Women's basketball

Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, center, celebrates a play with teammates during the first half of the team's exhibition basketball game against U.S. team in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
November 11, 2019 - 1:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon had the most impressive win of the week in a game that didn't even count. The Ducks remained a solid No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll Monday, receiving 28 of 30 first-place votes from a national media panel. Oregon stunned the U.S. women's...
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Oregon's Minyon Moore, left, is fouled while going to the basket by United States' Sylvia Fowles during the first half of an exhibition basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
November 09, 2019 - 10:57 pm
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Top-ranked Oregon did something that few teams have done in the last two decades — beat the U.S. women's national team. Sabrina Ionescu scored 25 of her 30 points in the second half to lead the Ducks to the stunning 93-86 victory Saturday in an exhibition game. It was only the...
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Stanford head coach Tara Vanderveer reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against San Francisco, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)
November 09, 2019 - 8:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lexie Hull was so focused on playing defense, she didn't even notice her own scoring total until it was over. "I had no idea," said Hull, who scored 27 points to help No. 3 Stanford beat San Francisco 97-71 Saturday in the first college basketball game played at Chase Center,...
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Connecticut's Megan Walker, left, gestures to her team as associate head coach Chris Dailey, center, and head coach Geno Auriemma, right, look on during the second half of an NCAA college exhibition basketball game against Jefferson, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
November 06, 2019 - 3:40 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The UConn women's basketball team has announced it will play an exhibition in January against the U.S. women's national team. Coach Geno Auriemma says it's a great opportunity to play against some of the best in the world. The U.S. team is playing various exhibitions against...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2019, file photo, Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu gestures toward the bench during the second half of the team's regional semifinal against South Dakota State in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, in Portland, Ore. Oregon is No. 1 for the first time in school history while Tennessee’s streak of 42 straight appearances in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is over. The Ducks, led by sensational guard Sabrina Ionescu, garnered 25 of the 28 first-place votes from the national media panel to earn the top ranking in the poll released Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
November 05, 2019 - 2:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As soon as Sabrina Ionescu announced she was returning for her senior season at Oregon, the women's college basketball landscape changed. The Oregon Ducks became the favorite to win the championship after falling in the Final Four last season to Baylor — the eventual title winners...
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Golden State Warriors CEO Rick Welts, left, presents jerseys to soccer player Megan Rapinoe (15) and basketball player Sue Bird, right, during the first half of the Warriors' NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 02, 2019 - 7:19 pm
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Layshia Clarendon can only imagine back to her college days at the University of California in Berkeley having the opportunity to match up with the best women's players in the world, like Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi. Tara VanDerveer's young Stanford team hosted Clarendon,...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2018, file photo, Team Candace Parker's Skylar Diggins-Smith, center, goes to the basket past Team Delle Donne's A'ja Wilson (22) during the first half of the WNBA All-Star basketball game in Minneapolis. Diggins-Smith was excited to be back on the court and playing for USA Basketball after missing all of this past WNBA season because she gave birth to a son last spring. The Wings guard is part of the U.S. women’s national team that will play four exhibition games against college teams--starting with No. 3 Stanford on Saturday--before heading to Argentina to play in a FIBA tournament. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File)
November 02, 2019 - 2:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith's outlook on life has changed after giving birth to her son last spring. "It's different how I approach everything. I don't look at it like it's a job," the Dallas Wings' guard told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday. "It's the best feeling in the...
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November 01, 2019 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. men's and women's teams weren't among the eight qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympics in 3-on-3 basketball announced Friday. The Americans needed to be one of the top four teams in the FIBA Federation rankings to earn the automatic berths to next year's Olympics. The U.S. men...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2019, file photo, Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) drives to the basket as Baylor forward Lauren Cox (15), defends during a Final Four semifinal of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Tampa, Fla. Ionescu was named to The Associated Press Preseason All-America women's college basketball team, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
October 31, 2019 - 12:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu decided to come back for her senior season at Oregon instead of heading to the WNBA. The NCAA career leader for triple-doubles was honored Thursday as a member of The Associated Press preseason All-America team . Ionescu, who averaged 19.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 8...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu celebrates a regional final victory over Mississippi State in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Portland, Ore. Oregon is No. 1 for the first time in school history while Tennessee’s streak of 42 straight appearances in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is over. The Ducks, led by sensational guard Sabrina Ionescu, garnered 25 of the 28 first-place votes from the national media panel to earn the top ranking in the poll released Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)
October 30, 2019 - 9:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When he took over in 2014, Kelly Graves set out to establish Oregon as one of the elite teams in women's college basketball. Fresh off their first Final Four appearance, the Ducks are ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press poll for the first time in school history. Oregon, led by...
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