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South Carolina adds JUCO player of year in Sakima WalkerMay 5, 2023 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina women's basketball coach Dawn Staley is adding junior college player of the year Sakima Walker to her roster.
Walker announced on social media on Friday that she was joining the Gamecocks.
Boston heads to Fever as No. 1 pick in WNBA draftApril 11, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Indiana Fever made the most of the first No. 1 draft pick in franchise history, selecting Aliyah Boston.
The South Carolina star had a stellar college career, leading the Gamecocks to a national championship her junior year, losing only nine games total and helping her team to three Final Four appearances.
Boston expected to be No. 1 pick in WNBA draftApril 8, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Aliyah Boston has been the consensus No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft all season.
The Indiana Fever, who own the top choice, just had to wait for the South Carolina star to make it official she was going to enter this year's draft.
Connecticut gov, Houston mayor trade barbs after Final FourApril 6, 2023 GMT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's governor took a shot at the city of Houston following the NCAA Tournament's Final Four, which was held in that city last weekend.
Champion LSU women accepting Biden invitation to White HouseApril 6, 2023 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's national champion women's basketball team will accept an invitation from President Joe Biden to visit the White House.
UConn-Kansas highlights Big East-Big 12 slate next seasonApril 6, 2023 GMT
The past two national champions will meet when Connecticut visits Kansas as part of the Big East-Big 12 Battle next season.
The announcement Thursday of the fifth year in the scheduling alliance comes four days after the Huskies beat San Diego State for the NCAA Tournament title.
LSU’s national championship women’s team honored with paradeApril 6, 2023 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU star forward Angel Reese sat in the back of an orange convertible Corvette, waving to thousands of fans lining the roadside — and also waving her hand in front of her face from time to time, repeating a gesture that caused a stir at the end of the national championship game.
LSU’s Reese on White House flap: ‘We’ll go to the Obamas’April 5, 2023 GMT
First lady Jill Biden's walk-back of her suggestion that runner-up Iowa should join NCAA women's basketball champion LSU for a visit to the White House didn't sit well with Tigers star Angel Reese.
Purdue’s Zach Edey wins Wooden Award as top hoops playerApril 5, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Purdue center Zach Edey has won the John R. Wooden Award as the nation’s top men’s college basketball player.
UConn returns home to celebrations, vandalism on campusApril 5, 2023 GMT
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Dan Hurley let the moment envelope him Tuesday on the 40-mile ride from Bradley International Airport back to campus watching the fans who hung signs from highway overpasses and lined the streets leading into Storrs.
Iowa to hold women’s basketball campus celebration April 14April 4, 2023 GMT
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa athletic department will hold a celebration April 14 to honor the women's basketball team for their runner-up finish in the NCAA Tournament.
Iowa’s Clark: Don’t criticize LSU’s Reese for gestureApril 4, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Iowa standout Caitlin Clark said there's no reason for LSU's Angel Reese to be criticized on social media for waving her hand in front of her face while staring down Clark during the women's NCAA championship game.
LSU’s 59 1st-half points set NCAA women’s title game recordApril 4, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Jasmine Carson was nearly perfect from the field to help LSU put on a record-breaking performance in the NCAA Tournament championship game.
Carson scored 21 of her 22 points in the first half as the Tigers torched Iowa's defense in a 102-85 victory on Sunday.
UConn emerges victorious after March Madness full of upsetsApril 4, 2023 GMT
The Cinderellas certainly had their moments in this March Madness. More than a few, actually.
UConn March Madness steamroller could be start of a new eraApril 4, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — There was a short list of believers in the potential of a rebuilt UConn roster before the season started.
It was made up mostly of the UConn players and coaches themselves.
The team that was among “others receiving votes” in the first AP poll of the season ended up cutting down nets after the last game — as sure a sign as any that in the new college landscape reconstituted by the transfer portal and name, image and likeness deals, anything is possible.
Cousins Hawkins, Reese claim titles on consecutive daysApril 4, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — UConn’s Jordan Hawkins made this year’s NCAA championships a family affair Monday night when he picked up a title a day after his cousin Angel Reese led LSU to the women's crown.
And he had a message for those who’ve criticized Reese for waving her hand in front of her face while staring down Iowa star Caitlin Clark before pointing toward her finger where a championship ring might be while walking toward the Iowa star.
Sanogo snags ball, MOP honors for UConn in NCAA title winApril 4, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Adama Sanogo stood on the sideline watching his UConn teammates dribble out the final seconds to secure the program's fifth NCAA championship.
UConn holds off late San Diego State surge in title victoryApril 4, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — UConn got the shots it wanted and made life miserable for San Diego State defensively, looking like it was going to turn the national championship game into a runaway.
The Huskies knew the Aztecs would push, scrap and claw their way back.
UConn wins March Madness with 76-59 smothering of SDSUApril 4, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — After six games and 240 minutes of pure dominance that ran through March, then part of April, it finally became clear there was only one thing that could stop the UConn Huskies.
Long drought seals SDSU’s fate in title game against UConnApril 4, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — A magical journey put San Diego State in its first Final Four.
