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Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu (20) reacts while cutting down the net after defeating Stanford in an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Pac-12 women's tournament Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

No. 3 Oregon women rout No. 7 Stanford for Pac-12 title

Mar. 9, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu said she wanted to cut down three nets with her teammates before closing out her illustrious career. One down, two to go. Ionescu had 20 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds to lead No. 3 Oregon to an 89-56 victory over No. 7 Stanford in the Pac-12 tournament title game...

Stanford's Lacie Hull (24) passes around UCLA's Lauryn Miller, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinal round of the Pac-12 women's tournament Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Lexie Hull scores 28, No. 7 Stanford beats No. 8 UCLA 67-51

Mar. 8, 2020 3:45 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tournament Tara is back in the Pac 12 championship. Lexie Hull had 28 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 7 Stanford to a 67-51 win over No. 8 UCLA on Saturday night in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals. The win put Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer five victories shy of passing Pat Summitt...

No. 8 Stanford stuns Colorado 69-66 on 40-foot buzzer-beater

Feb. 16, 2020 5:15 PM EST

BOULDER, Colorado (AP) — Even 40-foot desperation shots take practice. “We practice that play a million times in practice but I would say there was a little pressure,” junior Kiani Williams said after her amazing buzzer-beater allowed No. 8 Stanford to slip past Colorado 69-66 Sunday....

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey reacts in front of the bench to a blocked shot during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut in Waco, Texas. Mulkey has long defended her program's distinctive nickname, which certainly hasn't been a drag on the team's success. The Lady Bears have won three national titles over the past eight seasons and are positioned to make a run for another championship. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin, File)

Column: Some schools cling to antiquated female nicknames

Feb. 14, 2020 10:42 PM EST

Amazingly, this is still a thing as we begin the third decade of the 21st century. A handful of colleges, most notably the second-ranked women's basketball team in the country, refuse to let go of antiquated nicknames that adorn their female programs. Usually, it involves the word "Lady" stuck in front of the...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2007, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, top, goes up for a shot between Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, and Al Jefferson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Bryant was one of eight finalists announced Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, as candidates for enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, a decision that came as absolutely no surprise in his first year of eligibility. (AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc, File)

Kobe Bryant among 8 finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame

Feb. 14, 2020 6:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The list of finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame is considerably shorter than usual. The voters really didn’t need more this year. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett — 48 All-Star nods between them — headlined the class of eight finalists announced Friday by...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2012, file photo, Chicago Sky's Swin Cash, right, shoots while guarded by Connecticut Sun's Tina Charles in the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Tamika Catchings, Lauren Jackson and Cash are headed to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. The trio headline the Class of 2020. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Catchings, Jackson headline women's hoops Hall of Fame class

Feb. 10, 2020 8:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tamika Catchings, Lauren Jackson and Swin Cash are headed to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. The trio headline the Class of 2020. Joining the three former WNBA stars are Carol Callan (contributor), Carol Stiff (contributor), Sue Donohoe (contributor) and Debbie Brock (veteran player)....