LOS ANGELES -- Basketball Hall of Famer Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, who as a player helped lead USC to a pair of NCAA championships before winning an Olympic gold medal and four WNBA titles, was named head coach of the USC women’s basketball program, Trojan athletic director Pat Haden announced today (April 11).
NEW ORLEANS -- The Louisville Cardinals took us on a magical ride through this year’s postseason, a ride that opened our hearts and minds to the possibilities implicit in dreaming big. They refused to let injuries, statistics, the expectations of others, an opponent’s home-court advantage or the star power of the game’s biggest names limit their imaginations or their performance.
NEW ORLEANS – Connecticut is back on top fearsome as ever after the Huskies rode freshman Breanna Stewart’s brilliance to a lopsided 93-60 victory over Big East rival Louisville Tuesday night in the New Orleans Arena for their eighth NCAA Division I women’s basketball national title.
Three-time Olympic gold-medalist and current South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Dawn Staley and three-time National Coach of the Year Sylvia Hatchell, head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels, will be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in September, the organization announced Monday.
By this point in the season, we’re all pretty familiar with the two teams left standing. The national championship game obviously features two outstanding teams that are both playing well, so at this point of the season, the details and the match-ups also tend to become more important.