Women's college basketball

Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey gestures during a news conference at the women's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Baylor will play Notre Dame for the national championship on Sunday. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 06, 2019 - 12:47 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Kim Mulkey climbed the steps to the dais at the Final Four, six-month-old grandson Kannon Reid in tow, and the baby's proud mother watching from the side. Family has always been important to one of the nation's most successful women's college basketball coaches, though never more...
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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 - 12:28 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 05, 2019 - 11:12 pm
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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April 05, 2019 - 6:42 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. More .
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In this Thursday April 4, 2019, photo, Maori Davenport answers a question during a news conference in Tampa, Fla. Davenport is back playing basketball again. The Alabama high school senior is at the Final Four working out with the U.S. junior national 3-on-3 team. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 05, 2019 - 11:22 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alabama high school player Maori Davenport is back playing with USA Basketball. Davenport drew national attention when she was suspended by the state's high school athletic association for accidently accepting an $857.20 stipend check from USA Basketball for playing with a...
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Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma gestures during practice at the women's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. UConn faces Notre Dame in a national semifinal on Friday. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 05, 2019 - 12:35 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There's a different vibe around Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies at this year's Final Four. Unlike the previous two years, they don't have the burden of a record winning streak or an unbeaten season. One thing is familiar for the Huskies, however: They have to beat rival Notre...
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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 05, 2019 - 12:27 am
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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Iowa's Megan Gustafson, left, and Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey, pose with their awards after being named The Associated Press player and coach of the year respectively during a news conference at the women's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 04, 2019 - 4:07 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Megan Gustafson rewrote the women's basketball record book at Iowa. The 6-foot-3 center led the nation in scoring for the second straight season, averaging 27.9 points, and became the fourth player to reach 1,000 points in a year. On Thursday, she won The Associated Press women's...
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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 - 4:04 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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April 04, 2019 - 1:32 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor's Kim Mulkey is The Associated Press women's college basketball coach of the year for the second time. Mulkey has led the Lady Bears to a 35-1 record and a spot in the Final Four. Baylor finished the regular season ranked No. 1. She was presented the award Thursday after...
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