For most mid-majors, three days in March can either confirm or erase four months of work. These are the hottest mid-majors to watch as Championship Week -- and possibly an NCAA bid -- awaits.
2018 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/10L 81-76
- 11/14W 73-68
- 11/18W 62-48
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- 1/27h:mm a z, US/Eastern
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- 2/14h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 2/17h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 2/21h:mm a z, US/Eastern
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Several mid-major teams are close to wrapping up unbeaten conference seasons, including Missouri Valley leader Drake, which replaces Green Bay in the top spot of our mid-major rankings.
For the first time this season, little changed at the top of Graham Hays' mid-major rankings. But while the top four stayed the same, Colorado State landed at No. 6 and James Madison at No. 9.
For two straight polls, the No. 1 team in espnW's mid-major rankings promptly lost. So the top spot changes hands for the fourth time in five tries, with Green Bay returning for a second go.
New poll, new No. 1. Drexel takes over the top spot in espnW's mid-major rankings. Three new teams -- Saint Louis, Western Kentucky and Boise State -- joined the top 10.
A schedule shortened by the holiday still offered plenty of games and performances to single out. Sophomore guard Allison Arens, who led the Coyotes past their archrival, took top honors.
With three victories against power conference schools, Gonzaga climbed to No. 1 in espnW's mid-major poll. Two new teams -- South Dakota and Harvard -- joined the top 10.
South Dakota has hired Northern Kentucky women's basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit to lead the Coyotes.
Nebraska introduced South Dakota's Amy Williams as its new women's basketball coach Tuesday, a week after Connie Yori's unexpected resignation.
Tia Hemiller had 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists and South Dakota beat Florida Gulf Coast 71-65 on Saturday to win the WNIT championship.
Macy Miller had 18 points and 10 rebounds Tuesday to lead South Dakota State to a 61-55 win over South Dakota to capture the Summit League championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tourname
In his final poll of the season, Graham Hays takes a look at each team's player to watch, why each team might find its way into the NCAA tournament and what lies ahead in Championship Week.
For the second consecutive ranking, Florida Gulf Coast tops Graham Hays' mid-major poll. Green Bay climbed back up to No. 2, with South Dakota, South Dakota St. and BYU rounding out the top five.
Granted a season of eligibility she didn't expect, Nicole Seekamp won't be home for Christmas. And that's fine. The Australian fifth-year senior feels right at home playing for South Dakota.
Macy Miller scored 19 points, Ellie Thompson had 18 and South Dakota State beat South Dakota 72-57 on Tuesday to win its sixth Summit League championship and automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.
Chiney Ogwumike scored 23 points to become the Pac-12's career scoring leader, and Stanford used a couple big runs to pull away from 15th-seeded South Dakota and win 81-62 in the first round of the NCAA women's tournament Saturday night.
Polly Harrington scored 16 points to lead South Dakota to an 82-71 win over Denver for the Summit League basketball title and the Coyotes' first trip to the NCAA tournament.
No. 19 Nebraska rolls over South Dakota 87-53
Iowa State defeats South Dakota 88-72
South Dakota trailed by three when Alexis Yackley went to the line with 5 seconds left. Yackley's plan was to make the first foul shot and miss the second, hoping the Coyotes could grab the rebound and tie the game.