Alyssa Thomas scored a career-high 33 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as fourth-seeded Maryland upset No. 1 seed Tennessee 73-62 on Sunday in the Louisville Region semifinal.
Navy football player Will McKamey, who has been hospitalized since collapsing at practice three days ago, has died while in a coma. He was 19.
Alyssa Thomas scored all 16 of her points in the second half, and Maryland squeezed past cold-shooting Texas 69-64 Tuesday night to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA women’s tournament for the third consecutive year.
The odds of the University of Virginia being crowned national champions are 10/1, according to sports betting site Bovada.
The opening-round exits by American and George Washington from the NCAA men’s tournament should have been no surprise for local college basketball fans.
Alyssa Thomas had 13 points and 14 rebounds, Lexie Brown scored 21 and No. 4 seed Maryland closed the first half with 20 straight points to roll past Army 90-52 Sunday in the opening round of the NCAA women’s tournament.
A freshman running back on the Navy football team collapsed during spring practice Saturday morning and was airlifted to a hospital.
Maryland senior Alyssa Thomas would trade all of her career records for a national championship.
The ninth-seeded Colonials, 24-8 after going 23-38 in coach Mike Lonergan’s first two seasons, meet eighth-seeded Memphis on Friday in Raleigh, N.C.
The odds say that 15th-seeded American has about as much of a shot at beating second-seeded Wisconsin in their NCAA opener Thursday just 79 miles from the Badgers’ campus as Matthew McConaughey did of winning an Oscar.E