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Michael Jordan will present Kobe Bryant for Hall induction

Apr. 15, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

Michael Jordan will present Kobe Bryant for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame next month. Hall officials revealed the full list of presenters Thursday. Members of a Hall class are asked to choose who they would like to accompany them to the...

Stanford holds off Arizona 54-53 to win women's NCAA title

Apr. 05, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tara VanDerveer hugged each of her Stanford players as they climbed the ladder to cut down the nets, capping a taxing whirlwind journey and ending an exhausting championship drought for the Cardinal. It took 29 years, that included 10 weeks on the...

Not spring football: VanDerveer wants consistency from refs

Apr. 03, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

Tara VanDerveer is willing to cut officials some slack with her Stanford Cardinal playing in the national championship Sunday night, saying they can't see everything and they do work hard to do their best. Still, the type of basketball being played in the women's NCAA...

Arizona, Stanford carry Pac-12 banner in women's title game

Apr. 03, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The last time that Tara VanDerveer and Stanford were playing for a national championship, the Pac-12 had just 10 schools and the Cardinal were the standard bearer for the conference. Now 11 years later, the Pac-12 is on top of the women's basketball...

Stanford tops South Carolina 66-65 to reach title game

Apr. 02, 2021 23:38 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Haley Jones came up with a big shot, and Stanford got a little bit of luck to get back to the national championship game for the first time in 11 years. Jones scored 24 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 32 seconds left, to help Stanford beat...

Michigan coach Barnes Arico breaks down women's Final Four

Apr. 02, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico takes a look at the games in the women’s Final Four matchups between South Carolina and Stanford, and Arizona’s showdown with UConn. Barnes Arico guided the Wolverines to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history this year. ...

Stringer sends congrats to Black women coaches in Final Four

Apr. 01, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

Dawn Staley of South Carolina and Arizona's Adia Barnes will make history Friday night when their teams tip off in their national semifinals. The other two coaches in the Final Four couldn't be happier for them, or the future of women's basketball. ...

Bueckers, McDonald propel UConn and Arizona to Final Four

Apr. 01, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — One is a freshman who stepped into the job of leading the most successful program in women’s basketball. The other is a senior who accepted the call to build one of the worst into one of this season’s best. Together, UConn’s Paige Bueckers and...

Tara VanDerveer, Dawn Staley prepare for Final Four rematch

Apr. 01, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Dawn Staley remembers talking to her Olympic coach Tara VanDerveer before she took the job at Temple two decades ago. The longtime Stanford coach actually suggested that Staley not become the head coach at the Philadelphia school because she was still...

Emmert promises WBCA he will work to fix 'stark' inequities

Mar. 31, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert promised the Women's Basketball Coaches Association he will work with coaches to fix the “stark difference” between the Division I men's and women's tournaments. While Emmert noted that a major hurdle was trying to hold...