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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 16, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Women’s NCAA Tournament capsules: Top seeds Notre Dame, Louisville roll to victory

Here is a look at Friday’s games in the women’s NCAA Tournament:


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.


Baylor, Oregon State clash for women’s Final Four berth

Baylor players have been wearing those green “Eight Is Not Enough” bracelets so long that Nina Davis figures she probably has a permanent mark on her arm.


Hamblin powers Oregon State past Troy 73-31

Oregon State center Ruth Hamblin entered the NCAA tournament on a hot streak, and coach Scott Rueck said the senior was becoming “the ultimate competitor.”


Terps to Tampa

Maryland’s Lexie Brown hit a 3-pointer to tie the game with 7:45 remaining and the Terrapins outscored Tennessee 14-4 the rest of the game Monday to win 58-48 in Spokane …


Clash of titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – While Notre Dame and UConn rolled to the Final Four over the past two weekends, Stanford’s perspective shifted. Stanford kids are smart. They knew a national championship …


Notre Dame flummoxes Maryland in women’s semifinal

In the end, the outcome was all but determined by what happened at the very beginning of Notre Dame’s NCAA semifinal game against Maryland on Sunday.


Connecticut sets up unbeaten showdown

UConn gobbled up Stanford 75-56 in a national semifinal game Sunday at Nashville, Tenn. And now, here we go: UConn (39-0) and Notre Dame (37-0), the closest thing women’s basketball …


Baylor, Notre Dame set for regional final matchup

Coach Muffet McGraw and the Notre Dame women’s basketball team have been on a journey all season to get back to the Final Four. If they defeat Baylor tonight (ESPN, …


Baylor coach Mulkey diagnosed with Bell’s palsy

WACO, Texas – Baylor women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey has been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy, a form of facial paralysis that she says won’t change the way she coaches in …


Bears on target

DES MOINES, Iowa – Baylor has two wins to go for 40-0. Tennessee’s future is far less certain. Brittney Griner had 23 points, 15 rebounds and nine blocked shots before …


Another Final Four for Ogwumike

FRESNO, Calif. – Nnemkadi Ogwumike will end her sensational senior season right where she has the rest: at the Final Four. Ogwumike made it happen on both ends of the …


Miami next for GU women

The third-seeded Miami Hurricanes (26-6), who dispatched No. 14 Idaho State 70-41 in the opening round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament on Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center now …


Wooden finalist leads Hurricanes

Three women’s college basketball teams have more than one John Wooden Award finalist. One of those teams, the University of Miami, is in Spokane today. The Hurricanes’ two Wooden finalists …