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UConn survives upset bid from Texas

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:51:06 EST

The performance fell short of vintage UConn, but Geno Auriemma didn't hesitate to say he was proud of his Huskies. On a night when little came easily, the Huskies withstood their latest test. Even so, it seems like it's getting more difficult to be UConn.

Consistent Muldrow helps drive Mountaineers

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:12:03 EST

West Virginia pulled upset after upset last postseason, and expectations were high as the new season opened. But while injuries have changed the dynamics for the Mountaineers, one thing hasn't changed: Teana Muldrow.

Louisville is No. 2 in AP poll for first time

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:12:38 EST

Louisville is No. 2 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll for the first time in school history.

Nared leads No. 6 Tennessee over No. 9 SC

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:31:11 EST

Jaime Nared scored 19 points as No. 6 Tennessee bounced back from its first loss of the season with an 86-70 victory at No. 9 South Carolina, which played without injured All-American A'ja Wilson.

Connally's 37 lifts Georgia over No. 17 Aggies

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:27:21 EST

Freshman Gabby Connally returned to her home state and scored 37 points, 15 in overtime, to lead Georgia to a 92-84 overtime upset of No. 17 Texas A&M on Sunday.

Ohio St.'s Mitchell 13th ever with 3K points

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 19:43:52 EST

Stephanie Mavunga had 20 points and 18 rebounds to lead No. 10 Ohio State to a 77-62 victory over Indiana on Saturday. Kelsey Mitchell, the Buckeyes' all-time leading scorer, became the 13th player to score 3,000 points in NCAA history.

UConn freshman Espinoza-Hunter will transfer

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:50:10 EST

UConn coach Geno Auriemma says freshman Andra Espinoza-Hunter, last year's high school New York Gatorade Player of the Year, has decided to transfer out of the program.

Holdsclaw, Chris Dailey among WHOF finalists

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:54:26 EST

Former Tennessee star Chamique Holdsclaw and longtime UConn associate head coach Chris Dailey are among the 10 finalists for the 2018 induction class at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. The official class of 2018 will be announced on Feb. 12.

UConn places four on Wooden midseason list

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:04:25 EST

Four UConn players -- Kia Nurse, Gabby Williams, Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson -- are among the 25 midseason candidates for the Wooden Award.

Louisville's Durr is espnW's player of the week

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:46:22 EST

Confident, efficient and poised, smooth-shooting Asia Durr came up big on the biggest stage she has had thus far, nailing eight 3-pointers on her way to 36 points as unbeaten Louisville dismantled then-No. 2 Notre Dame.

Tennessee makes statement with road win over South Carolina

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 20:34:58 EST

Consistency hasn't exactly been a Tennessee strength in recent seasons. But the Lady Vols remained composed and beat No. 9 South Carolina on Sunday, getting just the win they needed in one of their most difficult stretches of the season.

Louisville makes it look easy in Notre Dame rout

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 23:51:42 EST

Louisville is all about drama. Even in the program's most memorable wins, the Cardinals gave away leads they had to fight to reclaim. So their first victory at home over a top-five team was not surprising. That the Cardinals did it with such ease was.

FGCU takes over top spot in mid-major rankings

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 16:43:55 EST

There's a new No. 1 as Florida Gulf Coast replaces Green Bay atop Graham Hays' biweekly mid-major poll. Mercer and Central Michigan break into the top 10.

Baylor's Brown, Cox form unstoppable post duo

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:16:49 EST

Just how good is fifth-ranked Baylor? The dean of Big 12 coaches says the Lady Bears are "borderline impossible to guard." Kalani Brown and Lauren Cox lead the way at both ends, combining for 36.6 points and 17.7 boards.

Houston's Harris is espnW's player of the week

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 21:11:21 EST

The list of contenders for player of the week was standing room only, but sophomore Jasmyne Harris -- who scored 27 points after the break to help Houston pull off one of the biggest second-half comebacks in NCAA Division I history -- stood out the most.

Missouri upends South Carolina in emotional SEC clash

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 20:54:00 EST

For the second year in a row, Sophie Cunningham helped Missouri upset South Carolina on the Tigers' home court. But by the time it ended, Dawn Staley was back in the locker room and A'ja Wilson was fouled out on the bench.

LSU is latest to step up in ultra-competitive SEC race

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 14:10:14 EST

Tennessee and Mississippi State have yet to lose, defending national champion South Carolina is riding a seven-game winning streak, and all three are ranked in the top 10 in the country. But there are plenty of challengers behind them in the SEC.

Handicapping the Power 5 races

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 11:34:31 EST

We know who the contenders are in the Power 5. But how will they hold up against the opponents who know them best as conference play heats up?

Bracketology winners and losers so far

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 09:16:17 EST

While teams such as Rutgers, Villanova and Notre Dame rose to the occasion and dominated the nonconference portion of their schedules, teams such as Stanford, Virginia and Oklahoma have ground to make up between now and March.

Trio of unbeatens are on the top line

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 09:23:53 EST

UConn, Louisville and Mississippi State are No. 1 seeds in Charlie Creme's first Bracketology of 2018, joining Notre Dame on the top line. No. 2 seeds? South Carolina, Tennessee, Baylor and Ohio State.

Ball State makes big jump, but still chasing Green Bay

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 10:57:06 EST

As conference play opens, Green Bay remains No. 1 in espnW's bi-weekly mid-major rankings. Wright State and Western Illinois break into the top 10, while Ball State jumped five spots to No. 2.

Nancy Fahey out to take Illini to next level

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 20:03:10 EST

While her career path may be a bit unorthodox, Nancy Fahey is hopeful her many years of success coaching at Division III Washington University in St. Louis can be replicated at Illinois.

Top 10 moments in women's basketball in 2017

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 11:23:04 EST

Championship runs by South Carolina and the Lynx. Win streaks and 1,000-win clubs. Scoring phenoms and the most memorable shot of the year. Mechelle Voepel recaps the biggest moments of 2017.

As always, Dailey right by Auriemma's side

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 01:58:17 EST

Chris Dailey, UConn's associate head coach, has been on Geno Auriemma's staff at UConn since he took over in 1985. So it was only fitting she was also honored Tuesday as Auriemma won his 1,000th game.

Hatchell's 1,000th win puts UNC closer to postseason return

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:49:56 EST

Sylvia Hatchell became just the fourth D-I basketball coach to win 1,000 games. But with Tuesday's victory, the Tar Heels (10-2) have won eight straight games and again have an eye on the postseason after missing the NCAA tournament the past two years.

Auriemma's 1,000th comes according to plan

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:34:11 EST

Even Geno Auriemma admitted the celebration -- the faux $1,000 bills, the balloons, the cake -- was a little over the top. But the best tribute to his 1,000th win was that all of it was planned with such confidence.

Geno Auriemma's 10 biggest wins

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:27:23 EST

Geno Auriemma is one victory shy of 1,000 career wins. Which ones stand out the most? Before he reaches the milestone, we select the breakthrough moments that helped build the UConn dynasty and launch Huskymania into a full-fledged phenomenon.

All eyes on USA Basketball backcourt as 29-player pool named

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:32:32 EST

Though names such as Candace Parker and Chelsea Gray were absent Thursday as USA Basketball unveiled 29 players for its national team pool, the biggest question might be which of the group's young guards will be a presence for Team USA going forward.

Vegas lights up for WNBA's arrival

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:43:00 EST

With a glitzy announcement, Las Vegas and MGM Resorts International rolled out the red carpet for the arrival of the WNBA's Aces.