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UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Former G-Prep standout Oti Gildon reaches final stop in college hoops journey – a Final Four trip

The journey is complete. Oti Gildon and Kelly Graves are in the Final Four.

UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

No. 14 Gonzaga women could be here or there come NCAA Tournament time

Will they stay or will they go? Gonzaga women’s basketball fans will be asking that question for two more weeks, even if the Zags manage to win another West Coast …

Mississippi State beats UCLA 89-73 to reach second straight women’s Final Four

Teaira McCowan had 23 points and 21 rebounds, Victoria Vivans added 24 points and top-seeded Mississippi State beat relentless UCLA 89-73 on Sunday night to reach its second straight Final …

UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 9:10 p.m.

Central Michigan stuns Ohio State, earns trip to Spokane

Cassie Breen threw the ball high in the air as the clock wound down Monday night on the biggest victory in Central Michigan women’s basketball history. Seconds later her joyous …

NCAA women: Key numbers and stats for Gonzaga’s pod

Here’s a breakdown of the three teams Gonzaga may run into in the first weekend of the women’s NCAA tournament.

South Carolina women win first national title, beat Mississippi State

A’ja Wilson scored 23 points to help coach Dawn Staley and South Carolina win their first national championship with a 67-55 victory over Mississippi State on Sunday night.

After stunner of UConn, Mississippi State turns to South Carolina in title game

Vic Schaefer and his Mississippi State Bulldogs didn’t get much time to celebrate what might be the greatest shocker in women’s basketball history.

Oregon hopes for monumental upset of UConn to reach Final Four

Oregon coach Kelly Graves planned a trip with his family in January to watch the men’s Final Four next week. It couldn’t have worked out better for the Ducks women’s …

No. 1 seed Notre Dame routs Ohio State 99-76 in women’s Sweet 16

Arike Ogunbowale had a career-high 32 points, Lindsay Allen added 16 and Notre Dame (33-3) easily beat Ohio State (28-7) 99-76 on Friday night in the Sweet 16 of the …

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.

UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Women’s NCAA Tournament: Notre Dame survives, beats Purdue in overtime

Marina Mabrey scored 21 points, Arike Ogunbowale added 18 and No. 1 seed Notre Dame survived playing the second half without leading scorer Brianna Turner to beat ninth-seeded Purdue 88-82 …

Battle of the bigs will be key in Oklahoma-Washington tournament tussle

Washington’s Chantel Osahor and Oklahoma’s Vionise Pierre-Louis are two of the more skilled, unique post players in the country, each with the ability to take over a game in their …

UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Oklahoma holds off Gonzaga women in NCAAs, 75-62

Elle Tinkle managed a brave face after her last college basketball game.

UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

Gonzaga women to open NCAA tournament as 11 seed in Seattle against Oklahoma

The Gonzaga women are ready to make some more memories in the NCAA Tournament.

UW women upset Kentucky at Rupp

Talia Walton scored 30 points, Chantel Osahor had 19 points and 17 rebounds and seventh-seeded Washington beat third-seeded Kentucky 85-72 on Friday night in an NCAA Lexington Regional semifinal.

Plum scores 32 as Washington stuns Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland center Malina Howard had just completed her college career in a most unexpected fashion, a shocking loss to Washington. The emotion of the moment was …

Women’s tournament roundup: No. 1 UConn rolls to second round over Robert Morris

Freshman Katie Lou Samuelson scored 22 points as UConn began its quest for a fourth consecutive national title with a rout of Robert Morris 101-49.

Cunningham powers No. 10 seed Missouri women over seventh-seeded BYU

Freshman Sophie Cunningham has been leading the Missouri Tigers all season. There’s no reason why the NCAA Tournament should be any different. Cunningham scored 20 points, most of them in …

No. 12 South Dakota State women stun fifth-seeded Miami 74-71

Macy Miller and Gabby Boever combined for three free throws over the final 35.6 seconds to bail out their teammates’ poor shooting late at the line, and No. 12 seed …

Notre Dame, Baylor meet in rematch of 2014 regional final

OKLAHOMA CITY – Baylor point guard Niya Johnson has had a year to think about a season-ending loss to Notre Dame in the NCAA tournament. She hasn’t forgotten the frustration …

Faulty finish

Six minutes and thirty-four seconds. That’s how long it took Saturday for Gonzaga’s 17-point lead to turn from another glorious upset into one of the biggest NCAA tournament comebacks in …

Saturday’s results

Greensboro regional (2) Florida State 91, (15) Alabama State 49: Freshman Shakayla Thomas scored 17 points as the host Seminoles won their 30th game of the season Saturday in a …

GU women seek Sweet 16 in Spokane

With one upset in the books, the Gonzaga women’s basketball team seeks another today on the home court of the Pac-12 champions for the chance to play in Spokane in …

Albanez continues hot shooting for GU women

Keani Albanez’s postseason shooting streak stood up under the glare of the NCAA tournament, helping carry 11th-seeded Gonzaga to an 82-69 upset over sixth-seeded George Washington in a first-round game …

GU women headed to Corvallis for NCAAs

Ending one of the longest weeks any of them could remember, the Gonzaga women’s basketball players erupted with a roar Monday when the Zags finally came up on the NCAA …

Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer offers tips to Penn State

STANFORD, Calif. – For each of the past two summers, Penn State coach Coquese Washington has visited Tara VanDerveer at the Stanford coach’s New York home to talk basketball and, …

Cougars make Huskies earn it

LINCOLN, Neb. – For the first half, UConn received an unexpected challenge from BYU. But the Huskies took control in the second half and pulled away for another win.

Sunday’s women’s NCAA tournament summaries

Lincoln Regional (11) James Madison 72, (6) Gonzaga 63: Kirby Burkholder had 28 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Dukes (29-5) to a win over the Bulldogs (29-5) in …

Not enough positives

Coming into Sunday’s game with James Madison, Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves said one of the major keys to victory was winning the rebound battle. Gonzaga was outrebounded in …

DePaul defeats Oklahoma in high-scoring women’s tournament game

DURHAM, N.C. – DePaul and Oklahoma traded shot for shot, point for point, in the highest-scoring regulation game in NCAA tournament history. The Blue Demons managed to scrape together the …