Women's NCAA Championship: Third time's the charm for South Carolina-Mississippi St

So, the Women's Final Four. Were you not entertained?The giant slayer heard ‘round the world grabbed the attention of millions late on a Friday night. In a tense national semifinal matchup, a last second jumper from Mississippi State point guard Morgan William over the outstretched arm of Gabby Williams not only ended the 111-game winning streak of the Connecticut Huskies, but...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Few bettors backed Mississippi State to upset Connecticut

The Mississippi State women’s basketball team’s victory over Connecticut was a huge shock to everyone, and that is made clear in the betting slips.ESPN’s Darren Rovell shared data that showed only 39 people placed a bet on Mississippi State with William Hill. UConn came into the game with a 111-game win streak. In the previous year’s tournament, they beat Mississippi State...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mississippi State baseball team went nuts after basketball win

The Mississippi State women’s basketball team’s upset win over Connecticut reverberated far and wide, and the school’s baseball team was just as excited about it.In a video posted to the baseball team’s Twitter account, the baseball team is shown watching the end of the Final Four tilt that concludes with Morgan William’s dramatic game-winner. We’re guessing there were...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Morgan William, Mississippi State’s hero against UConn, is driven by memory of her father

The UConn Huskies’ 111-game women’s basketball winning streak was snapped 64-62 in overtime by the Mississippi State Bulldogs Friday in one of the greatest upsets ever, and 5’5” guard Morgan William was at the center of that. William made a crucial defensive stop with 12 seconds left in overtime, then got the ball with five seconds left on the Bulldogs’ ensuing possession...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Geno Auriemma had a surprising reaction to UConn’s streak ending

Geno Auriemma’s reaction to his UConn Huskies losing to Mississippi State on Friday night in Dallas and having their 111-game winning streak come to an end was surprising.As the Huskies lost to Mississippi State on a buzzer-beat from Morgan William (video here), Auriemma did not slam his clipboard, stomp around, or yell at his players. Nope. Instead, he had a big smile on his...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Morgan William's buzzer beater ends UConn's 111-game win streak

After 865 days, the UConn Huskies’ women’s basketball Division I record 111-game winning streak has ended thanks to a 66-64 overtime loss to the Mississippi State Bulldogs on a Morgan William buzzer-beater. The 5’5” William was crucial in Mississippi State’s Elite Eight win over Baylor, and she was vital in the final seconds here, making a key defensive stop and then sinking...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Geno Auriemma’s daughter calls him out over women coaching comments

The number of NCAA women’s basketball teams with female head coaches has fallen from 63 percent in 2007-08 to 56 percent right now, and there’s been lots of discussion about if that’s thanks to discriminatory hiring practices or something else. UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma seems to be in the “something else” camp, telling reporters Thursday, "there’s...
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March 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Everything you need to know for the Women's Final Four

The Women’s Final Four doesn’t lack for any of the following things people love about sports “on the grandest stage.” Stars? Check. Traditional powers? Yep. An infusion of new blood? Got some. Superb coaching? All four teams have it. The historical “can it happen” factor? It’s why we’re all here, keeping our eyes on if, let alone who, can finally take down the defending...
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March 30, 2017  |  Discuss

UConn’s Geno Auriemma blasts ESPN over tournament schedule

In many sports, there’s often a wide divide between what broadcasters want and what players, coaches, fans and executives who want to emphasize in-person attendance want. The NCAA women’s basketball tournament is perhaps showing this most at the moment, as it’s seen plenty of changes over the last couple of decades to focus on one area or the other (with more still being contemplated...
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March 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Teams, players to watch in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament

Now that the Division 1 women’s bracket has been set, we can look ahead at which teams and players are worth your attention in each region. (By default, we already know that all eyes will rightfully be focused on Connecticut, the heavily favored defending champions.)Bridgeport Region Team to watch – #3 Maryland The Terrapins may be better than some of the 2-seeds in the tournament...
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March 14, 2017  |  Discuss

12 teams that might be able upset the UConn women

Let it be known that the operative word here is "might." If nobody has managed to find a way to beat the Connecticut women's basketball team in 107 games, then odds are that nobody will get in the 32-0 Huskies' way of another NCAA Championship. The NCAA Tournament is largely associated with being a crapshoot; anybody can win against anyone in March... on the men's side. The men...
March 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Top 23 moments and numbers from UConn's 111-game winning streak

