Meet the LCAA All-Conference girls basketball team for the 2021 season
Follow Josh VanDyke on Twitter36 Columbia Central vs. Michigan Center in a Division 3 girls basketball district finalJACKSON – The Brooklyn Columbia Central girls basketball team reached the Elite Eight of the Division 3 state tournament this season behind steady production from their forwards and stingy defense from on the perimeter. Columbia Central placed five players on this year’s all-league list, while the Wildcats added three. Below are the final standings, along with the first team, second team and honorable mention selections for the 2021 LCAA girls basketball season. FINAL STANDINGSColumbia Central -- 10-0Onsted -- 11-2Blissfield -- 8-4Dundee -- 6-5Clinton -- 5-7Ida -- 3-9Hillsdale -- 2-10Hudson -- 1-9---FIRST TEAMKara Stutzman, Blissfield (Sr.)Mya Hiram, Onsted (Sr.)Zoie Bamm, Columbia Central (So.) Tadassa Brown, Columbia Central (Jr.)Kayla Ross, Onsted (Sr.)---SECOND TEAMTaiya Fletcher, Columbia Central (Sr.)Mckenna Salley, Dundee (Jr.)Avery Collins, Blissfield (Fr.)mlive.com
Wolverine Confidential podcast: Michigan didn’t need a Final Four for this season to be a success
Michigan’s men’s basketball team picked a bad time to have its worst offensive performance of the season. 11 seed UCLA 51-49 in the Elite Eight. On the latest episode of “Wolverine Confidential,” MLive’s Ryan Zuke, Aaron McMann and Andrew Kahn discuss what went wrong in the last 5 minutes for Michigan, which missed its final eight shots. But despite losing to a double digit seed in the Elite Eight, the Wolverines will still be hanging a banner for their 2021 season. The podcast crew puts a bow on the 2020-21 season and looks ahead to what’s next for the program.mlive.com
Disappointing end shouldn’t take away from Michigan basketball’s memorable season
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)ANN ARBOR, Mich. – It’s going to take a while for the sting of Tuesday night’s loss to fade for the Michigan basketball team. The Wolverines were one win away from the Final Four, but played their worst 40 minutes of offense all season. 11 seed UCLA marked an incredibly disappointing end to the 2020-2021 season, but that doesn’t mean it should tarnish the memory. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament since the Fab Five era. Michigan didn’t get its storybook ending, but the journey was one fans won’t soon forget.
Final Four set, a question left: Can anybody beat Gonzaga?
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)It’s not easy to bury a team as good as USC, let alone in a half, no matter how easy Gonzaga made it look. He asked Few the day before their game against the high-flying Trojans whether his defense was getting lost in the shuffle. “Obviously, I think he’s the best defender in the country,” Baylor coach Scott Drew said. Then Baylor’s bout with the virus came late in the season, requiring a pause of three weeks plus. After everything else fans weathered throughout this wacky season, a few more days might finally deliver a national championship game worth the wait.
Stanford rallies to beat Louisville 78-63, reach Final Four
Lexie Hull had 21 points, Ashten Prechtel scored each of her 16 in the second half and Stanford reached the Final Four by rallying for a 78-63 victory over Louisville on Tuesday night. “To play a second half and beat them by 27 really says a lot about how hard people were playing,” VanDerveer said. Stanford dropped that one 62-53, ending its previous appearance in the Final Four. Stanford (29-2) trailed by 12 midway through the third quarter before scoring 13 consecutive points to take its first lead since early in the game. We weren’t aggressive enough.”AdThe Cardinal got going in the second half and made six of their final eight 3-point attempts.
Gonzaga's bid for a perfect season moves on to Final Four
Gonzaga (30-0) has been an offensive juggernaut rarely seen in college basketball. Ad“Everyone wants us to keep moving forward, but that’s not how we roll,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. That doesn’t lessen our desire to win this game, the next game or win two more games.”The next one won't be easy. The Bears were embroiled in one of the darkest scandals in college basketball history, when Patrick Dennehy was murdered by teammate Carlton Dotson in 2003. They played in the Final Four.”___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/College-basketball and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25
Quite a show: Zags stay undefeated with 85-66 win over USC
On Saturday in the national semifinals, the Zags will face 11th-seeded UCLA, which beat Michigan 51-49 in a later Elite Eight game. All-American Corey Kispert had 18 points and eight boards on an “off” night — only 6 for 19 from the floor. “We just tried to stay moving,” Suggs said about attacking the USC zone, which had been shutting down teams all month in Indy. “It was a little surprising," USC coach Andy Enfield said, “because we'd been playing great basketball.”The Zags have a way about doing that to people. ALL-WEST TEAMThe All-region team included both Mobley brothers, Suggs, Kispert and Timme, who was named the West's most outstanding player.
