only had to travel about 240 miles south from Orlando, Florida. Host Miami, the No. 4 seed, then faces No. 13 Florida Gulf Coast (9 p.m. ET).

UCF has six losses this season, but three of them were to UConn. FGCU won the Atlantic Sun tournament for the sixth time, and the Eagles are on a 19-game winning streak. Miami barely avoided an upset at home against FGCU, 62-60, when these teams battled in a 4-13 game in 2017.

Missouri Valley Conference regular-season champ Drake didn’t play well in the MVC tournament title game, losing to Missouri State. It was just the Bulldogs’ second loss to a league team in three years. Can they bounce back to win the program’s first NCAA tournament game since 2002, when Drake made the Sweet 16? The No. 10 Bulldogs face No. 7 Missouri in the Greensboro Regional on Friday (4 p.m. ET) at Iowa.

 

Texas A&M vs Wright State

Texas A&M vs Wright State : Texas A&M head women’s basketball coach Gary Blair and select players met with the media Thursday to preview the team’s NCAA Tournament game against Wright State. The Aggies will face the Raiders Friday afternoon at 3 O’clock at Reed Arena with broadcast on Newstalk 1620 WTAW

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No. 14 and fourth-seeded Texas A&M begins its 14th straight NCAA Tournament appearance by hosting No. 13-seed Wright State at approximately 3 p.m. Friday, March 22 at Reed Arena. The Aggies have won 11 of their last 12 First Round games.

The game is broadcast on ESPN2 with Lowell Galindo and A’ja Wilson on the call. The game is market-protected on cable providers in Texas and the Dayton, Ohio areas, which will show the game in its entirety. Satellite subscribers nationwide have a specific ESPN2 feed for each game of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

Every game of the Championship is available on WatchESPN and the ESPN app on smartphones, computers, tablets and connected devices (Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One). Radio listeners can hear Tom Turbiville and Tap Bentz on the Texas A&M Sports Network, broadcast locally in Bryan-College Station on WTAW 1620 AM.

The Aggies (24-7) earned a top-four seed in the NCAA Tournament for the 11th time in the past 13 seasons, giving Texas A&M the privilege of hosting First-and-Second Round games.

“We’re happy to host, six out of the last eight years we’ve been hosting here,” said head coach Gary Blair. “That says a lot for our basketball team’s consistency, but the most important thing is being able to compete in it instead of just hosting it.”

Texas A&M gains the services of a fully-healthy Chennedy Carter, the SEC’s leading scorer, who missed the conference tournament with a hand injury. In addition to Carter’s 22.5 points per game, Kayla Wells enters the game a scoring average of 15.1 and Ciera Johnson adds 12.0 points per game.

“I’m very excited,” said Carter of getting back on the court. “I was in the gym literally all day Wednesday. I’m really excited to play.”

Wright State (27-6) won the Horizon League’s automatic bid, making an appearance in the Big Dance for just the second time in program history. The Raiders boast three 1,000-point career scorers—Mackenzie Taylor, Symone Simmons and Emily Vogelpohl. Taylor, an All-Horizon League pick, leads the team with 11.8 points per game, and Horizon League Tournament MVP Michal Miller chips in 11.6 per contest.

The winner of this game plays in the NCAA Second Round Sunday, facing the winner of the game between No. 5-seed Marquette and No. 12-seed Rice.The Wright State University women’s basketball team will take on host Texas A&M at 4:30 p.m. in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Divison I Women’s Basketball Championship, in College Station, Texas.

WSU Raider fans are invited to cheer on the team at a tournament gathering at Milano’s Beavercreek, located at 2260 Fairfield Road inside the Fairfield Place Shopping Center, to watch the game.

The Raiders (27-6) earned their tournament berth and No. 13 seed after winning the Horizon League tournament and becoming an automatic qualifier. Their entrance into the tournament will only be the second time in program history that the Raiders have made an appearance in the NCAA March Madness Tournament, the first coming in the 2013-14 season.

The Raiders earned the top-seed in the Horizon League Tournament after taking the regular-season title with a 13-2 regular season in the conference. WSU defeated Oakland, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, and Green Bay along the way to their second title in program history. WSU also received a vote in the final regular season Associated Press Top 25 Poll for just the second time in program history.

