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UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Oregon beats Mississippi State to reach first Final Four

Off to Oregon’s first appearance in the Final Four, guard Sabrina Ionescu set the theme for the second-seeded Ducks. “All I gotta say is we’re not done yet,” Ionescu said …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

Women’s NCAA Tournament: Notre Dame women beat Texas A&M 87-80 in Chicago Regional semifinal

Arike Ogunbowale scored a career-high 34 points, Jessica Shepard added 24 points and 14 rebounds, and defending national champion Notre Dame beat Texas A&M 87-80.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Women’s NCAA Tournament: Baylor beats South Carolina 93-68, returns to Elite Eight in Greensboro Regional

Kim Mulkey has led Baylor to two national titles, so she knows the traits a contender ought to have.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Jeff Walz and Louisville hope to beat UConn twice in season, Oregon seeks first Final Four apperance

Jeff Walz knows that it’s extremely rare for a team to beat UConn twice in a season. Only one school has done it over the past decade and that’s Notre …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 10:56 p.m.

Women’s NCAA Tournament roundup: Second-seeded Oregon holds off South Dakota State to earn spot in Elite Eight

Ruthy Hebard had 24 points and 14 rebounds, and Sabrina Ionescu added 17 points and 11 assists to send second-seeded Oregon to its third straight Elite Eight with a 63-53 …


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

Women’s NCAA Tournament notebook: Baylor’s Kalani Brown faces final chance for Final Four

Kalani Brown has won Big 12 titles and been to the NCAA Tournament all four of her seasons at Baylor.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Women’s NCAA Tournament roundup: Oregon State downs Boise State in overtime, sets up second-round showdown with Gonzaga

Mikayla Pivec had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the fourth-seeded Oregon State Beavers withstood a major scare from No. 13 Boise State for an 80-75 overtime victory in the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Women’s NCAA Tournament roundup: Iowa holds off pesky Mercer 66-61

Megan Gustafson scored 30 points with 16 rebounds and second-seeded Iowa narrowly avoided a monumental upset, holding off No. 15 Mercer 66-61 on Friday in Iowa City, Iowa, for its …


Spoilers! Baylor tops women’s NCAA field as ESPN accidently leaks bracket before selection show

Baylor, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville are the No. 1 seeds in the women’s NCAA Tournament, leading a March Madness field that was revealed early thanks to a production …


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 …