Women's college basketball

UConn forward Katie Lou Samuelson greets fans outside Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn., Tuesday, April 2, 2019, as the team leaves campus for a record 12th straight trip to the women's NCAA college basketball Final Four. UConn will be seeking its 12th national title. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
April 02, 2019 - 3:11 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma is a bit bemused by what seems like a renewed sense of enthusiasm in the Huskies fan base. Hundreds of supporters, some lined up three or four deep behind barriers, waited almost an hour outside Gampel Pavilion on Tuesday to cheer the team as it headed...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, Connecticut's Napheesa Collier, right, shoots as Memphis' Jasmine James defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Hartford, Conn. 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% from the field during the regular season for the Huskies to earn a spot on The Associated Press women’s basketball All-America team, Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
April 02, 2019 - 1:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — 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...
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Notre Dame's Jackie Young (5) celebrates with her teammates after scoring a basket during the second half of a regional championship game against Stanford in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Monday, April 1, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 02, 2019 - 1:01 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Trailing by seven after missing too many shots in the first half, Notre Dame saw no reason to be rattled. The Fighting Irish figured they had only themselves to blame, that they would get on a roll and it just might carry them all the way back to the Final Four. Jackie Young scored...
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Connecticut forward Napheesa Collier (24) and guard Katie Lou Samuelson (33) hold up the trophy after defeating Louisville in a regional championship final in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 02, 2019 - 12:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will face a familiar foe in Notre Dame on the game's grandest stage. The two teams, who have had the best rivalry in the sport over the past decade, will square off on Friday night in the Final Four. It's the second consecutive year that they will...
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Baylor's Lauren Cox, right, drives against Iowa's Amanda Ollinger, left, during the first half of a regional final women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
April 01, 2019 - 10:11 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Maybe someone at the Final Four will actually give Baylor a game. Four rounds into the NCAA Tournament, and the Bears have barely faced any resistance. Baylor cruised to its first Final Four since 2012 with its latest bracket blowout, this one an 85-53 rout of Iowa on Monday...
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North Carolina head coach Sylvia Hatchell instructs her team in the second half of a first round women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Waco, Texas, Saturday March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
April 01, 2019 - 4:56 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has placed Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell and her three assistants on paid administrative leave amid player concerns and is reviewing the program. School spokesman Steve Kirschner said Monday in a statement that the review is "due to...
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Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer directs her team during the first half of a regional semifinal game against the Missouri State in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
April 01, 2019 - 9:54 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Defending national champion Notre Dame and Stanford have Hall of Fame coaches in Muffet McGraw and Tara VanDerveer and successful traditions that include two NCAA titles for each program. Even though they followed similar paths, they went years without meeting. But lately, they keep...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) points to the crowd as he leaves the court after a 137-90 victory against the Charlotte Hornets in an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
March 31, 2019 - 11:47 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Towel around his neck, Stephen Curry raised both arms and pointed to the crowd with appreciation. Curry and Steve Kerr realize the importance of small steps on the way to deep postseason runs and hanging championship banners. One down. Many important victories still ahead in...
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Connecticut forward Napheesa Collier (24), guard Crystal Dangerfield, center, and guard Katie Lou Samuelson (33) celebrate after defeating Louisville in a regional championship final in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 31, 2019 - 3:22 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Katie Lou Samuelson put UConn on her injured back and shot the Huskies into a record 12th straight Final Four. Samuelson scored 29 points and second-seeded UConn held off No. 1 Louisville 80-73 on Sunday in the Albany Regional Final. "She made some shots today that only really...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw yells during the first half of a regional semifinal game against the Texas A&M in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 31, 2019 - 12:06 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — 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 No. 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...
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