Women's college basketball

Louisville head coach Jeff Walz cheers his team on during the first half of a regional semifinal game against Oregon State in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Friday, March 29, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 30, 2019 - 3:14 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Defense was the key to teams advancing Friday night to the Elite Eight of the women's NCAA Tournament. It might also be the difference Saturday when eight more teams try to reach the regional finals, including top seeds Notre Dame and Baylor. The defending champion Irish will...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2017, file photo, American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco, center, talks with Connecticut athletic director David Benedict, right, before an NCAA college basketball game between UConn and South Carolina, in Storrs, Conn.Aresco says the league's new media rights deal with ESPN gives the AAC a platform similar to having its own branded network. The American and ESPN announced a 12-year agreement that runs through the 2031-32 school year. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
March 28, 2019 - 9:53 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is expressing reservations about a new media-rights deal that could force fans to pay an added subscription fee to watch many of the school's football and basketball games. The $1 billion, 12-year deal between the American Athletic Conference and...
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Maryland forward Stephanie Jones, left, shoots over UCLA forward Michaela Onyenwere, second from left, Maryland forward Shakira Austin (1) and UCLA forward Lajahna Drummer during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Monday, March 25, 2019, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
March 25, 2019 - 9:22 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Michaela Onyenwere scored a career-high 30 points, Japreece Dean added 22 and UCLA squeezed past No. 3 seed Maryland 85-80 Monday night to earn its fourth consecutive berth in the Sweet 16 of the women's NCAA Tournament. Dean, the smallest player on the court, sank two free...
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March 23, 2019 - 10:29 am
The NCAA and major college conferences will appeal a judge's ruling that the governing body violates antitrust laws by limiting education-related benefits to athletes. In a statement released early Saturday, NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy said the district court "erred by giving itself...
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Baylor celebrates after defeating Iowa State during the Big 12 women's conference tournament championship in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 11, 2019. Baylor won 67-49. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
March 18, 2019 - 7:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baylor, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville are the No. 1 seeds in the women's NCAA Tournament, leading a March Madness field that was revealed early thanks to a production error. The bracket was mistakenly put out by ESPN hours before the network had scheduled its...
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Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey holds her grandson, assisted by her daughter Makenzie Fuller, as she cuts down the nets after Baylor defeated Iowa State during the Big 12 women's conference tournament championship in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 11, 2019. Baylor won 67-49. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
March 18, 2019 - 1:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baylor has finished No. 1 in the final Associated Press women's basketball poll of the season. The Lady Bears, who have been atop the rankings for eight weeks, received all 28 first-place votes from a national media panel Monday. It's the third time in school history that the team...
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Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson, second from top left, and Napheesa Collier, second from top right, hold the American Athletic Conference (AAC) women's tournament championship trophy presented by associate commissioner for women's basketball Barbara Jacobs, top left, and AAC commissioner Mike Aresco, right, after defeating UCF in an NCAA college basketball game in the AAC women's tournament finals, Monday, March 11, 2019, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 15, 2019 - 10:51 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — No. 2 UConn is expected to be awarded a No. 1 seed Monday in the NCAA Tournament for a 13th consecutive year, but this one feels a little different. The Huskies 31-2 Huskies have lost in the regular season for the first time since 2014. They also will begin play with a big...
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March 14, 2019 - 1:57 pm
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer will not return for the postseason on the advice of doctors. The school said Thursday that she plans to resume her coaching duties later this year. The announcement comes nearly three weeks after Rutgers said the 70-year-old Hall of Famer...
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From left to right, Connecticut's Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Napheesa Collier, Crystal Dangerfield, Kyla Irwin and Megan Walker celebrate their win in an NCAA college basketball game against Central Florida in the American Athletic Conference women's tournament finals Monday, March 11, 2019, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 11, 2019 - 11:25 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — No. 2 UConn was forced to play the American Athletic Conference Tournament without injured All-American Katie Lou Samuelson and may have become a more complete team as a result. Napheesa Collier scored 25 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, and the Huskies beat UCF 66-45...
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Notre Dame Coach Muffet McGraw gives Jessica Shepard (32) a high-five as she comes out of the game during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference women's tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, March 10, 2019. Notre Dame defeated Louisville to be ACC champions. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 10, 2019 - 2:44 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jessica Shepard snipped the net, then gave it a twirl over her head. That's fitting — she and Notre Dame did some of their best work around the rim. Shepard had a season-high 30 points and 13 rebounds, and the fourth-ranked Fighting Irish claimed their fifth Atlantic Coast...
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