elite eight

Defending champion Stanford tops Texas 59-50 in Elite 8

The Cardinal (32-3) are headed to the Final Four for the 15th time in program history

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Lexie Hull scored 20 points in front of her hometown crowd, Haley Jones added 18 points, including four key free throws in the closing moments, and defending national champion Stanford toppled No. 2 seed Texas on…

Kansas races past Miami in 2nd half, reaches 16th Final Four

Kansas (32-6), the only No. 1 seed left in the NCAA Tournament, won the Midwest Region for the 13th time

CHICAGO (AP) — Ochai Agbaji was all over the court. David McCormack dominated inside, and Christian Braun connected from deep. With one dazzling finish, Kansas roared into the Final Four. Agbaji, McCormack and Braun led the top-seeded Jayhawks to a…

Carolina crushes Saint Peter’s 69-49

Will meet Duke in Final Four

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — America’s favorite underdog, Saint Peter’s, shouldn’t feel all that bad. North Carolina has crushed lots of dreams over the decades. The Tar Heels ended all hope of a March Madness miracle in the early going Sunday, getting…

Houston ends tourney in Elite eight with loss to Villanova

Villanova to 7th Final Four, beats Houston 50-44 in South

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Villanova coach Jay Wright has won national championships with well-balanced and fundamentally sound teams, yet even he knew staying in contention for another title was going to take a rugged and exhaustive effort. Ugly at times,…

Saint Peter’s tops Purdue, makes 15 seed history

Daryl Banks III scored the tying and go-ahead baskets that pushed Saint Peter’s to the brink of the Final Four

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doug Edert hopped on the press table and punched his fist in the air toward a delirious section of Saint Peter’s fans — aren’t they all? -- as his teammates thumped their chests and flashed eight fingers…

Houston Cougar's heading into the Elite Eight and will face Oregon St.

Houston locks in on defense, beats Syracuse 62-46 in NCAAs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Houston contested every 3-pointer, took away clean looks and forced “Buddy Buckets” to work for any sliver of space he could find. Defense has been the Cougars’ strength all season. Now it’s taken coach Kelvin Sampson’s team…