The Raiders have been guided to the March Madness Tournament by Head Coach Katrina Merriweather, who is in her third year and has a career record of 75-26 at the helm. Merriweather was named the Horizon League Coach of the Year for the second time in three years earlier in March. Besides the COY honor, Mackenzie Taylor was selected to the first team, Symone Simmons to the second team, Angel Baker to the Freshman Team and Emily Vogelpohl to the Defensive Team. Taylor and Vogelpohl were named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team as Michal Miller was selected as the MVP.

On offense, the Raiders are led by Taylor, who averages 11.8 points per game, while Miller is just behind with 11.5 points each outing. Vogelpohl tallies 9.2 ppg, and leads the team in assists (98) and steals (54).

On the other end of the court, Wright State relies on the rebounding excellence of Simmons, who is 38th in the country with a 10.0 average. Tyler Frierson averages 7.1 rebounds per game while also adding 6.6 points per game. Frierson also leads the team in blocks with 30 on the season.

The Aggies (24-7), ranked No. 14 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll, earned a No.4 NCAA tournament seed as an at-large bid. They finished third in the 14-team Southeastern Conference, and lost to Arkansas in the SEC tournament semifinals.

The Aggies are coached by Tony Blair, who has spent 16 seasons on the sidelines for the women’s basketball team and amassed a 381-158 record. This marks the second straight season, and the sixth time in eight years, that Texas A&M has hosted First and Second Round games, and the 11th time in the past 13 seasons that Texas A&M has earned a Top 4-seed in the Big Dance. The Aggies are one of seven schools to have qualified for at least 14 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, joining Baylor, Connecticut, DePaul, Notre Dame, Stanford and Tennessee. Baylor, Connecticut, Stanford and Texas A&M are the only schools of the group who have been seeded sixth-or-higher in all 14 of those seasons.

Guard Chennedy Carter, who missed the SEC Tournament with an injury to her hand but is expected to play in the NCAA Tournament, was named to the All-Southeastern Conference First Team for the second consecutive season. Carter is the first player in Texas A&M history to be named first team all-conference in both her freshman and sophomore seasons. For the second consecutive year, Carter led the SEC with 23.4 points per game in conference games. Overall, she ranks ninth nationally with 22.5 points per game, adding 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest.

No other Aggie was honored by the SEC but three other players average double-digits on offense with Kayla Wells putting in 15.1 points per game, Aaliyah Wilson tallying 13.8 ppg, and Ciera Johnson adding 12.0 ppg. The Aggies’ N’dea Jones currently ranks 10th in the country with 11.5 rebounds per game.

Reed Arena also welcomes No. 5-seed Marquette (26-7), an at-large entry out of the Big East Conference, and No. 12-seed Rice (28-3), the automatic qualifier from Conference USA. The winner of that 2 p.m. game faces the Texas A&M-Wright State winner in the Second Round on Sunday, March 24.

The winner of the College Station First-and-Second Round site faces the winner of the Notre Dame First-and-Second Round site that features Notre Dame, Central Michigan, Michigan State and Bethune-Cookman in the Chicago Regional on March 30.

Missouri vs Drake

Missouri vs Drake : Missouri State returns to JQH Arena Saturday at 3 p.m. for its regular-season finale against MVC co-leader Drake. The Drake Bulldogs and the Missouri State Bears will lock horns in the Valley showdown from JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri, that could decide who will win the regular-season conference title.

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The committee has been telling us for years that the RPI is one of the tools it uses, but not always as the end-all, be-all metric. The Knights’ seed backs that up.

As a No. 12 seed, UCF was the last at-large team chosen for the field, despite the fact that the Knights finished the season at No. 15 in the RPI. This is the worst seed for a team that high in the RPI in history. As an automatic qualifier out of the West Coast Conference in 2012, Gonzaga, which was 12th in the RPI, received an 11-seed. That’s the best comparison.

Had it not made the committee’s cut, UCF would have been by far the highest-rated RPI team ever left out of the field. USC, with an RPI of 36 in 2010, was the last team in a remotely similar scenario that did not get selected.

