Anigwe ready to help return Cal to national prominence
Kristine Anigwe is one of the best players in the country who has spent two years on a Cal team that was widely considered an underachiever in a surging Pac-12. Now a junior, Anigwe is ready to have her team's performance match her own.
Everything falls into place for UConn at historic Pauley Pavilion
UConn improved to 4-0 with a win at No. 5 UCLA on Tuesday. But perhaps even more important -- in Geno Auriemma's eyes, at least -- was that the Huskies "grew up as a team a little bit" and got an All-American back on track and a big game from a freshman.
Connecticut wins 39th straight on the road.
Napheesa Collier scores 23 points to lead No. 1 UConn past No. 5 UCLA 78-60.
Around the Rim
LaChina Robinson and Mechelle Voepel discuss Villanova’s win over Duke and Katie Lou Samuelson’s injury before the host interviews Maryland coach Brenda Frese.
Lady Vols remain unbeaten, top Shockers.
Rennia Davis puts up 15 points and grabs 10 rebounds as No. 12 Tennessee tops Wichita State 68-56 to improve to 3-0 on the season.
Louisville's Durr is espnW's player of the week
After a single-game school-record 47 points and helping to lead the Cardinals to a 5-0 start, including wins over a trio of Top 25 teams, Asia Durr is the first player of the week for the 2017-18 season.
Louisville beats second top-10 opponent, wins Preseason WNIT title
Early on, it looked like Asia Durr could beat Oregon all by herself. After she was sidelined with foul trouble, Louisville made all the right adjustments without her. Add it all up and it's the blueprint for a season that could end up in the Final Four.
Durr, Louisville top Oregon.
Asia Durr connects on 10-of-18 attempts from the field and scores 26 points to lead No. 5 Louisville past No. 10 Oregon in the preseason WNIT championship.
UConn rolls past Maryland on the road.
Connecticut is able to prevail with Katie Lou Samuelson out with a foot injury as all five starters score in double digits to defeat Maryland 97-72.
Notre Dame holds off Oregon State.
In a top-20 matchup, Jackie Young drops 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting to lead No. 6 Notre Dame to a 72-67 win over No. 18 Oregon State.
NCAA concussion settlement faces challenge
A little-noticed but unprecedented court ruling could rip the lid off the NCAA's concussion settlement by putting a fundamental question back on the legal table: Does the organization that covers collegiate sports have a duty to care for its athletes?
Bruins score big win over No. 3 Baylor
Monique Billings and Jordin Canada came to UCLA to return the program to national prominence. Saturday, the seniors led the way as the No. 8 Bruins beat a team ranked in the top three for the first time in nearly a decade.
No. 8 UCLA tops No. 3 Baylor.
Jordin Canada records 20 points and 13 assists as the Bruins defeat the Bears 82-68.
Despite Samuelson injury, UConn makes statement in home opener
UConn routed No. 20 Cal, even after losing Katie Lou Samuelson to a foot injury in the second quarter. Geno Auriemma was happy with how his team responded, and the Huskies are determined to step up no matter how long she's out.
Samuelson injured in UConn win.
UConn triumphs over Cal despite losing Katie Lou Samuelson to a foot injury in the second quarter.
2018 Recruiting Class Rankings: A race to the finish
Connecticut drew a pair of aces in Christyn Williams and Olivia Nelson-Ododa, but Baylor was sitting there all along with a royal flush. Our final class rankings.
No. 19 Aggies fall to No. 10 Ducks.
Sophomore Sabrina Ionescu had her second straight triple-double as Oregon beat Texas A&M 83-68 to advance to the Preseason WNIT final.
Louisville powers past Michigan in second half.
Asia Durr and the No. 5 Cardinals use the third quarter to rally past No. 24 Michigan en route to a 74-49 win.
The story behind Cal's Chen Yue, who fell in love with basketball and made history
An American mentor working with the Utah Jazz and former Louisville player Kevin Ware became unlikely inspirations for the first Chinese player in NCAA Division I women's basketball history.
Despite making history, Cal's Chen just aspires to be the best version of herself.
The story behind Cal's Chen Yue, who fell in love with basketball and made history.
Louisville's Durr on Around the Rim
Louisville's Asia Durr, who scored a school-record 47 points Sunday, guests on the Around the Rim podcast. Host LaChina Robinson also breaks down UConn’s win over Stanford and that fifth career triple-double from Sabrina Ionescu.
South Dakota State starts out on top of mid-major rankings
With Macy Miller back after a knee injury sidelined her for most of last season, South Dakota State holds the top spot in our first poll of the season. Northern Colorado, Green Bay, Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky round out the top five.
Dolan parting ways with Liberty was only a matter of time
Will the Liberty, put up for sale Tuesday by MSG's Jim Dolan, stay in New York? Who might buy them? Where will they play? Yes, the team faces a lot of uncertainty, but this much is fact: The Liberty never seemed to matter a great deal to Dolan.
