UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- News Flash: To no one's great surprise, the University of Connecticut won the 2015 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament, its second tournament title in the two years of the new league's existence, on Monday evening in Uncasville, Conn. Equally unsurprising was the double-digit differential in the final score: The top-seeded Huskies defeated the University of South Florida, the tournament's No. 2-seed, by a significant, 84-70, margin, just as it has all but one of its opponents this season.
DALLAS – There might be some confusion as to which role forward Nneka Enemkpali will have for the Longhorns when Texas meets Baylor Monday night in the title game of the 2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at the American Airlines Center.
To say Maryland is enjoying its new Big Ten confines might be an understatement, as they completed an undefeated conference run with a Big Ten tournament championship Sunday evening with a 77-74 win over Ohio State.
In a typical Pac-12 season, it has generally made little sense to think that any team other than Stanford would win the conference’s tournament. Last year, the latest in a long line of formidable Cardinal teams – one good enough to make the Final Four – got knocked out in the semifinals by USC. Everything you thought you knew about the Pac-12 was shattered.
This year, for the first time in a long time, a Pac-12 women’s tournament began with Stanford being part of the pack, not the clear leader. Everything you thought you knew about the Pac-12 was again dashed to pieces.
DALLAS – Baylor is back in the championship game of the Big 12 Women's Basketball Tournament and will play for its fifth consecutive tournament title Monday after dispatching No. 4-seed Oklahoma State, 69-52, Sunday in the semifinals of the 2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at American Airlines Center.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Notre Dame broke open a tight game with a 10-0 run late in the first half to establish a double-digit lead that they would never relinquish as they defeated Florida State, 71-58, for their second consecutive ACC Women's Basketball Tournament championship.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The semifinals of the 2015 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament saw the top seeds run out to quick early leads, and then found them sweating after blowing those leads. In front of an enthusiastic crowd, top-seed Notre Dame knocked off Duke, 55-49, behind the heroics of Jewell Loyd. In the second game, second-seed Florida State put Louisville into a grinder in the early going, running and gunning their way to a 24-point lead.
It's Kelsey Mitchell's world. We're just living in it.
The freshman guard from Ohio State earned some respect with her clutch performance in the Big Ten tournament semifinal round at Hoffman Estates, Ill. More details will be revealed shortly, but her unwavering grit led Ohio State to the biggest upset in Saturday's college basketball action, knocking off Iowa.
A year ago at the Pac-12 tournament, Stanford and California were expected to make the final. Neither team did. This year, the Cardinal and Golden Bears were seeded third and fourth, not first and second.
Guess what? They’ve reached the final when few expected them to meet for a third time in 2015.