Greensboro, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jewell Loyd had 17 points and the second-
ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish beat the Florida State Seminoles by an 83-57
margin on Friday in their Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament debut.
UConn. Louisville. South Florida. Rutgers. These are the only four teams with winning records in a 10-team conference. Louisville (No. 3 nationally) has lost only its two games to UConn (No. 1). USF and Rutgers split their two games, but Rutgers also lost to lowly Memphis in January, placing them in the third and fourth tournament seeds, respectively. A USF v. Rutgers game could be the most exciting of this tournament, but will not happen, as neither is about to defeat the top seeds in the semifinals.
Lucas breaks Big Ten and Penn State career three-pointers record in the loss
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – No. 8 seed Ohio State (17-17, 5-11) shot a sizzling 71.9% from the field and a 71.4% from three-point range in the first half en route to a 99-82 win over the top-seeded Penn State Lady Lions (22-7, 13-3 Big Ten) in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals. Senior guard/forward Ariel Edwards (Elmont, N.Y.) continued her string of 20-point games with a personal-best 29 tallies to go along with 10 rebounds for her fifth career double-double to lead Penn State.
Morgantown, WV (SportsNetwork.com) - Bria Holmes scored 16 points and No. 7 West Virginia withstood a late charge from Kansas on Tuesday to earn a 67-60 victory that gave the Mountaineers a share of the Big 12 regular-season title.
The first day of the 2014 Pac-12 Women's Tournament provided four genuinely interesting games, albeit for different sets of reasons. Colorado started the day with efficient three-point shooting, while Washington -- playing just a few miles from its Seattle campus -- ended the day by hitting only one field-goal attempt in the final nine minutes of regulation, while opposing Utah's Michelle Plouffe put on a one-woman show.