Marina Mabrey scored 18 points and No. 1 Notre Dame dominated from start to finish in a 78-48 victory over Wake Forest on Sunday at South Bend, Indiana. Jessica Shepard had 16 points while Brianna Turner had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (16-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who got a rare off-day from leading scorer Arike Ogunbowale. Ogunbowale, who had 30 points Thursday in Notre Dame’s 82-68 win over No. 2 Louisville, saw her 37-game double-digit scoring streak end. She scored just four points on 1-of-11 shooting from the field.
Katie Lou Samuelson had 19 points, Napheesa Collier added 18 points and the top-ranked UConn Huskies rebounded from a rare regular-season loss with an 81-61 win over Houston on Sunday, at Houston. Megan Walker had 14 points and seven rebounds, Crystal Dangerfield had 13 points and six assists and Christyn Williams had 12 points for UConn (12-1, 1-0 American), which had its streak of 126 consecutive regular-season wins snapped in a 68-57 loss to No. 8 Baylor on Thursday.
Freshman Christyn Williams scored a career-high 28 points on 11-of-16 shooting and No. 2 Connecticut never lost the lead after the 6:36 mark of the first quarter in dominating No. 1 Notre Dame 89-71 on Sunday. All-American Katie Lou Samuelson, who was held scoreless by the Irish in the first half, had 15 points, including a three-point play that gave Geno Auriemma’s Huskies a 74-64 lead with 6:08 to play. The Huskies’ biggest lead was 19 points late. Napheesa Collier added 16 points with 15 rebounds. Crystal Dangerfield scored 13 points and Megan Walker had 12 as the Huskies (7-0) ended a 28-game winning streak at home by Muffet McGraw’s Irish, who beat UConn 91-89 in overtime in last season’s NCAA semifinals on way to their second national championship. In its last 100 games at home, Notre Dame is 97-3 – with all the losses coming against the Huskies.
Two years ago, Oregon freshman guard Satou Sabally was a promising international player in Germany. She was on the radar of several major programs, but apparently they weren’t on hers.
Coaches are paid to worry. Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw is fretting about her team’s defense on the 3-point line. Oregon’s Kelly Graves is stressing about rebounding.
When Chennedy Carter hit a winning shot last weekend to send Texas A&M to the Spokane Regional, she thanked her coaches, her teammates and all the fans in Aggieland. Perhaps she also should have mentioned Lynn Hickey.
Kat Tudor hit seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points, both career highs, Marie Gulich and Mikayla Pivec had double-doubles and No. 17 Oregon State pulled away for its eighth-straight win, 71-53 over Washington State on Sunday.
Tickets for the 2018 NCAA women’s basketball regional at the Spokane Arena next March will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
Kelsey Plum actually made a mistake on the night of her historic performance in the Washington women’s runaway basketball win over Oklahoma.
Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer and guard Blair Schaefer established the separation between father-daughter and coach-player nearly a decade ago when Blair was in seventh grade.
A week after dropping out of the Associated Press Top 25 poll, the Gonzaga University women’s basketball team returned to the poll at No. 25. The Bulldogs received 75 votes. Also announced on Monday, senior forward Kelly Bowen was named West Coast Conference Player of...
What a week for area Division I women's basketball teams. Read below for a roundup of the week's action.
It was a pretty fantastic day for area women’s basketball teams. The No. 22 Gonzaga Bulldogs avenged a rare West Coast Conference loss with a win over Saint Mary’s, Washington State pulled together for a Pac-12 victory over Arizona and the Eastern Washington women defeated...
Top-seeded Stanford pulled away from 11th-seeded Gonzaga in the second half 83-60 in the Spokane Regional final Monday in front of 11,646 at the Arena, ending the most successful season in the Bulldogs’ history.
Top-seeded Stanford pulled away from 11th-seeded Gonzaga in the second half 83-60 in the Spokane Regional final Monday in front of 11,646 at the Arena, ending the most successful season in the Bulldogs’ history. Greg Lee's SR story here. And: ESPN boxscore here.
Gonzaga women defeat Louisville 76-69 to move on to the Elite Eight on Saturday, March 26, 2011, in the NCAA women’s college basketball tournament regional semifinal in Spokane, Wash. Game story here. Gonzaga will face No. 1 seed Stanford at the Spokane Arena Monday with...
Gonzaga rallied past the eighth-ranked UCLA Bruins, pulling away to an 89-75 win in an NCAA women’s basketball tournament game on Monday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
11th-seeded Gonzaga edged six-seeded Iowa 92-86 Saturday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA women’s basketball Tournament before sellout crowd of 5,632 delirious fans at McCarthey Athletic Center.
I was a little remiss in providing stories in a timely fashion yesterday but I was a little busy.There was the advance for the Eastern Washington WNIT game at Oregon tonight as well as a brief look at Gonzaga's first-round opponent in the NCAA Tournament,...
It's the kind of matchups teams like Gonzaga crave - a name program on a neutral court.That's the first take on the Bulldogs' NCAA Tourmanet bracket, a chance to play North Carolina.But wait, Gonzaga is the higher seed, the Tar Heels having stumbled in the...