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Baylor Outplays Oklahoma 27-14

Baylor Outplays Oklahoma 27-14

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It is rare that a Power 5 team’s undefeated record works against it.The 9-0 Georgia Bulldogs are the top team in college football, and, barring an unlikely loss, are nearly assured to make a playoff appearance. Last season, Nick Saban’s Alabama team held that distinction. The two years prior, it was Louisiana State in 2019 and Clemson in 2018.This year was Oklahoma’s turn. The Sooners entered the season with an offense that was expected to be potent, led by a quarterback in Spencer Rattler who drew preseason Heisman Trophy hype.But despite winning 17 consecutive games and pulling off several comeback victories in 2021, the Sooners hadn’t impressed the College Football Playoff selection committee. Absent from their 9-0 résumé was a win over a team currently ranked in the top 25 of the Colle...
N.C.A.A. Will Not Punish Baylor for Sexual Assault Scandal

N.C.A.A. Will Not Punish Baylor for Sexual Assault Scandal

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“While the N.C.A.A. process found violations that occurred between 2011 and 2016, we can confidently say Baylor is a much different university today than it was three, five and certainly 10 years ago,” the officials, President Linda A. Livingstone, and the athletic director, Mack B. Rhoades IV, wrote.The allegations around Baylor’s football program, which have led to some criminal cases and convictions, were shocking in their scope and violence when they surged into the national consciousness in 2015 and 2016. University regents said years ago that at least 19 players had been accused of sexual misconduct since 2011, a figure that some people have suggested was an undercount, and investigators found that Baylor officials had tried to shield players from scrutiny by the university or law en...
Baylor Wins NCAA Title, Denies Gonzaga a Perfect Season

Baylor Wins NCAA Title, Denies Gonzaga a Perfect Season

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INDIANAPOLIS — There was a symmetry about Gonzaga’s arrival in the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball championship game — the unbeaten Zags bidding to be the first unblemished champion since Indiana, the state’s flagship basketball school, last accomplished the feat in 1976.That Gonzaga, the small Jesuit school tucked away in the Northwest on the less urbane side of the Cascade Range, rolled up with a freewheeling offense, one that would appeal to the basketball cognoscenti’s “Hoosiers” sensibilities, was all the better.A Gonzaga victory would have also put a bow on an anomalous season that was played through the coronavirus pandemic, when about one in five games — including a first-round matchup in this tournament — were called off and some teams went weeks without being able to play.Baylor, thoug...
UConn-Baylor: Was It a Foul?

UConn-Baylor: Was It a Foul?

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DiJonai Carrington, resting on one knee near the baseline, spoke for many.“What?” she mouthed.Seconds earlier, Carrington had held Baylor’s season in her hands as it tried to beat Connecticut and claim a spot in the N.C.A.A. women’s basketball tournament’s Final Four. Taking a pass near midcourt, Carrington faked a drive to her right and then curled, left, around the elbow at the foul line and down the left side of the lane. Met near the baseline by UConn’s Aaliyah Edwards and Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Carrington spun and rose for a shot with four seconds left.And this is where opinions begin to differ.The shot never reached the rim. Carrington crashed to the floor. No whistle blew.UConn’s players raced upcourt, celebrating. Baylor’s players and coaches pointed to the spot of the collision, exa...
UConn Reaches Final Four With Tight Win Over Baylor

UConn Reaches Final Four With Tight Win Over Baylor

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SAN ANTONIO — The Final Four of the N.C.A.A. women’s basketball tournament, it seems, came early — UConn sneaking past Baylor, 69-67, in a game between championship pedigrees that looked much more like a title slugfest than a test in the round of 8.The Huskies used a 19-point run that started late in the third quarter to surge ahead, then held on for their tournament life until the final possession, when their freshman star Paige Bueckers snagged the Bears’ final inbound pass to seal the win, securing UConn’s 13th consecutive trip to the Final Four.UConn has won the championship 11 times under Coach Geno Auriemma, who was mobbed by his team with paper confetti as he gave a postgame interview following the win.Bueckers scored 28 points, asserting her presence early and then taking over agai...
Indiana Upsets No. 1 Seed NC State in NCAA Women’s Tournament

Indiana Upsets No. 1 Seed NC State in NCAA Women’s Tournament

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SAN ANTONIO — Indiana knocked top-seeded North Carolina State out of the N.C.A.A. women’s tournament on Saturday in the round of 16, 73-70, making the Wolfpack the first No. 1 seed to fall from the field.North Carolina State, down 10 points with less than three minutes left, stormed back after fourth-seeded Indiana had all but appeared to put the game away in the third quarter. The Wolfpack pulled within 2 points of the Hoosiers with less than 90 seconds to play.But Indiana stopped N.C. State from tying the game several times in the final minute — including twice on one possession with a 2-point lead. After the teams traded points, Elissa Cunane, N.C. State’s leading scorer this season, missed a desperate 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have forced overtime.“I’m proud of them, the way t...