A thrilling buzzer-beater by Lamont Butler landed the Aztecs one win away from a national title.
March Madness: UConn not a top seed, but played like oneApril 4, 2023 GMT
UConn was not a top seed in the NCAA Tournament. Even so, the Huskies sure played like one.
In a March Madness unique because of early exits from the favorites, it was No.
Jill Biden wants champions LSU — and Iowa — at White HouseApril 4, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Jill Biden said Monday that she wants the defeated Iowa women’s basketball team to be invited to the White House in addition to the national title winner Louisiana State University.
Sunday’s NCAA women’s title game draws record TV audienceApril 4, 2023 GMT
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — LSU's 102-85 victory over Iowa in Sunday's national championship game was the most-viewed NCAA women's basketball game on record, with 9.9 million viewers on ABC and ESPN2 according to fast national numbers by Nielsen.
LSU’s Mulkey talks “timing” as national champs return homeApril 3, 2023 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's national championship women's basketball team returned to campus on Monday where thousands of fans gathered to welcome them back.
“Timing is everything in our lives,” LSU coach and Louisiana native Kim Mulkey told the cheering crowd.
March Madness betting guide: UConn favored to beat AztecsApril 3, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UConn has rolled through March Madness so far, the one constant in this year's unpredictable NCAA Tournament.
The Huskies have only San Diego State standing in their way in Monday night's championship game.
Women’s NCAA Tournament features plethora of March MadnessApril 3, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — This year’s record-breaking women’s NCAA Tournament featured breakout stars, upsets and capped off with the flamboyant Kim Mulkey leading LSU to its first basketball championship.
Jim Nantz bids a fond farewell to March MadnessApril 3, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Certainly, Jim Nantz could fill an evening weaving tales of the great games and buzzer-beaters he's had the privilege to see, and call, over a storytelling career that made his the voice of March Madness for nearly four decades.
After March Madness, women’s pro basketball options are slimApril 3, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — March Madness may have been the last time for fans to see many of the talented college women players compete.
Clark tech, foul count put focus on officials in title gameApril 3, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Iowa star Caitlin Clark was whistled for a technical foul late in the third quarter with her team trailing LSU by nine points in the NCAA championship game.
The bigger problem for the Hawkeyes was the call meant a fourth personal foul for the junior scoring sensation, moments after front court leader Monika Czinano had picked up her fourth.
LSU’s Reese unapologetic over gestures to Iowa star ClarkApril 3, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — LSU's Angel Reese waved her hand in front of her face while staring down Caitlin Clark, then pointed toward her finger as if to say a ring was coming while walking toward the Iowa star.
Caitlin Clark’s dazzling season ends short of title for IowaApril 3, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Caitlin Clark put her head down as she walked over the Final Four logo at midcourt, the time slipping away in Iowa's first national championship game.
Iowa’s Catlin Clark had memorable season, March Madness runApril 3, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Caitlin Clark had several memorable moments during her run to the women's NCAA championship game, capturing national attention with 40-point games, triple doubles and her long-range shooting.
LSU defeats Iowa to win its first NCAA basketball championshipApril 3, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Kim Mulkey returned home to Louisiana wanting to bring LSU its first basketball championship. The Hall of Fame coach did just that in only her second year at the school.
March Madness: LSU’s scoring show tops Iowa, Clark for titleApril 2, 2023 GMT
Even Caitlin Clark couldn't stop LSU's offensive juggernaut in the March Madness finale.
UConn’s Dan Hurley adding to storied family legacyApril 2, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Dan Hurley has forged his own identity.
He's still Bob Hurley's son. He's still Bobby Hurley's brother.
But win or lose Monday night's national championship game against San Diego State, Dan Hurley has brought UConn back to national prominence and added to his family's lofty legacy.
Transfer portal lifts UConn, San Diego State to NCAA finalApril 2, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Dan Hurley knew in the wake of a first-round loss in the NCAA Tournament last year that his Connecticut team had to find more perimeter punch to surround his top NBA prospects and match opponents.
A San Diego St-UConn title game brings Fab Five memoriesApril 2, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Thirty years ago, a group of disrupters with baggy shorts and black socks changed college basketball as we know it, and took a good slice of American culture along for the ride.
Women’s hoops might rule UConn, but men vying for 5th titleApril 2, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Ask some college sports fans what they think of when the name “UConn” comes up and the first probably isn't the men’s basketball program, despite being one win away from its fifth national title.
CBS’ Grant believed to be 1st Black director of a title gameApril 2, 2023 GMT
Mark Grant was considering retirement two years ago after a long career as a director at CBS and ESPN. Those plans changed though when CBS Sports executives offered him the chance to be the lead director for college basketball and the NCAA Tournament.
As Final Four closes, basketball on unpredictable groundApril 2, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — The transfer portal. Name, image and likeness deals. Sixth-year seniors. Conference realignment. The ever-shifting prospects of the one-and-done rule.
The once semipredictable ground that underpinned college basketball has been changing at lightning speed over the past 24 months, leaving coaches and their bosses scrambling to adjust to whatever comes next.
