Latest Women's college basketball News

Baylor women to host Georgia as part of Big 12/SEC Challenge

Jun. 24, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Defending national champion Baylor will host Georgia on Dec. 4 as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge women's basketball event. The Southeastern Conference and Big 12 released the pairings for the event on Monday. Texas Tech hosts Mississippi in the other Dec. 4 Big 12/SEC Challenge game....

AP source: Big East votes to invite UConn to rejoin

Jun. 24, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The presidents of the schools in the Big East voted Monday to extend an invitation to UConn to rejoin the conference for basketball and other sports. A person with firsthand knowledge confirmed that the schools' presidents voted by conference call on Monday morning. That person...

Ex-Kentucky center Dorie Harrison transferring to Lipscomb

Jun. 24, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Kentucky center Dorie Harrison is transferring to Lipscomb. Lipscomb announced Monday that it was adding Harrison, who sat out the 2018-19 season for unspecified personal health reasons. The move represents a homecoming for the 6-foot-3 Harrison, who graduated from Hillsboro...

2018 Capitals, 10 others enter DC Sports Hall of Fame

Jun. 23, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2018 Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals are among 11 new entrants into Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. The Capitals earned entry after bringing the National Hockey League title to Washington for the first time. Owner Ted Leonsis accepted the induction plaque in a ceremony...

AP sources: UConn in talks to move back into Big East

Jun. 22, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A University of Connecticut official says the school is working to leave the American Athletic Conference and return to the Big East for basketball and other sports. The official confirmed Saturday that there have been talks with the Big East, but said they were not aware any...

California hires familiar face in Charmin Smith as coach

Jun. 21, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California found a familiar face in Charmin Smith to replace Lindsay Gottlieb as women's basketball coach. Smith returns to a campus where she most recently served as associate head coach since 2012 before joining the WNBA's New York Liberty as an assistant coach in April. Gottlieb...

Arizona signs women's coach Adia Barnes through 2024

Jun. 14, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has signed women's basketball coach Adia Barnes to a contract extension through 2024. The school announced Barnes' extension Friday after the contract was approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. The leading scorer in Arizona history, Barnes returned to coach her alma mater in...

Penicheiro, Riley Hunter headline Hall of Fame class

Jun. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ruth Riley Hunter says her journey to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame began in front of her television set more than a quarter-century ago. Ticha Penicheiro's own dream started when she received a basketball from her parents when she was 6. Both entered the Hall of Fame on...

Penicheiro's new career has Hall of Famer focusing on future

Jun. 7, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ticha Penicheiro has discovered a different way to hand out assists now that her playing career is over. Rather than setting up teammates for easy baskets, Penicheiro is guiding the next generation of players in her new career as an agent. The former Old Dominion and Sacramento...

New Lady Vols coach Harper has court named in her honor

Jun. 6, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

SPARTA, Tenn. (AP) — A basketball court at the old elementary school of Tennessee's new women's basketball coach, Kellie Harper, is being named in her honor. White County director of schools Kurt Dronebarger says the court at Findlay Elementary will be named "Kellie's Court" when the school's gymnasium is...