More Women's Basketball News

18-year vet Mitchell out as Marquette coach
Marquette says women's basketball coach Terri Mitchell will not return next season.

UConn routs Irish to roll to record 9th title
Breanna Stewart scored 21 points and Stefanie Dolson added 17 points and 16 rebounds to help UConn beat Notre Dame 79-58 on Tuesday night, giving coach Geno Auriemma and the Huskies a record ninth national championship.

UConn celebration continues with title sweep
UConn forward DeAndre Daniels got a chance to storm the court at Gampel Pavilion as a fan Tuesday night, joining thousands of other UConn students in celebrating the school's dual national basketball titles.

UConn fans win again with burrito bonanza
A group of burrito franchisees gave away close to $500,000 in business as part of a promotion that rewarded fans of the University of Connecticut Huskies basketball teams.

Irish's McGraw: No civility with 'bully' UConn
The hot topic of civility, or lack thereof, took the pregame hype of Tuesday night's unbeaten national title matchup between Connecticut and Notre Dame to a new level on Monday.

McGraw also Naismith college coach of the year
Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw was named the Naismith women's college coach of the year Monday.

Oregon hires Gonzaga's Graves as new coach
Oregon has hired Kelly Graves of Gonzaga as the new Ducks women's basketball coach.

Stollings: 'Cupboard not bare' at Minnesota
New coaches at major conference programs often inherit struggling or talent-deficient teams.

Baylor's Sims wins Lieberman Award for top PG
Baylor's Odyssey Sims has been named the Nancy Lieberman Award winner as the nation's best point guard for the 2013-14 season.

Stewart and McGraw AP's top player, coach
Breanna Stewart picked up right where she left off as a freshman. Connecticut's versatile star has had a stellar sophomore year.

UConn, Irish sport half of All-America team
WBCA names 10-member All-America team.

UConn, N. Dame in Jimmy V women's game
Connecticut and Notre Dame will renew their rivalry next season in the women's Jimmy V Classic that honors the former N.C. State men's coach.

Emmert: Unionization 'grossly inappropriate'
The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a "grossly inappropriate" way to solve problems in college sports while insisting schools have been working to get athletes more involved in decisions that impact them.

Dream sign French team captain Dumerc
The Atlanta Dream have signed point guard Celine Dumerc, captain of the French national team.

Ogwumike, Sims among finalists for Wooden
Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford and Odyssey Sims of Baylor are among the finalists for the John R. Wooden Award, given to college basketball's top female player.

Pat Summitt: Son prepared for La. Tech job
Pat Summitt didn't seem to think her 23-year-old son, Tyler, was too young or inexperienced to take his first head-coaching job at Louisiana Tech.

Sparks sign free-agent G Candice Wiggins
The Sparks have signed free agent guard Candice Wiggins, who has averaged double-figure scoring in four of her six WNBA seasons.

Turner leads West to win in McDonald's game
Brianna Turner came up with the big shot and a big stop when her team needed it.

ND's Achonwa out of Final Four with ACL tear
Notre Dame says forward Natalie Achonwa sustained a knee injury in the regional semifinal against Baylor and won't be able to play for the Fighting Irish in the Final Four.

Two players transferring from Nebraska
Nebraska women's basketball players Sadie Murren and Hannah Tvrdy have decided to transfer.

Ogwumike, Stewart on AP All-America team
Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford, Breanna Stewart of UConn and Odyssey Sims of Baylor are unanimous choices for The Associated Press women's basketball All-America team.

Dow named new head coach at La.-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe athletic director Brian Wickstrom says Jeff Dow is the Warhawks' new women's basketball coach.

TCU hires Pebley as women's hoops coach
TCU has hired Raegan Pebley from Fresno State as its new women's basketball coach.

UT Martin extends women's coach McMillan
After leading UT Martin to a fourth straight NCAA women's basketball tournament appearance, Kevin McMillan has signed a six-year contract extension to remain the Skyhawks' coach.

UNC's DeShields (ankle) a game-time call
North Carolina freshman Diamond DeShields said she will have to be strapped to a chair to be kept from playing in Tuesday night's regional final against second-seeded Stanford at Maples Pavilion.

Sun trade Gruda to Sparks for 2 draft picks
The Connecticut Sun traded forward Sandrine Gruda to the Los Angeles Sparks in exchange for the 11th overall pick in the 2014 WNBA draft and a second-round pick next year.

Middleton steals show in McDonald's contests
A'ja Wilson took on the boys in the McDonald's slam dunk contest, but it was Alexa Middleton who stole the show by winning the skills competition and the 3-point shootout.

Arkansas hires Dykes as women's hoops coach
Arkansas has hired Jimmy Dykes as it's new women's basketball coach.

Borton fired after 22-win season at Minnesota
Minnesota has fired basketball coach Pam Borton a day after a loss to South Dakota State in the women's NIT, ending the Golden Gophers' fifth straight season without an NCAA tournament appearance.

UNC's Hatchell: Final Four return 'very doable'
North Carolina's Sylvia Hatchell says she could return to coaching while battling leukemia if the Tar Heels reach the Final Four.

Oklahoma City University clinches NAIA title
Yvonte Neal scored 36 points, including the winning field goal and two clinching free throws in the final 20 seconds, and Oklahoma City University beat Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 80-76 on Tuesday night for its seventh NAIA championship.

Ariel Atkins named Morgan Wootten POY
Tack on another W for Duncanville superstar Ariel Atkins. On Tuesday the Texas recruit was named the winner of the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year award.

Douglas rejoins Sun on a two-year contract
Three-time WNBA All-Star Katie Douglas has rejoined the Connecticut Sun.

Obama picks UConn to win 9th national title
President Barack Obama went with undefeated UConn to beat Notre Dame and win it all in completing his women's bracket for ESPN on Friday.

Lynx re-sign McCarville to multiyear contract
The Minnesota Lynx have re-signed center Janel McCarville to a multiyear contract.

UConn No. 1 in Lincoln; Stanford draws No. 2
Connecticut has landed in the Lincoln Region as a top seed for the women's NCAA tournament, which begins Saturday.

Women's NCAA teams best men in grad rates
Women's teams competing in the NCAA tournament are graduating their players at a higher rate than their male counterparts.

Connecticut women go wire-to-wire in AP poll
Connecticut finished where it started -- at No. 1.

K-State hires TCU's Mittie as new hoops coach
Jeff Mittie won his milestone 300th game at TCU this season by beating Kansas State.

Lynx sign jersey sponsorship with Mayo Clinic
The Minnesota Lynx are cashing in on their recent run of success.