The Knights had one of the most unusual profiles in recent memory. Despite the high RPI, they didn’t play an exceptional schedule (ranked 49th) that still included six sub-200 RPI opponents. Beating Quinnipiac in December was their only win over a tournament-bound team. The No. 15 RPI got UCF on the table for discussion, and the committee felt the Knights were just good enough for inclusion in the field.Tired of Busted Brackets? Play SI’s Realtime Brackets game. Make the switch and host your tournament pool here. Click here to learn more.

ESPN apologized after it leaked the women’s NCAA tournament bracket on Monday afternoon ahead of the official reveal.

According to screenshots first from Blake DuDonis, the bracket appeared on ESPNU. The selection show was then moved up to 5 p.m. ET after the bracket appeared to be leaked. ESPN then released a statement, extending an apology to the NCAA and women’s basketball community.

“In working with the NCAA to prepare for tonight’s Women’s Selection Special we received the bracket, similar to years past. In the midst of our preparation, the bracket was mistakenly posted on ESPNU. We deeply regret the error and extend our apology to the NCAA and the women’s basketball community. We will conduct a thorough review of our process to ensure it doesn’t happen in the future. We will now broadcast the full bracket at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2, and the regularly-scheduled show on ESPN at 7 p.m.”The 64-team field for the 2019 NCAA women’s basketball tournament was unveiled Monday.

The defending champion Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Louisville Cardinals, Baylor Lady Bears and Mississippi State Bulldogs occupy the four No. 1 seeds. Notre Dame, Louisville and Mississippi State are all looking to return to the Final Four in Tampa, Florida.

Here are each of the four regions in the tournament bracket.The mistake revealed one of the biggest surprises in this year’s bracket: the Connecticut Huskies fell to the second seed in the Albany Regional. It’s the first time since 2006 the Huskies aren’t a No. 1 seed in the Big Dance.UConn sits second in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, while ESPN.com’s Charlie Creme projected the team to be the top seed in Albany.

The Albany Regional sets up a potential rematch between UConn and the Louisville Cardinals. The two teams have split their regular-season meetings the last two years, with the Cardinals most recently winning 78-69 at home in January.

Notre Dame received a relatively favorable draw. In the Chicago Regional, the Fighting Irish will stay close to home assuming they advance beyond the second round. They also avoided the two most dangerous No. 2 seeds: UConn and the Oregon Ducks.Stanford reeled off a 28-4 record in the regular season and earned wins over Oregon, Baylor and the Arizona State Sun Devils. With only three seniors—of whom Alanna Smith is the only key contributor—the Cardinal might come unraveled against a team with the experience Notre Dame boasts.

The Fighting Irish are effectively the same squad that defeated Mississippi State in the 2018 title game.

Whether Sabrina Ionescu can lead Oregon to its first-ever Final Four is one of the bigger stories in the 2019 tournament. The Ducks reached the Elite Eight in 2017 and 2018, and this might be their best chance to get to the semifinals over the next few years.

 

Florida State vs Bucknell

Florida State vs Bucknell : With Florida State’s tournament bid, it joins only Louisville and Notre Dame as the three current ACC schools who have made 14 of the last 15 NCAA Tournaments since 2005. FSU enters the NCAA post-season carrying the 21st-rated RPI despite having a roster that included no seniors and no returning starters from 2017-18.

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In a year where it was unsure if Florida State would even be in the NCAA Tournament, the Seminoles were comfortably in.

The No. 21 FSU women’s basketball team (23-8, 10-6 in ACC) replaced all five starters off last year’s team, but still made the field of 64 as a No. 5 seed.

It’s the Seminoles’ seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and 14th in the last 15 years.

FSU opens its NCAA Tournament Friday at 4 p.m. against the 12th-seeded Bucknell Bison (28-5, 16-2 in Patriot League) at Halton Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.

It will mark the first time the two programs have ever met. FSU is currently favored by 7.5 points.

Why FSU wins
If FSU keeps its success rolling, it will be because it is a team that doesn’t beat itself.

The Seminoles turn the ball over just 13.5 points per game, 51st in the country and tied for second fewest in the ACC with North Carolina.Florida State men’s basketball isn’t the only group of Seminoles who will be dancing.

