Women's Basketball

UConn forward Olivia Nelson-Ododa (20) shoots against Butler in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)
January 19, 2021 - 7:45 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Olivia Nelson-Ododa led a balanced attack with 18 points and No. 3 UConn, playing for the first time in 10 days, routed Butler 103-35 on Tuesday night. The win was coach Geno Auriemma’s 1,099th at UConn, moving him past late Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, into second place on the...
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Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma and associate head coach Chris Dailey sanitize their hands before an NCAA college basketball game against Providence at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)
January 18, 2021 - 5:54 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma says playing an NCAA Tournament this year, at least on the men's side, is a fiscal necessity for most schools. The Hall of Famer was responding Monday to comments by Baylor coach Kim Mulkey, who said she believes the college...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin wears a face mask as she waits for the podium ceremony after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Flachau, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
January 18, 2021 - 3:46 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Canadian women’s hockey team opened a 35-player camp in a Calgary bubble. The 14-day camp is the first physical gathering of national-team players in months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hockey Canada...
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January 18, 2021 - 2:34 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt’s women’s basketball program has decided to end its season after struggling with a depleted roster. The school announced the move on Monday. The Commodores join a growing list of women’s basketball teams that have decided to stop playing that now includes Duke,...
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Louisville coach Jeff Walz gestures during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Tech on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)
January 18, 2021 - 12:05 pm
Louisville is No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll for the first time in school history. The Cardinals moved to the top spot on Monday, a day after previous No. 1 Stanford lost to Colorado. Louisville received 20 first-place votes from a 29-member national media panel. Its...
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Stanford forward Francesca Belibi, right, blocks a shot by Colorado forward Charlotte Whittaker in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 17, 2021 - 4:52 pm
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Stanford escaped two close calls against Colorado last year. The Cardinal couldn’t avoid a loss to the Buffaloes a third time. Frida Formann hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:36 left in overtime to lead Colorado to a 77-72 upset win over No. 1 Stanford on Sunday. “You can take...
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January 15, 2021 - 3:49 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Dallas Stars will open their season Jan. 22 at Nashville after a teamwide outbreak forced their first four games to be postponed. The National Hockey League rescheduled the Stars’ opening games and moved...
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Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma shouts from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Providence at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)
January 13, 2021 - 10:24 am
Geno Auriemma is used to having marquee nonconference matchups to test his UConn Huskies during the regular season. That hasn't happened this season, as the Huskies haven't played a ranked team outside the Big East Conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. UConn had games scheduled early on...
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Nebraska and Indiana join at the center of the court in a moment of unity before the start of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Lincoln, Neb. (Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
January 12, 2021 - 3:04 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Nebraska men’s basketball game at Maryland scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Cornhuskers’ program. Nebraska announced a pause in its program on Monday because of...
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FILE - Washington State head coach Kamie Ethridge speaks with Oregon head coach Kelly Graves during an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., in this Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, file photo. Washington State has earned its first ranking ever in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll, entering at No. 25, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Collin Andrew, File)
January 11, 2021 - 12:32 pm
Kamie Ethridge was surprised to hear that Washington State had never been ranked before. Now the Cougars coach can add that to the team's list of accomplishments: They entered The Associated Press women's college basketball poll at No. 25 on Monday. “I honestly didn’t know we’d never been ranked,”...
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