It's that time of year again. With the regular season winding down and March Madness on the horizon, we're pleased to bring you what has become a favorite of Full Court readers over the years: Jim Carson's "Bubble Wrap," an annual attempt to divine which teams have their tickets to the Big Dance punched already and which are still "on the bubble" with some serious work ahead of them.
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. -- Both sides will have their work cut out for them as two programs that are very familiar with one another meet again, this time with a trip to the Final Four in Nashville on the line. Top-seeded Notre Dame (35-0) will face second-seeded Baylor (32-4) on Mon., March 31, in Purcell Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. Eastern
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.