On Monday, the FSU women were awarded a No. 5 seed in the 2019 NCAA Tournament and will be part of the Greensboro Region. The Seminoles will open things in Columbia, South Carolina against Patriot League champion and No. 12 seed Bucknell at 4 p.m. EST on Friday. The contest will air on ESPN2.

Despite losing more than half of its production in every major statistical category, FSU still managed to go 23-8 this season with a 10-6 record in ACC play. The Bison went 28-5 and topped American University to win the Patriot League Tournament.

FSU is in the NCAA Tournament for a seventh straight season and has advanced in each of the last six seasons. The Seminoles were upset in the second round last season against 11th-seeded Buffalo.

Should FSU advance, it will face either No. 4 seed and host South Carolina or 13th-seeded Belmont. South Carolina defeated FSU in the 2017 Sweet 16 and two years prior in the Elite Eight. The Seminoles have no prior meetings with Bucknell or Belmont.The Florida State Women’s Basketball team earned its 14th NCAA Tournament selection in the last 15 seasons, being chosen as a No. 5 seed in the Greensboro Region in ESPN’s Selection Monday Special.

The Seminoles (23-8) will face 12th-seeded Bucknell (28-5) on Friday, March 22, at 4 p.m. on ESPN2. The game will be held at Halton Arena in Charlotte, which is the home venue of the UNC Charlotte 49ers. The Bison won its Patriot League title game against American, 66-54, to secure an automatic bid.

The winner of the Florida State-Bucknell matchup will face the winner of fourth-seeded host South Carolina (21-9) and No. 13 seed Belmont (26-6) on Sunday at a time to be determined. All second-round game times for Sunday will be determined once all Friday games are completed.

Florida State fans interested in attending the first and second rounds in Charlotte can purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, March 19, at 10 a.m. from the UNC Charlotte Ticket Office. Tickets are general admission and are $16 for adults each day, while youth, senior and student tickets are $8 each day. Friday includes two games, while Sunday features just one second-round matchup.

Booklets for the entire weekend (all three games) are just $33. Fans can purchase booklets or single-session passes by visiting the UNC Charlotte Ticket Website or by calling 704-687-4949.

With Florida State’s tournament bid, it joins only Louisville and Notre Dame as the three current ACC schools who have made 14 of the last 15 NCAA Tournaments since 2005. FSU enters the NCAA post-season carrying the 21st-rated RPI despite having a roster that included no seniors and no returning starters from 2017-18.

The Seminoles’ 15-game win streak in the NCAA First Round will be put to the test against a Bison squad that has earned the highest seed in program history and the highest seed in Patriot League history. Florida State and Bucknell have never played each

Mississippi State vs Southern

Mississippi State vs Southern : The Mississippi State baseball team is playing host to Southern Miss this weekend for a three-game series in Starkville. The No. 14 Mississippi State baseball team capitalized on the third error of the game by Southern Miss, as sophomore Tanner Allen sent the Dudy Noble Field faithful home happy with a walk-off RBI double that scored classmate Jordan Westburg from first on Sunday afternoon.

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Much like Mississippi State and Ole Miss dominated the college football landscape during the inaugural playoff rankings in 2014, this year is the closest equivalent for the two schools in college basketball. For the first time since 2002, both the Bulldogs and Rebels are NCAA Tournament bound in the same season. First up is eight seed Ole Miss taking on nine seed Oklahoma, followed by five seed MSU against 12 seed Liberty. So far, SEC teams are 4-0 in the tournament, giving the Rebs good reason to believe they’re plenty battled-tested enough to make it to the round of 32.

But even so, the Bulldogs aren’t trusting that classic 12-5 trap game upset. Mississippi State Head Men’s Basketball Coach Ben Howland said, “We sat there and watched the unveiling of the tournament on Sunday together. And right after they announced who we were playing, Seth Davis, I mean it was like boom! He said it right away, so it made my job real easy.” Ole Miss Head Men’s Basketball Coach Kermit Davis Jr. said, “When you play in leagues like ours, when you’ve played in those kinds of games every night.

