Sophomore Tyus Battle trying to keep Syracuse in the hunt

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, right, talks with guard Tyus Battle (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tyus Battle has trained his focus on one thing since summer — a postseason experience different from the first he had last year as a freshman at Syracuse. In other words, playing in the NCAA Tournament, which is all that really matters around here.

Huskers’ NCAA hopes uncertain despite 20 wins

FILE- In this Jan. 29, 2018, file photo, Nebraska head coach Tim Miles reacts to his players Jordy Tshimanga (32) and Glynn Watson (5) after Nebraska's 74-63 win over Wisconsin in an NCAA college basketball game in Madison, Wis. The Cornhuskers have a 20-win season for the first time in a decade but an 0-7 record against Quadrant 1 opponents on their NCAA Tournament resume. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)

RALEIGH, N.C. — By any measure, Nebraska is having its best season since moving to the Big Ten, from its win total to its RPI and KenPom rankings. It’s unclear whether that will be good enough to secure an NCAA Tournament bid.

Bees’ rally falls short in 49-43 first round loss

Bonneville’s Sade Williams (2) drives by Mountain View’s Emma Anthony (33) during their opening game of the Idaho 5A Girls Basketball tournament Thursday in Nampa at the Ford Idaho Center.

Bonneville nearly erased a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter before falling to Mountain View 49-43 in the opening round of the 5A girls state basketball tournament.

LeCheminant lifts South Fremont into semis

South Fremont guard Madison Miller (1) celebrates with her teammates as they extend their lead on Parma in the opening round of the 3A state tournament Thursday night in Nampa.

South Fremont High School pulled off perhaps the biggest upset of the first round of the 3A girls state basketball tournament, knocking off third-ranked Parma behind a huge game from Olivia LeCheminant.

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