Guard Evina Westbrook leaves Tennessee for UConn women

Basketball 05/11/19, 16:01

Former Tennessee guard Evina Westbrook has joined the UConn women's basketball team.UConn said Saturday the 6-footer will have two years of eligibility left.Westbrook led the Lady Vols with 14.9 points and 5.3 assists a game last season while shooting 42%. She started all 64 games in which she played for ...

UNC hires Princeton’s Banghart as women’s basketball coach

Basketball 04/30/19, 09:34

North Carolina has hired Princeton's Courtney Banghart as its next women's basketball coach.The school announced Banghart's hiring Tuesday morning after UNC's board of trustees approved terms for a five-year contract for the 40-year-old coach.Banghart went 254-103 in 12 seasons at Princeton, guiding the Tigers to seven Ivy League titles and ...

source: UNC hiring Banghart as women’s basketball coach

Sports 04/29/19, 23:41

North Carolina has reached a deal with Princeton's Courtney Banghart to become the Tar Heels' next women's basketball coach, a person with knowledge of the situation said.The person spoke Monday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school hasn't commented publicly on its search. Terms weren't ...

Trump hosts winning Baylor women’s basketball team

Sports 04/29/19, 16:50

President Donald Trump on Monday hosted the Baylor University women's basketball team in the Oval Office — the team's third visit to the White House as national champions. The Lady Bears, who beat Notre Dame 82-81 earlier this month, were served fast food from Wendy's, McDonald's and Burger King in the ...

National champion Baylor women set for White House visit

Sports 04/24/19, 14:28

National champion Baylor has accepted an invitation to visit the White House next week. The school said Wednesday that coach Kim Mulkey and the Lady Bears are scheduled to be in Washington on Monday to celebrate their third national championship. They are expected to visit with President Donald Trump. Mulkey and her ...

Iowa’s Megan Gustafson wins Honda award for basketball

Sports 04/19/19, 15:28

Megan Gustafson of Iowa has won the Honda Sports Award as the top woman in college basketball.Gustafson led Division I women's basketball with an average of 28 points this season. She owns Iowa records for most career points (2,804) and rebounds (1,460).The 6-foot-3 center from Port Wing, Wisconsin, had 33 ...

UNC’s Hatchell resigns after findings from program review

Sports 04/19/19, 00:12

North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell resigned Thursday after an external review found she had made "racially insensitive" comments and applied "undue influence" regarding players' ability to compete through medical issues.The school issued a release late Thursday announcing the Hall of Famer's resignation and findings from the review by ...

Harper: ‘Women’s basketball needs Tennessee back in there’

Basketball 04/15/19, 14:46

New Tennessee coach Kellie Harper believes it would be good for women's basketball in general to have the Lady Vols competing for titles again.How long that might take depends on how soon Tennessee can improve under Harper, a point guard for three straight Lady Vols national championship teams from 1996-98."Our ...

Harper eager for chance to return Lady Vols to prominence

Basketball 04/10/19, 20:07

Kellie Harper says she was playing for Tennessee when Pat Summitt predicted the tenacious point guard would eventually coach the Lady Vols.Summitt's forecast has become reality. Harper had her introductory news conference Wednesday as she tries to help Tennessee regain its status as one of the nation's top women's college ...

Ex-Lady Vol Kellie Harper returns to her alma mater as coach

Basketball 04/09/19, 16:17

Kellie Harper is returning to Tennessee with hopes of rejuvenating one of the biggest brand names in women's college basketball, two decades after playing on three consecutive Lady Vols national championship teams.Tennessee announced Tuesday it has hired Harper as coach. She will make $750,000 per year.Harper, who just coached Missouri ...

Baylor women might not have to wait 7 years for next title

Sports 04/09/19, 11:43

Kim Mulkey and Baylor might not have to wait another seven years to win another national championship.The Lady Bears have already gotten some good news looking ahead to Mulkey's 20th season as their head coach, with word Monday night that senior-to-be Lauren Cox won't need surgery after a gruesome-looking left ...

Draft Diary: Gustafson talks tourney, awards & draft prep

Sports 04/09/19, 01:31

Picture this — a little girl growing up in a town with a population of 164 people shooting hoops at the town hall outdoor court has now arrived in New York for the 2019 WNBA draft. Who would have thought? I certainly didn't.To say this past year has been extraordinarily ...

Baylor’s Cox won’t need knee surgery after title game injury

Basketball 04/08/19, 22:27

Baylor junior post Lauren Cox has a sprained MCL with bone bruising in her left knee and won't need surgery after getting hurt in the national championship game.Cox had an MRI and an examination Monday after Baylor's on-campus celebration of its third national title.The school said there is no timetable ...

Notre Dame’s Jackie Young enters WNBA draft

Basketball 04/08/19, 18:19

Notre Dame guard Jackie Young will skip her senior season and enter the WNBA draft.She announced her decision on Twitter on Monday night, nearly a day after the Irish lost a heartbreaking game to Baylor for the NCAA championship.The junior is eligible to go pro because she will turn 22 ...

Baylor women return home with 3rd national title trophy

Sports 04/08/19, 16:39

Kalani Brown walked in carrying the national championship trophy, with Chloe Jackson right by her side.Baylor's two departing players, one who got to Baylor as a highly touted freshman and the other a graduate transfer who wanted to win a title, led the Lady Bears into their home arena for ...

Baylor’s title win caps exciting women’s basketball season

Sports 04/08/19, 01:51

Baylor and Notre Dame capped the women's college basketball season with a thrilling championship game.The sport now has had a different champion in the past four years with the Lady Bears edging the Irish 82-81 on Sunday night to win their third title. It's only the second time in ...

Notre Dame’s repeat bid falls short on Ogunbowale’s miss

Sports 04/07/19, 21:19

Notre Dame's chances of repeating as national champions no longer a possibility, Arike Ogunbowale doubled over in disappointment.The Fighting Irish star, a year removed from hitting the winning jumper for a national title, went to the foul line for two shots with 1.9 seconds left and an opportunity to tie ...

Baylor holds off Notre Dame 82-81 for women’s title

Sports 04/07/19, 19:26

Baylor recovered after blowing a 17-point lead and losing a star player, beating Notre Dame 82-81 for the NCAA women's basketball championship Sunday night when 2018 tournament hero Arike Ogunbowale missed a foul shot in the final seconds.Chloe Jackson made a layup to put Baylor ahead with 3.9 seconds left. ...

Baylor’s Lauren Cox leaves NCAA title game with leg injury

Sports 04/07/19, 19:04

Baylor star Lauren Cox has been taken off the court in a wheelchair with an apparent left knee injury during the third quarter of the NCAA women's national championship game against Notre Dame.The Lady Bears, seeking their third national title, led 62-50 with 1:22 remaining Sunday night when Cox was ...

NCAA women’s attendance at highest level in 15 years

Basketball 04/07/19, 14:46

Fans flocked to the women's NCAA Tournament, which had its highest attendance in over 15 years.Nearly 275,000 people attended the NCAAs which ranked eighth all-time, including an expected crowd of over 20,000 for the title game between Baylor and Notre Dame on Sunday night."We've had a really great championship. Our ...

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