(AP) The expectation was placed on Holly Warlick the moment she was named as Pat Summitt’s successor at Tennessee. Competing for a national title was the baseline Summitt created and even with the transition to Warlick in charge, the standard for defining success didn’t change. “It’s always been in the back of our minds. … This is what we have been working for all season since we met up together in August and those who were at summer school even before that,” Tennessee senior Cierra Burdick said. “We have been working for this day tomorrow. It’s exciting. It’s a great
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half, Laurin Mincy scored all 15 of her points in the first half, and top-seeded Maryland advanced to the Spokane Regional final with a 65-55 victory over No. 4 seed Duke on Saturday. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tourney bracket ] Walker-Kimbrough took over the scoring load carried by Mincy in the first half as the Terrapins (33-2) reached the Elite Eight for the sixth time under coach Brenda Frese, taking down their former foe from the ACC in the process. The Terrapins had lost eight of their
(AP) Sune Agbuke had plenty of time to embrace her role as a rebounder and shot-blocking specialist for Baylor. The senior picked her final NCAA Tournament to have the scoring performance of her collegiate career. Agbuke, who entered Friday with a season average of 5.9 points per game, scored a career-high 23 as the No. 2 seed Lady Bears (33-3) rolled to an 81-66 win over third-seeded Iowa on Friday night. The win moves Baylor into the Elite Eight for the fifth time in six years, where it will face top-seeded Notre Dame on Sunday with a chance to reach
After beating Princeton, Maryland celebrates w/ cutout of President Barack Obama… and he has a new jersey to wear. http://t.co/svZxHqYEcG — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 24, 2015 President Barack Obama picked Princeton to upset Big Ten regular season and postseason champ Maryland in the second round of the NCAA women’s tournament. [ MORE: NCAA tourney bracket ] To be fair, the President almost had to make the pick, because his niece, Leslie Robinson, is a freshman on Princeton. The Terrapins were well aware of Obama’s selection, so they had some fun in the locker room after busting the President’s bracket with
Big Ten regular season and postseason champ Maryland is off to the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive season. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tourney bracket ] The top-seeded Terrapins, who have won their last 26 games, handed No. 8 seed Princeton its first loss of the season Monday night to advance to the Spokane Region semifinals vs. longtime ACC rival Duke. In other NCAA women’s tourney action, North Carolina eliminated Ohio State, 86-84, with a buzzer-beater and No. 1 overall seed UConn ousted Rutgers, 91-55. Use the links below to catch up on the Big Ten action. MARYLAND
Iowa coach Lisa Bluder won't have to listen to any more talk about her inability to reach the Sweet 16. Fifteen years after starting at Iowa, Bluder is finally headed to a regional semifinal.
Three more Big Ten women’s basketball teams opened the NCAA tournament Saturday afternoon. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tournament bracket ] One day after Iowa advanced to the Round of 32, Big Ten regular season and postseason champ Maryland and Ohio State carded victories. The Terrapins rolled New Mexico State, 75-57, while Ohio State downed James Madison, 90-80, and Rutgers beat in-state rival Seton Hall, 79-66 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. Use the links below to catch up on all of the day’s action: MARYLAND 75, NEW MEXICO STATE 57: BOX | AP RECAP
Four women’s teams opened in the NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament on Friday, highlighted by Iowa’s 75-67 win over American. In other action, Northwestern fell to Arkansas, 57-55, Nebraska lost a close one to Syracuse, 72-69, and Minnesota lost to DePaul, 79-72. Ohio State, Rutgers and Maryland all play Saturday (see the full Saturday scoreboard). Here’s the Big ten women’s scoreboard, and here’s the overall women’s bracket. ARKANSAS 57, NORTHWESTERN 55: BOX | RECAP Ashley Deary and Alex Cohen each had 13 points for No. 7 seed Northwestern (23-9), which was in its first NCAA Tournament since 1997. IOWA 75, AMERICAN
Seven Big Ten women's basketball teams made the NCAA tournament, it was announced Monday night. Maryland, the No. 1 seed in the Spokane Region, paces the conference.
Our producers here at BTN.com wanted to get a closer look at some of the star women basketball players around the Big Ten, so we started a new series of interviews called “Court Convo.” We’re excited to post the sixth one here. In this special edition of Court Convo, BTN’s Taylor Rooks brings you a quick behind the scenes look at the B1G women’s basketball tournament. Enjoy! In case you’ve missed the previous editions, you can check them out below. Court Convo #1: Michigan’s Cyesha Goree: Court Convo #2: Rutgers’ Kahleah Copper: Court Convo #3: Nebraska’s Tear’a Laudermill: Court Convo