Women's basketball

Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey holds her grandson, assisted by her daughter Makenzie Fuller, as she cuts down the nets after Baylor defeated Iowa State during the Big 12 women's conference tournament championship in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 11, 2019. Baylor won 67-49. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
March 18, 2019 - 10:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Baylor coach Kim Mulkey knew her team was going to be pretty good this season. She just didn't know how good because the Lady Bears had too many unknowns. They turned out to be the best team in the country before the NCAA Tournament, finishing as a unanimous No. 1 in the last...
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Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson, second from top left, and Napheesa Collier, second from top right, hold the American Athletic Conference (AAC) women's tournament championship trophy presented by associate commissioner for women's basketball Barbara Jacobs, top left, and AAC commissioner Mike Aresco, right, after defeating UCF in an NCAA college basketball game in the AAC women's tournament finals, Monday, March 11, 2019, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 15, 2019 - 7:51 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — No. 2 UConn is expected to be awarded a No. 1 seed Monday in the NCAA Tournament for a 13th consecutive year, but this one feels a little different. The Huskies 31-2 Huskies have lost in the regular season for the first time since 2014. They also will begin play with a big...
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From left to right, Connecticut's Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Napheesa Collier, Crystal Dangerfield, Kyla Irwin and Megan Walker celebrate their win in an NCAA college basketball game against Central Florida in the American Athletic Conference women's tournament finals Monday, March 11, 2019, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 11, 2019 - 8:25 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — No. 2 UConn was forced to play the American Athletic Conference Tournament without injured All-American Katie Lou Samuelson and may have become a more complete team as a result. Napheesa Collier scored 25 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, and the Huskies beat UCF 66-45...
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Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey coaches her team against Kansas State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big 12 women's conference tournament in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
March 11, 2019 - 10:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Baylor maintained its spot as the unanimous No. 1 choice in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. The Lady Bears, who have been atop the rankings for seven weeks, received all 28 first-place votes from a national media panel Monday. The Lady Bears have won 22 straight games...
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United States' Tobin Heath, second from right, is congratulated on her goal by Mallory Pugh (11), Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan (13) during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Brazil Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
March 11, 2019 - 12:12 am
While Serena Williams admittedly doesn't follow soccer, the U.S. women's national team caught her attention with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay. The players accuse the U.S. Soccer Federation of "institutionalized gender discrimination" that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men...
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Notre Dame Coach Muffet McGraw gives Jessica Shepard (32) a high-five as she comes out of the game during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference women's tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, March 10, 2019. Notre Dame defeated Louisville to be ACC champions. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 10, 2019 - 11:44 am
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jessica Shepard snipped the net, then gave it a twirl over her head. That's fitting — she and Notre Dame did some of their best work around the rim. Shepard had a season-high 30 points and 13 rebounds, and the fourth-ranked Fighting Irish claimed their fifth Atlantic Coast...
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Connecticut's Napheesa Collier fouls East Carolina's Lashonda Monk, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the American Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals, Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 09, 2019 - 3:17 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — UConn was missing one All-American on Saturday, but another made certain the Huskies had little problem keeping intact their six-year unbeaten streak in the American Athletic Conference. Napheesa Collier scored a season-high 37 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the second-...
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Texas Tech forward Brittany Brewer (20) drives to the basket as Baylor forward Lauren Cox (15) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big 12 women's conference tournament in Oklahoma City, Saturday, March 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
March 09, 2019 - 2:51 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Baylor's depth completely overwhelmed Texas Tech. Kalani Brown and NaLyssa Smith scored 14 points each Saturday to help the top-ranked Lady Bears rout Texas Tech 100-61 in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals. Baylor's bench outscored Texas Tech's 52-0. Smith and Aquira DeCosta...
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Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale (24) shoots against North Carolina's Paris Kea (22) during the first half of an Atlantic Coast Conference women's tournament NCAA college basketball game in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 08, 2019 - 1:21 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — No. 4 Notre Dame got back to winning in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament — and also got some revenge on North Carolina. Arike Ogunbowale scored 28 points, and the Fighting Irish beat the Tar Heels 95-77 on Friday in a quarterfinal. Brianna Turner had 24 points and 10...
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Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson, top and Houston's Julia Blackshell-Fair fall to the court chasing a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Storrs, Conn. Samuelson left the game injured after the play. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 08, 2019 - 12:31 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn All-American Katie Lou Samuelson will not play in the American Athletic Conference tournament this weekend because of a back injury suffered last Saturday against Houston. The 6-foot-3 senior, who was voted to the conference's first team on Friday, is averaging 18.9...
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