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SAN ANTONIO — Arizona Wildcats women’s basketball coach Adia Barnes said Saturday that she has nothing to apologize for after she used a middle finger and an expletive in a postgame huddle with her team in the joyous moments following a 69-59 win over UConn in the Final Four. The moment, caught on ESPN cameras, …

7:00 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. SAN ANTONIO — Their regular-season showdown in January was canceled because of a COVID-19 issue, but women’s basketball titans UConn and …

Baylor, who played for the Lakers for 14 seasons and was an All-Star 11 times, was 86. “Elgin was the love of my life and my best friend,” his wife, Elaine, said in a statement provided by the team. “And like everyone else, I was in awe of his immense courage, dignity and the time …

Saturday in college hoops is often a spectacle regardless of the calendar. But the Saturday before Selection Sunday? It’s anarchy. Complete and total anarchy. The festivities that unfolded gave us everything you could ask for on such a momentous occasion. A first-time dancer in Hartford. Rick Pitino’s Iona Gaels punching their ticket. Heck, even Georgetown …

In what the franchise prays is not a harbinger, the Knicks initiated the season’s second half in Milwaukee in disastrous form Thursday. After all the hope garnered from their season’s first half, the Knicks looked unrecognizable as they fell behind by 35 points in the fourth quarter. The Bucks, blown out by the Knicks in …

In hours away from tipoff, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton told Oklahoma State play-by-play announcer Dave Hunziker that the Big 12 Conferences leading scorer, Cade Cunningham, will not play against the No. 6 West Virginia Mountaineers due to an ankle sprain suffered in the final minute against Baylor Thursday night.   Additionally, starting point guard Isaac …

Tuesday’s college basketball slate featured a pair of top-10 matchups with No. 2 Michigan facing No. 4 Illinois and No. 3 Baylor facing No. 6 West Virgina, and while those turned out to be interesting games, we already know that all four teams involved will make the NCAA Tournament. That’s why the night’s true intrigue …

NJ Advance Media File PhotoTom Horak | For NJ Advance Media Facebook Share Twitter Share Brennan Columbia-Walsh and Bennett Lalonde scored 15 points to lead Montclair Kimberley past Technology 57-55 in Montclair. With the victory, Montclair Kimberely snapped a three-game losing streak to improve to 6-7. After falling behind 16-11 in the first quarter, Montclair …

Joe Owens had been head coach at Technology for only part of the 27-game losing streak the program carried into Saturday, but it was still a huge relief to see his players finally enjoy a victory. The Newark school won for the first time in two years when Marc Cosmeus had 23 points, 16 rebounds …

Michigan-Ohio State is just what college basketball needed.  Arguably the most anticipated game of the regular season eclipsed the hype, offering more compelling play and interest in the schools’ rivalry than football has been able to provide for most of the past decade. A bonus: this was the first top-five college hoops matchup between the …