Latest Women's basketball News

Tennessee Lady Vols forward Lou Brown tears ACL in practice

Oct. 19, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee forward Lou Brown has torn her anterior cruciate ligament in preseason practice. Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick announced Brown's injury Friday and said the Washington State graduate transfer is out indefinitely Warlick said the injury occurred Wednesday. Warlick said in a...

Chasity Melvin joins Hornets' G League team coaching staff

Oct. 19, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chasity Melvin has been hired by the Charlotte Hornets' G League team, the Greensboro Swarm, as an assistant coach. She becomes the first female coach in Hornets and Swarm history. The former North Carolina State standout was the 11th overall selection in the 1999 WNBA draft. She...

Mississippi State women's hoops team aims to take final step

Oct. 18, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Teaira McCowan and Mississippi State women's hoops team are hoping to take that one final step. The Bulldogs are the favorites to win the Southeastern Conference again but the biggest, most exasperatingly elusive goal remains to win a national title. McCowan leads a team that has...

Vandy's Horrocks to miss start of season for health reasons

Oct. 17, 2018 1:27 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt center Bree Horrocks will miss the start of the upcoming season because of what the school describes as health matters related to blood clots. Commodores coach Stephanie White revealed Horrocks' situation Wednesday in a school release. White said that "we hope to welcome...

ECU women's basketball coach resigns amid internal review

Oct. 17, 2018 1:21 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — East Carolina says women's basketball coach Heather Macy has resigned, effective immediately. Macy's announcement Wednesday came after the school's compliance office conducted an internal review of the program. School spokesman Tom McClellan said he was unable to say what...

First, Olympic gold for sisters, now time to start families

Oct. 17, 2018 3:09 AM EDT

Everything about 2018 is going almost exactly to plan for Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson. The twin sisters scratched off the first item on their to-do list by helping the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the Olympics. Monique scored the tying goal late in regulation and...

Mississippi State picked to win SEC women's basketball title

Oct. 16, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Mississippi State is the favorite to repeat as Southeastern Conference women's basketball champions this season. The Bulldogs made it to the national championship game last season. Mississippi State 6-foot-7 center Teaira McCowan is the lopsided favorite to win SEC player of the...

WNBA All-Star Toliver hired by NBA's Wizards as assistant

Oct. 16, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — WNBA All-Star Kristi Toliver will be an assistant coach for player development for the NBA's Washington Wizards this season. Toliver's job was one of several changes to coach Scott Brooks' staff announced by the Wizards on Tuesday, two days before they host the Miami Heat to open the...

Pastrnak scored 3 goals, Bruins beat winless Red Wings 8-2

Oct. 14, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored three times, giving him 101 goals in his career, and Patrice Bergeron had three assists as the Boston Bruins kept Detroit winless with an 8-2 victory over the Red Wings on Saturday. It was the second career hat trick for Pastrnak, who has scored seven times in five games...

Minnesota AD Coyle extended for 3 seasons, to 2024

Oct. 12, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has signed athletic director Mark Coyle to a three-year extension. Coyle took over as head of Gophers athletics in 2016. He's made a handful of critical hires since then, including football coach P.J. Fleck, women's basketball coach Lindsay Whalen and hockey coach Bob Motzko....