Women's basketball

Louisville head coach Jeff Walz cheers his team on during the first half of a regional semifinal game against Oregon State in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Friday, March 29, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 30, 2019 - 3:14 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Defense was the key to teams advancing Friday night to the Elite Eight of the women's NCAA Tournament. It might also be the difference Saturday when eight more teams try to reach the regional finals, including top seeds Notre Dame and Baylor. The defending champion Irish will...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2017, file photo, American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco, center, talks with Connecticut athletic director David Benedict, right, before an NCAA college basketball game between UConn and South Carolina, in Storrs, Conn.Aresco says the league's new media rights deal with ESPN gives the AAC a platform similar to having its own branded network. The American and ESPN announced a 12-year agreement that runs through the 2031-32 school year. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
March 28, 2019 - 11:39 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Jean Labutis is 82-years-old and a huge UConn basketball fan. The retired lawyer, who lives in Manchester, said watching the school's men's and women's teams on television gets her through the winter. She learns about all the players and coaches and never misses a game. But...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo, Tennessee head coach Holly Warlick calls to her team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee has fired Warlick on Wednesday, March 272, 2019, after a season in which the Lady Vols barely kept their NCAA Tournament streak alive and lost in the opening round. (AP Photo/Calvin Mattheis, File)
March 27, 2019 - 4:23 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has fired women's basketball coach Holly Warlick after a season in which the Lady Vols barely kept their NCAA Tournament streak alive and then promptly lost in the opening round. Athletic director Phillip Fulmer said in a university release that he had informed...
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Maryland forward Stephanie Jones, left, shoots over UCLA forward Michaela Onyenwere, second from left, Maryland forward Shakira Austin (1) and UCLA forward Lajahna Drummer during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Monday, March 25, 2019, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
March 25, 2019 - 9:22 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Michaela Onyenwere scored a career-high 30 points, Japreece Dean added 22 and UCLA squeezed past No. 3 seed Maryland 85-80 Monday night to earn its fourth consecutive berth in the Sweet 16 of the women's NCAA Tournament. Dean, the smallest player on the court, sank two free...
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March 23, 2019 - 10:29 am
The NCAA and major college conferences will appeal a judge's ruling that the governing body violates antitrust laws by limiting education-related benefits to athletes. In a statement released early Saturday, NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy said the district court "erred by giving itself...
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Missouri guard Jordan Roundtree, left, walks off the court with teammate Sophie Cunningham after a first round women's college basketball game against Drake in the NCAA Tournament, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 23, 2019 - 2:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It was some opening day for the women's NCAA Tournament. Two games went to overtime — which is one more than the first round last year — while many others came down to the final minute. Missouri edged Drake in OT as did Marquette over Rice. The Golden Eagles rallied from a nine-...
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Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey instructs her team against Iowa State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big 12 women's conference tournament championship in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
March 19, 2019 - 3:16 am
Everyone got an early look at the women's NCAA Tournament bracket, revealing that UConn isn't a No. 1 seed for the first time since 2006. The accidental early release of the 64-team bracket by ESPN just provided a couple of extra hours for the 11-time national champion Huskies to get fired up about...
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Baylor celebrates after defeating Iowa State during the Big 12 women's conference tournament championship in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 11, 2019. Baylor won 67-49. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
March 18, 2019 - 10:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the joys of March Madness is the surprising things that can happen during the NCAA Tournament. For the women, there was an unpleasant surprise before the tournament even began when the field was revealed early thanks to a production error. The bracket was mistakenly broadcast...
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Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey holds her grandson, assisted by her daughter Makenzie Fuller, as she cuts down the nets after Baylor defeated Iowa State during the Big 12 women's conference tournament championship in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 11, 2019. Baylor won 67-49. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
March 18, 2019 - 1:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baylor coach Kim Mulkey knew her team was going to be pretty good this season. She just didn't know how good because the Lady Bears had too many unknowns. They turned out to be the best team in the country before the NCAA Tournament, finishing as a unanimous No. 1 in the last...
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Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson, second from top left, and Napheesa Collier, second from top right, hold the American Athletic Conference (AAC) women's tournament championship trophy presented by associate commissioner for women's basketball Barbara Jacobs, top left, and AAC commissioner Mike Aresco, right, after defeating UCF in an NCAA college basketball game in the AAC women's tournament finals, Monday, March 11, 2019, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 15, 2019 - 10:51 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — No. 2 UConn is expected to be awarded a No. 1 seed Monday in the NCAA Tournament for a 13th consecutive year, but this one feels a little different. The Huskies 31-2 Huskies have lost in the regular season for the first time since 2014. They also will begin play with a big...
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