Latest Women's basketball News

Stars beat Red Wings, 5-2, extend win streak to 4 games

Apr. 20, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Rookie Jason Robertson had a goal and an assist in the first period and the Dallas Stars beat Detroit 5-2 on Tuesday night to sweep back-to-back games against the Red Wings and extend their winning streak to four games. Joe Pavelski, Tanner Kero, Blake...

Baylor women sign another grad transfer in Alabama PG Lewis

Apr. 20, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Big 12 women's basketball champion Baylor added another graduate transfer when Alabama starting point guard Jordan Lewis signed with the Lady Bears. The signing of Lewis, who started 130 games the past four seasons for the Crimson Tide, was announced...

Former UConn star Jennifer Rizzotti named president of Sun

Apr. 20, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jennifer Rizzotti, who was the point guard on UConn's first national championship team before playing professionally and then becoming a college basketball coach, has been named president of the WNBA's Connecticut Sun. Rizzotti, who was part of...

Stars get shootout win over Red Wings to boost playoff push

Apr. 20, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars finally got another extra point after regulation, and it moved the defending Western Conference champions up in the standings in their late push to get back in the playoffs. Denis Gurianov scored in the fifth round of a shootout for a 3-2...

Drake promoting Pohlman to head women's basketball coach

Apr. 19, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Allison Pohlman has been promoted to head coach of the Drake women's basketball team and will take over for Jennie Baranczyk, who was hired by Oklahoma last week. Drake athletic director Brian Hardin announced Pohlman’s hiring Sunday. Pohlman...

AP source: LSU's Fargas in negotiations to be Aces president

Apr. 16, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

LSU women's basketball coach Nikki Fargas is in negotiations to become Las Vegas Aces president, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on Friday on condition of anonymity because no deal has been finalized. Bill...

Collier, Kuier taken 1-2 by Dallas Wings in WNBA draft

Apr. 15, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Charli Collier said she wrote down goals with her late father when he was hospitalized with cancer five years ago, and being selected No. 1 in the WNBA draft was one of them. She checked off that goal on Thursday night when the Dallas Wings took her with...

College sports already adapting to new NCAA transfer rules

Apr. 15, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

As spring practice winds down, Arkansas coach Sam Pittman sees some potential holes in his roster. Arkansas didn’t use the maximum 25 scholarships this year on its incoming recruits so it has a few left over to hit the transfer market, where there is no longer any...

Wisconsin hoops adds Boston U grad transfer Katie Nelson

Apr. 15, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Point guard Katie Nelson is following her coach from Boston University to Wisconsin. New Wisconsin women's basketball coach Marisa Moseley announced Thursday that Nelson plans to play for the Badgers as a graduate transfer next season. Moseley took...

Detroit Mercy retains women's hoops coach after allegations

Apr. 15, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mercy announced Thursday it has retained women's basketball coach AnnMarie Gilbert after an independent review of players' concerns. The allegations against Gilbert led to the the Titans' suspending their season in January and submitting a report...