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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