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Overtime survivors: Mississippi State Bulldogs, Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet for women’s title

Vic Schaefer and his Mississippi State Bulldogs carry a constant reminder of how far they went in the women’s NCAA Tournament last year, and what must still be done.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

Notre Dame beats UConn on last-second shot to earn spot in national championship game

Arike Ogunbowale’s jumper from the corner with 1 second left lifted Notre Dame to a 91-89 overtime victory over UConn on Friday night in the national semifinals.


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Oregon-Central Michigan notebook: Gonzaga Prep grad Oti Gildon gets chance to shine for Ducks

Oregon backup forward Oti Gildon got a big lift out of playing in her home town. Then she channeled that energy into a big performance for the Oregon Ducks on …


Notre Dame-Texas A&M notebook: Kathryn Westbeld comes up big for Irish

Four of the five Notre Dame starters reached double-figure scoring in the Irish’s win over Texas A&M. But Irish coach Muffet McGraw called a basket by injured Kathryn Westbeld the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

Ruthy Hebard leads Oregon to 83-69 win over Central Michigan in Sweet 16

Ruthy Hebard had 23 points and 14 rebounds, Sabrina Ionescu just missed another triple-double with 16 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, and second-seeded Oregon beat No. 11 seed Central …


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Top-seeded Notre Dame back in Elite Eight after beating Texas A&M 90-84

It’s been the Notre Dame women’s basketball team’s modus operandi this season – few hands do most of the heavy lifting.


UConn tops Duke 72-59, advances to Elite Eight in Albany Region

Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies are in a familiar place – the Elite Eight.


South Carolina advances to Elite Eight with 79-63 win over Buffalo

That the upstate New York crowd wasn’t rooting for South Carolina didn’t matter one bit to A’ja Wilson. Her imposing presence inside and her booming voice proved enough for the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

Louisville women handle Stanford 86-59 in women’s NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

Asia Durr had 24 points, Myisha Hines-Allen added 17 and top-seeded Louisville rolled past No. 4 seed Stanford 86-59 on Friday night in the women’s NCAA Tournament Lexington Region semifinal.


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

UCLA beats Texas 84-75 to reach Elite Eight of women’s NCAA tourney

Jordin Canada scored 22 points, putting second-seeded UCLA on her back in the fourth quarter, and the Bruins beat Texas 84-75 on Friday night to avenge a Sweet 16 loss …


Ducks finally fly north: Oregon’s flight to Spokane Regional delayed a day

Mechanical issues with Oregon’s plane Thursday night kept the Ducks in Eugene until Friday morning.


Notre Dame, Texas A&M have both battled injury bug en route to Sweet 16 showdown

Notre Dame’s injuries have been well chronicled this season. With just seven healthy scholarship players, coach Muffet McGraw has changed her approach to practices.


Central Michigan coach Sue Guevara brushing off the role of Cinderella

Sue Guevara, coach of 11th-seeded Central Michigan, expected to hear about how her team would handle its underdog status – that is, being the Cinderella team of the Spokane Regional.


Notre Dame, Texas A&M ready to add another chapter to their NCAA Tournament history

Meeting in the NCAA Tournament isn’t new for Notre Dame and Texas A&M. Even if it’s been a few years.


Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu soaks up advice from former Gonzaga stars Courtney Vandersloot, John Stockton

Kelly Graves had a special player at Gonzaga and now he has another at Oregon.


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

Oregon State upsets Baylor 72-67 in women’s NCAA Sweet 16

Marie Gulich had 26 points, Kat Tudor added 16 and sixth-seeded Oregon State shot 58 percent in the second half to upset No. 2 seed Baylor 72-67 on Friday night …


Mississippi State routs NC State 71-57 to reach Elite Eight

Teaira McCowan still scored 24 points on perfect shooting, pulled down 15 rebounds and generally made life miserable for the Wolfpack, and helped the top-seeded Bulldogs breeze to a 71-57 …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Oregon women anticipate tough showing in Spokane from 11th-seeded Central Michigan

Funny, this doesn’t feel like the junior half of the Spokane Regional bracket.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Former Gonzaga Prep standout Oti Gildon ready for homecoming with Oregon Ducks in NCAA Tournament

Oti Gildon cut her basketball teeth in several gyms across Spokane. She’s looking forward to playing for the first time in Spokane’s biggest venue.


NCAA women’s tournament attendance at highest level since 2008

Dawn Staley and her South Carolina Gamecocks did more than just prepare for their opening-round games in the women’s NCAA Tournament. They did everything they could to make sure people …


Mercer cracks women’s Top 25 for first time since 1980

Mercer is back in the women’s rankings for the first time in 38 years. The Bears, riding a 24-game winning streak, entered The Associated Press women’s Top 25 at No. …


Women’s Top 25 Capsules: Naphessa Collier leads UConn’s rout of Wichita State

Napheesa Collier scored 26 points and Katie Lou Samuelson added 22 to lead UConn to a 124-43 rout of Wichita State on Saturday, for the second-most lopsided win in Huskies’ …


Top 25 capsules: No. 2 Mississippi State routs Florida

Roshunda Johnson scored 22 points and No. 2 Mississippi State stayed undefeated with a 98-50 victory at Florida on Thursday night.


Stanford’s 17 year-run in AP women’s hoops poll ends

Stanford’s 17-year run in the Top 25 is over. The Cardinal on Monday fell out of The Associated Press women’s basketball poll for the first time since the 2001 season, …


Top 25 women: South Carolina rolls on Dawn Staley Day in Philadelphia

A’ja Wilson wouldn’t let Dawn Staley’s homecoming be spoiled. Wilson had 28 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocks to help No. 4 South Carolina (11-1) rout Temple (8-4) 87-60 on …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 7:47 p.m.

Cougars picked to finish seventh, Huskies last in Pac-12

The Washington women’s basketball team, which completed the greatest three-year run in the history of the program, was picked to finish last in the Pac-12 by conference coaches in a …


Washington women’s basketball coach Mike Neighbors leaves for Arkansas

Mike Neighbors is coming home after Arkansas hired him to coach the women’s basketball team Monday.


South Carolina women join men in Final Four

Kaela Davis scored 23 points, A’ja Wilson added 16 and top-seeded South Carolina held off No. 3 seed Florida State 71-64 in a furious finish Monday night to win the …


UConn routs Oregon, heads to 10th straight Final Four

Napheesa Collier scored 28 points, Gabby Williams had 25 and UConn advanced to its 10th consecutive Final Four with a 90-52 victory against Oregon on Monday night.


NCAA capsules: UConn rolls; Quinnipiac crashes Sweet 16

Kia Nurse scored 29 points and tied an NCAA Tournament record with nine 3-pointers to lead UConn to a 94-64 win over visiting Syracuse in the Bridgeport Region on Monday …