Women's college basketball

Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw answers questions during a news conference at the women's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Notre Dame will play Baylor on Sunday for the national championship. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 06, 2019 - 2:28 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It's been a somewhat difficult road back to the title game for Muffet McGraw and Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish, who face Baylor on Sunday night for the NCAA title, came into the season as the favorites to repeat as champions, with nearly everyone back from last season's team...
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Baylor players celebrate their 72-67 win over Oregon during a Final Four semifinal of the NCAA women’s college basketball tournament Friday, April 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)
April 06, 2019 - 1:12 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw is excited that Sunday's night championship game will have two women coaches. The Fighting Irish will be looking to join UConn, Tennessee and Southern Cal in winning consecutive titles during the NCAA era against Baylor. It will be the first...
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The Notre Dame team celebrates at the end of the team's 81-76 win over Connecticut during a Final Four semifinal of the NCAA women’s college basketball tournament Friday, April 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 05, 2019 - 11:29 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — This time, Notre Dame needed Arike Ogunbowale a lot earlier. A year after Ogunbowale hit an amazing pair of buzzer beaters in the Final Four, the Irish star rushed to the rescue early in the fourth quarter. Ogunbowale scored 14 of her 23 points in the final period, leading a...
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Baylor players celebrate their 72-67 win over Oregon during a Final Four semifinal of the NCAA women’s college basketball tournament Friday, April 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)
April 05, 2019 - 8:30 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Kalani Brown scored 22 points and Lauren Cox added 21 as Baylor held off Final Four newcomer Oregon 72-67 Friday night to reach the women's championship game for the first time since 2012. The Lady Bears (36-1) won their 28th straight game, exerting themselves defensively down...
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Oregon players work on a drill during a practice session for the women's Final Four NCAA college basketball semifinal game against Baylor Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 04, 2019 - 6:02 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Kim Mulkey rejects the notion that being the No. 1 overall seed makes Baylor the team to beat in the women's Final Four. The Lady Bears (35-1), who are riding a 27-game winning streak and have trounced four opponents in the NCAA Tournament by an average of 38 points, face Final...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw directs her team during practice at the women's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Notre Dame faces Connecticut in a national semifinal on Friday.(AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 04, 2019 - 4:36 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Muffet McGraw says it's time for more women in positions of power in all walks of life, including women's basketball. "When you look at men's basketball, 99% of the jobs go to men, why shouldn't 100 or 99% of the jobs in women's basketball go to women?" the Notre Dame women's...
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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 - 12:58 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 - 12:01 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 01, 2019 - 11:17 pm
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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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 - 2:22 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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