Bulldogs inconsolable after coming up short again in final

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer walked away from the team’s locker room with one arm around the shoulder of his weeping daughter Blair and the other arm draped over guard Morgan William. Both players were inconsolable after losing the national championship to Notre Dame on a desperation 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left.

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Avery Marz accepts courage award with Lauren Hill’s parents

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Avery Marz had just returned from her latest rehab session during her recovery from a stroke. The Saint Joseph’s freshman turned on the television and watched Lauren Hill – another college basketball player dealing with an unthinkable setback – receive an award for her courage.

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UConn, Notre Dame square off in Final Four (Mar 28, 2018)

Coming off a season in which it was revealed that Geno Auriemma and the Connecticut women’s basketball team is, yes, human, the Huskies enter their record 11th straight Final Four looking to heal a year-old wound: A stunning 64-62 overtime loss to Mississippi State in the Final Four that erased any chances of what would have been a fifth straight championship.

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Hebard leads Oregon to 83-69 win over Central Michigan (Mar 24, 2018)

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Ruthy Hebard had 23 points and 14 rebounds, Sabrina Ionescu just missed another triple-double with 16 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, and second-seeded Oregon beat No. 11 seed Central Michigan 83-69 on Saturday in the Spokane Region semifinal of the women’s NCAA Tournament.

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Wilson leads South Carolina to 66-56 win over Virginia (Mar 18, 2018)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) A’ja Wilson had 25 points and 11 rebounds in her last-ever college home game to lead South Carolina to its fifth consecutive trip to the Sweet 16 with a 66-56 victory over No. 10 seeded Virginia in the women’s NCAA Tournament’s Albany Regional on Sunday night.

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