March Madness betting guide: Iowa favorite in women’s finalApril 2, 2023 GMT
One of the craziest March Madness tournaments will conclude with the women’s final between Iowa and LSU on Sunday.
UConn’s Hawkins bounces back from illness in Final Four winApril 2, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Jordan Hawkins spent most of Friday in bed except when he went to the bathroom to throw up. He barely slept. Yet there was no way he wasn't going to be ready for Connecticut's game against Miami in the Final Four.
March Madness: San Diego State to meet UConn in title gameApril 2, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Lamont Butler hit the biggest shot in San Diego State history, putting the Aztecs in the national championship game for the first time.
Bad start, big hole lead to end of Miami’s Final Four runApril 2, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — It didn't take long for Wooga Poplar to notice something was wrong offensively for Miami in the program's first Final Four game.
“Right off, the start of the game,” the guard said.
UConn puts Final Four beatdown on Miami 72-59April 2, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Nobody was guarding UConn’s best player. So Adama Sanogo spun the ball to get his fingers just right, set his feet behind the 3-point line and splashed in the shot. Then, less than a minute later, he did it again.
Butler’s buzzer-beater sends San Diego State to title gameApril 2, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — San Diego State's vaunted defense staggered well into the second half as free-flowing Florida Atlantic breezed to a 14-point lead.
The Aztecs found their teeth again to get back into the game.
No shoe-in: Miami’s Pack benched for time after shoe blowoutApril 2, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Nijel Pack might need to up his shoe game.
The Miami guard was relegated to the bench for part of the second half of the Hurricanes’ Final Four loss to UConn on Saturday night after busting a sneaker.
Dream season ends for FAU in 72-71 Final Four loss to AztecsApril 2, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — It was one of those Final Four buzzer-beaters no one will ever forget.
Kansas women beat Columbia 66-59, win WNIT championshipApril 1, 2023 GMT
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Taiyanna Jackson had 17 points and career-high tying 21 rebounds — her fourth consecutive double-double and 23rd of the season — Zakiyah Franklin added 19 points and Kansas beat Columbia 66-59 Saturday to win the WNIT championship.
Roshak, Ashland women beat Minnesota Duluth, win D-II titleApril 1, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Annie Roshak had 20 points and 13 rebounds, Hayley Smith added 10 points and 10 boards to help top-ranked Ashland beat No. 2 Minnesota Duluth 78-67 Saturday and win the NCAA Division II women's basketball championship for the third time in program history.
On cusp of title, Iowa’s Bluder cherishes state’s 6-on-6 eraApril 1, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Iowa coach Lisa Bluder basked in knocking off undefeated defending national champion South Carolina for more than 12 hours before learning something else about the epic Final Four victory.
Morris reunion with Mulkey has NCAA title game finale at LSUApril 1, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Alexis Morris will finish her college career playing in a national championship game for Kim Mulkey, the coach who five years ago kicked the standout guard off another team.
For Morris, it has been quite a journey of growth and maturation from her freshman season at Baylor and through two other programs before a reunion with Mulkey at LSU that will end on the biggest stage.
Marquette’s Shaka Smart voted men’s AP coach of the yearApril 1, 2023 GMT
Shaka Smart has packed an entire career's worth of experiences into 14 years as a college head coach. He led VCU to an improbable Final Four as a 30-something wunderkind in 2011, guided mighty Texas to a Big 12 Tournament title during six otherwise tepid years in Austin, and now has turned Marquette into a Big East beast.
Purdue’s Zach Edey named AP men’s player of the yearApril 1, 2023 GMT
In the days after Purdue's historic NCAA Tournament loss, Zach Edey kept to himself. He turned his phone turned off, along with the rest of the outside world.
Aliyah Boston headed to WNBA, projected as No. 1 draft pickApril 1, 2023 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina All-American Aliyah Boston is headed to the WNBA.
The Gamecocks' 6-foot-5 forward made it official Saturday, a day after her team's bid for a second straight NCAA Tournament title and undefeated season was ended in a 77-73 loss to Iowa in the national semifinals.
Iowa, LSU both seeking first NCAA titles in women’s finalApril 1, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Caitlin Clark has captured the attention of basketball fans with her historic performance in the NCAA Tournament.
Iowa's sensational guard will try to finish off the unprecedented run she's led the Hawkeyes on with a championship when they face LSU on Sunday in the title game.
Staley defends players again; Iowa coach says no ill intentApril 1, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley has taken issue with how her team's style is characterized, apparently taking aim at Iowa coach Lisa Bluder for suggesting rebounding against the Gamecocks was like “going to a bar fight.”
Clark, Iowa end perfect South Carolina season in Final FourApril 1, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Caitlin Clark tossed the ball high in the air as the clock ticked down, gave a huge shout-out to her adoring fans and then took off on a gleeful gallop around the court.
In the biggest matchup of her life, the dazzling point guard from Iowa had done it all -- poured in 41 points to set a record for the highest-scoring NCAA Tournament semifinal, ended the perfect season of South Carolina and, most importantly, put her Hawkeyes into the championship game.