Latest Women's basketball News

Sun forward Jones, coach Miller win major AP WNBA awards

Sep. 22, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

Jonquel Jones is no stranger to winning Associated Press WNBA awards. In previous years, the Connecticut Sun forward has been honored by the media that votes on the weekly AP WNBA power poll as the Sixth Woman of the Year and Most Improved Player. This year, the 6-foot-6...

Sun, Aces get to rest, watch early WNBA postseason matchups

Sep. 22, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

Jonquel Jones and the Connecticut Sun have dominated opponents this season, winning their last 14 games en route to the best record in the WNBA. That earned the Sun a double bye in the playoffs that begin Thursday. And if history is any indication, they are in a good spot...

NCAA places Ga Tech women's hoops team on 3 years probation

Sep. 21, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The NCAA placed Georgia Tech's women's basketball program on probation for three years Tuesday, citing violations committed under former coach MaChelle Joseph that included players being forced to practice longer than the rules allow and on scheduled off days. ...

First round WNBA playoff capsules

Sep. 21, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

A look at the two first-round games in the WNBA playoffs that will be played Thursday: No. 5 Phoenix (19-13) vs No. 8 New York (12-20) Season Series: Mercury, 2-1. Phoenix: The Mercury enter the playoffs with three straight losses...

DeShields scores 30 as Sky pulls away, beat Fever 98-87

Sep. 19, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored a season-high 30 points and Chicago used a 14-4 run to pull away as the Sky beat the Indiana Fever 98-87 on Sunday night in the regular-season finale. Chicago (16-16) is the No. 6 seed and is home Thursday against No. 7 Dallas....

Plum, Young lift Aces over Mercury 84-83

Sep. 19, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 23 points, Jackie Young scored on a putback with 4.3 seconds left and Ji-Su Park blocked a final shot as the Las Vegas Aces defeated the Phoenix Mercury 84-83 on Sunday in a regular-season finale. The Aces welcomed back center Liz...

Liberty earn final WNBA playoff spot by virtue of losses

Sep. 19, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sitting in their apartments in Brooklyn, many of the New York Liberty players gathered to watch the final day of play in the WNBA regular season. They needed a lot of help Sunday to reach the postseason for the first time since 2017. They got it, taking...

Ogunbowale, Wings keep LA from playoffs 87-84, Liberty in

Sep. 19, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 20 points and the Dallas Wings closed the WNBA regular season on Sunday with an 87-84 win over Los Angeles, which kept the Sparks out of the playoffs, giving the No. 8 seed to the New York Liberty. With Los Angeles and...

Powers scores 27, Lynx keep Mystics out of playoffs 83-77

Sep. 19, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aerial Powers scored 27 points and the Minnesota Lynx made four free throws in the final 30 seconds to knock the Washington Mystics out of playoff contention with an 83-77 win on Sunday, the final day of the WNBA season. Needing a win to secure the...

Connecticut Sun win 14th straight, defeat Dream 84-64

Sep. 19, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Natisha Hiedeman scored 16 points off the bench, Brionna Jones had a double-double and the Connecticut Sun closed out the WNBA regular season with a 14-game winning streak, topping the Atlanta Dream 84-64 on Sunday. The Sun 26-6) finished 15-1...