Since South Carolina assistant coach and former Olympic gold medalist Nikki McCray was diagnosed with breast cancer last November, supporting her has been a rallying point for the entire Gamecocks program.
Big Monday produced two big blowouts. After Tennessee routed Kentucky, UConn topped Oklahoma to wrap up a busy day for coach Geno Auriemma, whose player pool for Team USA was narrowed down to 21 players Monday.
Bill Fennelly's booming voice has become synonymous with Big 12 basketball. But after radiation treatments for a cancerous lesion on his vocal chords, Iowa State's coach found other ways to communicate with and motivate his team.