Latest Women's sports News

Smith heats up in second half, Stanford back to Sweet 16

Mar. 26, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Alanna Smith had 23 points and 14 rebounds, helping second-seeded Stanford overcome a slow start and advance to the Sweet 16 for a 12th straight year by holding off No. 7 seed BYU 72-63 in a physical second-round NCAA Tournament matchup Monday night. Smith found her shooting stroke...

No. 11 Missouri State women stun Iowa State 69-60

Mar. 26, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Missouri State has become a small-school outlier in an NCAA Tournament largely dominated by chalk. The Lady Bears are playing like they belong among the giants of the women's game. Alexa Willard scored 17 points to help 11th-seeded Missouri State stun third-seeded Iowa State 69-60 on...

Baylor women 11th Sweet 16 in row after beating Cal 102-63

Mar. 26, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Talk about a sweet recipe for No. 1 overall seed Baylor — defense, rebounding and depth. Add it all together and the perennial Big 12 champion Lady Bears are going to their 11th consecutive women's NCAA Sweet 16 after another lopsided win over California. "You've just got a bunch...

Oregon St. advances to Sweet 16 with 76-70 win over Gonzaga

Mar. 26, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Katie McWilliams is going to the Sweet 16 for the fourth straight year. The senior guard for Oregon State marveled at the four-peat after the fourth-seeded Beavers secured a trip to Albany with a 76-70 victory over fifth-seeded Gonzaga on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA...

Ogunbowale and Young show way as Irish rout MSU, 91-63

Mar. 26, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Coach Muffet McGraw, top-seed Notre Dame and the home fans held their collective breaths when Jackie Young lost hers during Monday's 91-63 victory over No. 9 Michigan State in a second-round NCAA Chicago Regional game. "I'm fine, just a hard foul, nothing to worry about - that's...

South Dakota State beats Syracuse 75-64, reaches Sweet 16

Mar. 25, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse seemed to be in total control. And then it wasn't. A 10-0 run fueled by three turnovers to start the fourth quarter propelled the No. 3 Orange to a 57-53 lead with a little more than seven minutes to go against No. 6 South Dakota State. With a loud Carrier Dome crowd behind...

UCLA beats Maryland 85-80 in women's NCAA Tournament

Mar. 25, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — For UCLA, missed shots are merely part of the game. What really matters is what the Bruins do after the ball clangs off the rim. UCLA snagged a whopping 27 offensive rebounds against No. 3 seed Maryland and squeezed out an 85-80 victory Monday night to earn its fourth consecutive...

NC State beats Kentucky 72-57, returns to women's Sweet 16

Mar. 25, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kiara Leslie always seems to come up big for North Carolina State when a Sweet 16 berth is on the line. Leslie had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and N.C. State pulled away to beat Kentucky 72-57 on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Freshman Elissa Cunane added 13...

Federer finishes with flurry of aces in 3rd round at Miami

Mar. 25, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer knew he had things going his way at the Miami Open when he hit three shots off his frame during a wild 17-stroke exchange and still won the point because Filip Krajinovic dumped a half volley into the net. Krajinovic quickly grabbed the ball and flipped it over the...

Missouri files brief as it seeks to overturn NCAA sanctions

Mar. 25, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

Missouri submitted its appeals brief to the NCAA on Monday, taking the next step in attempting to limit or overturn what it believes are overly harsh sanctions in the case of a rogue former tutor. The school argued in the 64-page brief to the NCAA's appeals committee that the penalties handed down Jan. 31 are...