Women's Basketball

Hooper, Lucas selected in second round of WNBA draft

The 2014 WNBA Draft was Monday night and a pair of Big Ten standouts were selected in the second round. Nebraska’s Jordan Hooper was the first Big Ten player off the board, going No. 13 overall to the Tulsa Shock. Hooper was the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year and an AP Second-Team All-American. She averaged 20.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game this season, both of which ranked among the top five in the Big Ten.

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Gophers hire VCU's Marlene Stollings as head coach

(AP) Minnesota has hired Marlene Stollings from VCU as the replacement for women’s basketball coach Pam Borton. The university announced the decision on Monday and scheduled an introductory news conference for Tuesday.

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Stanford ousts Penn State, 82-57, in Sweet 16

(AP) Chiney Ogwumike pulled her fellow starters aside and offered one last challenge: Stanford’s biggest star wanted to be an “afterthought.”

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Pam Borton relieved of coaching duties at Minnesota

University of Minnesota Director of Athletics Norwood Teague announced today that women’s head basketball coach Pam Borton has been relieved of her coaching duties, effective immediately.

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B1G women's recap: Penn State advances to Sweet 16

One night after two Big Ten women’s team were ousted from the NCAA tourney, Penn State punched its ticket to the Sweet 16 in a convincing 83-61 victory Tuesday over Florida. Iowa and Michigan State weren’t as fortunate, though, as they were eliminated by Louisville and North Carolina, respectively. That leaves the Lady Lions as the last of five Big Ten teams standing. Catch up on all of Tuesday’s action in this post.

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