Stories tagged: women's basketball
Fri., April 14, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Washington hires Jody Wynn as women’s basketball coach
Washington hired Jody Wynn as the women’s basketball coach to replace Mike Neighbors, who guided the team to the Final Four in 2016. The 49ers nearly pulled off one of …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
Kelsey Plum goes No. 1 in WNBA draft
Kelsey Plum was the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the San Antonio Stars. The Washington guard finished her college career as the NCAA’s career scoring leader.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Frank Mason III of Kansas, Kelsey Plum of Washington win Wooden Awards
Frank Mason III of Kansas and Kelsey Plum of Washington won the John R. Wooden Award as national college basketball players of the year. They received their trophies during the …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Staley: South Carolina’s Kaela Davis, Allisha Gray to enter WNBA draft
South Carolina coach Dawn Staley says Kaela Davis and Allisha Gray have decided to enter the WNBA draft. Staley said they felt it was the right time to follow their …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
70-foot shot-maker Destiny Slocum leaving Maryland
Maryland’s Destiny Slocum, who made a 70-foot shot during the NCAA Tournament, is leaving the university. The school announced the guard from Idaho has been granted permission to transfer. The …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 11:24 p.m.
UConn’s 111-game winning streak ends at hands of Mississippi State women
UConn’s 111-game run came to a stunning end when Mississippi State pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in women’s basketball history, winning 66-64 on Morgan William’s overtime jumper in the …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Kelsey Plum and Geno Auriemma are AP Player and Coach of Year
Kelsey Plum had a historic season for Washington while Geno Auriemma did one of his best coaching jobs at UConn. Both were overwhelming choices as The Associated Press women’s basketball …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 8:57 p.m.
Georgia Tech ends Washington State’s WNIT run in semifinals
Georgia Tech’s ability to exploit one of Washington State’s biggest weaknesses on Wednesday helped put an end to the Cougars’ unexpected run in the Women’s NIT.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Pepperdine promotes DeLisha Milton-Jones to head coach
Pepperdine has promoted DeLisha Milton-Jones to be the head coach of the women’s basketball team, the school announced Wednesday. Milton-Jones joined the program as an assistant coach this past season …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 3:09 p.m.
Women’s basketball regional attendance at 20-year low
Women’s basketball saw its lowest attendance for the NCAA Tournament regionals in 20 years, and there is no change in sight to the format. An average of 4,719 fans showed …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Coaches at women’s NCAA Final Four have deep connections
The coaches at the women’s NCAA Final Four are hardly strangers. Geno Auriemma, Tara VanDerveer and Dawn Staley have decades-long connections through Final Fours and Olympic gold medals. Even Vic …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Washington State women at Georgia Tech in WNIT semifinals
Growing pains are a thing of the past for the Washington State women’s basketball team.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Mississippi State get another crack at UConn in NCAA tourney
Mississippi State is heading to its first Final Four in school history where a showdown with top-seeded UConn awaits the Bulldogs in the national semifinals. It’s the second straight year …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Fans rally to send UConn off to 10th straight Final Four
A couple hundred fans braved the drizzle and cold to cheer on the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team as it left for the Final Four in Dallas. The Huskies …
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
William, Mississippi State women earn first Final Four berth
Morgan William scored a career-high 41 points, and No. 2 seed Mississippi State upset top-seeded Baylor 94-85 in overtime Sunday to reach the Final Four for the first time.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
Stanford women rally, edge Notre Dame 76-75 to reach Final Four
Alanna Smith’s layup with 23 seconds left capped Stanford’s comeback from a 16-point deficit in the second half, McCall swatted a last-second shot and the Cardinal edged top-seeded Notre Dame …
Sat., March 25, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Washington State women look to continue historic march in WNIT
After making the women’s basketball postseason for just the fourth time in the modern NCAA era, Washington State has proven to be a tough out.
Sat., March 25, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Florida State women bring their defense to eliminate Oregon State
Ivey Slaughter jumped into the passing lane on Oregon State’s first possession of the second half and swiped the ball away, then drove the length of the floor in one …
Sat., March 25, 2017, 6:33 p.m.
Freshmen lead 10th-seeded Oregon women to upset of Maryland
Oregon’s young players say they feel excited and loose. They play that way, too.
Sat., March 25, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
UConn women win 110th straight, advance to regional final by stopping UCLA
After watching UConn’s NCAA Tournament dominance mostly from the bench for three seasons, Saniya Chong finally made her mark.
Sat., March 25, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Top-seeded South Carolina women overwhelm upset-minded Quinnipiac in Sweet 16
Sure, South Carolina knew a little something about Quinnipiac’s surprising NCAA Tournament run as Connecticut’s other Sweet 16 team.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Washington Huskies fade in fourth as their NCAA women’s tournament run ends
They went back and forth in a momentum-swinging, loser-go-home NCAA tournament Sweet 16 game that for most of Friday night felt like a heavyweight boxing match.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
WSU Cougars beat UC Davis to reach WNIT quarterfinals
Energized by the loudest home crowd coach June Daugherty could remember in her 10 years at WSU, the Cougars’ unlikely postseason run continued Thursday night with a 71-62 victory over …
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Idaho Vandals women’s basketball season comes to an end with loss to Rice
The Idaho Vandals tried to take away Rice’s basket cuts and force the Owls to shoot 3-pointers. The Owls shot a higher percentage on 3-pointers than the Vandals and ended …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Three freshman starters help Oregon women’s basketball team to Sweet 16
Back before the start of Pac-12 conference play, Oregon freshman Ruthy Hebard made the bold prediction that the Ducks would surprise the league. Turns out, they’ve surprised the nation.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Idaho women on road again for WBI semifinal
Idaho is on the road again, this time with a chance to put itself in the title game of the Women’s Basketball Invitational.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Washington State women make history, host UC Davis in third-round WNIT game
The Washington State women are having fun again. Winning two games in a national postseason tournament will do that.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
Pac-12 makes statement in NCAA women’s tournament with five teams in Sweet 16
A year ago was thought to be an anomaly for the Pac-12 Conference, advancing four teams to the regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament and eventually seeing Washington and Oregon …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
Dave Boling: Kelsey Plum may be toughest athlete in Huskies history
Kelsey Plum actually made a mistake on the night of her historic performance in the Washington women’s runaway basketball win over Oklahoma.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Mississippi State thrives with father-daughter combo of Vic Schaefer, Blair Schaefer
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.