SOUTH BEND, IND. – To those who thought this was the year UCONN might be vulnerable after a Nov. 17 overtime loss at Stanford, the Huskies made a loud and clear statement against No.2/No. 1 Notre Dame Saturday afternoon at Purcell Pavilion.
Morgan Tuck's 25 points led four Husky players in double figures as No. 3 UCONN (6-1) dominated in the paint and held The Fighting Irish (8-1) to just 31.4 percent from the field in a 76-58 win in the 13th annual Jimmy V Women's Classic.
The 2014-15 women’s college basketball season began Sunday afternoon at Xavier University’s Cintas Center, where Mount St. Joseph University defeated Hiram College 66-55 in front of 10,000 fans.
But the game was not the story – not even close.
The story was 19-year-old freshman Lauren Hill, playing her first college game. Hill scored four points and was 2-of-3 from the field.
But it just wasn’t a normal college basketball opener. It was something unique.
The process wasn't pretty, but after much negative publicity surrounding its denial of a transfer release to Leticia Romero, Kansas State announced today that it has amended its institutional transfer policy for student athletes and, on the recommendation of Athletics Director John Currie, agreed to apply the revised policy retroactively to Romero, who will now be permitted to transfer and will be eligible for athletic aid at any institution outside the Big 12.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Connecticut Huskies thoroughly trounced Notre Dame Tuesday night in the championship game of the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament, pounding their way to a 79-58 win, defending their 2013 national title and setting multiple records along the way. With the victory, Connecticut took home its ninth national championship, surpassing the eight-title record established by Hall-of-Fame coach Pat Summitt at Tennessee and becoming the all-time leader in the women's game.
The match-ups for the 2014 Final Four are now set and while there may be clear favorites, there are no true underdogs in this pack. UConn is entering its seventh consecutive Final Four, having won three of the last six. Stanford is in its sixth out of seven. Notre Dame is in its fourth in a row. Maryland hasn’t been here since its surprising National Championship in 2006. UConn has eight National Championships, Stanford two, Notre Dame and Maryland one each.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Minnesota coach Pam Borton’s firing last week was the culmination of long-time discontent with her performance, school officials say.
Borton spent 12 seasons at the helm for the Gophers and compiled a 236-152 record, which was the best in school history. But over the past five seasons, Borton has gone 94-79 overall, and 31-51 in Big Ten play, and Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague said it was time for Borton to go.
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.
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Lincoln Regional is finally down to two teams, with the Elite Eight getting underway on Monday, March 31, 2014, at 9:30 p.m. EDT (8:30 p.m. CDT) at Pinnacle Bank Arena, in Lincoln, Neb. The regional final will feature top-seeded and undefeated Connecticut, who survived a bit of a scare in its Sweet 16 meeting with 12th-seeded BYU on Saturday, trailing the Cougars for much of the first half in the face of an unexpectedly tough BYU defense, before finding another gear and sweeping to a 70-51 win.
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