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Balance helps UConn bounce back from slow start

Texas dominated UConn early on Sunday. But then Geno Auriemma delivered a timeout speech he saves just to jolt the Huskies. Point taken. UConn made all the right adjustments to pull away, 72-54.

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NCAA explores tweaks to women's hoops tourney

According to a survey obtained by the AP, the women's basketball oversight committee is exploring ways to change the format of the NCAA tournament, including moving the Final Four back a week.

Duke upsets No. 3 South Carolina (0:43)
Louisville coach rants about participation trophies (2:19)
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Drexel makes debut in mid-major poll

South Dakota State remains on top, but Gonzaga jumps six spots to No. 2 after its first win in program history over Stanford. Drexel, which upset Syracuse, and three other teams join the top 10.

South Carolina has no problems with Maine (0:43)
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The making of Tennessee's top-ranked class

Anastasia Hayes was the first 2017 star to commit to Tennessee. After timely texts and chocolate milk, Kasiyahna Kushkituah, Evina Westbrook and Rennia Davis followed to form the No. 1 class.

Coates scores 28 points in South Carolina's win (0:49)
Samuelson's deep shooting leads UConn past LSU (0:57)
NIU's Lehman scores 48 in 2OT win (0:46)
Auriemma, Connecticut overcome slow start in win (3:51)


Graham Hays @grahamhays

Attendance of 6,612 is third-smallest in past 20 years. But given the circumstances, hard to knock it much. Event hosted well here.

Graham Hays @grahamhays

The smallest overall goal differential for an NCAA champion in 64-team bracket is USC in 2007 (+9). This USC team currently +6.

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USC has been outshot 31-20 since quarterfinals but, for now, its 3-0 advantage in goals in those games is all that matters.

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USC goes up 1-0 in second minute. Last team to win after conceding first goal was UNC in 2008 ... when Kerri Hanks scored in 16 seconds.