The Cape Fear Christian Academy middle school softball team hosts Village Christian today at 4:30 p.m. … Walker Kessler, a 7-foot freshman forward, has announced he will transfer from North Carolina. … The Carolina Hurricanes snapped a 3-game losing streak with a 3-0 win at Columbus on Monday night. … Seventh-seeded Alabama topped tenth-seeded North Carolina, 80-71, in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament on Monday in San Antonio. … The N.C. State women’s basketball team plays South Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament today (ESPN2, 3 p.m.). … Former Los Angeles Lakers star Elgin Baylor passed away Monday at the age of 86. … Florida State advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament with a 71-53 win over Colorado as Anthony Polite scored 22 points for the Seminoles on Monday in Indianapolis.