I told our team yesterday, I said guys you’ve been tested in every way possible a college team can get tested by what you went through in an 18-game schedule in this league. So they’ve been in these big environments and big arenas. And do you have a little nerves, probably a little jitters at first when the ball is tipped and you get it going? Sure. But the biggest thing is just stay true to yourself, do what you do.” With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning of a tie game, the No. 14 Mississippi State baseball team capitalized on the third error of the game by Southern Miss, as sophomore Tanner Allen sent the Dudy Noble Field faithful home happy with a walk-off RBI double that scored classmate Jordan Westburg from first on Sunday afternoon. Graduate student Cole Gordon (2-0) picked up his second victory on the season with two innings of scoreless relief to run his scoreless innings streak to 20 2/3 innings of work dating back to the 2018 season.

Redshirt-junior Trysten Barlow made his second appearance of the weekend and got out of a two-on, two-out jam in the sixth inning and tossed a perfect seventh inning. Mississippi State left eight runners on base while Southern Miss stranded 11 runners. Of the eight stranded for the Diamond Dawgs, seven of those came over the first five innings. Jordan Westburg crouched down outside the batter’s box at Dudy Noble Field, writhing in pain. The sophomore shortstop took a foul tip to the leg during his ninth-inning at-bat against Southern Miss on Sunday afternoon. Mississippi State had two outs and nobody on base, deadlocked in a 3-3 tie.

It looked like the ailing Westburg wouldn’t reach either, which would have sent the game to extra innings for the second time in the series. But for Westburg, giving up was never an option. He took his time and stepped back to the plate. “I was going to stay in the game no matter what it took,” Westburg said. He managed to put a ball in play and wound up on first base because of a throwing error by Southern Miss’ shortstop. Minutes later, Westburg stomped on home plate after sophomore first baseman Tanner Allen’s double. Mississippi State had just secured a 4-3 victory and a series win over an in-state rival.

Head coach Chris Lemonis said he learned a lot about his Bulldogs, who improved to 6-1 this season with the win. The Dogs had their backs against the wall after Friday’s series-opening loss. Junior catcher Dustin Skelton said so himself. They responded by winning the final two games of the series against a team that swept them one year ago. “It’s just about not giving up,” Westburg said. “Our guys just wouldn’t give in,” Lemonis added. Not giving up. Not giving in. That’s the mentality Mississippi State wants to have every time it takes the field. So far in 2019, the Diamond Dawgs are doing a good job with it.

When Allen laced his liner into right field, the ball ricocheted awkwardly off the Adkerson Plaza rounded-wall near the foul line. That gave Westburg enough time to sprint home from first. Allen was never worried about Westburg; he said he knew his teammate would score on the play. Westburgh wasn’t so sure, so he gave it everything he had as he churned around the bases. “I saw coach Cheesebrough just jumping around, waving me around,” Westburg said. “I saw the dugout and the way they were acting. I didn’t know if there was going to be a play (at home) or not, but I knew that I got a good jump.”

Lemonis said the tenacity Westburg showed by staying in his at-bat and running the bases as hard as he did to score the winning run embodies the type of character he wants his entire lineup to have. Allen displayed some mental fortitude himself on his way to becoming the game’s RBI-hero. Allen finished the game 2-for-4 with two runs knocked in, but it was an at-bat in the fourth inning that gave him the motivation to produce the game-winning hit. With the bases loaded and Mississippi State ready to break the game open as it did one day prior in an 8-1 win, Allen stepped to the plate.

Five pitches later, he struck out looking. “It’s real easy to get mad right there,” Allen said. “But you just have to stay even-keel. You’re going to get another at-bat to make a difference in the game, and that’s what happened.” It’s one thing for Mississippi State to have resilience against an inferior opponent at home, as it did in last week’s 3-2 win over UAB. It’s another thing to do it against a highly-regarded opponent like Southern Miss. The Golden Eagles came into this series with confidence.

They carried an unblemished 3-0 record into Dudy Noble Field and made it 4-0 against the Bulldogs on Friday. What Mississippi State did from Friday forward shouldn’t be taken lightly. “It’s huge,” Westburg said. “Everybody knows how big this series is. Everybody knows that Southern Miss is a really, really good ball club. For us to finish that off on a strong Sunday is awesome.” “Seeing some guys in some tough situations and seeing the fight in the Friday night

Miami vs Florida Gulf Coast

Miami vs Florida Gulf Coast : Miami again set to host opening-round games in the NCAA Tournament and again set to face Florida Gulf Coast late Friday night at the Watsco Center. The University of Miami women’s basketball team didn’t have to wait until Monday night’s Selection Show to find out it was awarded a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will host 13th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast Friday night at 9 at the Watsco Center.

