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NCAA Women 2011

Coverage of the 2011 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

Washington women beat Stanford 85-76 to reach Final Four

Kelsey Plum scored 26 points and Chantel Osahor had 24 points and 18 rebounds Sunday as Washington defeated Stanford 85-76 in the NCAA Lexington Regional final to earn its first women’s basketball Final Four appearance.

UConn-Notre Dame meet for a second straight year for NCAA women’s basketball championship

TAMPA, Fla. – The women’s basketball championship game will have a familiar feel to it with UConn and Notre Dame playing for the title for a second straight year. Unlike last season’s game when much of the conversation building up to the matchup of undefeated teams was about the frosty relationship between Geno Auriemma and Muffet McGraw. This year there is a much friendlier attitude between the coaches and their teams, despite the rivals once again meeting on the game’s biggest stage.

WSU, arena host 9th NCAA games since 2001

When the Duke and Maryland women’s basketball teams tip off this afternoon at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, it will be the ninth time since 2001 that Washington State University has hosted championship NCAA basketball in town. The marquee event, which will later pit the hometown underdog Gonzaga women against perennial powerhouse Tennessee, came to Spokane in the waning minutes.

In brief: No. 13 Arizona State tops 11th-ranked Stanford, snaps 16-game skid against Cardinal

Women’s Basketball: Promise Amukamara had 17 points and seven rebounds and No. 13 Arizona State held off 11th-ranked Stanford 60-57 on Monday in Stanford, California, to stay unbeaten atop the Pac-12 standings despite the Cardinal’s second-half rally. The Sun Devils snapped a 16-game losing streak in the rivalry and won at Maples Pavilion for only the second time spanning 33 chances in program history and first since March 3, 1984.

Something’s gotta give

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma were well aware of the talk. There has been a buzz throughout women’s basketball all season about the potential showdown between their undefeated teams. Well, the wait is over. Auriemma and UConn (39-0) and McGraw and Notre Dame (37-0) are set to meet in an unprecedented championship clash tonight.

DePaul women upset Duke

DURHAM, N.C. – DePaul kept taking the ball from Duke with its intense press, and answering seemingly every big Blue Devils bucket with a 3-pointer. That energy and efficiency sent the Blue Demons into the second weekend of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament.

Collision course

All season there has been a buzz around women’s basketball about UConn and Notre Dame. Now the stage is set for the former Big East rivals to meet in an historic national championship game.