Latest Women's basketball News

UConn's Bueckers undergoes surgery on her right ankle

May. 01, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn's Paige Bueckers, the national player of the year, underwent surgery on her right ankle, the school announced Saturday. Friday's procedure was needed to repair an osteochondral defect, an injury that involves both the bone and the cartilage in...

Mulkey lures Baylor transfer Gusters to LSU

May. 01, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New LSU coach Kim Mulkey has persuaded one of her top former Baylor recruits to follow her move to the Lady Tigers. Hannah Gusters, a 6-foot-5 former McDonald’s All-American who was among the top rated high school centers in the nation in 2020,...

Ionescu excited to return to court after 8 months away

May. 01, 2021 02:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu is excited to be playing basketball again nearly eight months after spraining her ankle 21/2 games into her rookie season with the New York Liberty. The No. 1 pick in the 2020 draft is raring to go after a long rehab process. Her team...

Jacki Gemelos goes from court to coach as Liberty assistant

Apr. 29, 2021 02:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It didn't take long for Jacki Gemelos to get a job after she announced her retirement from playing last month. Hours after she ended her playing career, Liberty coach Walt Hopkins popped into her social media messages with an offer. ...

NCAA extends contract of President Mark Emmert through 2025

Apr. 27, 2021 22:24 PM EDT

The NCAA Board of Governors voted Tuesday to give President Mark Emmert a two-year contract extension through 2025. Emmert’s contract was set to expire in 2023, but the board voted unanimously to extend his deal, the NCAA said in a statement. The...

Connecticut Sun's Rizzotti to continue as Olympic assistant

Apr. 27, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — New Connecticut Sun president Jennifer Rizzotti plans to keep her second job this summer as an assistant coach on the United States' women's Olympic basketball team. The former UConn player and longtime college coach was introduced Tuesday by...

Ex-UNC coach allowed to still drive after fatal crash

Apr. 27, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — After killing an 89-year-old pedestrian last year, former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell has appealed her guilty plea and received a more lenient sentence that will allow her to still drive. ...

Mulkey celebrates emotional homecoming at LSU introduction

Apr. 26, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hall of Fame coach Kim Mulkey's introduction at LSU had an overriding theme that echoed constantly under the domed roof of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. It was the word, “home.” “When you grow up, you don’t...

Kim Mulkey leaves Baylor, takes over as LSU coach

Apr. 25, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hall of Fame coach Kim Mulkey has left Baylor to return home and take over the LSU women's basketball team. The school announced the move Sunday. Mulkey, who won three national championships at Baylor, is a native of Tickfaw,...

Fargas steps down as LSU women's basketball coach

Apr. 24, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU women's basketball coach Nikki Fargas has stepped down to pursue another opportunity, the university announced on Saturday. While LSU did not disclose where Fargas was headed next, she has been in negotiations to take over as team president...