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Becky Hammon discussed head coaching job with Colorado State but ultimately decided to stay in the NBA

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon had discussions with Colorado State about becoming its next head men's basketball coach but ultimately …


How Good Is That Women’s Player? Look a Little Deeper

Soon after Alex Varlan was hired as the video coordinator for the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team last summer, he called Aaron Barzilai, a friend and former colleague with the Philadelphia 76ers.<p>For the previous three years, when Varlan was on the men’s staff at Oakland University, …


Iowa women's basketball: Megan Gustafson looking to continue ascension on NCAA Tournament stage

CLOSE<p>Iowa junior all-American Megan Gustafson says the team wants to make some noise in the NCAA Tournament.<p>LOS ANGELES — Her story has transformed …

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Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell begins the final chapter of her record-breaking women's basketball career

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Before he came to Ohio State to coach the women's basketball team in 2013, Kevin McGuff signed a 5-foot-8 left-handed point guard …

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Kelli Hayes is UCLA women’s basketball’s strongest link

LOS ANGELES — Five in the morning. That’s when Kelli Hayes does her best thinking. On a particular day in October, she had an especially important …

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Now it's Mom's turn: Plaisance basketball family embraces latest NCAA Tournament berth | NOLA.com

Theresa Plaisance sat in the fifth row at the Merrill Center in Katy, Texas, always with her mother in view.<p>This, for her, was something new.<p>It was …

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Parity still a problem for women's game heading into the NCAA Tournament | Tim Sullivan

CLOSE<p>Louisville's Asia Durr and Jeff Walz after the Cards earned a No. 1 seed Monday night in the NCAA Tournament.<p>What women’s basketball needs this …

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Lady Vols need Anastasia Hayes in full sprint to make NCAA tournament run

CLOSE<p>John Adams and Dan Fleser on the Lady Vols and the NCAA women's basketball tournament.<p>When Holly Warlick and her Tennessee staff were done …

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Barnes Arico: Michigan seniors finally get chance on big stage at NCAA Tournament

Michigan all-time leading scorer Katelynn Flaherty and fellow senior Jillian Dunston lead Wolverines to first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2013.

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AA Q&A: ESPN's Rebecca Lobo on women's hoops media coverage and who (besides UConn) to watch in the NCAA Tournament

When Rebecca Lobo arrived in Storrs, Connecticut in the fall of 1991, UConn women’s basketball wasn’t, you know, <i>UConn women’s basketball</i>. Then, as a …

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Ohio State women's basketball | Makayla Waterman works way into key role

The story of Ohio State’s Makayla Waterman is testament again that sometimes all a basketball player needs is an opportunity to prove herself worthy …

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Inside Oregon women's NCAA Tournament preparation: Ducks prepared by searching for 'scoops'

The Oregon Ducks offer a look inside their preparation for the 2018 NCAA Tournament opener. The two-seed Ducks will play against 15th-seeded Seattle …

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Canadian guard Kia Nurse kept it simple to reach her full potential

The Connecticut Huskies head into this year's NCAA women's basketball tournament in a familiar place.<p>Once again, they're undefeated and enter as the …


Top players to watch in women's NCAA Tournament

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Former Oregon Ducks women’s coach Jody Runge complimentary of current Ducks team, has fond memories of coaching at Oregon

The echoes of a proud past have been stirred by the recent rebirth of the Oregon women’s basketball program under Kelly Graves.<p>But no matter how big …

College Sports

No coincidence LSU women's basketball makes second-half run as Ayana Mitchell catches fire

Ayana Mitchell always knew what the problem was. Better yet, she knew how to fix it.<p>There’s a direct correlation between LSU women’s basketball’s …

College Football

Michelle Smith Feature: Pac-12 Women's Basketball teams head to NCAA Tournament

The brackets are out. The stories, however, have yet to be written.<p>After a bruising, competitive Pac-12 season, six teams reached the promised land …

College Sports

Preview: Oregon women’s basketball prepare for the Seattle Redhawks

SportsWomen's Basketball<p>Oregon guard Lexi Bando (10) drives down the court. Oregon Women's Basketball win in double overtime against the University …

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Diligence, pure shot lift Carlie Wagner among all-time Gopher greats

While most third-grade girls basketball coaches are content with players heaving two-handed set shots toward the rim in the name of fun over …


Rice savors chance to gain experience with trip to WNIT

Tina Langley came to Rice three years ago to develop a culture of winning centered around strong academics and gradual growth.

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For Princeton’s Bella Alarie, playing against Maryland means a little more

RALEIGH, N.C. — Bella Alarie felt a wave of emotions when she learned that her 12th-seeded Princeton women’s basketball team would be playing No. 5 seed Maryland in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Friday. She was proud of Princeton for beating Penn in the Ivy League tournament championship …


South Dakota State women: A veteran coach vs. an even more veteran coach

CLOSE<p>The South Dakota State Jackrabbits women's basketball team holds a press conference before their game against the Villanova Wildcats at the 2018 …

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'Nobody cares what seed you are': Louisville women's basketball hopes to start fast as No. 1

CLOSE<p>Courier Journal's Danielle Lerner breaks down Louisville's national title hopes and all her picks for the NCAA women's basketball …

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National champion South Carolina embraces NCAA underdog role

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley is done talking about how her defending national champions get the “short end of the stick” …

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Nebraska women ride biggest turnaround to NCAA Tournament

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Making the women's NCAA Tournament really wasn't Nebraska's goal at the start of the season. Coming off the worst year in program history, the Cornhuskers' wish list was filled with what would be considered more basic needs.<p>Like team chemistry, learning how to play sound …

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Ohio State, USF enter women's NCAA Tournament under radar

The number four figures prominently for Ohio State in the women's NCAA Tournament.<p>It is 4 miles from Value City Arena to Nationwide Arena, where this …

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McDonald's All-Americans vocal about progress of girls basketball

Tracing the arc of women’s basketball from its infancy to where it is now, with lucrative sponsorships for its stars and enticing television deals …

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Road starts early for Maryland women’s basketball in NCAA tournament

Maryland women’s basketball Coach Brenda Frese has a mantra she likes to repeat to her team before away games.<p>“Anytime you go play on the road, Coach’s big thing is you have to be 10 points better,” senior guard Kristen Confroy said Wednesday afternoon at Xfinity Center, wearing a ball cap and …

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