Staal, Niederreiter lift Hurricanes past Predators 5-2
Jordan Staal scored twice and Nino Niederreiter beat Juuse Saros for the go-ahead goal early in the third period, helping the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators in the first game of the teams' first-round playoff series.
Maryland's Brenda Frese is the AP women's coach of the year
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)SAN ANTONIO – Maryland coach Brenda Frese was honored as The Associated Press women's basketball coach of the year Wednesday for the second time in her career. Frese received eight votes from the 30-member national media panel that votes on the weekly AP Top 25. Obviously its going to be one I never forget,” said Frese, who also was AP coach of the year 19 years ago when she was at Minnesota. When Maryland won the Big Ten Tournament, Frese's father and mother, Donna, were in the stands in Indianapolis. “It's a memory I’ll cherish for a lifetime.”___More AP women’s college basketball: https://apnews.com/Womenscollegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Stanford tops NCAA women's field; NC State gets No. 1 seed
North Carolina State head coach Wes Moore cuts down the net after his team defeated Louisville in the championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA women's college basketball game in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, March 7, 2021. 1 seed for the women’s NCAA Tournament. 1 seed for the first time, joining Stanford, South Carolina and Connecticut on the top lines for the San Antonio-themed regions for the women's tourney. 1 teams in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll this year, including the Huskies, who finished the season at No. Tennessee continued its streak of making the NCAA Tournament all 39 years.
A handful of teams could be new women's basketball No. 1
North Carolina State players celebrate with the coaching staff after an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)NEW YORK – It didn't take long for there to be a new No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. Because it’s early in the season, there are a few teams that have a good shot to ascend to the top, including the Wolfpack. “That was a big win the other night but there's a lot of teams playing well,” N.C. State coach Wes Moore said. 1 in the women’s basketball poll, so history isn’t on their side.
No. 8 North Carolina State women beat No. 1 South Carolina
North Carolina State players celebrate with the coaching staff after an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)COLUMBIA, S.C. – North Carolina State coach Wes Moore channeled two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Parcells after the Wolfpack's landmark victory over No. “In my 21 years (coaching), I've never felt like I did during the game,” South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said. But Zia Cooke's steal and layup drew South Carolina within a basket with 53.4 seconds to go. Expect North Carolina State, as long as they slip up in its next game Sunday, to move up in the rankings. UP NEXTNorth Carolina State: Hosts Coastal Carolina on Sunday.