Marshall ends 31-year NCAA drought with C-USA title

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Graduate of University of Delaware.

She earned her 15th individual title in the 800 meters at the 3A state championships in the spring of her senior year to break a tie with Wilson Fike's Sabrina Thompson who won her 14 titles in sprints and relays in the mid-1990s. Tony Bennett's squad has been dominant all season. "Those are heartbreakers. Davidson is a heck of a team, so everyone says, well this team won and steals a bid, this and that".

"I think they have as good of a chance as anyone to go all the way", he said. They're really intelligent. They realize who they are, and they play to their strengths and stay away from their weaknesses, and as a coach, you have to admire that.

"Yeah, you've got to play as ideal a game as you can".

The No. 2 seed North Carolina Tar Heels (25-10) take on the No. 15 seed Lipscomb Bisons (23-9) in the First Round of the West Region.

ORLANDO, Fla. - Galen Robinson scored 18 points, Rob Gray had 17 points, six assists and five rebounds, and Houston beat UCF in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament.

But you wouldn't have been able to tell all week.

Virginia offered a litmus test for the Tar Heels to see where they compare with another national title contender. That's Virginia in a nutshell; the Cavaliers do what they do, and they don't deviate from what Bennett has instilled in them.

Graham, the Big 12 Player of the Year, would get his wish if the Jayhawks beat Penn and the Wolfpack defeat Seton Hall.

"You fight like you're not supposed to win or nobody expects you to win", he explained. "You've got to work for everything you get and then you've gotta go on the other end and work for that".

Theo Pinson, North Carolina's supreme playmaker who scored a career-best 25 points two nights ago, was 1 for 10 from the field.

The Tar Heels are a No. 2 seed for the ninth time (1981, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1995, 2001, 2011, 2018) and have a 22-8 record as a No. 2 seed.

This week the Tar Heels made a number of leaps.

None of it fazed the Cavaliers.

The first four games in Dayton, Ohio, will be LIU-Brooklyn against Radford and St. Bonaventure against UCLA on Tuesday night, and North Carolina Central against Texas Southern and Arizona State against Syracuse on Wednesday night.

The tournament's No. 1 seeds include overall No. 1 Virginia (South), Villanova (East), Kansas (Midwest) and Xavier (West).

At the ACC tournament, Virginia also showed some offensive potency, a scary sign for its opponents next week.

Elmore scored 20 of his 27 points after halftime, with a Conference USA championship game-record seven 3-pointers, and the Thundering Herd are going to their first NCAA Tournament since 1987 after a 67-66 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday night.

Jack Salt had his moments against Clemson in a semifinal. The Cavaliers were 6-10 from beyond the arc and were a ideal 8-8 on free-throws after struggling in the semifinal with 37.5 percent free-throw shooting.

"You've got to do better than just hang in there", UNC coach Roy Williams said. I've grown with Devon over time like that, so I think that's our way. Louisville, with an Rating Percentage Index ranking of 39 became the highest-rated team in the RPI to miss the tournament, backing the concept the selection committee would look more heavily at other factors.

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