Mabrey, Ogunbowale lead No. 2 Notre Dame over Pitt 100-44

Basketball 01/03/19, 22:20

A game after getting her 900th career coaching victory, Muffet McGraw thought defending NCAA champion Notre Dame played its best game of the season in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener against Pittsburgh."The best game we've played the whole year," McGraw said after Marina Mabrey scored 20 points and Arike Ogunbowale ...

Top 5 unchanged in women’s hoops poll, UConn still No. 1

Basketball 12/31/18, 13:07

UConn, Notre Dame and Louisville remain the top three teams in The Associated Press women's basketball poll.With most teams taking a break for the holidays, there wasn't much movement in the Top 25 poll Monday. The only change in the first 10 teams was Mississippi State and Baylor exchanging places ...

McGraw earns 900th victory; Ionescu meets Curry

Sports 12/31/18, 02:39

Muffet McGraw earned a milestone win against the school where she got her coaching start.McGraw became the fourth-fastest coach to reach 900 victories on Sunday when No. 2 Notre Dame beat Lehigh 95-68. McGraw only needed 1,172 games to reach the milestone. Only Geno Auriemma (1,034), Pat Summit (1,072) and ...

Ogunbowale scores 23 as Notre Dame’s McGraw wins 900th

Basketball 12/30/18, 15:18

Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points, Marina Mabrey added 19, and Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw earned her 900th career victory as the second-ranked Fighting Irish beat Lehigh 95-68 on Sunday.McGraw, now 900-272 overall, is 812-231 in her 32nd season at Notre Dame, where she won NCAA titles in 2001 and ...

3 Iowa women’s teams in Top 25 for 1st time since ’98

Basketball 11/28/18, 17:00

Iowa has always strongly backed its Division I women's basketball programs, a trend that has dated back for decades.Fans from across the state had reason to celebrate on Monday, as three of their teams combined to achieve a milestone not seen in the state in 20 years.FILE - In this ...

Notre Dame-UConn still 1-2 in women’s Top 25

Basketball 11/26/18, 13:05

Notre Dame and UConn remain the top two teams in The Associated Press women's basketball poll, setting up a 1-vs.-2 matchup on Sunday.Both teams faced deficits this past week in holiday tournament games before prevailing. The Irish needed to rally from 14 points down to beat No. 9 Oregon State ...

Louisville routs Hartford 86-69 in women’s basketball

Basketball 11/24/18, 17:50

Asia Durr scored a team-high 20 points, Dana Evans added 11 points and six assists and No. 5 Louisville rallied from a sluggish start to rout Hartford 86-69 in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout on Saturday.Hartford's Sierra DaCosta, left, is blocked by Louisville's Bionca Dunham while going to the basket ...

Notre Dame tops Top 25, S. Carolina drops from top 10

Basketball 11/19/18, 13:02

South Carolina's run in the top 10 in women's hoops is over.The Gamecocks fell out of the first 10 teams in the AP women's basketball poll on Monday after being ranked that high for the past 89 consecutive weeks dating back to Jan. 6, 2014. It was the third longest ...

Cal-Stanford Big Game postponed because of wildfire smoke

Sports 11/16/18, 16:25

The annual Big Game between Stanford and California that had been scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because of dangerous air quality resulting from a wildfire some 150 miles to the north.Cal announced Friday that the game would be played Dec. 1 with a noon kickoff at Memorial Stadium in ...

Rutgers coach Stringer gets 1,000th career win

Basketball 11/13/18, 21:14

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer became the fifth Division I women's basketball coach to win 1,000 games when the Scarlet Knights beat Central Connecticut State 73-44 on Tuesday night.Stringer joined Pat Summitt, Geno Auriemma, Tara VanDerveer and Sylvia Hatchell in the 1,000-victory club. Division II coach Barbara Stevens also has ...

Minnesota enters women’s Top 25, top 5 remain unchanged

Basketball 11/12/18, 14:03

Top 25 women's basketball poll.The first-year coach became the 39th person to play and coach a team that was ranked when her alma mater entered the women's basketball poll Monday at No. 25. Whalen is the 12th to accomplish the feat at the same school. Minnesota won its opening game ...

Rutgers women’s basketball coach Stringer nearing 1,000 wins

Basketball 11/12/18, 13:45

When C. Vivian Stringer first started coaching 46 years ago, there weren't many female African-American basketball coaches to turn to for advice. So she looked elsewhere."Everyone that was helping me was men," she said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. "Men like John Chaney, John Thompson, Nolan Richardson ...

Whalen gets first win, and C. Vivian Stringer picks up 999th

Sports 11/12/18, 03:59

Lindsay Whalen got her first win as a coach and C. Vivian Stringer moved within one victory of 1,000 as women's college basketball tipped off its season.Whalen took over at her alma mater Minnesota this year and led the Gophers to an opening win in front of an announced crowd ...

Ionescu and Durr headline preseason All-America team

Basketball 11/01/18, 12:04

Sabrina Ionescu has already broken records at Oregon and she's only starting her junior year.The NCAA career leader for triple-doubles headlines The Associated Press women's basketball preseason All-America team.Ionescu, who has 10 triple doubles in her young career, received 29 votes Thursday from the 31-member national media panel that selects ...

Notre Dame No. 1 in women’s college basketball poll

Basketball 10/31/18, 09:04

women's basketball poll.The defending national champions received all 31 first-place votes from a national media panel Wednesday. It's only the second time that Muffet McGraw's team has been the preseason No. 1 team. It also occurred in 2016. The Irish return four starters from last season's team that battled through ...

Women’s basketball set for new season to begin

Basketball 10/30/18, 16:20

It's been a busy few months for Muffet McGraw and her Notre Dame Fighting Irish after they won the national championship in April on a last-second shot by Arike Ogunbowale.There were award ceremonies, a trip to the ESPYs and Ogunbowale's appearance on "Dancing with the Stars." Now with the season ...

Oregon women picked to repeat as Pac-12 champions

Basketball 10/10/18, 18:13

Kelly Graves began his afternoon address at Pac-12 media day describing the expectations for his talented, favored Oregon team for the "2019 and '20" season ahead.The good-natured coach could only chuckle once he was politely corrected that it's 2018-19 then recovered beautifully, noting the following year should be just as ...

Iowa State eager for freshman Joens brings to court

Basketball 10/08/18, 19:00

Ashley Joens could be just the remedy Bill Fennelly needs for what ails his Iowa State women's basketball team.The Cyclones need scorers, if only to ease the load on senior star Bridget Carleton, and if Joens has shown anything in her career, it's a knack for making baskets — from ...

Staley switches from US team to college mode with Gamecocks

Basketball 10/04/18, 18:02

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley began fall practice Thursday, hoping her experience leading some of the world's best players to a FIBA World Cup crown can help mold the young Gamecocks into a championship group.Staley was leading practice on campus, just four days after guiding the U.S. national women's basketball ...

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