107 straight wins and counting – is there anyone or anything that can stop the UConn Women’s Basketball team?This latest winning streak for the Huskies has somehow topped their other monumental accomplishments. Not only did they surpass their own record of 90 straight wins, they became the first Division I basketball team to win more than 100 games in the row.During that stretch...
March 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Kim Mulkey gives awful post-game speech about Baylor scandal

Kim Mulkey, head coach of Baylor’s women’s basketball team, has some words for any parents concerned about sending their kids to the school because of its horrific rape scandal. “If somebody’s around you and they ever say ‘I will never send my daughter to Baylor,’ you knock them right in the face,” she said after the Lady Bears’ win tonight.Needless to say that...
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February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

UConn women’s basketball extends incredible win streak to 100 games

The top-ranked UConn women’s basketball team won its 100th consecutive game Monday night with a 66-55 home victory over No. 6 South Carolina. It’s a remarkable achievement and proof of one of the greatest dynasties in the history of sports. Even more impressive is the fact that 98 of these 100 wins have come by double-digits, and 56 of them were decided by 40-plus points.The...
February 14, 2017  |  Discuss

UConn women's basketball shooting for 100th consecutive win

History is the last remaining prey for the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team.The Huskies will vie for their 100th consecutive win when they take on the Universtiy of South Carolina on Monday night at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn. The game pits top-ranked UConn against the No. 6 Gamecocks in a game many expect will be the 24-0 Huskies’ toughest test before the...
February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Utah State, UNLV women's basketball teams get into brawl

Some chippy play had far-reaching consequences for the women’s basketball teams of Utah State and University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The teams fought on the court Saturday in Las Vegas in the third quarter of their game. What started as pushing and shoving between UNLV’s Katie Powell and Utah State’s Antonia Robinson escalated into a bench-clearing brawl. The Mountain West...
January 08, 2017  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the NCAA women's basketball champions

Can you name every school to win the NCAA Division I women's basketball championship since 1982?
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every women's college basketball player who has won the Naismith Award

The Naismith College Player of the Year is an annual basketball award given by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to the top men's and women's collegiate basketball players. It is named in honor of the inventor of basketball (in 1891), Dr. James Naismith. Can you name every women's college basketball player who has won the Naismith Award?  
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Lauren Hill receives brick at Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

By Vincent Frank Lauren Hill, a former college basketball player who inspired a sports world by bravely fighting a deadly brain tumor, passed away on April 10 at the age of 19. Receiving an outpouring of support from some of the best basketball players on the planet, LeBron James included, Hill’s amazing story captured our attention as she continued to play the sport she loved...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Boise State falls to the Lady Vols in the first round

The Boise State Women’s basketball NCAA Tournament run ended Saturday when they fell short to almost upsetting Tennessee in what would have been one of the biggest upsets in NCAA women’s tournament history. The Lady Volvs defeated the Broncos 72-61 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Never has a No.15 seed upset a No.2 seed in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament...
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Maryland Women Win Big Ten Championship Outright

View image | Maryland women’s first season in the Big Ten Conference could not have gone better thus far. The Terrapins have yet to lose a game in their new league, going 15-0 in conference play. Now they have an outright regular season title to go with their impressive inaguaral run. With Ohio State’s 100-82 win over No. 13 Iowa, Maryland clinched the Big...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama, Auburn women's basketball players get into brawl

By Matt Birch There’s no love lost Alabama and Auburn meet — no matter the sport. When the two schools faced off in women’s basketball on Thursday night, a fight broke out on the court between members of both teams. It all began near the end of the first half, when Alabama’s Meoshonti Knight and Auburn’s Hasina Muhammad got into it after a free throw was made. It started...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Terminally ill college hoops player gets one last shot

Lauren Hill, a freshman at Mount St. Joseph’s University, received news that many of us could only scarcely imagine shortly after her 18th birthday. Back in November of 2013, the former standout at Lawrenceburg High School in Indiana was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, which is an inoperable brain tumor with a zero percent surival rate. This came shortly after...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn’s Geno Auriemma Named Region 1 Coach of the Year by WBCA

STORRS, Conn. – UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma has been selected as the Region 1 Coach of the Year, as announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Wednesday, March 26.  Auriemma is one of eight Russell Athletic/Regional Coaches of the Year and is now a finalist for the inaugural Pat Summitt Trophy to be presented to the 2014 Russell Athletic...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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