It had been 10 years and 10 months since the plane crash that killed 10 people associated with Oklahoma State's men's basketball program _ long enough for the healing to begin but recent enough to rush old memories to the surface when news of another plane crash broke.
Pat Summitt wants her 38th season at Tennessee to be all about the Lady Vols and not her public battle with dementia.
Brittney Griner has already left a mark on women's basketball and she's only beginning her junior season.
Baylor coach Kim Mulkey has a top team, a top player and a gnawing pet peeve in the form of Texas A&M.
Pat Summitt struggled for several months with how to tell the women's basketball players at Tennessee, recruits and fans that she was having memory loss problems.
Brittney Griner has two more chances to get back to the NCAA Final Four and win a national championship at Baylor. The 6-foot-8 All-American will have plenty of familiar faces around her.
If Baylor is going to get to the NCAA Final Four for the second year in a row, Brittney Griner and the top-seeded Lady Bears are going to have to figure out how to beat Texas A&M for the fourth time this season.
Kim Mulkey will stomp her feet or scowl if a referee makes a questionable call. If one of her Baylor players makes a mistake, she will often get an animated expression from the coach.
Baylor senior Melissa Jones acknowledged the crowd with a wave and a wide smile after her last victory at home. Together in the locker room, she and her teammates celebrated another trip to the NCAA round of 16.