Baylor heads to Oklahoma City, site of both cheers and tears

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Baylor left Oklahoma City two weeks ago after a rare loss in the Big 12 Tournament. Two years ago, their season ended after losing an NCAA Elite Eight game in the same building. The Lady Bears, the top seed in the Oklahoma City Regional, are now headed back to the arena less than 300 miles from their Waco campus to play Louisville in an NCAA Sweet 16 rematch Friday night.

Travel challenges just part of NCAA Tournament for Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Nadia Fingall took her three-hour economics final Wednesday while stationed in the hotel dining room. Erica McCall and Briana Roberson were set up in different conference rooms for their psychology exams. Brittany McPhee and Karlie Samuelson each had chemistry finals -- biochemistry for McPhee, organic for Samuelson.

Notre Dame shifts gears for Ohio St after losing Turner

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.

Staley: South Carolina's Gray will play in Sweet 16

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina has dodged what could have been another major blow to its championship hopes as the banged-up Gamecocks have learned that injured guard Allisha Gray will be able to play in the Sweet 16. It was good news for the Gamecocks, as the situation looked anything but positive a few days ago.

Basketball fans learn to pronounce Quinnipiac

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) -- The first thing folks at Quinnipiac want you to know is how to say the school's name. Despite what you might have heard on television, It's KWIHN'-ih-pee-ak, not kwihn-uh-PEE'-ak. "Quinnipiac doesn't roll off your tongue initially," coach Tricia Fabbri said Tuesday. "But, when you practice it, you get used to it. The more we keep winning, the easier it will be to say.

Pac-12 making statement with 5 teams in the Sweet 16

SEATTLE (AP) -- A year ago was thought to be an anomaly for the Pac-12 Conference, advancing four teams to the regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament and eventually seeing Washington and Oregon State make the Final Four. Based on what the Pac-12 did in the first week of the NCAAs this year, maybe last year's performance might become the norm.

Mississippi State thriving with father-daughter combo

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer and guard Blair Schaefer established the separation between father-daughter and coach-player nearly a decade ago when Blair was in seventh grade. The coach watched from the stands as his daughter turned the ball over multiple times during an AAU game. She was nearly in tears at halftime.

Oregon State's seniors helped guide the program's rise

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Sydney Wiese joked that when she was first recruited by Oregon State, she didn't even know where Corvallis was. Four years later, Wiese and her fellow seniors are wrapping up a historic run that has seen the Beavers' status rise not only in the Pac-12 but also in the nation. "I think we just saw a vision, bottom line. We saw what this place could be," Gabby Hanson said.

Early NCAA Tournament exit caps Lady Vols' up-and-down year

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- After failing to reach the Sweet 16 for just the second time ever, Tennessee enters the offseason seeking to establish the consistency the Lady Volunteers have lacked the last two years. Tennessee's up-and-down season concluded Monday with a 75-64 loss to Louisville in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Louisville, Kentucky.

Auriemma, UConn haven't lost consecutive games in 24 years

NEW YORK (AP) -- Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies are on an unbelievable run. No, not the 109 straight wins. Or the four consecutive national championships. Try this: They haven't lost back-to-back games in almost a quarter century. That's 883 straight games without consecutive losses. Think about that for a minute. No current UConn player was even born the last time this program had a losing streak.

Notre Dame loses top scorer Brianna Turner to knee injury

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.

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HAWKS-HORNETS Hornets hand Hawks 4th straight loss, 105-90 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Nicolas Batum and Kemba Walker each had 16 points and the Charlotte Hornets handed the slumping Atlanta Hawks their fourth straight loss, 105-90 on Monday night. The Hornets scored 17 points off 18 turnovers and led by as many as 23 in the fourth quarter. Frank Kaminsky provided more strong play off the bench for Charlotte with 14 points and five assists.

Oregon and Quinnipiac crash women's Sweet 16 field

NEW YORK (AP) -- Oregon and Quinnipiac are crashing the Sweet 16. The two double-digit seeds joined a field of mostly top seeds in the women's regional semifinals that will be played next weekend. It's no shock that No. 1s UConn, Baylor, South Carolina and Notre Dame made it out of the first weekend. Seeing these two newcomers, though, brings an unexpected buzz to the tournament.

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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.

UCLA routs Texas A&M to advance to Sweet 16

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kari Korver was brought back into UCLA's blowout win in the NCAA Tournament late so she could try to tie a school 3-point record. Instead, she dove for a loose ball and displayed the hustle she's shown throughout her career. It was a nice finishing touch on her final game at Pauley Pavilion, and fans stood on their feet and applauded as she was subbed out.

Long shots: Quinnipiac beats Miami 85-78 for Sweet 16 berth

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- The long shots kept making long shots. And the Sweet 16 is Quinnipiac's reward. Morgan Manz scored 22 points and made six 3-pointers, Aryn McClure added 15 and 12th-seeded Quinnipiac stunned fourth-seeded Miami 85-78 in a second-round NCAA Tournament game Monday night. Quinnipiac (29-6) next heads to Stockton, California and plays top-seeded South Carolina on Saturday, now just two games from the Final Four.

Plum scores 38 as Washington races past Oklahoma 108-82

SEATTLE (AP) -- At this point, the records are just a blur for Kelsey Plum. They get crossed off so quickly there is no opportunity for appreciation. But the final time she walked off her home floor on Monday night, after scoring 38 points and lifting Washington into the regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament, that's the moment that will be lasting for Plum. Not the latest accolade on the resume of her career.

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Results from the second round of the women's NCAA Tournament on Monday: ___ BRIDGEPORT REGION STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Kia Nurse scored 29 points and tied an NCAA Tournament record with nine 3-pointers to lead UConn to a 94-64 win over Syracuse on Monday night in a second-round rematch of last year's national championship game.

Louisville holds off Tennessee 75-64 in NCAA second round

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Mariya Moore's awareness of her NCAA Tournament shooting struggles made her especially determined to put them behind her. Extra practice finally paid off with the breakout performance the Louisville junior guard always knew was capable of, ignoring leg cramps to get it done with a big fourth quarter that helped send the Cardinals to the Sweet 16.