South Carolina drubs Texas 62-34 to reach Final Four
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – One by one, South Carolina players walked through the confetti and climbed the ladder to cut down the net in the Alamodome. Zia Cooke scored 16 points and South Carolina used its stifling defense to advance to the Final Four for the third time, shutting down Texas for a 62-34 victory Tuesday night. Top-seeded South Carolina blocked 14 shots, nine by Laeticia Amihere, and held No. “It says they're locked in,” South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said. South Carolina answered with a 3-pointer from Henderson to start the Gamecocks on the run that would put the game away.
Michigan misses last 8 shots, falls to UCLA 51-49 in Elite Eight: Live updates recap
FINAL: UCLA 51, Michigan 49The Wolverines’ tournament run ends after they went the final 5:22 without a made field goal. 0:19 – UCLA 50, Michigan 49Jaquez Jr. missed a corner 3 and Michigan comes up with the rebound. 0:35 – UCLA 50, Michigan 49Cody Riley, a key starter for UCLA has fouled out. HALFTIME: UCLA 27, Michigan 23FIRST HALF0:00 -- UCLA 27, Michigan 23The Bruins heated up offensively in the last 4 minutes to grab the lead. 11 seed UCLA square off in an Elite Eight matchup at 9:57 p.m. Tuesday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and MLive will be providing live updates throughout.mlive.com
Official collapses, wheeled off court on stretcher
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS – Official Bert Smith collapsed on the floor early in the Elite Eight game between Gonzaga and Southern California and had to be taken off the court on a stretcher. He stayed down for about five minutes, and then was able to stand up and move to a nearby stretcher. Additionally, Tony Chiazza — the standby official for the UCLA-Michigan game later Tuesday — would also serve as the standby official for the remainder of the USC-Gonzaga game, Worlock said. The matchup was the 70th game Smith has worked this season, according to kenpom.com. ___This story has been corrected to show the replacement official is Tony Henderson, not Williams.
Baylor beats Arkansas 81-72 for first Final Four in 71 years
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS – Baylor reached the Final Four for the first time in 71 years, getting 22 points from MaCio Teague and a dominating defensive performance from Davion Mitchell to beat Arkansas 81-72 on Monday night. The South Region final was a reunion of former Southwest Conference programs aiming to join another (Houston) in the Final Four. The Bears ran away from there, right into next weekend's Final Four against the Cougars. Mitchell led the stiff-arm charge as Arkansas missed 12 straight shots and Teague hit a pair of 3-pointers to put it out of reach. AdThe expected fast-twitch South Region final was going to be a drought-ender, just a matter of how long.
UConn reaches 13th straight Final Four, beating Baylor 69-67
Bueckers scored 28 points and top seed UConn used a huge run spanning the final two quarters to beat No. 2 Baylor 69-67 on Monday night and reach a 13th consecutive Final Four in the women’s NCAA Tournament. After a timeout, Baylor fouled Christyn Williams, who missed both free throws to give the Lady Bears one last chance. The Lady Bears (28-3) had won the previous two, including a 74-58 win at Connecticut in January of 2020. The Lady Bears closed the action-packed first quarter with a 20-10 run and trailed 26-24 after one.
