Women's college basketball

Notre Dame guard Arike Ogunbowale (24) brings the ball up during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
January 24, 2019 - 10:25 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw worried her team might be facing Tennessee at the worst possible time as the Lady Volunteers tried to end their longest losing streak in nearly half a century. Sure enough, the top-ranked Fighting Irish needed to erase a second-half deficit...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw yells at her players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
January 21, 2019 - 7:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Utah coach Lynne Roberts isn't worried that being ranked for the first time in more than a decade will faze her young team. The 21st-ranked Utes entered The AP women's basketball poll Monday for the first time since the final poll of the 2008 season. "I think it will just put money...
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Washington State forward Borislava Hristova (45) passes away from Stanford's Lacie Hull (24) and DiJonai Carrington, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
January 20, 2019 - 5:43 pm
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Alanna Smith's career day meant so much for far more than just basketball. Sure, Stanford celebrated the Australian dynamo's brilliance on the court Sunday in an 85-64 victory by the sixth-ranked Cardinal against Washington State that helped Hall of Fame coach Tara...
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Notre Dame's Jessica Shepard (32) drives in for a layup in front of Boston College's Makayla Dickens (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
January 20, 2019 - 4:28 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Final Four MVP Arike Ogunbowale knows No. 1 Notre Dame needs to clean up its act if it hopes to defend its NCAA championship. "We weren't focused taking care of the ball today," Ogunbowale said after scoring 24 points to lead all five starters in double figures as the...
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January 20, 2019 - 4:20 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A late steal nearly cost Aislinn Konig and North Carolina State their spot as the only unbeaten team — women's or men's — in Division I. Konig scored 20 points, including a go-ahead 3 in overtime that helped the eighth-ranked Wolfpack beat Virginia Tech 70-61 on Sunday. "With...
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Arizona State's Robbi Ryan, left, Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, ASU's Reili Richardson, Oregon's Maite Cazorla and Taylor Chavez, top right, converge on a loose ball during the second quarter of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan 18, 2019, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
January 19, 2019 - 12:52 am
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Kelly Graves knew his team would find out what Baylor, Louisville and Stanford already learned in close calls against Arizona State. Beating the Sun Devils wouldn't come without a measure of discomfort for the Ducks. Sabrina Ionescu scored 31 points and No. 5 Oregon...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wake Forest, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
January 14, 2019 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame remained No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll after beating then-No. 2 Louisville last week. The Fighting Irish received 23 first-place votes from the 30-member national media panel on Monday. Louisville fell to fourth, swapping places with Baylor...
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Notre Dame's Jessica Shepard (32) has the ball knocked away from behind by Louisville's Bionca Dunham during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
January 10, 2019 - 11:07 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — As far as Arike Ogunbowale and coach Muffet McGraw were concerned, No. 1 Notre Dame's 82-68 victory over No. 2 Louisville on Thursday night was just another Atlantic Coast Conference game in January. "Any game in the ACC is a big win; there's a lot of great teams and a lot...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw works the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
January 07, 2019 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Muffet McGraw and Notre Dame are back where they started the season: at No. 1. The Fighting Irish returned to the top spot in in The Associated Press women's basketball poll Monday, barely edging second-ranked Louisville, after former No. 1 UConn lost to then-No. 8 Baylor last week...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban celebrates after overtime of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Georgia, in Atlanta. Alabama already is the first team to win five AP titles in a span of less than 10 years. Winning a sixth against Clemson will left the Crimson Tide even further above other top college football dynasties and into the conversation for best runs in all of college sports. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 07, 2019 - 4:40 am
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With five national championships in the past nine seasons, Alabama already has accomplished something never done before in the AP poll era that began in 1936. Winning another crown Monday night against Clemson would lift the Crimson Tide even further above other college...
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