No. 4 Oklahoma State survives No. 13 Liberty 69-60 in NCAA
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)INDIANAPOLIS – Cade Cunningham vowed to lead Oklahoma State to a strong run through the NCAA Tournament. 4 seed Oklahoma State to its first NCAA Tournament win since 2009. Elijah Cuffee had 16 points and Darius McGhee 12 for Atlantic Sun champion Liberty, which had won its previous 12 games. Liberty was seeking another NCAA upset two years after bouncing Mississippi State in the first round. McGhee's long-range shooting gave teammates the confidence to contribute and keep Oklahoma State honest defensively.
Pick Six: Unusual teams hallmark of NCAA Tournament
Jalen Tate spent four years at Norther Kentucky, where he made an NCAA Tournament appearance, and Connor Vanover, who began his season at California. His teammate, Tanner Groves, wound up being league MVP — yet wasn't even an all-Big Sky pick before the season. They're a tough team to guard.”BIG MOMENTS, BIG SHOTSMount St. Mary's will likely be long gone by next week. He scored the final seven points to beat Central Connecticut State, then did the same thing against Long Island. In the Northeast Conference final, he scored 17 of 21 points after halftime to book an NCAA trip.
After mass shooting, guns key issue in Virginia elections
Parker leans Democratic and believes there "definitely" needs to be more gun control, including limits on military-style assault weapons. In one TV ad, a survivor of the Virginia Beach shooting directly criticizes a Republican senator for not doing more to curb gun violence. The Virginia Beach shooting was just one of several high-profile mass killings that took place around the country this past summer, leading to widespread calls for new gun laws at the federal level. Virginia Beach voter and retired professor Janet Meyer said she was disappointed the special session went nowhere and said she fears the shooting has already been forgotten. The NRA, which relies more on member advocacy than large campaign contributions, hasn't come close to matching what gun control groups are spending.chicagotribune.com