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Cardinal will play for title after edging Sooners

SAN ANTONIO – Stanford’s Nnemkadi Ogwumike was having one of the greatest performances ever at a women’s Final Four, yet her team was ahead by only three points with 16 …


UConn one win away from two straight unbeaten seasons

SAN ANTONIO – As soon as Connecticut was challenged, Maya Moore and the Huskies showed exactly why they’ve won 77 games in a row. One more and they’ll be the …


FSU is UConn’s 76th straight victim

The Connecticut Huskies swear they’re not perfect. Their last 76 opponents might disagree. Maya Moore scored 22 points to lead the Huskies past Florida State 90-50 on Tuesday night at …


Stanford, Baylor win spots in Final Four

Jeanette Pohlen made the biggest play yet to save Stanford’s spectacular season, on a night the Cardinal women were a far cry from their dominant selves. Xavier stood up to …


UConn blows past Cyclones

DAYTON, Ohio – Maya Moore made a 3-pointer from the top of the key for Connecticut’s first basket. Then she hit one from the left corner. Just like that, another …


Loss doesn’t spoil Zags’ record season

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Too many amazing things happened this season to feel too bad for the Gonzaga women’s basketball players just because their season ended before they wanted it to. …


Speedy Wildcats upset Huskers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The quicker, more athletic Kentucky Wildcats ended Nebraska’s record-breaking season. A’dia Mathies scored 21 points and fourth-seeded Kentucky roared past the top-seeded Cornhuskers 76-67 on Sunday …


Stevenson’s 3 lifts Sooners

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Oklahoma and Notre Dame needed overtime yet again to decide things in the NCAA tournament. This time, it was the Sooners who made the big shot …


Seminoles earn first regional final berth

DAYTON, Ohio – Courtney Ward carried Florida State to its first regional final. Getting any further will be much tougher. Ward scored the third-seeded Seminoles’ last six points in the …


GU staff on baby watch as Zags head to Sweet 16

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – For Lisa Mispley Fortier, the Sweet 16 is a little sweeter. How sweet remains to be seen.


Graves ‘soaks it all in’ after Zags’ win over Texas A&M

The answer is 90. The question is how many text messages would Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves get after his Bulldogs upended Texas A&M Monday night to advance to …


GU advances to first Sweet 16

SEATTLE – What, you thought it would be easy? After a no-doubt-we’re-better first half, seventh-seeded Gonzaga used a remarkable performance by refuse-to-lose senior Vivian Frieson to advance to its first …


Lady Volunteers cruise into round of 16

Alicia Manning scored a career-high 17 points and had 10 rebounds to help No. 1-seeded Tennessee beat eighth-seeded Dayton 92-64 in the second round of the NCAA women’s tournament on …


Bulldogs concoct win with chemistry

SEATTLE – For 81 seconds – the last 81 seconds – Courtney Vandersloot had the worst seat in the house. An unobstructed view from the bench.


Gonzaga women upset Texas A&M, 72-71

Twenty minutes in December made Gonzaga fearless in March. And now its the Bulldogs heading to the regional semifinals and Texas A&M going home.


UConn cruises

Tina Charles scored 22 points and Maya Moore added 21 to help the Connecticut Huskies (34-0) beat the Southern University Jaguars (23-9) 95-39 in the Dayton Regional of the first …


Gonzaga women land second shot at Texas A&M

SEATTLE – Texas A&M women’s basketball coach Gary Blair knows he has an excellent team, which is a good thing – otherwise there would be no reason to play the …


GU women reach new level with win over Heels

SEATTLE – Sometimes the size was intimidating and the speed was always a concern but the Gonzaga women’s basketball players never doubted they were going to beat storied North Carolina …


Texas A&M wears down PSU

SEATTLE – Ninth-ranked Texas A&M, the second seed in the Sacramento Regional of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, had too many weapons on offense and too much commitment to defense, …


Gonzaga women win

Scoreless for 31 minutes, Gonzaga’s Tiffany Shives had 14 of her 16 points in a crucial five-minute stretch of the second half and the seventh-seeded Bulldogs held off No. 10 …


Back winning

SEATTLE – Sherri Murrell’s smile negated the need for television lighting at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Friday. The Portland State coach was enjoying every second of the school’s first NCAA …


Bigs become bigger

There’s been a growth spurt in women’s basketball. Fans watching the NCAA women’s tournament will see more versatile 6-foot-3 or taller players than ever, a couple playing above the rim …


Result is what’s relevant

SEATTLE – Like a game of musical chairs, Gonzaga and North Carolina are trying to occupy the same seat at the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. The Bulldogs and Tar Heels …


Bekkering gets second chance

So many good things have happened for Janelle Bekkering in the last year the “woulda, coulda, shoulda” moment was almost forgotten. But because of that split second, all the good …


North Carolina lost top player last May

Sylvia Hatchell is matter-of-fact about her basketball team. To casual fans, North Carolina’s 19-11 record and 10th seed in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament is unseemly.


Local products helped steer Vikings to Big Sky crown

There was no magic when Portland State coach Charity Elliott recruited the Greater Spokane League a few years ago. She just sold a dream. “They were looking to improve their …


GU women ecstatic to start tournament in Seattle

None of the season-long prognosticators ever penciled Gonzaga University into the Seattle pod for the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, but once the Bulldogs secured their bid by winning the West …


UConn, Vols could meet in semifinals

Connecticut’s path to another perfect season could include a renewal of the most heated rivalry in women’s college basketball. The undefeated Huskies earned the No. 1 overall seed in the …


Eagles to face Ducks

Eastern Washington makes its second postseason women’s basketball appearance, and first in 23 years, with a bittersweet trip to Oregon. The Eagles (19-11) face the Ducks (16-15) in the first …


Gonzaga women to open tournament in Seattle

While the Gonzaga men got shipped across the country, the Gonzaga women are just going across the state.