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NCAA tournament 2013

Coverage of the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

WNBA prospects from the Spokane region

Finishing up the look at 2013 WNBA Draft prospects in the recently completed NCAA Tournament, we look at a group of players from the Spokane region that we haven't discussed much.

Three keys to UConn's rout of Louisville

The Connecticut Huskies peaked at the right time, clicking on all cylinders in a dominant victory over the Louisville Cardinals as shown clearly by the stats.

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2013 NCAA women's Final Four: UConn wins the title

After a number of upsets in the 2013 NCAA Tournament - including the fall of the top-ranked Baylor Lady Bears - the dust of March Madness is starting to settle and the field of 64 is narrowing to just the Final Four.

UConn wins the title

It's the same old tune, only with a jazz beat instead of a blues note.

UConn's eighth title: The dawn of a new era

The Connecticut Huskies roll to a big win to secure the 2013 National Championship, but it might just be the beginning of another extended run of titles.

Open Thread: Women's Championship Tonight

Can Louisville finish the sweep? Or will UConn win its eighth national championship?

Three WNBA Draft prospects at the Final Four

There were three primary 2013 WNBA Draft prospects in the 2013 Final Four, and Layshia Clarendon, Skylar Diggins, and Kelly Faris had one main ingredient in common: They are winners.

Discovery to air 'Off the Rez' today at 6 p.m. EDT

A preview of Off The Rez, which will be broadcast today at 6 p.m. EDT on Discovery Fit & Health channel.

Delle Donne, Harris-Perry discuss NCAA basketball

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry chats with ESPN's Jemele Hill, former South Carolina coach Susan Walvius, gold medal Olympic swimmer Donna de Varona, and 2013 WNBA Draft prospect Elena Delle Donne.

Relationships fuel job market at WBCA convention

The annual WBCA convention held at the site of the Final Four is many things to many people. But most importantly, the convention serves as a giant job market for aspiring coaches. Brian McCormick shares his observations from New Orleans.

Finding a gameplan for Louisville against UConn

What can the Louisville Cardinals do to continue defying everyone's expectations in the 2013 NCAA Tournament? Brian McCormick lays out a gameplan for Louisville for their game against the Connecticut Huskies.

Louisville beats Michigan, 82-76, wins men's title

Pitino is the first men's basketball coach to win national titles at two different schools.

Open Thread: NCAA Men's Final and More

Can Louisville win the first of a possible two national championships in two days? Or will Michigan and the manager of this site be singing "Hail to the Victors" nonstop for the rest of the week?

UConn's defense stifles Notre Dame in Final Four

The cliché tells us it is difficult to defeat a team three times in one season. Notre Dame did just that against UCONN this season. The fourth proved to be elusive.

Louisville refuses to leave the party

Never underestimate the power of the Schimmels. (Or an open three-point shooter.)

UConn heads to the title game

You know, I don't think Breanna Stewart much appreciated Jewell Loyd being named Big East Freshman of the Year...

What does UConn have to do to overcome Notre Dame?

In three previous meetings with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish this season, the Connecticut Huskies have lost by a combined 12 points. So what do they have to do to finally overcome their Big East rival in the Final Four?

Video: Eliza Pierre will guard...everyone.

Eliza Pierre chats with Lindsay Brauner of California Golden Blogs about the Final Four, her defensive assignment against the Louisville Cardinals, and hair.

Open Thread: Final Four Begins Today

Can Coach Gottlieb, Layshia Clarendon and the Bears beat out Coach Walz, Shoni Schimmel and the Cardinals? Will Skylar Diggins and Coach McGraw lead the Irish past Coach Auriemma, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Breanna Stewart, and the Huskies FOUR TIMES?!

Notes, observations & random things in New Orleans

Your intrepid and verbose blogger hits New Orleans, and New Orleans hits back.

Jeff Walz is as much about style as substance

Louisville Cardinals coach Jeff Walz comments on Brittney Griner's chances of competing in the NBA, sideline attire, and the team's unexpected scoring burst in the Sweet 16 of the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

Final Four preview: Louisville, meet Eliza Pierre

Thoughts on the California Golden Bears' matchup with the Louisville Cardinals.

Cal vs. Louisville: Fun teams clash in Final Four

The appetizer may lack the sizzle of the Big East battle in the second semifinal, but if the press conferences and open practices are any indication, the first semifinal should be every bit as exciting.

Native heritage draws support for Schimmels

Native American basketball fans shared with Swish Appeal why rooting for Louisville sisters Jude and Shoni Schimmel in the 2013 Final Four is so important to them.

Don't ignore Chris Dailey's role in UConn success

Although her contributions don't always get a lot of attention, Connecticut Huskies associate head coach Chris Dailey plays a vital role in the program's success.

Confident shooting lifts Louisville to Final Four

Once again, threes played a major part in the Louisville Cardinals upsetting the Tennessee Lady Vols to get to the Final Four. But it was the combination of a balanced attack on their part and taking the Lady Vols out of their game that won the game.

UofL coach Jeff Walz: "We ruined the entire party"

The unpredictability of the Louisville Cardinals' run to the Final Four really only adds to what has become the biggest shock of either the men's or women's tournament this season, as described well by Cardinals coach Jeff Walz after the game.

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NCAA Tournament 2013: The Norfolk bracket

It was Notre Dame's last chance to win the Big East title.

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NCAA Tournament 2013: The Oklahoma City bracket

Defending champion Baylor and Brittney Griner are the #1 seed overall in the Oklahoma City bracket of the 2013 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. Can anyone stop them from making a return to the Final Four?

Open Thread: The Elite Eight concludes tonight!

Notre Dame, Duke, Tennessee, and Louisville, as they go for two more Final Four spots. And of the "Big Three," Skylar Diggins is still on the docket!

How Cal survived poor shooting to make Final Four

All season long the California Golden Bears have battled to prove themselves and pull out close games on pure heart. So it's fitting that it took overtime to beat the similarly gritty Georgia Bulldogs to make a first-ever trip to the Final Four.

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NCAA Tournament 2013: The Spokane region

The Stanford Cardinal come into the 2013 NCAA Tournament as the top seed in the Spokane bracket, but everyone from Swish Appeal contributors to President Barack Obama has picked the rival California Golden Bears to win it.