NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship

FILE - In this April 1, 2001, file photo, Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw, center, holds up the National Championship trophy after Notre Dame defeated Purdue 68-66 for the 2001 Women's Final Four Championship in St. Louis. At left is Imani Dunbar and Ruth Riley is at right. McGraw abruptly retired Wednesday, April 22, 2020, stepping down from Notre Dame after a Hall of Fame coaching career that includes two national championships in 33 seasons. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
April 22, 2020 - 9:35 pm
Just two years removed from the euphoria of winning her second national championship, Muffet McGraw knew it was time. Time to relax a bit. Time to do something else. And time, hopefully, to watch her young team climb back up the rankings under someone else's guidance on the rock-solid foundation...
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Fans leave the Sprint Center after the remaining NCAA college basketball games after in the Big 12 Conference tournament were canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 13, 2020 - 6:32 pm
As it became apparent the NCAA basketball tournaments could not be held during their usual three-week window because of concerns about the coronavirus, organizers scrambled to devise a plan for a 16-team event to salvage the postseason in one long weekend. NCAA vice president of men's basketball...
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Fans and media watch during an NCAA college basketball game between North Carolina and Syracuse at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The ACC announced it will close the remainder of its men's basketball tournament to spectators, beginning with Thursday's quarterfinals, amid the emerging threat of the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 12, 2020 - 12:17 am
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): 1:12 a.m. So what will an Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament game look like without fans? The conference plans to allow each of the remaining eight teams 150 tickets for "essential tournament personnel,...
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A view of the empty Juventus stadium, as a measure against coronavirus contagion, prior to the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Inter, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Serie A played on Sunday despite calls from Italy’s sports minister and players’ association president to suspend the games in Italy’s top soccer division. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)
March 10, 2020 - 8:29 pm
The novel coronavirus outbreak, which has already reshaped the professional sports landscape in Europe, prompted major changes to restrict fan access in the U.S. on Tuesday, with major decisions looming about baseball's opening day and college basketball's NCAA Tournament. College games will be...
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March 09, 2020 - 10:44 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The status of three San Jose Sharks hockey games, the NCAA women's basketball tournament at Stanford and one MLS game are in doubt after Santa Clara County announced a ban of all large gatherings of at least 1,000 people for the rest of the month in response to the...
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Baylor guard Te'a Cooper (4) walks off the court at the end of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 08, 2020 - 2:22 pm
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Ashley Joens scored 15 points, including the decisive free throw with 0.9 second left, to help Iowa State stunned No. 2 Baylor 57-56, ending the Lady Bears' 58-game regular-season Big 12 winning streak on Sunday. The Lady Bears (28-2, 17-1 Big !2) last lost a conference regular...
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Louisville's Dana Evans (1) handles the ball as Florida State's Sammie Puisis (2) defends during an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference women's tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
March 07, 2020 - 1:33 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Nausia Woolfolk scored 16 points, Kiah Gillespie had 15 points and 16 rebounds and No. 22 Florida State beat No. 4 Louisville 62-60 on Saturday to advance to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championship game for only the second time in school history. Nicki Ekhomu...
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Iowa coach Lisa Bluder reacts to a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
January 22, 2020 - 3:44 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Lisa Bluder grew up in Iowa, and her college coaching career has been spent only at in-state schools. So she understands the passion for the sport that spreads from the Mississippi to the Missouri rivers. That love for the game is on display in the Iowa Hawkeyes coach's own...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, file photo shows the Las Vegas skyline. Las Vegas is set to bid on nearly a half dozen different NCAA college championship events, including women’s basketball. The NCAA will start accepting bids Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, on nearly two dozen sports championships over all three divisions. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 26, 2019 - 1:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Las Vegas is set to bid on nearly a half dozen different NCAA championship events, including women's basketball. The NCAA will start accepting bids Monday on nearly two dozen sports championships over all three divisions. This is the first year that Las Vegas is eligible to bid...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 23, 2019, file photo, Princeton head coach Courtney Banghart looks on during the first half of a first-round women's college basketball game against Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament in Raleigh, N.C. A person with knowledge of the situation says North Carolina has reached a deal with Princeton's Banghart to become the Tar Heels' next women's basketball coach. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
April 30, 2019 - 1:29 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Courtney Banghart built the Princeton women's basketball program to the point that winning conference championships and going to the NCAA Tournament seemingly became routine. Now she'll try to do the same at North Carolina. UNC hired Banghart on Tuesday to be the Tar Heels' new...
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