This Week in Sports

The Lady Lobo’s Dionne Marsh leads her team into the NCAA Tournament
The Lady Lobo’s Dionne Marsh leads her team into the NCAA Tournament

Local Hoop-La

After a whole lot of hype-filled discussion about the Lobo men's basketball team and their chances of making the NCAA tournament, it's actually the Lady Lobos who are in the big dance. Don Flanagan's team was a four-seed going into the Mountain West Tournament last week, but they won it all, and that earns them an automatic invite to the field of 64 teams that will be announced today. They won't get a very high seed, but just making the tournament is a huge accomplishment, especially for a team in a rebuilding year. The Lobo men, meanwhile, lost in the first round of their tournament and will have to be content with playing in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT).

More College Ball

North Carolina, Memphis, Kansas and UCLA are the one-seeds in this year's NCAA tournament which kicks off Thursday, March 20. I've got North Carolina going all the way in the office pool.

Houston Miracle

The Houston Rockets have rattled off 22 straight victories and are now alone atop the western conference. The wining streak is the second longest in NBA history. Most of the wins have come without the Rockets' all-star center Yao Ming who suffered a season-ending injury 12 games ago.