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.
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.
BASEBALL-SPRING TRAINING-WBC As regular season beckons, competition for jobs intensifies in Major League Baseball UNDATED (AP) --New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn't put on a timetable on a return, only saying, "He's going to be sidelined for a bit.
NCAA TOURNAMENT-MEN No games today UNDATED (AP) -- They're still talking about the big upset in the NCAA -- no Duke. Duke lost yesterday, 88-81 to South Carolina. After the game, coach Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEF'-skee) said, "at the end of the season I want my guys to either be crying because we've lost or crying because we've just won." Krzyzewski said, "This is one of the most proud teams for me.
NEW YORK (AP) -- South Carolina and Notre Dame both survived upset bids in the second round of the women's NCAA Tournament. The two No. 1 seeds may have trouble advancing much further because of knee injuries to key players. The Gamecocks rallied to beat Arizona State 71-68 without starting guard Allisha Gray.
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.
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.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Robert Morris survived Notre Dame's first onslaught. The Colonials had no answer for the wave of Fighting Irish runs that followed. Marina Mabrey and Arike Ogunbowale scored 15 points each and Lindsay Allen added 14 as the Irish beat the Colonials 79-49 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Purdue coach Sharon Versyp doesn't want the focus on her after being diagnosed with early stage breast cancer as the ninth-seeded Boilermakers prepare to face eighth-seeded Green Bay in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday. "It's not about me. It's about family. It's about a team," Versyp said Thursday. "It's all about them right now.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Coach Muffet McGraw is hoping the three losses Notre Dame sustained during the regular season have will have the Fighting Irish better prepared for adversity they will face in the NCAA Tournament. "We've been in some real battles and I think it really helped.
All season, the Atlantic Coast Conference has been one of the country's best. The reward should come Monday. The league has a strong chance to place eight teams in the women's NCAA field for the third time in four years. "I'm expecting this league to win some ballgames in the NCAA Tournament," Louisville coach Jeff Walz said last weekend at the conference tournament in Conway, South Carolina.
HURRICANES-COYOTES Hurricanes beat Coyotes 2-1 to end 4-game slide GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Eddie Lack stopped 24 shots two days after being called out by his coach, and Derek Ryan scored on a strange bounce in the third period Sunday to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes. Lack was criticized by coach Bill Peters on Friday following a poor performance against Tampa Bay.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- Lindsay Allen and her Notre Dame teammates held up four fingers as the balloons and confetti fell around them. They had a lot to celebrate after winning a fourth consecutive ACC Tournament title. The No.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- With most of her teammates in foul trouble, Marina Mabrey took over to get Notre Dame back to the ACC Tournament finals. Mabrey scored 26 points to help No. 3 Notre Dame beat 14th-ranked Louisville 84-73 on Saturday in the conference semis. "I thought Marina did a really great job in a lot of ways," Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- Muffet McGraw doesn't want to think about life next year without guard Lindsay Allen. Notre Dame's star senior had 12 points and 10 assists, breaking the conference's all-time assists record, in the third-ranked Irish's 76-59 win over Virginia on Friday in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. "She has incredible vision. She's an amazing teammate. She guards people. She directs people.