The first round in Lexington, Kentucky, will be remembered for wins that set up a Kentucky-Ohio State showdown of regional powers that rarely meet. But even in a loss, Belmont was unforgettable.
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Kelsey Mitchell and Asia Doss each scored 15 points, Shayla Cooper grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds and Ohio State withstood a late charge from Western Kentucky for a 70-63 victory on Friday in
Kelsey Mitchell made just five field goals, but with a defense that held Western Kentucky to just 29 percent shooting, fifth-seeded Ohio State advanced to the second round, where Kentucky awaits.
Will anyone dethrone UConn? How far will Kelsey Plum carry Washington? And what's the upset we'll most likely see this weekend?
Tashia Brown scored 17 points and Kendall Noble added 15 to lead top-seeded Western Kentucky to a 67-56 victory over Southern Miss in Sunday's Conference USA women's tournament championship game.
Asia Durr scored 16 points, including two key 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and No. 8 Louisville beat Western Kentucky 68-61 on Sunday.
Jessica January scored 25 points and No. 18 DePaul remained unbeaten by holding off Western Kentucky 77-69 on Friday in the Gulf Coast Showcase.
Tashia Brown scored 22 of her 28 points in the second half and Kendall Noble had 12 of her 16 after the break and Western Kentucky upset No. 23 Indiana 85-74 on Saturday.
How competitive is women's basketball outside of the Power 5 conferences? The two mid-major teams that met in last season's WNIT final aren't even in our preseason rankings.
Kayla Smith sank the go-ahead basket with 34 seconds left and Kendall Noble cemented the win at the free throw line to lift Western Kentucky to a 71-69 win over No. 16 Louisville on Saturday.
WKU suspends swimming program
Western Kentucky put its swimming and diving program on a 5-year suspension today, after finding violations of Title IX sexual misconduct and assault, harassment and the student conduct code. Said AD Todd Stewart: "This is a very difficult and unfortunate decision on many levels." Full story
Brooke McCarty made two free throws for Texas with 20.8 seconds left sending the fifth-seeded Longhorns to a 66-64 victory in the first round of the NCAA NCAA Tournament on Friday.
Final: Texas 66, Western Kentucky 64
A pair of Brooke McCarty gave the Longhorns the lead, and they hung on as Western Kentucky's potential game-winning 3 missed the mark. Watch replay
WKU-Texas tied up
Ivy Brown's 3 pulled the Lady Toppers within 1, and they tied it up with 21 seconds left.
Upset alert: WKU leads Texas
The 12th-seeded Lady Toppers are clinging to a 1-point lead with under four minutes left. WKU's Chastity Gooch leads all scorers with 25 points. Watch live
Western Kentucky has had a magical season, winning the regular-season and tournament titles in its first season as a member of Conference USA. It now has a chance to play Cinderella with an upset win over Texas. It's a one-possession game with under 4 minutes left. Live on WatchESPN
Alexis Govan scored 22 points and made two free throws with 23 seconds left and Western Kentucky held on for a 60-57 win over Southern Mississippi Saturday night in the Conference USA championship.
With five Top 25 teams, including unbeaten Princeton, the landscape for mid-majors hasn't looked this good since the 2011-12 season.
Princeton still leads the way, but a pair of Atlantic 10 teams -- No. 5 George Washington and No. 7 Dayton -- prepare to meet in a huge mid-major clash.
UTSA women come back to beat No. 24 WKU, 64-63
Western Kentucky wins 14th straight, 80-74 over UTEP
With an absence of upsets, or even many close games, the top-10 mid-major rankings remained mostly the same.
No. 25 Western Kentucky beats Old Dominion 76-60
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