Full Court congratulates our 2014-2015 women’s college basketball season National Player of the Year, Breanna Stewart, and Freshman of the Year, Brianna Turner, as well as all the talented athletes named to our NCAA Division I All-American and Freshman All-American teams.
TAMPA, Fla.--Four-time Olympic gold-medalist and three-time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie will be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2015, the Hall announced today at a press event held in Indianapolis, Indiana, site of the men's NCAA Final Four. The highly decorated 6-5 center, perhaps best known as the first woman to throw down a dunk in a WNBA game and who is also scheduled to be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame on June 13, 2015, was the lone woman among the 11-member induction class.
No. 11-seed Arkansas-Little Rock pulled the day's only upset in the Greensboro Regional of the 2015 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Saturday, defeating Texas A&M, the six-seed, 69-60, in Tempe, Ariz. The victory sets up a second-round match-up Monday night pitting the Trojans against host and No. 3 seed Arizona State, who easily dispatched its first-round opponent, 14th-seeded University of Ohio, 74-55.
South Carolina will certainly have a huge homecourt edge throughout the Greensboro Regional -- their fans love to travel and that they won't have to go far. Still, Dawn Staley and company will have more than a few challengers: a Florida State club that is battle-tested, a North Carolina squad that could play all of their games within an hour of their own stadium, a Syracuse troop that nearly beat the Gamecocks earlier this season, a deep Arizona State club and an upset-minded James Madison team.
With conference tournaments now all in the record books, there's nothing left for this year's NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament aspirants to do but wait and hope. Many of those teams identified in this series as locks or "on the bubble" over the past few weeks removed any remaining uncertainty by winning their tournaments and nailing down the automatic bid for their respective conferences. Indeed, the overwhelming majority of deserving teams from the mid-major conferences won out and can breathe easy as they watch tonight's Selection Show.
DALLAS – Baylor used a strong second half to pull away from Texas in a 75-64 victory that clinched the school’s seventh overall and fifth consecutive Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Tournament championship.
The Lady Bears led, 40-35, after a first half in which Texas answered every Baylor run. Baylor made sure that did not happen in the second half.
Imani Wright got the Bears going after the break with a jumper in the paint, but Texas guard Ariel Atkins buried a 3-pointer to slice the lead to four, but that was as close as it got.
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.
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.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- The American Athletic Conference Tournament is a strange one. Only one team can realistically enter the tournament expecting to win it. UConn will do that. The closest an AAC team came to beating the Huskies this season was South Florida’s 23-point loss last Monday.
AAC teams come here to play for the love of the game, for the competition, to redeem a season, and to play in front of larger crowds than most see at home. This last factor is, of course, why none of the AAC coaches complain about the tournament being in Connecticut.