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The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, then, might not be the best first-round NCAA Tournament matchup for the Hurricanes.For the second time in the past three years, the Hurricanes are hosting the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

Just like in 2017, the 4th-seeded Hurricanes will take on the 13th-seeded Eagles to tipoff the postseason.Florida Gulf Coast enters the tournament as one of the hottest teams in the country, despite losing point guard Lisa Zderadicka because of a knee injury. The Eagles have won 19 consecutive games after sweeping both their regular season slate and conference tournament in the Atlantic Sun Conference.

FGCU (28-4, 16-0 ASUN) is the lone squad from its league to make the tourney, so its competition wasn’t exactly as tough as the mighty Atlantic Coast Conference.However, the Eagles outright dominated their competition. FGCU outscored its opponents by a whopping 18.9 points per game, the seventh-best mark in the country.

The Hurricanes (24-8, 12-4 ACC) can be vulnerable against 3-point shooting. Miami allowed 14 triples against Syracuse and Virginia Tech, dropping both contests.The Eagles can exploit opponents with 11 makes from distance per game coming in as the second-most in the nation.

Redshirt junior Laura Cornelius, sophomore Mykea Gray and the rest of Miami’s perimeter players must close out consistently to avoid falling again because of another onslaught of threes.With Zderadicka sidelined, Keri Jewett-Giles has picked up the slack. Jewett-Giles is averaging five assists and increasing her shot attempts greatly in the six full contests without Zderadicka.

Junior Nasrin Ulel leads FGCU in scoring with 14.9 points per game. Ulel has made at least four threes in eight games this season.The Hurricanes main advantage is their size.The Eagles’ don’t have a single player listed bigger than 6-feet tall, which bodes well for Miami’s tandem of 6-foot-3 senior Emese Hof and 6-foot-4 redshirt junior Beatrice Mompremier.

Khaila Prather can still remember the frustration, how helpless she felt two years ago sitting on the bench as Florida Gulf Coast drilled 3-pointer after 3-pointer while trying to upset her Hurricanes in the NCAA Tournament.

Prather, sidelined by an injury, could do little more than encourage her teammates as Miami held off a late surge from the Eagles before the Hurricanes escaped with a 62-60 win that sent them to the tournament’s second round.The Hurricanes’ run ended two days later when another sharp-shooting team — Quinnipiac — upset Miami by again using the 3-point shot to its advantage.

Now, with Miami again set to host opening-round games in the NCAA Tournament and again set to face Florida Gulf Coast late Friday night at the Watsco Center, Prather says Miami can’t afford another performance like that one two years ago.

The Hurricanes know now they might not be able to escape a second time.
“What I remember is that they’re a great 3-point shooting team and they love to rebound. That’s two things we have to nip in the bud early,” said Prather, a redshirt senior who is the only player in Miami basketball history — male or female — to be a part of five NCAA Tournament teams. “We can’t let them linger around in the fourth quarter and get very critical rebounds or hit big-time 3-point shots uncontested. That’s a big thing for us, but I think we’ve got it down pat. I’m excited.”

There may be different faces on this Florida Gulf Coast (28-4) team that Miami will host, but the Eagles, who enter the tournament riding a 19-game win streak, rank third in the nation in made 3-pointers. They’ve attempted 1,071 3-pointers on the season, a number that ranks second in the nation behind only DePaul’s 1,086 tries.

The Hurricanes, meanwhile, have struggled at times to defend the perimeter.Two weeks ago in the ACC Tournament, Syracuse connected on a tournament-record 14 3-pointers that helped the Orange upset higher-seeded, higher-ranked Miami.

And ahead of Friday night’s matchup with FGCU, the Hurricanes (24-8) rank 129th in the nation in 3-point percentage defense with opponents converting on 30.6 percent of the shots they take from beyond the arc.
hree-point defense isn’t enough of a weakness for the Miami Hurricanes to call it a full-fledged Achilles’ heel, but the issue does seem to crop up too often this time of year.

