Penn State hires Kieger as women’s basketball coach

Basketball 04/03/19, 16:43

Penn State hired Carolyn Kieger as its women's basketball coach on Wednesday after she led Marquette to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments.Kieger, a 2006 Marquette graduate, was 99-64 in five seasons with the Golden Eagles. The team reached the round of 32 the past two seasons, falling 78-76 to Texas A&M ...

UConn fans send Huskies off to 12th straight Final Four

Basketball 04/02/19, 13:29

Hundreds of fans, some lined up three or four deep, waited almost an hour outside Gampel Pavilion to cheer on the UConn women's basketball team as it headed out to the program's record 20th Final Four.The Huskies will be making a 12th straight trip to the national semifinals and will ...

UConn, Notre Dame, Baylor and Oregon reach Final Four

Sports 04/01/19, 22:12

UConn and Notre Dame will meet for the second straight season on the game's biggest stage.The greatest rivalry in women's basketball over the past decade will be renewed Friday night in Tampa, Florida, at the Final Four.The two teams played one of the best games in Final Four history last ...

UNC places Hatchell, staff on leave during review of program

Sports 04/01/19, 13:34

North Carolina has placed Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell and her three assistants on paid administrative leave and is reviewing the program.School spokesman Steve Kirschner said Monday in a statement that the review is "due to issues raised by student-athletes and others." He did not specify what ...

UConn’s Collier headlines women’s All-America team

Sports 04/01/19, 11:01

Napheesa Collier has had an incredible senior year so far, leading UConn back to the Final Four for a 12th consecutive year.The senior forward averaged 20.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and shot 61.4% during the regular season for the Huskies to earn a spot on The Associated Press women's basketball All-America ...

TIPPING OFF: Women’s Elite Eight features all top seeds

Sports 03/31/19, 01:45

The cream of women's basketball has risen to the top.For the fourth time since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams, all the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds advanced to the regional finals.It last happened in 2012, when Baylor won the national championship. The Lady Bears are in position to ...

Iowa State signs women’s hoops coach Fennelly through 2025

Basketball 03/28/19, 14:36

Iowa State and women's basketball coach Bill Fennelly have agreed to a contract extension through 2025.The Cyclones announced the new three-year deal on Thursday. Fennelly finished his 24th season at Iowa State with an upset to loss at home to Missouri State on Monday in the second round of the ...

UConn expresses reservations about AAC media deal with ESPN

Sports 03/28/19, 08:53

The University of Connecticut is expressing reservations about a new media-rights deal that could force fans to pay an added subscription fee to watch many of the school's football and basketball games.The $1 billion, 12-year deal between the American Athletic Conference and ESPN gives the sports media giant the rights ...

Tennessee fires Holly Warlick after first-round NCAA exit

Sports 03/27/19, 15:23

Tennessee has fired women's basketball coach Holly Warlick after a season in which the Lady Vols barely kept their NCAA Tournament streak alive and then promptly lost in the opening round.Athletic director Phillip Fulmer said in a university release that he had informed Warlick of his decision Wednesday afternoon.Although Warlick ...

Georgia Tech fires women’s basketball coach MaChelle Joseph

Sports 03/26/19, 13:38

MaChelle Joseph has been fired as the women's basketball coach at Georgia Tech.The school announced the move Tuesday, saying the decision followed an independent investigation into alleged mistreatment of players and staff. Joseph's attorney says the coach is being punished for complaining about gender equity issues at the Atlantic Coast ...

Howard, Westbrook among growing trend of graduate transfers

Sports 03/22/19, 02:04

Anriel Howard's relentless rebounding and scoring have helped Mississippi State remain among the nation's elite women's programs. Simone Westbrook's savvy, passing and shooting are a major reason Clemson has become one of this year's surprise teams.The two veterans, who will both play in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, are part ...

Rice’s Erica Ogwumike eager to begin her NCAA experience

Basketball 03/20/19, 12:43

After watching two of her older sisters play in multiple Final Fours, Rice's Erica Ogwumike is eager to begin her own NCAA Tournament experience.Ogwumike is the Conference USA player of the year and a big reason why No. 21 Rice (28-3) carries a 21-game winning streak into the NCAA Tournament. ...

Baylor finishes No. 1 in women’s hoops poll

Sports 03/18/19, 12:19

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey knew her team was going to be pretty good this season. She just didn't know how good because the Lady Bears had too many unknowns.They turned out to be the best team in the country before the NCAA Tournament, finishing as a unanimous No. 1 in ...

Baylor stays as unanimous No. 1 in women’s hoops poll

Basketball 03/11/19, 12:02

Baylor maintained its spot as the unanimous No. 1 choice in The Associated Press women's basketball poll.The Lady Bears, who have been atop the rankings for seven weeks, received all 28 first-place votes from a national media panel Monday. The Lady Bears have won 22 straight games — the longest ...

Stanford ends Washington’s Pac-12 run with 72-61 victory

Basketball 03/10/19, 02:44

Tara VanDerveer and her Stanford Cardinal are back in a familiar place: the Pac-12 Tournament title game.Alanna Smith had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help seventh-ranked Stanford beat Washington 72-61 on Saturday night in the semifinals, ending the Huskies' improbable postseason run.The second-seeded Cardinal (27-4) will face top-seeded Oregon ...

Lady Vols edge LSU 69-66 in SEC to keep NCAA hopes alive

Basketball 03/07/19, 16:18

Evina Westbrook and Rennia Davis combined for 39 points, 27 in the second half, and Tennessee edged LSU 69-66 in a critical second-round game of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday.Both teams are considered on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament. A win was crucial, especially for Tennessee (19-11), which ...

Clemson no longer ACC doormat after turnaround under Butler

Basketball 03/07/19, 12:23

Clemson women's basketball is no longer a doormat for Atlantic Coast Conference teams to walk over, looking for what recently has been essentially an automatic victory.After 14 consecutive losing seasons, these Tigers enter the conference tourney not just with confidence, but a winning record and seeking to secure an NCAA ...

Baylor remains unanimous No. 1 in women’s hoops poll

Basketball 03/04/19, 13:03

Baylor remained the unanimous No. 1 choice in The Associated Press women's basketball poll.The Lady Bears, who have been atop the rankings for six weeks, received all 28 first-place votes from a national media panel Monday. The Lady Bears have the longest winning streak in the country, 19 games, and ...

Cal’s Anigwe puts up huge game in regular season finale

Basketball 03/04/19, 02:17

Cal's Kristine Anigwe put on a show in her final regular-season game.The senior forward had 32 points and 30 rebounds for her 30th straight double-double on Sunday in an 80-58 win over Washington State.She's the first player in Division I women's basketball to have over 30 points and rebounds in ...

Mississippi St, South Carolina play another title showdown

Basketball 03/02/19, 12:24

No. 5 Mississippi State and No. 14 South Carolina have been at the center of the Southeastern Conference's biggest women's basketball moments the past few years.Looks as if they're ready to do it again.The Bulldogs (26-2, 14-1) and Gamecocks (21-7, 13-2) close the regular season Sunday with plenty on the ...

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