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Duke forward Richa Jackson (15) blocks a shot by Notre Dame guard Skylar Diggins during the first half of the regional final game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Norfolk, Va.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
NEW YORK — Pierre Jackson had 24 points and 10 assists to lift Baylor back into the National Invitation Tournament title game for the second time in five years with a 76-70 win over BYU on Tuesday night.
Baylor’s Cory Jefferson scored 21 points and Isaiah Austin had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Bears.
Notre Dame 87, Duke 76
NORFOLK, Va. — Skylar Diggins shook off early foul trouble to score 24 points and Notre Dame rallied to beat Duke to earn its third consecutive trip to the Final Four.
Kayla McBride added 17 points while Jewell Loyd and Natalie Achonwa had 17 each for the Fighting Irish.
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California 65, Georgia 62
SPOKANE, Wash. — Layshia Clarendon scored 17 of her 25 points in the second half and overtime, and California rallied from down 10 with less than 7 minutes left in regulation to beat Georgia in the Spokane Regional final and advance to the Final Four for the first time in school history.
Ware leaves hospital
Louisville guard Kevin Ware has been released from an Indianapolis hospital and is headed back to campus, two days after breaking his right leg during the Cardinals’ Final Four-clinching victory.
Ware underwent surgery to repair compound fractures of the tibia in the leg and is expected to be out a year.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino said Ware would travel with the team to Atlanta, but it wasn’t known if he will be cleared to fly.
USC hires FGCU’s Enfield as men’s hoops coach
LOS ANGELES — Southern California hired Andy Enfield as men’s basketball coach after he took Florida Gulf Coast to the round of 16 of the NCAA tournament.
Athletic director Pat Haden said Monday night that Enfield has reached an agreement to take over at the Pac-12 school.
Haden said Enfield’s success at FGCU wasn’t a flash in the pan and that his up-tempo style and stingy defense will be fun for both the players and fans.
UNC Asheville coach leaves for UNC Wilmington
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — UNC Asheville said longtime basketball coach Eddie Biedenbach has resigned to take a job on UNC Wilmington’s staff.
Biedenbach said in a statement issued by UNC Asheville on Tuesday that it was difficult to leave the school. But he said he has long felt that if a vacancy ever opened at either UNC Wilmington or North Carolina State, he would have interest in pursuing it.
Biedenbach will be an assistant to UNC Wilmington coach Buzz Peterson.
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