Tennessee's season came to an end with a 77-58 defeat at the hands of No. 1-ranked and undefeated Baylor, 77-58. The Lady Bears advanced to the Final Four which takes place next on Sunday, April 1 in Denver.
Tennessee's Glory Johnson along with Brittney Griner of Baylor, Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford, Devereaux Peters of Notre Dame and Elizabeth Williams of Duke are finalists for 2012 WBCA Division I Defensive Player of the Year as announced by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Monday.
Alabama coach Nick Saban said he received overtures for other jobs after claiming the second national title in three years. Instead of bolting, he has received a raise and contract extension worth $5.62 million a year that he said represents his intention to finish his career in Tuscaloosa.
Top-seeded Kentucky advanced to the Final Four for the second year in a row with a 82-70 blitzing of Baylor, setting up a Bluegrass showdown with rival Louisville in the national semifinals Saturday at New Orleans.