SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Hoping to keep its national title hopes alive, top-seeded Notre Dame is shifting its style to address the loss of leading scorer and rebounder Brianna Turner to a season-ending knee injury. Coach Muffet McGraw said everyone must step up and play better when the Irish (32-3) face No.
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) -- A man who was initially denied an Indiana license plate reading "ATHE1ST" now has the personalized plate. The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles denied Chris Bontrager's first request in February without citing a specific reason. The bureau's denial letter to Bontrager noted the agency could refuse a personalized plate if it had a connotation offensive to good taste or decency, was misleading or deemed improper.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Rick Pitino watched in amazement as the Michigan Wolverines made 11 second-half 3-pointers, many from well beyond the arc. The first comparison that came to mind was the NBA's Golden State Warriors. "The amazing thing to me is you look at the size of the players that Michigan has, and they shoot it like backcourt players.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Coach Matt Painter kept believing in his team even as he watched Purdue fritter away a 19-point lead. He did, after all, recruit these players to excel in tough times. And he did spend two years using the lessons from consecutive overtime losses in the NCAA Tournament to show his team what it took to survive in March.
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Notre Dame junior forward Brianna Turner will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, a major blow to the NCAA Tournament hopes of the top-seeded Fighting Irish. Notre Dame says Turner tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee Sunday night during a second-round win over Purdue. She leads the team this season with 15.3 points and 7.
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Notre Dame junior forward Brianna Turner will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, a major blow to the NCAA Tournament hopes of the top-seeded Fighting Irish. Notre Dame said Tuesday that Turner tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee Sunday night during a second-round win over Purdue. She leads the team this season with 15.3 points and 7.
NBA Boston over Washington in key Eastern Conference faceoff BOSTON (AP) -- Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Boston Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards in another testy matchup between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Butler and Purdue celebrated their sweet homecomings by getting right back to work Monday. With both teams winning twice in Milwaukee over the weekend, they are now off to different places to face the top seeds in their respective regionals. Butler plays North Carolina on Thursday in Memphis, part of a South Regional that includes Kentucky and UCLA as well.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville now can turn its attention to addressing alleged NCAA recruiting violations and possible roster decisions after its earlier-than-expected tournament exit. Both issues could determine how the Cardinals begin next season -- and who might be around to lead the way.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Purdue used a 10-0 run to force overtime and had Notre Dame on the ropes until Marina Mabrey banked in a jumper from the free-throw line with the shot clock running down that sparked the Irish to an 88-82 victory in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night. "That's a prayer that got answered for us finally," Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Bam Adebayo timed it perfectly, slapping the shot away with his right hand less than a second before the buzzer sounded. For the 13th game in a row, Kentucky's fabulous freshmen had their hands all over another win. Wham, Bam, move on 'Cats, right into the Sweet 16.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Moe Wagner gritted his teeth, pumped his fist and stuck out his mouthpiece to the crowd's delight Sunday. A few minutes later, the tough German took a couple more bows -- first on the baseline in front of Michigan's bench, then with the rest of his teammates near midcourt. Suddenly, the often overlooked 6-foot-11 forward was the well-deserved center of attention.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Rick Pitino encouraged John Beilein not to waste much practice time Saturday trying to solve Louisville's pressure defense. The Michigan coach knows better. After 39 seasons on college sidelines as a head coach and four head-to-head matchups with Pitino, Beilien understands his team must be ready for anything and everything in Sunday's second-round game at Indianapolis. "He's the hardest coach that I've ever had to prepare for," Beilein said.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- North Carolina is at its best when the Tar Heels are pushing the ball upcourt in a go-go-go pace, one that frequently has opponents desperately trying to slow things down. That shouldn't be a problem for Sunday's second-round game in the South Regional. Arkansas is just as eager to play fast -- even if that's a prospect that thrills the top-seeded Tar Heels.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall is convinced that the NCAA Tournament is stacked against the little guys. Marshall complained about his Shockers (31-4) getting only a No. 10 seed even though they won 30 games and brought a long winning streak into the tournament. He's not alone among non-Power Five coaches. Cincinnati's Mick Cronin objected to getting a sixth seed despite the Bearcats finishing second in the American Athletic Conference.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- A law firm that represents a woman who says she was sexually assaulted by three football players says Purdue University has expelled the athletes. The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/2mGZo2q ) the law firm Massillamany & Jeter LLP said Friday that the players were expelled after Purdue's Administrative Board investigated an alleged October 2016 incident.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- It took the NCAA Tournament to bring Purdue and Notre Dame, once a heated rivalry, together on the playing court for the first time in four seasons. The two teams will play on Sunday with a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- No. 2 seed Louisville (25-8) vs. No. 7 Michigan (25-11) Second round, Midwest region; Indianapolis; 12:10 p.m. EDT. BOTTOM LINE: Michigan has used poise, emotion and experience to reel off six straight wins. The Big Ten Tournament champs don't foul much and take care of the ball, too, as evidenced by the four turnovers they had in a first-round win over Oklahoma State.