Latest Women's college basketball News

Arkansas' Chelsea Dungee (33) shoots while defended by South Carolina's Aliyah Boston (4) during a semifinal match at the Southeastern Conference women's NCAA college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

Gamecocks’ Boston wins Leslie Award as nation’s best center

Apr. 6, 2020 11:32 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina freshman Aliyah Boston has won the Lisa Leslie Award given to the top center in women’s college basketball. Other winners in the Naismith Starting Five announced Monday by the Basketball Hall of Fame and Women’s Basketball Association included...

Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer shouts at an official during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

New women's coach Schaefer answering a 'calling' to Texas

Apr. 6, 2020 9:57 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For Vic Schaefer, the decision to take over the Texas women's basketball program was profoundly personal. By leaving Mississippi State, considered a serious national title contender next season, the 59-year-old Texas native returns to the city where he was born and the state where he...

Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer shouts at an official during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Texas hires Schaefer from Mississippi State

Apr. 5, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas moved quickly to hire a new women's basketball coach, luring Vic Schaefer away from powerhouse Mississippi State on Sunday. Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte announced the move by tweeting a picture of himself with Schaefer and his family holding up the “Hook'em...

President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump talks with US pro sports leaders to discuss virus

Apr. 4, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

President Donald Trump talked to many U.S. pro sports leaders about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, saying he was looking forward to the resumption of competitions “as soon as we can.” “I want fans back in the arenas,” Trump said later in a briefing at the White House....

FILE - In this Dc. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant talks during a news conference in Los Angeles.  Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday, April 4, 2020,  as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They all got into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings. Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich, longtime Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton were selected. So was former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Kobe, Duncan, Garnett headline Basketball Hall of Fame class

Apr. 4, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to validate his greatness: He’s now, officially, a Hall of Famer. And he’s got plenty of elite company in the 2020 class, one that may be as glitzy as any. Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin...

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. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as members of the 2020 enshrinement class for the Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc, File)

The Class of 2020: A look at basketball's new Hall of Famers

Apr. 4, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

A look at the newest members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, announced on Saturday: KOBE BRYANT Key stats: 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists per game in 20 NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. Career accomplishments: Five-time NBA champion (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010), 18-time...

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. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as members of the 2020 enshrinement class for the Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc, File)

Basketball Hall of Fame set to announce 2020 class

Apr. 3, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

A unique Hall of Fame class will be announced Saturday in a unique way. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as part of the 2020 class of enshrinees by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, which typically reveals its annual selections at college...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu acknowledges the crowd with teammates after an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Southern in Eugene, Ore. Ionescu capped off a unprecedented college career by entering an exclusive club. Oregon's star guard was a unanimous choice Monday, March 23, 2020, as The Associated Press women's basketball player of the year. She was only the second player ever to the lone recipient of votes, joining Breanna Stewart, since the award was first given in 1995. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch, FIle)

Oregon's Ionescu wins women's Naismith Player of the Year

Apr. 3, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu has added another award to her collection Already named The Associated Press women's player of the year, Ionescu was awarded the Naismith Trophy for the most outstanding women's basketball player on Friday. Ionescu, who won AP All-American honors three times,...

Oregon State guard Destiny Slocum (24) dribbles the ball up the court against Stanford during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Oregon State's Destiny Slocum enters transfer portal

Apr. 2, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State basketball player Destiny Slocum has opted to enter the transfer portal for her final season of eligibility. Slocum, a 5-foot-7 guard, averaged a team-best 14.9 points and had 4.7 assists a game this past season with the Beavers, who finished the season ranked No. 14...

One of the main public entrances to All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet club with the statue of former winner of the Wimbledon tennis championships Fred Perry in the background as the tennis Wimbledon tennis Championships 2020 has been cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus, it has announced in London, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Virus forces Wimbledon cancellation for 1st time since WWII

Apr. 1, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

For the first time in its nearly century-and-a-half history, Wimbledon was canceled for a reason other than war, scrapped in 2020 on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic. With Britain under a nationwide lockdown, the All England Club announced its decision to call off its storied two-week grass-court...