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Grow Up, Folks, Lay Off Baylor's Brittney Griner

Enough with the 'man' jokes, say two writers

(Newser) - Brittney Griner is a force in women's college basketball, the proof being Baylor's shiny new trophy . The 21-year-old also happens to be 6-foot-8 and muscular, and she speaks in a low voice. Cue the "she's-a-man" jokes on Twitter and elsewhere. (Notre Dame's coach said after... More »

Griner, Baylor Win Title, Cap Perfect 40-0 Season

Baylor star dominates NCAA women's championship game

(Newser) - Brittney Griner's place in women's basketball history is secure. Blocking layups, snagging rebounds, hitting shots over two and three helpless defenders, she towered over the competition all season long to earn player of the year and outstanding player of the NCAA tournament honors. She was simply dominant in... More »

Kentucky Beats Baylor, Nabs Final 4 Spot

Wildcats best Bears 82-70

(Newser) - Kentucky is taking its highlight show back to the Big Easy. With an NBA-like display from a young team filled with future pros, the top-seeded Wildcats advanced to the Final Four for the second year in a row with an 82-70 blitzing of Baylor in the South Regional final today.... More »

No. 1 Seed Duke Advances

Blue Devils eliminate Baylor to gain Final Four

(Newser) - Nolan Smith scored a career-high 29 points and top-seeded Duke used a big run late in the game to beat Baylor, 78-71, today in Houston. Duke, the lone No. 1 seed remaining in the tournament, will play in the national semis for the first time since 2004, against East Regional... More »

Michigan State Returns to Final Four

Tennessee heads home after Spartans pull out another squeaker, 70-69

(Newser) - Raymar Morgan made a free throw with 1.8 seconds left today in St. Louis, giving fifth-seeded Michigan State a 70-69 victory over sixth-seeded Tennessee and a spot in its second straight Final Four. The Vols' Scotty Hopson tied the game with a free throw with 11.2 seconds left,... More »

West Virginia Stuns Kentucky

Backup point guard Joe Mazzulla leads Mountaineers into Final FOur

(Newser) - It's almost heaven, West Virginia. Da'Sean Butler and the Mountaineers are off to the Final Four for the first time since 1959. Injury replacement Joe Mazzulla scored a career-high 17 points in his first start this season and No. 2 seed West Virginia handled a cold-shooting, top-seeded Kentucky team stocked... More »

Tennessee, Baylor Move Into Final Eight

Vols upset No. 2 Ohio State; Bears bounce St. Mary's

(Newser) - Sixth seed Tennessee upset No. 2 Ohio State tonight, winning 76-73 to secure a place in the final eight of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The Volunteers (28-8) will face Michigan State in Sunday’s Midwest Regional final, with a trip to the Final Four on the line. More »

Pitt Upsets Baylor in Women's Tourney

Zellous leads Panthers to biggest win in program history

(Newser) - The sixth-seeded Pittsburgh Panthers, on the strength of a 67-59 upending of No. 3 Baylor, advanced to a regional semifinal in the women’s NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. Shavonte Zellous, a former track sprinter, led the Panthers with 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting, and grabbed... More »

Schaefer, Hartford Shock Syracuse

Tsidale's 26 leads Baylor win, Rutgers routs Robert Morris

(Newser) - MaryLynne Schaefer hit a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left and then added two free throws to seal Hartford's 59-55 win over Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA women's tournament today, reports the Associated Press. Schaefer finished with 19 points for 10th-seeded Hartford. In other women's action: More »

Purdue Blows Past Baylor

Boilermakers crush bears on offense and defense

(Newser) - Purdue's star freshman Robbie Hummel played only four minutes because of foul trouble last night and it didn't matter, as the Boilermakers romped 90-79 over Baylor in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, reports the Indianapolis Star. Keaton Grant picked up Hummell with 17 points and E’Twaun Moore... More »

Beasley's 44 Not Enough for Kansas State

Freshman sets Big 12 record, but Baylor wins game down stretch

(Newser) - No. 24 Kansas State got 75 points from its freshman duo of Michael Beasley and Bill Walker, but the Wildcats still couldn't beat Baylor tonight, reports the Associated Press. Curtis Jerrells scored 24 points to lead the Bears to a 92-86 Big 12 win. Beasley had a conference-record 44 points... More »

Lopez Twins Lift No. 7 Stanford Over Arizona

Texas extends streak at Baylor while Louisville edges Pitino's old team

(Newser) - Stanford blew a large lead late for the second straight game,  but this time was able to rebound against Arizona thanks to twin brothers Robin and Brook Lopez, reports the AP. The Cardinal's two 7-footers combined for 37 points against a smaller Wildcats lineup, including two free throws by... More »

Louisville Clamps Down on Georgetown

Kansas beats pesky Baylor, Drake wins its 21st straight game

(Newser) - Louisville used a strangling defense to shut down No. 6 Georgetown's offense last night and scored just enough point itself for a 59-51 Big East win, reports the Associated Press. David Padgett scored 18 points and Jerry Smith had 16 for the Cardinals (18-6, 8-3), but it was the defense... More »

No. 7 Texas Rallies to Beat No. 25 Baylor

James leads comeback after Bears build 14-point lead

(Newser) - Damion James got himself out of the doghouse today by rallying No. 10 Texas to an 80-72 win over No. 25 Baylor, the Associated Press reports. James scored 17 points and had eight rebounds in the Big 12 win. Texas (17-4, 4-2) was down 14 points in the first half,... More »

Baylor Takes Marathon 5-OT Win vs. A&M

North Carolina holds off Miami (FL), Indianapolis easily dispatches Iowa

(Newser) - The 25th-ranked Baylor Bears managed to upset the No. 18 Aggies last night—eventually. The longest game in either team's history went for 3½ hours and five overtime periods before Baylor took it, 116-110, reports the Dallas Morning News. "Everyone's going to have great stats after this one,"... More »

Flowers' Power Too Much for Lions

BC upsets Miami, Oklahoma State falls to Baylor

(Newser) - Senior Michael Flowers had a collegiate-high 23 points, leading the Badgers to a 80-55 rout of Penn State, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. "I don't know if he missed at all tonight," said teammate Greg Stiemsma after the game. Wisconsin posted an intimidating 59.6% shooting, including 10... More »

Baylor Men's Basketball Back From the Dead

Bears are 12-2, led by Scott Drew, the right man for the revival

(Newser) - Scott Drew wanted to build a basketball program from the bottom up and Baylor University, torn apart by a player's murder, improper payments to athletes and a sleazy former coach, offered that opportunity, writes ESPN. The consensus opinion on Drew's move from a comfy position as a mid-major coach was... More »

Wash. State Edges Baylor in Nail-Biter, 67-64

No. 6 Cougars stay perfect with help from Cowgill's shooting

(Newser) - The sixth-ranked Washington State Cougars fended off a Baylor threat last night, winning 67-64 on Derrick Low's consecutive three-pointers. Sharpshooter Robbie Cowgill nailed eight of 12 shots for 18 points and Aron Baynes scored 10 in just 13 minutes of play to drive the Cougars to a 7-0 season start,... More »

Kansas Tanks OSU 43-28 to Stay Perfect

Oklahoma, Missouri, LSU all to move up in the polls after victories

(Newser) - In a college football season rife with upsets, Kansas University justified its No. 4 ranking with a 43-28 win over Oklahoma State, the Kansas City Star reports. Now 10-0 for the first time since 1899, the Jayhawks have a legitimate shot at a national title. Other teams moving up in... More »

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