NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship

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 - 3:35 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 - 3:27 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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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Iowa's Megan Gustafson (10) reacts against Michigan State during an NCAA college basketball game, in East Lansing, Mich. Gustafson, who averaged a Division I-best 28 points while also ranking second in rebounding, was selected to The Associated Press women's All-America first team, Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
April 04, 2019 - 4:50 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 - 3:22 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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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma has words for the referee in the second half of a women's NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State, in Storrs, Conn. UConn will face Notre Dame in a Final Four semifinal on Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn, File)
April 03, 2019 - 6:08 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It seems as if almost every week another coach is getting accused of abuse by their players. Georgia Tech, North Carolina, and now Northern Kentucky are the latest schools to generate headlines over the past month. Women's basketball coaches have started to change the way they...
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UConn forward Katie Lou Samuelson greets fans outside Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn., Tuesday, April 2, 2019, as the team leaves campus for a record 12th straight trip to the women's NCAA college basketball Final Four. UConn will be seeking its 12th national title. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
April 02, 2019 - 3:11 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma is a bit bemused by what seems like a renewed sense of enthusiasm in the Huskies fan base. Hundreds of supporters, some lined up three or four deep behind barriers, waited almost an hour outside Gampel Pavilion on Tuesday to cheer the team as it headed...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, Connecticut's Napheesa Collier, right, shoots as Memphis' Jasmine James defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Hartford, Conn. Collier has had an incredible senior year so far, leading UConn back to the Final Four for a 12th consecutive year. The senior forward averaged 20.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and shot 61.4% from the field during the regular season for the Huskies to earn a spot on The Associated Press women’s basketball All-America team, Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
April 02, 2019 - 1:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Napheesa Collier has had an incredible senior year so far, leading UConn back to the Final Four for a 12th consecutive year. The senior forward averaged 20.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and shot 61.4% during the regular season for the Huskies to earn a spot on The Associated Press women's...
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Notre Dame's Jackie Young (5) celebrates with her teammates after scoring a basket during the second half of a regional championship game against Stanford in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Monday, April 1, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 02, 2019 - 1:01 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Trailing by seven after missing too many shots in the first half, Notre Dame saw no reason to be rattled. The Fighting Irish figured they had only themselves to blame, that they would get on a roll and it just might carry them all the way back to the Final Four. Jackie Young scored...
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Connecticut forward Napheesa Collier (24) and guard Katie Lou Samuelson (33) hold up the trophy after defeating Louisville in a regional championship final in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 02, 2019 - 12:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will face a familiar foe in Notre Dame on the game's grandest stage. The two teams, who have had the best rivalry in the sport over the past decade, will square off on Friday night in the Final Four. It's the second consecutive year that they will...
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Baylor's Lauren Cox, right, drives against Iowa's Amanda Ollinger, left, during the first half of a regional final women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
April 01, 2019 - 10:11 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Maybe someone at the Final Four will actually give Baylor a game. Four rounds into the NCAA Tournament, and the Bears have barely faced any resistance. Baylor cruised to its first Final Four since 2012 with its latest bracket blowout, this one an 85-53 rout of Iowa on Monday...
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