Oklahoma, Oklahoma State nab at-large bids to NCAA women's basketball tournament

13 March, 2018, 11:32 | Author: Charlene Valdez
  • Selection Sunday: Oklahoma to play Thursday against Rhode Island; Oklahoma State gets home NIT game; Get your NCAA tournament bracket here

After the Big 12 tournament, OU's week-long wait over its postseason fate intensified Sunday when, in a first-time move, the NCAA released eight teams it was considering for the bracket's final four spots, with Coale's team among the group.

This is the Sun Devils' 16th NCAA appearance. For instance, Louisville has lost its coach (Rick Pitino), athletic director (Tom Jurich) and latest national title (2013) in the culmination of scandals that have slammed that program for the better part of this decade. Despite starting four new players, SU hummed along, led by point guard Tiana Mangakahia, who finished the season averaging a nation-leading 9.9 assists per game to go with 17.8 points per game. Dan Hurley's team almost made the Sweet 16 last season, and now, with a deployment of six guards and the deepest backcourt in America, URI is a matchup issue for the teams in its region. OU is one of nine Division I men's or women's basketball teams to make the NCAA Tournament in every season since 2000. The Wildcats are 3-6 against Quadrant 1 teams and ranked 108th in strength of schedule.

"If I had to choose a location, we would have chosen that location just because of our proximity to Tempe and our fans, travel time and time change for us", head coach Charli Turner Thorne said.

Hearthstone: The Witchwood Expansion Announced
Genn Greymane reduces the cost of your Hero Power by 1 if you only have cards that cost even numbers of mana in your deck. Blizzard has a preview stream scheduled for March 26 at 11 AM PDT where they'll show off several of the upcoming cards.

Other teams under consideration for the last four in and first four out were Buffalo, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Purdue, Rutgers, Southern Cal and West Virginia.

As the 5-seed in the Big East Tournament, the Friars knocked off Creighton in the first round to advance to the semifinals. Two of the five wins in the OG&E Tournament over the weekend were by run-rule shutout, both over Illinois State. Villanova beat Providence to win the conference tourney on Saturday.

St. Bonaventure: Coach Mark Schmidt plans to pray on Selection Sunday.

Gauri Lankesh murder : Accused sent to SIT custody for 5 days
Defence lawyers said Kumar, who was taken in only for questioning by the SIT, has been made an accused without any evidence. SIT produced him before the court today where he was remanded to five days police custody till 13th this month.

"I don't know if we could have done any better", Schmidt said about building the Bonnies' resume. Together with Battle, Howard could help lead Syracuse to a win here. But we're excited for the guys.

Though they earned the right to play in the NCAA Tournament, they will have a tough time getting through the tournament.

The Blue Raiders famously upset Michigan State back in 2016 in the tournament as a No. 15 seed and Minnesota a year ago as a No. 12 seed. They're probably NIT-bound.

Palestinian killed in Israeli army clashes
IOF killed Palestinian man today in Hebron and multiple others were wounded in clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank and Gaza on Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.



Metropolitan Opera terminates relationship with James Levine over 'sexually abusive' conduct
He said he was reaching out to police in Lake Forest because some of his encounters with Levine took place there in the mid-1980s. Ashok Pai said he had been abused by Levine for years, beginning in 1986 near the Ravinia Festival in IL , when he was 16.

Russia Says it Test-Fired a Hypersonic Missile
Video released by the ministry showed a military jet taking off carrying a large missile before launching it mid-flight. Putin reportedly called the Kinzhal an "ideal weapon".

NERD Closes Out iHeartRadio Music Awards With Performance of "Lemon"
The iHeart Radio Music Awards show has a tendency to bring out a fashionably fun side of most of the stars who attend. DIRECTV NOW is a great way to watch all your favorite cable channels without a cable subscription.

Giants to release cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
Rodgers-Cromartie appeared in 61 games with 44 starts over four seasons after signing with the Giants as a free agent in 2014. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Saturday night that the Giants asked Rodgers-Cromartie to take a pay cut .

Watch Tom Brady Get His Head Shaved During Cancer Research Fundraiser
Brady wasn't the only high-profile member of MA society to donate his locks to the cause, either. Tom Brady , left, and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker as they get their heads shaved.

NSE Calls For Gender Equality, Women's Empowerment
Women's representation, Guterres said, in national parliaments stands, on average, at less than one quarter, and in boardrooms, it is even lower.

Kenya: the president,residence leader to resolve differences
The Supreme Court earlier nullified an August presidential poll and ordered the October re-run. He also told the Kenyan government that it should not threaten the courts.

11 countries sign historic free trade deal
Meltzer said the United States' ability to shape the rules of trade in the Asia-Pacific region "is very much diminished". The pact was aimed at diminishing the increasing economic dominance of China in a rapidly growing part of the world.

Stephen Curry suffers ankle injury and will miss upcoming Warriors games
Warriors second-year guard Patrick McCaw will continue to wear a light brace on his injured left wrist for at least another week. Since then, Curry's ankles have been nothing more than a minor problem as he's risen to become one of the NBA's elite players.

Meghan Markle gives a hug to Worcester schoolgirl
She's consistently proven to be the most outspoken, going-against-tradition type this generation of the royal family has seen. Earlier today, we shared the secret nod to International Women's Day which featured in the ensemble Meghan Markle wore today.