09 November 2019 09:13
Admiral Schofield adjustment helps save Tennessee basketball vs No. 15 seed Colgate COLUMBUS, Ohio — Lamonte Turner noticed a pattern in Colgate's defense Friday afternoon in the NCAA Tournament as it sought to take away Grant Williams from the Tennessee basketball attack. Schofield buried it — his first made 3-pointer after four misses — to put No. 2 seed Tennessee ahead by six. "I got in a good rhythm and the next two went in," Schofield said. Tennessee is onto the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season, surviving a shooting barrage from Colgate after some late clutch moments from Schofield. Schofield led Tennessee (30-5) with 19 points as the Vols recorded their second season with 30 or more wins in program history.
He scored 11 of his points in the final 4:01 after Colgate dominated the second half. And the Raiders made good on a saying Schofield said the Vols have, suggesting that in March every team's shooting gets 10 percent better. The biggest thing is you have to come out and compete and play hard for 40 minutes and understand that any team at any point in time can go on a crazy run and make shots." Bone made a long 3-pointer to end a quick Colgate 8-0 run, but the Raiders kept shooting — and making. "In the NCAA Tournament, you appreciate any win you can get," Turner said. I feel like every game in the NCAA Tournament is going to be close or could be close.
After a somewhat underwhelming first day saw a star announce himself on the national stage in Ja Morant and Auburn survive a scare from New Mexico State, we have more highly interesting matchups to look forward to. The 2019 NCAA women's basketball tournament starts today, Friday, March 22, with 16 first-round games. The 64-team bracket is led by Baylor, Notre Dame, Louisville and Mississippi State as the No. 1 seeds. 2019 NCAA women's basketball tournament: Bracket 2019 NCAA women's basketball tournament: Schedule, TV channels NCAA tournament: Interactive bracket No. 14 New Mexico State | Ames, Iowa | 6 p.m. NCAA women's basketball tournament: Champions, history YEAR CHAMPION (RECORD) COACH SCORE RUNNER-UP SITE 2018 Notre Dame (34-3) Muffet McGraw 61-58 Mississippi State Columbus, Ohio 2017 South Carolina (33-4) Dawn Staley 67-55 Mississippi State Dallas, Texas 2016 Connecticut (38-0) Geno Auriemma 82-51 Syracuse Indianapolis, Ind. 2015 Connecticut (38-1) Geno Auriemma 63-53 Notre Dame Tampa, Fla. 2014 Connecticut (40-0) Geno Auriemma 79-58 Notre Dame Nashville, Tenn. 2005 Baylor (33-3) Kim Mulkey 84-62 Michigan State Indianapolis, Ind. 2004 Connecticut (31-4) Geno Auriemma 70-61 Tennessee New Orleans, La. 2003 Connecticut (37-1) Geno Auriemma 73-68 Tennessee Atlanta, Ga. 2002 Connecticut (39-0) Geno Auriemma 82-70 Oklahoma San Antonio, Texas 2001 Notre Dame (34-2) Muffet McGraw 68-66 Purdue St. Louis, Mo. 2000 Connecticut (36-1) Geno Auriemma 71-52 Tennessee Philadelphia, Pa. 1999 Purdue (34-1) Carolyn Peck 62-45 Duke San Jose, Calif.
FINAL: (9) Clemson 79, (8) South Dakota 66: Simone Westbrook scored 27 points, Danielle Edwards added 25 and ninth-seeded Clemson pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat No. 8 seed South Dakota 79-66. FINAL: (5) Arizona State 60, (12) UCF 45: Courtney Ekmark scored 15 of her game-high 20 points in the second half, and fifth-seeded Arizona State beat 12th-seeded UCF 60-45. (15) Portland State (25-7), 6 p.m.: FOLLOW LIVE FINAL: (2) Iowa 66, (15) Mercer 61: Megan Gustafson scored 30 points with 16 rebounds and second-seeded Iowa narrowly avoided a monumental upset, holding off No. 15 Mercer 66-61 for its first NCAA Tournament win in four years. FINAL: (8) Michigan 84, (9) Kansas State 54: Naz Hillmon scored 17 points off the bench, Nicole Munger and Kayla Robbins each added 13 and the eighth-seeded Wolverines shot a season-high 56 percent to run away from No. 9 seed Kansas State 84-54. Greensboro Regional | At Charlotte, North Carolina FINAL: (7) Missouri 77, (10) Drake 76 (OT): Jordan Roundtree hit a free throw after being fouled with 1.1 seconds left in overtime and seventh-seeded Missouri beat Drake 77-76 to advance to the NCAA Tournament's round of 32 for the third time in four years. Chicago Regional | At College Station, Texas Greensboro Regional | At Raleigh, North Carolina (3) North Carolina State (26-5) vs. Portland Regional | At Syracuse, New York Chicago Regional | At Notre Dame, Indiana Albany Regional | At College Park, Maryland Greensboro Regional | At Waco, Texas Chicago Regional | At Stanford, California