Bulldogs inconsolable after coming up short again in final

Mississippi State's Morgan William pauses following a 61-58 loss to Notre Dame in the final of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer walked away from the team’s locker room with one arm around the shoulder of his weeping daughter Blair and the other arm draped over guard Morgan William. Both players were inconsolable after losing the national championship to Notre Dame on a desperation 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left.

Wagner, Michigan end Loyola’s run 69-57 in Final Four

Michigan's Moritz Wagner (13) reacts after scoring a 3-point shot against Loyola-Chicago during the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 31, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Staring down a 10-point, second-half deficit against an underdog that seemed nothing short of blessed during the madness of March, Moe Wagner and Michigan clamped down on Loyola-Chicago and ended one of the most memorable NCAA Tournament runs ever.

Kansas can’t find a way to slow Villanova’s 3-point barrage

Kansas head coach Bill Self watches from the bench during the first half against Villanova in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 31, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Bill Self’s frustrated and almost helpless reactions said everything about why Kansas’ latest Final Four trip would last only one game.

Overtime survivors: Bulldogs, Irish meet for women’s title

Mississippi State head coach Vic Schaefer responds to a question during a news conference for the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Mississippi State will play Notre Dame on Sunday in the national championship. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Vic Schaefer and his Mississippi State Bulldogs carry a constant reminder of how far they went in the women’s NCAA Tournament last year, and what must still be done.

Motzko back at Minnesota: ‘You only get one kick at the can’

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017, file photo, United States' under-20 hockey coach Bob Motzko watches his team scrimmage during hockey practice in Columbus, Ohio. The new men’s hockey coach at Minnesota will be Bob Motzko, who has returned to his roots after 13 seasons running the program at St. Cloud State. Motzko was hired by the university on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, exactly one week after predecessor Don Lucia held a news conference to announce his retirement after 19 years overseeing the Gophers. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bob Motzko first came to play hockey at Minnesota in 1981, when he was cut from the team and then denied a spot on the roster again before the next season.

Notre Dame beats UConn on last-second shot in overtime

Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale (24) celebrates as Connecticut's Crystal Dangerfield (5) walks away as time expires in overtime in the semifinals of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament, Friday, March 30, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Notre Dame won 91-89. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale etched her name in Notre Dame lore with the shot that lifted the Irish over rival UConn.

Miss State earns second straight trip to women’s final

Mississippi State's Teaira McCowan (15) and Louisville's Arica Carter (11) battle for a loose ball during overtime in the semifinals of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament, Friday, March 30, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Once Roshunda Johnson hit the tying 3-pointer with seven seconds left in regulation and Teaira McCowan forced a miss on the other end, Mississippi State knew it was in good shape.

Final Four puts transfers, and reform, on display

Michigan's Duncan Robinson (22)shoots during a practice session for the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, March 30, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO — As the NCAA deals with corruption in college basketball and faces questions about sexual assault scandals on campus, the association is finally moving toward reform on far less somber subject that has been every bit as vexing: transfer rules.

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