NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship

Connecticut players pose for photos with 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 01, 2019 - 3:52 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Half of the Final Four is set and the other two teams will be decided Monday night. UConn extended its record run of consecutive appearances in the Final Four to 12 and Oregon reached its first national semifinal with victories on Sunday. Notre Dame, Baylor, Stanford and Iowa...
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Connecticut forward Napheesa Collier (24), guard Crystal Dangerfield, center, and guard Katie Lou Samuelson (33) celebrate 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)
March 31, 2019 - 3:22 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Katie Lou Samuelson put UConn on her injured back and shot the Huskies into a record 12th straight Final Four. Samuelson scored 29 points and second-seeded UConn held off No. 1 Louisville 80-73 on Sunday in the Albany Regional Final. "She made some shots today that only really...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw yells during the first half of a regional semifinal game against the Texas A&M in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 31, 2019 - 12:06 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The cream of women's basketball has risen to the top. For the fourth time since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams, all the No. 1 and 2 seeds advanced to the regional finals. It last happened in 2012, when Baylor won the national championship. The Lady Bears are in...
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South Carolina's Victaria Saxton (5) knocks the ball from Baylor's Kalani Brown (21) during the first half of a regional women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday, March 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 30, 2019 - 4:52 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Kim Mulkey has led Baylor to two national titles, so she knows the traits a contender ought to have. "We're on a roll, and that's what it takes in the playoffs," Mulkey said. "You need to get on a roll, you need to stay healthy and have a little bit of luck." Her Bears are...
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Louisville head coach Jeff Walz speaks to the media during a press conference for the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. Top-ranked Louisville faces No. 2 seed Connecticut in the regional final game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 30, 2019 - 4:23 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Jeff Walz knows that it's extremely rare for a team to beat UConn twice in a season. Only one school has done it over the past decade and that's Notre Dame. He hopes to join his ACC counterpart in that small club when the Cardinals face the Huskies on Sunday in the Albany...
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Iowa's Megan Gustafson, top left, embraces teammates during the second half of a regional women's college basketball game against North Carolina State in the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday, March 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 30, 2019 - 4:13 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Iowa did what it always does, working the ball around and getting it to Megan Gustafson. Now the Hawkeyes are sticking around longer in the NCAA Tournament than they have in a generation. Gustafson had 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead Iowa past North Carolina State 79-61 on...
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Louisville head coach Jeff Walz cheers his team on during the first half of a regional semifinal game against Oregon State in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Friday, March 29, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 30, 2019 - 3:14 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Defense was the key to teams advancing Friday night to the Elite Eight of the women's NCAA Tournament. It might also be the difference Saturday when eight more teams try to reach the regional finals, including top seeds Notre Dame and Baylor. The defending champion Irish will...
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UCLA head coach Cori Close, left, reacts as the daughter of Louisville head coach Jeff Walz, center, runs on the court to greet her father, right, during practice at the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. UCLA faces UConn, and Louisville faces Oregon State in NCAA regional semifinal games on Friday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 29, 2019 - 2:40 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There will be plenty of star power and Pac-12 teams on display when the women's Sweet 16 tips off on Friday night with four games. Napheesa Collier and UConn will get things started when they face UCLA. The Bruins crashed the Albany Regional by upsetting third-seed Maryland...
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California center CJ West (30) defends as Baylor center Kalani Brown (21) goes up to shoot in the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Waco, Texas, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
March 28, 2019 - 2:40 am
WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown has a long list of accomplishments at Baylor, with Big 12 regular-season titles and NCAA Tournament trips in each of her four seasons. The 6-foot-7 senior center also has plenty of well-deserved individual awards. "There's only one thing to check off my list ... that...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo, Tennessee head coach Holly Warlick calls to her team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee has fired Warlick on Wednesday, March 272, 2019, after a season in which the Lady Vols barely kept their NCAA Tournament streak alive and lost in the opening round. (AP Photo/Calvin Mattheis, File)
March 27, 2019 - 7:25 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has fired women's basketball coach Holly Warlick after a season in which the Lady Vols barely kept their NCAA Tournament streak alive and then promptly lost in the opening round. Athletic director Phillip Fulmer said in a university release that he had informed...
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