With the college basketball season now behind us, Monday's WNBA Draft marks the arrival of a new group of players who might lend help to some of the league's faltering franchises, while helping to boost interest in the WNBA in general. Still, it's a lot to ask of a rookie to turn a team around.
Full Court congratulates our National Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year for the 2013-2014 women’s college basketball season, as well as all the talented athletes named to our NCAA Division I All-American and Freshman All-American teams.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey said at her pre-game conference that she hoped her team would play better defense against Kentucky than they had during their wild and whacky quadruple-overtime 133-130 loss on December 6.
In Saturday afternoon's rematch, it looked more like “defense when it mattered most” that won the day. Still, despite the inconsistent defensive effort and having had only one starter return from last season, Baylor (32-4) is headed to Monday night's Elite Eight match-up against undefeated No. 1-seed Notre Dame. Kentucky is finished at 26-9.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The excitment is in the air at Purcell Pavillion as Baylor, Kentucky, Notre Dame and Oklahoma State are going through the final stages this morning in preparation for Saturday's regional semifinal games. With undefeated top-seed Notre Dame as the favorite to advance to next week's Final Four in Nashville, the Bears, Wildcats and Cowgirls come to South Bend to play the spoiler's role.
The opening round of the Notre Dame Regional Saturday produced few surprise outcomes, but a couple of near upsets and an injury to a key player headlined the first day of play in this bracket of the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament.
In West Lafayette, fourth-seed Purdue will take on five-seed Oklahoma State. Purdue defeated Akron, 84-55, and Oklahoma State rallied to knock off Florida Gulf Coast in overtime, 61-60.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The road to Nashville begins Saturday with first and second-round games at four different sites (Toledo, West Lafayette, Lexington and Waco) in the Notre Dame Region. While coach Muffet McGraw’s undefeated Notre Dame squad holds the top seed for the region they're hosting, and appears to be the favorite on paper to advance to its fourth straight Final Four, there are more than a few teams along the way that could give the Fighting Irish some problems.
SPRINGFIELD, MA –The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the final five candidates for the 2014 Nancy Lieberman Award. The award recognizes the top point guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball. Candidates exhibit the floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills of Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame became the new host of the Nancy Lieberman Award in October 2013 after the Rotary Club of Detroit managed it for several years.
OKLAHOMA CITY--As soon as Baylor’s 65-61 win over Oklahoma State was in the books, Bears players went through a quick wardrobe change.
The players each donned white shirts with “400” in green across the chest, signifying Baylor coach Kim Mulkey’s 400th career victory.
It wasn’t easy for the Bears, who fought through struggles for star Odyssey Sims to advance to the Big 12 Championship final against West Virginia
Monday at 8 p.m. CDT. The game will be televised on Fox Sports 1.
ATLANTA – Odyssey Sims, the 5-8 point guard for the Baylor University Lady Bears was announced Thursday as the 2014 recipient of the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, which is presented annually by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the nation's outstanding female collegian 5-feet-8-inches and under who has excelled both athletically and academically.