In 2017, the Quinnipiac Wolves canned 15 three-pointers to upset Miami in the second round of the NCAA tournament. A year later, Quinnipiac hit 10 to beat the Hurricanes in the first round. Even in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament March 8, the Syracuse Orange hit 14 to end Miami’s run in the quarterfinals.

South Dakota vs Clemson

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The Coyotes finished second to South Dakota State in the Summit League regular season and lost to the Jackrabbits in the Summit League Tournament title game. Leading scorer Ciara Duffy injured her ankle early in that game but is expected to be at full strength for the NCAA Tournament opener.

For just the second time in conference history, the Summit League will have two teams in the NCAA women’s tournament with South Dakota becoming the first team since Northern Illinois in 1994 to secure an at-large bid.

“This is another signature moment in our league’s history,” Summit League commissioner Tom Douple said in a statement. “Securing two berths into the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament is an extraordinary achievement. We are extremely proud of the players, the coaches, and the administrations from both South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota. We’ve seen their outstanding level of basketball all season and now we’re excited for them to display that on the national scene.”

The Coyotes, who finished runner-up at the conference tournament, were given an 8-seed and will play No. 9 Clemson in Starkville, Miss on Friday at 6 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2. The winner will play either No. 1 Mississippi State or No. 16 Southern Oregon. USD was a 15-seed when it made its only NCAA tournament appearance in 2014.

Quinnipiac (26-6) won its third straight MAAC championship with an 81-51 victory over Marist. The winner will face the winner of No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 14 Fordham.

Conference champion South Dakota State is seeded sixth in the Portland region against No. 11 Quinnipiac. The Jackrabbits finished 26-6 overall with wins over Drake and nationally ranked South Dakota. This is the Jackrabbits’ highest seed since they made their NCAA tournament debut in 2009 as a 7-seed.

Clemson (19-12) lost to Louisville in its first ACC tournament quarterfinal since 2009. The Jacks and Tigers will tip-off at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The game will be televised on ESPN
After coming within one win from advancing to the NCAA Tournament three times in the past four seasons, South Dakota has proven there’s more than one way to get to the big dance.
The Coyotes qualified for this year’s NCAA Tourney as an at-large selection – the first for a Summit League/Mid-Continent Conference team in 25 years.
USD’s second-ever NCAA Tournament run at the Division I level starts Friday (March 22) in Starkville, Mississippi when the eighth-seeded Coyotes play number-nine Clemson out of the ACC.

South Dakota (28-5) made the field of 64 on the strength of a pair of wins over Top 25 teams (Iowa State, Missouri) and a first-ever stint on the national polls themselves.

South Dakota’s only other NCAA Tournament appearance at the Division I level was in 2014 when the 15th-seeded Coyotes lost in the opening round to number-two Stanford in Ames, Iowa.

Clemson is one of the most improved teams in all of college basketball this season.
The Tigers (19-12) nine ACC wins under first-year head coach Amanda Butler match the total number of conference victories over the last five seasons combined. The 19 total wins are the most for the program in 18 years.

Clemson is known for a defensive attack that fuels its offense.

The Tigers are tenth in the NCAA in steals and 12th in the nation in forcing turnovers. Senior Danielle Edwards and University of Florida grad transfer Simone Westbrook finished one-two in the ACC in steals, combining for 165 this season.

Offensively, Clemson is scoring 20 points per game more than last season with three players averaging in double figures – junior Kobi Thornton (15 points per game), Edwards (13), and Westbrook (13).

The Tigers qualified for the NCAA Tournament as an at-large selection after finishing seventh in the ACC’s regular season and then losing to third-ranked Louisville in the conference tournament.

Tipoff is 6:00 PM Friday in Starkville, Mississippi. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.

Arizona State vs UCF

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The UCF women’s basketball team has capped most of its program-best 26 wins this season with a postgame dance in the locker room. Now, the Knights are headed to the Big Dance.

UCF earned its first at-large bid as the NCAA Tournament bracket was unveiled Monday. The Knights, making their fifth tournament appearance overall, are the No. 12 seed in the Portland Region. They will face the fifth-seeded Arizona State Sun Devils on Friday at 7 p.m. in Coral Gables.

