Smart replaced Rick Barnes, who was fired last week after 17 seasons at Texas. Barnes already has a new head coaching job at Tennessee.
Players at Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Duke operated under the same rules on their road to the Final Four this season — except when it came to the frequency of their doping tests and the penalties they faced for failing.
Getting to the Final Four won’t be as costly for the parents of players this week, thanks to an NCAA pilot program that is helping pay for families of athletes to travel.
For the second year in a row, the Lady Bears’ season ended with a loss to Notre Dame in a regional final.
Texas coach Karen Aston hasn’t seen the tape from her first meeting with Connecticut, which came in the 2003 Final Four. The Longhorns lost by two that night when Aston was an assistant coach.
Led by Hall of Fame coach Kim Mulkey, Baylor enters its matchup in the women’s NCAA Tournament against Iowa as confident as ever.
Kentucky still has a shot at history. Tom Izzo has Michigan State on another deep March run. Former mid-major monsters Gonzaga and Wichita State are still going strong.
Baylor coach Kim Mulkey is already talking about the NCAA Final Four that will be played two years from now in Dallas, about 100 miles from the Waco campus.
Alex Hamilton scored 25 points and Louisiana Tech made 11 3-pointers as the Bulldogs rolled to an 84-72 victory over Texas A&M in the second round of the NIT on Monday.
Coach Charlie Strong says Junior Tyrone Swoopes and redshirt freshman Jerrod Heard will be given ‘equal reps’ in their fight for the job.
Facing a deficit and a fired-up Dayton team, fueled by its fans who packed the house again, Oklahoma went on lockdown.
Imani McGee-Stafford had 20 points and 11 rebounds while creating a daunting mismatch inside, leading the fifth-seeded Longhorns past No. 4 seed Cal 73-70 on Sunday night for a berth in next weekend’s Albany Regional.