Latest Women's basketball News

Gonzaga navigating tough road heading into NCAA Tournament

Mar. 19, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga has never faced a more difficult week leading into the NCAA Tournament. For both the team and coach Lisa Fortier. Instead of celebrating the highest seeding in school history, the Bulldogs have been dealing with sadness off the court and regrouping after two major injuries on...

Wide-open field gives NCAA women's bracket a new look

Mar. 19, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in a long while there's no clear favorite to win the women's NCAA Tournament. At least a half dozen teams, including No. 1 overall seed Baylor and defending champion Notre Dame, could be cutting down the nets in April. Over the past 12 years, Tennessee, Baylor and UConn...

Maryland's Kaila Charles finds niche on basketball court

Mar. 19, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — As part of a family with two Olympic runners, Kaila Charles felt obligated to test her athletic skills on the track. Fortunately for Maryland, Charles found a different sport to be more to her liking. Coming off a 36-point effort in the Big Ten title game, Charles will lead the No....

Notre Dame star Ogunbowale hoping for more March magic

Mar. 19, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

Arike Ogunbowale would prefer to not have to win another national title in the closing seconds. "Hopefully this year, if we get to that position, we're up by enough and not trying to win on a buzzer-beater," Ogunbowale quipped. The heroine of Notre Dame's national championship run last year — who won both...

Coaches frustrated after ESPN botches NCAA bracket rollout

Mar. 19, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma was sitting in his office after practice Monday when UConn's video coordinator came in and said he had the entire NCAA Tournament women's bracket. At first, Auriemma thought it was a fake. After studying it for a few minutes, the Hall of Fame coach knew it was the real thing,...

Early reveal UConn women not top seed; Baylor No. 1 overall

Mar. 19, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

Everyone got an early look at the women's NCAA Tournament bracket, revealing that UConn isn't a No. 1 seed for the first time since 2006. The accidental early release of the 64-team bracket by ESPN just provided a couple of extra hours for the 11-time national champion Huskies to get fired up about their unusual...

Spoilers! Baylor tops women's NCAA field as bracket leaks

Mar. 18, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the joys of March Madness is the surprising things that can happen during the NCAA Tournament. For the women, there was an unpleasant surprise before the tournament even began when the field was revealed early thanks to a production error. The bracket was mistakenly broadcast by ESPN...

Gonzaga's Townsend, Stockton to miss NCAAs with injuries

Mar. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga's Laura Stockton and Jill Townsend will miss the NCAA Tournament because of leg injuries. Stockton, the conference's top point guard and the daughter of Gonzaga and NBA great John Stockton, will continue to be evaluated for the next couple of weeks. The team said Townsend was...

Baylor finishes No. 1 in AP women's hoops poll

Mar. 18, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baylor coach Kim Mulkey knew her team was going to be pretty good this season. She just didn't know how good because the Lady Bears had too many unknowns. They turned out to be the best team in the country before the NCAA Tournament, finishing as a unanimous No. 1 in the last Associated...

Alarie helps Princeton women beat Penn to win Ivy title

Mar. 17, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Bella Alarie scored 25 points and Gabrielle Rush added 18 to help Princeton beat rival Penn 65-54 on Sunday and win the Ivy League Tournament, clinching the conference's automatic bid to the NCAAs. With the game tied at 51, Princeton (22-9) scored 14 of the final 17 points, holding...