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March 18, 2014

Sports briefs for Tuesday, March. 18

Lewis Cass sellingsemistate tickets

WALTON — Lewis Cass’ athletic department will have boys basketball semistate tickets on sale this week.

Tickets, priced at $8, are available for purchase from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today by parents of varsity and JV players, managers and cheerleaders along with the student body and faculty and staff. The general public can purchase tickets Wednesday, Thursday and Friday — from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday.

T-shirts will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday. They are priced at $12.

Cass plays Westview for the Class 2A north semistate title at 4 p.m. Saturday at Huntington North.

ND earns No. 1 seedin women’s tourney

Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies hope to achieve history by the end of this NCAA women’s basketball tournament.

The top-seeded Huskies (34-0) are trying for a record ninth NCAA title, which would break a tie with Tennessee for most all-time. Standing in the way of undefeated Connecticut’s run could be Notre Dame. The Irish were also unbeaten this season and earned the top seed in their own region. It’s only the second time that two teams entered the tournament undefeated.

Despite not playing this season, the former Big East rivals know plenty about each other having met 12 times over the previous three seasons. The unbeaten wouldn’t meet until the national championship game on April 8 in Nashville. Notre Dame isn’t intimidated by Connecticut; the Irish have won seven of the past nine meetings with the Huskies.

Tennessee and South Carolina also earned No. 1 seeds. While it’s the 22nd time that the Lady Vols have earned a top spot, it’s the first for the Gamecocks.

Notre Dame (32-0) opens against Robert Morris (21-11) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Toledo, Ohio.

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