The women's Final Four is set to take over Nashville, and we're nominating some teams and players for a little hardware, Academy of Country Music Awards-style. So make way, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, we've got Nashville's new royalty.
Alyssa Thomas scored 22 points, Katie Rutan hit clutch 3-pointers and freshman Lexie Brown kept the Terps composure as No. 4 seed Maryland overcame a four-point halftime deficit to beat No. 3 seed Louisville 76-73.
Alyssa Thomas had 13 points and 14 rebounds, Lexie Brown scored 21 and No. 4 seed Maryland closed the first half with 20 straight points to roll past Army 90-52 Sunday in the opening round of the NCAA women's tournament.
Briana Brown sank a 3-pointer with four-tenths of a second left to give No. 8 seed St. John's a 71-68 victory over No. 9 seed Southern California in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday night.