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Stanford rallies to beat Louisville 78-63, reach Final Four

Mar. 31, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — After one of Stanford's worst halves of the season, coach Tara VanDerveer challenged her team to just compete. The Cardinal responded. Lexie Hull had 21 points, Ashten Prechtel scored each of her 16 in the second half and Stanford...

Transfers having an impact on women's Final Four runs

Mar. 30, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — There have been a huge number of players changing schools during their college careers over the last few years and some of them are having an impact on the women’s NCAA Tournament. Final Four participants UConn and Arizona both have transfers...

Top-seeded Stanford, No. 2 Louisville meet in 2018 rematch

Mar. 29, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

Tara VanDerveer rooted for Oregon to reach the Elite Eight — supporting the Pac-12 after all. Her Stanford Cardinal instead will face the Louisville Cardinals, who used a late surge to defeat the Ducks. The overall top-seeded Cardinal (28-2) will face No. 2 seed...

Staley ready for day hoops the sole focus of women's tourney

Mar. 27, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — South Carolina’s Dawn Staley wishes the only narrative around the women’s NCAA Tournament was about playing the games and capturing a national championship instead of having to advocate for a level playing field with the men. Staley and others...

Missouri State set for women's Sweet 16 rematch vs Stanford

Mar. 27, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

Brice Calip and Missouri State were young, still inexperienced and in many ways just enjoying the moment when they made it to the women's NCAA Sweet 16 two years ago. There is a different feeling now for Calip and eight other Lady Bears still around from that 2019 game....

Louisville rallies from 18 down to beat Northwestern 62-53

Mar. 24, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Down big early, Kianna Smith and Louisville stayed calm. Then they put together one of the biggest comebacks in women's NCAA Tournament history. Smith scored 16 points and the No. 2 seed Cardinals advanced to the Sweet 16 by rallying from 18 down to...

Stars pair up, deliver potent 1-2 punches in women's tourney

Mar. 24, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

Some of the best play in the women's NCAA Tournament has come in pairs. From Michigan's Leigha Brown taking the scoring burden off of Big Ten player of the year Naz Hillmon to Iowa lighting up the scoreboard with the outside-inside threat of the Caitlin Clark and Monika...

Iowa's Clark, UConn's Bueckers dominating women's tourney

Mar. 24, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Paige Bueckers and Caitlin Clark seem to be playing a personal game of horse on the national stage. After one delivers a highlight-filled performance, the other has a top-this moment. The captivating basketball exploits by the heralded freshmen have...

Louisville overcomes slow start to beat Marist 74-43

Mar. 22, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Hailey Van Lith and Louisville experienced some jitters in their NCAA Tournament opener. They got over them in a hurry. Van Lith scored 17 points, Dana Evans had 15 and the second-seeded Cardinals beat No. 15 seed Marist 74-43 on...

NCAA opens up weight lifting facility for women's teams

Mar. 20, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Teams at the NCAA women's basketball tournament finally have a weight room. A day after the NCAA was heavily criticized for not having an adequate facility for the women's teams to lift, the organization created a fully stocked workout room at the...