“I’m so elated that [our players], especially our seniors, get to continue to play and get that opportunity to be in the NCAA Tournament,” coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson said.

One of those seniors is Orlando native Nyala Shuler, a guard who is looking forward to the Knights having a bit of a home-court advantage despite being the lower seed in Friday’s matchup.

“My family is already calling me, telling me how they’re booking their hotel rooms,” Shuler said. “We’re going to be playing on the big stage and we’re going to have a nice fan base. That’s going to be really helpful for us.”

The team held a selection show watch party Monday night to see where they would be slotted in the tournament, and when they saw their name pop up on the ESPN broadcast, the reaction inside Mellow Mushroom was rather subdued. There was no explosion of joy. Even though the Knights had gained entry into their first NCAA Tournament since 2011, their reaction was one of a team that already knew it would be included.

That’s because they did already know, hours before the selection show was supposed to air at 7 p.m. Every team knew. What the Knights were watching was a rerun.

That wasn’t the plan, of course.

The official bracket was inadvertently leaked on ESPNU a few hours before the official reveal. Screenshots of the error quickly spread across social media and from Knight to Knight.

Shuler was getting ready to take a nap when she got a call from the team’s associate director of communications telling her what had happened and that she needed to hurry back to the team facility as the bracket unveiling had been moved up to 5 p.m.

“Oh, gosh, this is really happening,” Shuler thought to herself.

Junior guard Kay Kay Wright, who also calls Orlando home, said she was shocked and a little upset when she heard of the major mistake. But as the Knights gathered to see their name appear on ESPN for the first time, none of that mattered. Their No. 12 line came up, and there was that explosion of joy that is so prevalent at this time of year in college basketball.

“I think this tournament is a stage that UCF can compete on,” Wright said. “We’re just showing and proving here in the year that this is the stage we belong on. We’re going to compete.”

Although the Knights have geographic proximity on their side, they know they will be viewed as the underdog on Friday. The No. 22 Sun Devils (20-10) have advanced past the first round in 13 of their 16 previous tourney trips and are making their sixth consecutive appearance.

Conversely, UCF is 0-4 in the NCAA Tournament. But Abrahamson-Henderson has no problem with her team possibly being underestimated.

“I think we play great when we’re the underdog,” she said.

Her players are ready to play once again with that mindset and dance some more before all is said and done.

“This is something we’ve been working so hard for, we’ve been motivated just to get to this point,” Shuler said. “Now that we’re here, we’re going to have even more motivation to keep proving people wrong and going far in the tournament.”

If UCF advances , the Knights will face the winner of the matchup between No. 4 seed Miami (24-8) and No. 13 seed Florida Gulf Coast (28-4).

The Hurricanes and Eagles will face off at 9 p.m. Thursday and the game will air on ESPN2.

Elsewhere, Florida State was a No. 5 seed in the Greensboro Region and will face No. 12 seed Bucknell Friday in Charlotte, N.C. Tipoff is at 4 p.m. and the game will air on ESPN2. If the Seminoles advance, they will face the winner of No. 4 South Carolina vs. No. 13 Belmont.

It’s true to a degree that this postseason for No. 22 Arizona State women’s basketball is all about making the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time in four years.

The danger in that is in jumping ahead to No. 19 Miami in the second round and not fully engaging in a tricky first-round game Friday against unranked Central Florida.

But ASU’s coaches are too savvy to fall into that trap and likely the same is true of a veteran team that’s already played a schedule ranked as the 11th most difficult in the nation.

Plus, studying UCF (26-6) only brings ASU coach Charli Turner Thorne to the conclusion that this could be the toughest first-round game for the Sun Devils since 2014.

“We can’t let their pressure and their defense bother us,” ASU junior guard Robbi Ryan said. “We played both (zone and man) all year so we’re ready.”

The Sun Devils are No. 14 nationally in turnovers per game and point guard Reili Richardson is No. 5 in assist-to-turnover ratio. ASU starts three seniors and two juniors, all with ample postseason experience including wing Courtney Ekmark, who played on two NCAA championship teams at UConn before transferring.