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File-This Nov. 17, 2019, file photo shows Georgia coach Joni Taylor shouting to players during an NCAA women's basketball game against Georgia Tech in Athens, Ga. The Georgia Lady Bulldogs are back in the Top 25. “That’s a part of Georgia basketball. That’s the expectation,” coach Joni Taylor said Tuesday.

Back in Top 25, Georgia eager to reclaim national prominence

Jan. 19, 2021 5:47 PM EST

The Georgia Lady Bulldogs are back in the Top 25. Now, the challenge is to stay there for a while. Climbing back into the rankings for the first time since in two seasons, No. 22 Georgia (12-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) is eager to reclaim its place among the nation's elite programs. “That’s a...

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma and associate head coach Chris Dailey sanitize their hands before an NCAA college basketball game against Providence at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

UConn's Auriemma: Schools need NCAA Tournament this season

Jan. 18, 2021 6:55 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma says playing an NCAA Tournament this year, at least on the men's side, is a fiscal necessity for most schools. The Hall of Famer was responding Monday to comments by Baylor coach Kim Mulkey, who said she believes the college...

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma shouts from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Providence at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

Lack of marquee games to make NCAA tourney selection harder

Jan. 13, 2021 11:24 AM EST

Geno Auriemma is used to having marquee nonconference matchups to test his UConn Huskies during the regular season. That hasn't happened this season, as the Huskies haven't played a ranked team outside the Big East Conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. UConn had games scheduled early on against No. 2...

Stanford's Francesca Belibi (5) drives against California's Fatou Samb (33) and Dalayah Daniels (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Women's NCAA Tournament to play at one site, eyes on Texas

Dec. 15, 2020 12:51 AM EST

UConn coach Geno Auriemma wasn't surprised that the NCAA women's basketball tournament will be played in one geographical area. It just makes the most sense. The NCAA announced Monday that San Antonio is the likely host site for the 64-team tournament next March. The move was made to help mitigate the risks of...

The NCAA plans to stage the women's basketball tournament in one geographic area and San Antonio is the likely host site

Dec. 14, 2020 11:36 AM EST
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA plans to stage the women's basketball tournament in one geographic area and San Antonio is the likely host site.

Teacher beats student as No. 2 Stanford routs UNLV 101-54

Dec. 5, 2020 8:02 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV coach Lindy La Rocque was once a player and assistant coach for some of the most dominating Stanford teams ever, serving crushing defeats to mid-major opponents. Saturday it was the first-year coach’s Lady Rebels who got to feel what it was like to be on the receiving end....

FILE - In this Friday, March 8, 2019, file photo, Louisville head coach Jeff Walz directs his team against Clemson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference women's tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Knowing that cancellations and postponements of games would be the norm this season amid the coronavirus pandemic, Walz started a text chain with a dozen coaches so that they could schedule games at the last minute when cancellations happened. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Women's hoops set to begin: flexibility key in COVID times

Nov. 25, 2020 2:11 AM EST

Eight months after women's college basketball was stopped because of the coronavirus, the sport is back, with the new season tipping off Wednesday. This year, getting to the Final Four, which is slated to be played in San Antonio, might not be purely about having the most talented team. It also could very well...