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Trey Burke, Michigan
Doug McDermott, Creighton
Otto Porter Jr., Georgetown
Victor Oladipo, Indiana
Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga
Shane Larkin, Miami
Ben McLemore, Kansas
Mason Plumlee, Duke
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
Cody Zeller, Indiana
Allen Crabbe, California
Russ Smith, Louisville
Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State
Jeff Withey, Kansas
Nate Wolters, South Dakota State
Louisville refuses to dwell on all the players lost to injuries this season, especially with so many other Cardinals taking over now that it matters most. Sophomore Sara Hammond had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help fifth-seeded Louisville beat Purdue 76-63 Tuesday night and advance to its second NCAA tournament regional semifinal in three years. The fourth-seeded Boilermakers (25-9) snapped a five-game winning streak and now have lost in the second round three straight years. Sam Ostarello led Purdue with 16 points and 12 rebounds. KK Houser had 10. RECAP
Stanford 73, MICHIGAN 40
The University of Michigan women's basketball team was unable to dig out from an early deficit to top-seeded Stanford University in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament, losing, 73-40, to the Cardinal on Tuesday (March 26) at Maples Pavilion. The Wolverines tied a school record with 22 victories during head coach Kim Barnes Arico first season on the bench.
Senior guard Jenny Ryan led the offense with 11 points, five rebounds, two assists and one
steal. She hit all five shots from the floor, including one
three-pointer. Senior forward Rachel Sheffer and senior guard Kate Thompson contributed
seven points apiece in the contest. Thompson eclipsed 1,000 career
points late in the second half of her final game in the Maize and Blue. RECAP
Notre Dame 74, IOWA 57
The ninth-seeded Iowa Hawkeyes fell to the top-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 74-57, on Tuesday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. The Hawkeyes were led by Bethany Doolittle, Theairra Taylor and Jaime Printy who had 16, 10 and 10 points, respectively. Samantha Logic posted a near double-double with nine points and nine rebounds, while Morgan Johnson added seven points and five rebounds. Iowa ended its season with a 23-11 record. RECAP
LSU 71, PENN STATE 66
In a back-and-forth game, the third-seeded Penn State Lady Lions came up just a little short as they were bested by sixth-seeded LSU, 71-66, on Tuesday night in Baton Rouge, La. The Lady Lions were led by Nikki Greene, who posted a double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds. Alex Bentley chipped in 14 points and Arel Edwards added 13 tallies. Talia East pulled in eight rebounds for Penn State. The Big Ten Champion Lady Lions end their season with a 26-6 record. RECAP
The Big Ten recorded 10 top five finishes on the final day of the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, highlighted by Indiana's Derek Drouin taking home his third indoor high jump title and Michigan's women's DMR title. Drouin's mark of 2.35 meters set a new Canadian national record and is the second-best ever by a collegian, while the Wolverines' team of Rebecca Addison, Maya Long, Jillian Smith and Amanda Eccleston took home the crown. The Wisconsin men earned a spot on the podium with a third-place team finish, while the Illinois women placed 14th.
Three Big Ten student-athletes placed in the top five in the weight throw, led by a runner-up finish from Michigan State's Antonio James (22.25). Purdue's Chukwuebuka Enekwechi posted a mark of 21.52 to earn third place, while Minnesota's Jon Lehman finished third with a throw of 21.35. In the 800-meter run, Penn State's Casimir Loxsom (1:47.23) and Minnesota's Harun Abda (1:48.24) finished second and fifth, respectively, while Illinois' Samantha Murphy (2:03.95) finished fourth on the women's side. In the womeIn the men's DMR, three Big Ten teams placed in the top four, led by a second-place finish by Penn State. Minnesota and Indiana crossed the line in third and fourth, respectively. The Big Ten also posted two top-five times in the mile, led by third-place Austin Mudd of Wisconsin (3:57.93). Minnesota's John Simons finished fifth with a time of 3:59.71.
All-Americans: Eighty-two Big Ten student-athletes earned USTFCCCA All-America honors
following their performance at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Track & Field
Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. For the complete list, click HERE.
Regional Award Winners: Illinois, Indiana, Penn State and Wisconsin took home USTFCCCA Regional Awards, it was announced on March 4. For the men's honorees, click HERE. The women's honorees can be found HERE.
Big Ten Individual Honors: The Big Ten Conference office announced on Wednesday, Feb. 27., the 2013 Big Ten men's and women's indoor track and field individual award winners.On the men's side, Penn State senior Casimir Loxsom was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and Track Athlete of the Championships, while Indiana senior Derek Drouin was tabbed Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Championships. Penn State's Brannon Kidder was named Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches, while Wisconsin head coach Ed Nuttycombe was tabbed Coach of the Year by his peers. On the women's side, Illinois sophomore Ashley Spencer was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and Michigan State senior Beth Rohl earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Year. In addition, Spencer was tabbed Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships, while Nebraska's Mara Griva took home Field Athlete of the Championships laurels. Illinois' Morolake Akinosun was tabbed Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches, while Fighting Illini head coach Tonja Buford-Bailey was named Coach of the Year by her peers. For the men's release, click HERE. The women's honorees can be found HERE.
Wisconsin Men Claim Big Ten Title: The Wisconsin men took home the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships title at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Three individual champions and five second-place finishes led Wisconsin to its 23rd overall Big Ten indoor title and first since 2008. For the complete release, click HERE.
Illinois Women Take Home Big Ten Crown: The Illinois women won the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field
Championships on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. The
Illini posted five individual crowns and two runner-up finishes en route
to championship. For the complete release, click HERE.
Michigan State's Klarissa Bell didn't score a single point. Maryland's Alyssa Thomas finished with 28. As much as anything, that explains what happened Monday night when the Spartans were eliminated from the NCAA tournament. Their top offensive player this season remained in a slump, while the Terrapins' top threat dominated in a 74-49 victory that advanced Maryland to the round of 16. Becca Mills and Annalise Pickrel scored 12 points for the fifth-seeded Spartans (25-9). RECAP
ILLINOIS 62, Eastern Illinois 54
Four Illini players scored in double figures and held Eastern Illinois to one field goal in the final 3:45 as Illinois beat the Panthers 62-54 in a second-round WNIT game at the Assembly Hall on Monday, giving head coach Matt Bollant his 300th career win. Karisma Penn led the Illini with 19 points, Amber Moore added 16, Ivory Crawford had 11 and Adrienne GodBold scored 10 as Illinois broke the school record for turnovers forced in a season, causing 22 EIU miscues. The Illini (18-13) survive and advance to the WNIT round of 16, where they will face Toledo (29-3) at 6 p.m. CT in Savage Arena on Toledo, Ohio. It is the fourth time in school history that Illinois has advanced to the third round of the WNIT, also accomplishing the feat in 2007, 2008 and 2010. RECAP
NEBRASKA 74, Texas A&M 63
The sixth-seeded Nebraska women's basketball team defeated third-seeded Texas A&M on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in College Station, Texas. The Huskers were led by Jordan Hooper and Lindsey Moore, who had 21 and 20 points respectively. Moore also added 10 assists for her first double-double of the season. Hailie Sample also recorded her first double-double of the year with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Nebraska advances to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history. RECAP