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The Huskies had a more than convincing win over the Iowa Hawkeyes and look give the Bears quite the fight. UConn will look to get Paige Bueckers, going after the freshman dropped 18 points in the Sweet Sixteen win. UConn also has plenty of options in Christyn Williams (16.0 ppg), Olivia Nelson-Ododa (12.7 ppg) and Aaliyah Edwards (11.1 ppg) to turn to as well. Baylor will look to solidify things early after its previous game against the Michigan Wolverines went into overtime. NaLyssa Smith (18.2 ppg, 56.4-percent shooting) DiJonai Carrington (13.8 ppg), Moon Ursin (12.6 ppg) and Queen Egbo (11.2 ppg) give Baylor plenty of offensive options.mlive.com
Wolverine Confidential podcast: Michigan basketball is elite, again
Michigan basketball is back in the Elite Eight. The Wolverines dispatched Florida State in their Sweet 16 matchup Sunday night, setting the stage for Tuesday’s showdown with UCLA at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. It will mark Michigan’s second appearance in the Elite Eight since 2018, and fourth in the last decade. On the latest episode of the “Wolverine Confidential” podcast, MLive’s Andrew Kahn, Aaron McMann and Ryan Zuke discuss the victory over the Seminoles and look ahead to the next game against UCLA, the third team from the PAC-12 Conference left standing. Plus, the guys recap the entertaining run by the Michigan women’s basketball team and dive into the abrupt ending for the men’s ice hockey team.mlive.com
UCLA, USC Both In Elite Eight In Same Year For First Time Ever
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NCAA Tournament 2021: 8 factors when predicting who makes Final Four
This NCAA tournament has been one of the most difficult in recent memory to predict, with a No. Here’s a look at eight factors for the eight teams still in this year’s NCAA Tournament. (12) Oregon State vs. (2) Houston7:15 p.m. Monday on CBSLatest line: Houston -8Oregon State’s opponents are shooting 31.3 percent from the field in the NCAA Tournament. He’s hit at least four 3-pointers in every NCAA Tournament game and his 3.4 3-pointer per game are seventh-most in the country. Michigan has held its opponents to 22.6 percent 3-point shooting through two games, the lowest mark of any team remaining in the tournament.mlive.com
Michigan basketball vs. UCLA in Elite 8: Game time, details revealed
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan basketball will play UCLA on Tuesday in the Elite Eight for a spot in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. The game is scheduled to tip off at 9:57 p.m. Tuesday from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. 1 seed Michigan advanced to the Elite Eight with a dominant win over No. 11 seed UCLA punched its ticket by upsetting No. AdThe winner of the UCLA-Michigan game will play either No.
Davis' jumper gives Arkansas 72-70 win over Oral Roberts
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)INDIANAPOLIS – Davonte Davis hit a short jumper with 2.9 seconds left, and Arkansas advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time in 26 years with a 72-70 win over Oral Roberts in the South Region semifinals Saturday night. 15 seed to reach the Elite Eight, Oral Roberts stumbled with a series of turnovers and missed shots. Oral Roberts knew it had a chance to top it against the Razorbacks after playing them earlier in the season. Oral Roberts led by 10 at halftime in Fayetteville on Dec. 20 before Arkansas bullied the Golden Eagles in the second half for an 87-76 win. Arkansas chipped the lead down to four midway through and finally caught, then passed, the Golden Eagles into the Elite Eight.
Michigan vs. Florida State point spread: Wolverines a small favorite in Sweet 16 matchup
The Wolverines are a three-point favorite over Florida State in Sunday’s NCAA Tournament matchup. Florida State, the 4 seed, beat UNC Greensboro and Colorado. The Seminoles enter the Sweet 16 matchup with an 18-6 record. Michigan beat Florida State in the 2018 Elite Eight. More Michigan basketball content:Seniors Eli Brooks and Chaundee Brown made sure Michigan’s season continuedMichigan ‘emptied the tank,’ withstood LSU’s talented scorers to advance in NCAA TournamentMichigan tops LSU in NCAA Tournament thriller to reach Sweet 16mlive.com
Grand Valley women’s basketball headed to nationals after receiving at-large bid
Grand Valley State University’s women’s basketball team has qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament for the sixth consecutive season. The Lakers received an at-large bid in the Midwest Region when the field was announced Sunday night. 4 seed and will take on fifth seeded Ashland in the tournament quarterfinal matchup on Friday. Grand Valley enters the postseason 14-5 overall and will meet a familiar foe in Ashland. The Lakers defeated Ashland 73-68 on Jan. 16 and 70-67 on Jan. 17.mlive.com
TBT: Round of 16 action began Monday
COLUMBUS, Ohio Mondays lone game resulted in a win for the Golden Eagles who played Team CP3. Sideline Cancer, 2 p.m. ESPNTeam Challenge ALS will be playing their first game of action in the tournament after getting a bye in the first round. With NBA talent like Malachi Richardson, the Army will be a tough team to beat. The Purdue University alumni squad who defeated Heartfire in the opening round, poses a tough matchup. Justin Dentmons 33-point performance marked the best offensive output in TBT this summer, and 72 big man Isaac Hass is an intimidating defensive presence around the basket.