Jamie Cherry's game-winning shot against Ohio State didn't come easy for the North Carolina freshman. Her skills have developed with hard work and a whole lotta extra practices with Tar Heels legend Ivory Latta.
Mar 23 | By Mechelle Voepel
From overcoming homesickness to being part of the Tennessee transition in which Holly Warlick took over the reins from Pat Summitt, Ariel Massengale has matured into the Lady Vols' senior leader, especially after Isabelle Harrison was lost for the season.
Mar 18 | By Mechelle Voepel
Playing for her hometown South Carolina Gamecocks has been a great ride so far for A'ja Wilson, one of the country's top freshmen who is ready to make her NCAA tournament debut.
Mar 17 | By Mechelle Voepel
Selection Monday will hold answers and a few surprises, but going in, UConn -- who else? -- is the heavy favorite to win it all in 2015.
Mar 15 | By Mechelle Voepel
The NCAA selection committee didn't put together a perfect bracket. But the group deserves kudos for managing a difficult tightwire act of the seeding versus geography.
Mar 15 | By Mechelle Voepel
Officiating still needs to be better and the level of play must continue to improve at both ends, but the approved changes, including the move to four quarters, should be positive steps.
Mar 15 | By Mechelle Voepel
People used to knock 5-foot-11 Nina Baylor for her size. But the sophomore, already a two-time MVP of the Big 12 Championship, has proven she has a knack for being where the ball is and has Baylor poised for a deep NCAA tournament run.
Mar 13 | By Mechelle Voepel
Geneva Tuttle loved her sisters -- and women's basketball. So attending the Big 12 tournament became an annual tradition for them. Since Tuttle died in 2007, the family has carried on the tradition, with more than half a dozen family members taking in last week's conference tournament.
Mar 12 | By Mechelle Voepel
Sune Agbuke wasn't the MVP on Monday as Baylor won the Big 12 title or the star along the Lady Bears' 30-3 season. But the steady senior is the epitome of the student-athlete who really has it all figured out.
Mar 9 | By Mechelle Voepel
In high school, Aleighsa Welch decided to stay close to home and play for South Carolina. On Sunday, she helped lead the Gamecocks to their first SEC tournament title.
Mar 8 | By Mechelle Voepel
South Carolina is the top seed and playing in its first conference championship game. But to win their first SEC tournament title, the Gamecocks will have to beat 18-time champion Tennessee.
Mar 7 | By Mechelle Voepel
After a controversial transfer, Leticia Romero was supposed to sit out this season at Florida State. Instead, the sophomore guard was granted eligibility in December, and has had an immediate impact on her new team.
Mar 4 | By Mechelle Voepel
Breanna Stewart (season-high 29 points) and UConn capped the regular season with a win in Tampa on Monday. But the Huskies have their sights set on returning here in a month, two wins away from their 10th title.
Mar 2 | By Mechelle Voepel
If Sunday's matchups are any indication, the ACC tournament should make for entertaining theater.
Mar 1 | By Mechelle Voepel
You know her as the frontrunner for national player of the year. But Jewell Loyd is also a film, television and theater major at Notre Dame who loves everything from legendary Mafia movies to SpongeBob.
Feb 25 | By Mechelle Voepel
With March in sight, there isn't much time to celebrate. But South Carolina should savor Monday's home crowd and victory over Tennessee, its first against the Lady Vols in three years and just the Gamecocks' fourth win in the 51-game series.
Feb 23 | By Mechelle Voepel
After 66 points and 56 rebounds -- including a Big Ten single-game rebounding record -- in two games, Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahaui B. nabbed our weekly honor for the second time this season.
Feb 23 3:20 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
For years, Rhonda Glenn kept track of key pieces of LPGA history. And now, since her passing last week, it's important to note the history she made herself.
Feb 17 9:07 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The LPGA has a different feel in 2015 with Cheyenne Woods and Sadena Parks as tour members, just the fifth and sixth African-American women in history. Now, little girls have new faces to look up to and real hope that everyone's dreams can come true.
Feb 18 9:54 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Tennessee senior center Isabelle Harrison, the women's basketball team's leading scorer and rebounder, will miss the rest of the season because of a torn ACL.
Feb 16 4:29 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Once again, Notre Dame is in the driver's seat in the ACC. But this time around, gutsy and gritty defense is as responsible as the team's trademark offense.
Feb 16 | By Mechelle Voepel
Lauren Hill, 19, died from brain cancer on Friday. But her winning spirit and competitor's courage far eclipsed any championship ever won.
Apr 10 11:41 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Kim Mulkey isn't worried about whether the NCAA thinks Baylor is a No. 1 seed right now. The young Lady Bears are taking care of business in the Big 12, easily topping the conference standings and riding a 22-game winning streak.
Feb 12 | By Mechelle Voepel
Connecticut, South Carolina, Notre Dame and Tennessee would be the top seeds in the NCAA women's basketball tournament if the season was over.
Feb 11 9:23 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Despite South Carolina's No. 1 ranking, the Gamecocks might actually be considered the underdog as they head into UConn territory. That's why having a coach like Dawn Staley to lean on will be so important.
Feb 9 | By Mechelle Voepel