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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State's NCAA Tournament opener was the typical No. 1 seed vs. No. 16 seed romp. The Bulldogs scored 37 points in the first quarter, 6-foot-7 Teaira McCowan attempted her first career 3-pointer (she missed) and everyone more or less enjoyed the 103-46 vict…

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — In the waning seconds of the third quarter during a lopsided game, Mississippi State point guard Jazzmun Holmes made one final good decision, whipping the ball to her right that started a chain reaction of passes around the perimeter. It eventually found Andra Espino…

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Danielle Edwards endured three straight years of a lot of losses before finally getting a chance to play in the Big Dance. With every 3-pointer that splashed through the net in the fourth quarter, it was obvious the Clemson senior was ready for her opportunity.

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Anriel Howard's relentless rebounding and scoring have helped Mississippi State remain among the nation's elite women's programs. Simone Westbrook's savvy, passing and shooting are a major reason Clemson has become one of this year's surprise teams.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When fans settle in to watch the NCAA Tournament games at the Shark Tank this weekend they should have plenty of extra time to check their phones after baskets to see what's happening at other sites around the country.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Virginia has watched the motivational pick-me-up videos. The players have relived the loss when they are too tired to do one more drill at practice. And the Cavaliers have finally answered the last question about being the first No. 1 seed to lose in a NCAA Tournament g…

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State has earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year and is now trying to embark on a third straight trip to the national championship game.

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — College basketball fans lined up at casinos and racetracks or furiously tapped smartphone screens Thursday to get down bets on March Madness, many in states where it is legal for the first time.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As the NCAA prepares for its first basketball championships since the Supreme Court allowed legal sports betting to expand, the body governing college sports remains opposed to gambling on its events. But it's not denying reality, either.

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NEW YORK (AP) — One of the joys of March Madness is the surprising things that can happen during the NCAA Tournament. For the women, there was an unpleasant surprise before the tournament even began when the field was revealed early thanks to a production error.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alyric Scott scored 12 of her 14 points after halftime and hauled down 15 rebounds as top-seeded Southern fended off third seed Jackson State 45-41 Saturday to win the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament championship and earn a berth in the NCAA Women's Tournament.

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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tyree Griffin had a season-high 23 points as Southern Miss topped Marshall 82-73 in the Conference USA Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday night. LaDavius Draine added 20 points for the Golden Eagles.

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PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Devonte Patterson had 25 points as Prairie View rolled past Alcorn State 86-66 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Tuesday night.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State's Quinndary Weatherspoon won the Howell Trophy and Teaira McCowan took home the Gillom Trophy as the Bulldogs completed another sweep of the state's top individual awards in college basketball.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Chris Howell and Jayveous McKinnis scored 19 points apiece as Jackson State defeated Alabama State 82-70 on Saturday. Venjie Wallis added 15 points for the Tigers. McKinnis also had nine rebounds and four blocks for the Tigers.

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PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Devonte Patterson scored a career-high 32 points and Prairie View A&M wrapped up their Southwestern Athletic Conference regular-season championship campaign with a 98-64 victory over Alcorn State on Saturday.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Ole Miss had been in the midst of a three-game losing skid and a loss to Missouri would have likely placed the Rebels on the NCAA Tournament bubble. Down double-digits in the second half, Ole Miss had to buckle down in front of Missouri's crowd.

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HOUSTON (AP) — Jeremy Combs had 18 points to lead five Texas Southern players in double figures as the Tigers stretched their winning streak to 11 games, easily defeating Alcorn State 99-72 on Thursday night. Eden Ewing added 17 points for the Tigers. Derrick Bruce chipped in 14, Jalyn Patte…

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Opposition lawmakers urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday to reconsider his ban on New York state-funded travel to North Carolina, so a group of state college swimmers and divers won't have to stay in neighboring Virginia during an upcoming NCAA championship meet.