Nebraska recently captured its first Big Ten Tournament title in school history, downing No. 23 Iowa, 72-65 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Huskers are led by Connie Yori, who is in her 12th season in Lincoln. Senior forward Jordan Hooper is one of 15 players in the country on the final ballot for the 2014 Wooden Award.
Fresno State recently captured its fourth-straight Mountain West Tournament championship to secure the program's seventh-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The second-seeded Bulldogs downed top-seeded Colorado State, 77-68 in the title game. Fresno State's lone two seniors, Bree Farley and Taylor Thompson, combined for 49 points, with Farley putting in a MW championship game record 26 points while Thompson went for 23.
NC State’s first season under new head coach Wes Moore has been a resounding success. The Wolfpack has posted a 25-7 record, a top-20 RPI rating, finished fourth in the ACC despite being picked 10th, and has spent 10 straight weeks in the AP and USA Today top-25 polls. NC State also achieved its first AP top-10 ranking since 2001 and posted four wins over AP top-20 opponents throughout the course of the season.
The 2013-14 season marks the 10th time in BYU program history that the Cougars will be competing in the NCAA Tournament and the sixth time under head 13-year head coach coach Jeff Judkins. BYU was seeded No. 2 in the West Coast Conference tournament, falling to top-seeded Gonzaga, 71-57 in the title game. The Cougars have four players averaging doubles figures in points this year led by senior center Jennifer Hamson (18.3).