Cartwright’s 17 helps Providence stun No. 13 Villanova 76-71

Providence forward Rodney Bullock (5) dunks against Villanova guard Mikal Bridges (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence will need to play its best basketball of the season down the stretch if its hopes to earn its fifth straight NCAA tournament bid.

Brown, Cohen lead No. 3 Baylor to blowout over Okla. St.

Oklahoma State guard Braxtin Miller, left, drives the ball past Baylor guards Didi Richards, center, and Kristy Wallace during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Baylor has a very potent offense, ranking second in the nation in scoring. The Lady Bears’ defense though rose to the occasion against Oklahoma State.

New No. 1 Virginia beats Miami 59-50

Miami guard Anthony Lawrence II (3) goes up for a shot against Virginia center Jack Salt (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — New No. 1 Virginia made sure the Miami Hurricanes were no Chaminade.

Virginia atop AP men’s hoops poll for first time since 1982

Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite (25) defends as Virginia Tech forward Chris Clarke (15) takes a shot during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Virginia Tech won the game 61-60 in overtime. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A loss didn’t prevent Virginia from climbing to No. 1 in AP men’s basketball poll for the first time in more than 35 years after all.

Belmont earns first AP Top 25 ranking in school history

In this Jan. 4, 2018, photo provided by Belmont University, Belmont women's basketball coach Bart Brooks, left, talks with his team during an NCAA basketball game against Tennessee Tech in Nashville, Tenn. Belmont is in the AP Top 25 for the first time in school history. The Bruins (24-3) entered The Associated Press women's basketball poll Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at No. 24. (Sam Simpkins/Belmont University via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a buzz at Belmont — the Bruins are in the AP Top 25 for the first time in school history.

TCU going for 5th College World Series appearance in a row

FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo, TCU's Luken Baker is greeted at the plate by Josh Watson after a solo home run in the eighth inning against Oklahoma State during an NCAA college baseball game in Fort Worth, Texas. The Horned Frogs head into the 2018 baseball season looking to become the first program to make five straight College World Series appearances since the NCAA went to its current tournament format in 1999.(Richard W. Rodriguez/Star-Telegram via AP, File)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — TCU is looking for some history. A deep pitching staff could lead the way for the Horned Frogs.

Smith, Thompson headline Women’s hoops Hall of Fame class

Connecticut Assoc. Head Coach Chris Dailey shouts instructions from the bench in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Storrs, Conn. It was announced Monday night that Dailey will be an inductee into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. UConn won 69-58. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Katie Smith, Tina Thompson and Chamique Holdsclaw headline the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame class for 2018 announced Monday.



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