Texas dominates McNeese State.
The No. 2 Longhorns outscore the Cowgirls 32-8 and don't look back as Ariel Atkins leads with 23 points in a 100-34 victory.
espnW preseason Player of the Year Wilson headlines Wooden Watch list.
Five Connecticut players (Napheesa Collier, Kia Nurse, Katie Lou Samuelson, Azura Stevens and Gabby Williams) join South Carolina's A'Ja Wilson on the preseason Wooden Award list.
Baylor cruises past Central Arkansas.
No. 3 Baylor gets double-doubles from both Lauren Cox and Kalani Brown to lead the Bears to a dominating 86-55 win.
What will Laimbeer do with Las Vegas' No. 1 draft pick?
The WNBA's new Las Vegas franchise had the best odds in Monday's draft lottery and ended up with the No. 1 pick. Now Bill Laimbeer will have to decide between players such as South Carolina's A'ja Wilson and 19-year-old Russian post player Maria Vadeeva.
Las Vegas will receive top overall pick in WNBA draft.
Bill Laimbeer says new expansion Las Vegas team is off to a great start by winning the draft lottery.
South Carolina holds off Maryland's late rally.
A'ja Wilson's 32 points lead the way in No. 4 South Carolina's 94-86 win against No. 15 Maryland.
How Baylor landed No. 1 recruiting class
Baylor is calling them the "Fierce Five" and says it's the best class in program history. NaLyssa Smith, Caitlin Bickle, Aquira DeCosta, Honesty Scott-Grayson and Queen Egbo explain their decisions to sign with Baylor.
No overlooking Louisville after Ohio State upset
Louisville, behind Asia Durr's school-record 47 points, showed in an overtime win against No. 5 Ohio State that like UConn, the Cardinals are also a contender.
Mitchell, Durr recap OT thriller.
Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell and Louisville's Asia Durr discuss their off-court friendship and a tight overtime game that went the way of the Cardinals.
Durr leads Louisville in OT win against Ohio State.
Asia Durr scores a career-high 47 points in No. 9 Louisville's 95-90 win against No. 5 Ohio State.
Seven months later, UConn win streak at 1
Dismantling Stanford behind a first-half performance that even Geno Auriemma couldn't help but praise, UConn looked more than motivated in its season opener, and sophomore point guard Crystal Dangerfield looked better than ever.
No. 1 UConn rolls behind Dangerfield's career-high 24.
The No. 1 Huskies jump out to an early 35-point lead in the first half and never look back and crush No. 10 Stanford 78-53.
No. 4 South Carolina opens season with 99-31 win.
The Gamecocks have four players in double-digits and take care of Alabama State in the first game of the season.
No. 6 Notre Dame dominates in season opener.
Arike Ogunbowale scores her 1,000th point in her 21-point performance to lead No. 6 Notre Dame to a 121-65 win over Mount St. Mary's.
Stevens immediately makes UConn even better
On a UConn roster with three returning All-Americans and a Canadian Olympian, Duke transfer Azurá Stevens has the potential to be the best of them all.
5 storylines to watch unfold in 2017-18
Can Tennessee return to the days of old? How quickly will UConn adjust to adding Azurá Stevens to the lineup? And are we all underestimating defending NCAA champ South Carolina? We tackle the biggest questions looming for the 2017-18 season.
Wilson is espnW's preseason player of the year
A'ja Wilson already has accomplished so much: an NCAA title with her hometown university, Final Four most outstanding player honors and repeating as SEC player of the year. But the South Carolina senior forward isn't finished yet.
The top 25 women's basketball players for 2017-18
Four UConn players were ranked among the top 10 in our countdown of the best 25 players in the country. But South Carolina senior forward A'ja Wilson tops the list at No. 1.
No. 1 prospect Williams signs with UConn
After months of speculation, top prospect Christyn Williams has announced that she's heading to Connecticut. The two-time Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year and three-time USA Basketball medalist becomes the first player in Geno Auriemma's 2018 class.
Texas trivia with Charli Collier.
As the No. 2 prospect in the nation, Texas recruit Charli Collier gets high marks on the basketball court. But does the Longhorns' new signee know how an armadillo fits into all of this?
Photo Gallery: Pens, papers, props and prospects
We've grown accustomed to balloons and cakes, caps and jerseys. But Archbishop Mitty set a new signing-ceremony standard by breaking out the neckwear. Basketball players across the country share their signing day snapshots.
Oregon's Ionescu refuses to be limited by goals
Sabrina Ionescu doesn't do goals. Instead, Oregon's sophomore guard focuses only on what she can control, such as work ethic and being a good teammate -- things that might lead the Ducks to another deep NCAA tournament run.
Oregon's Ionescu bringing lessons from UConn loss to new season.
Oregon sophomore Sabrina Ionescu says losing to UConn in last season's NCAA tournament was a learning experience.
Around the Rim with UConn's Auriemma, Williams
LaChina Robinson sits down with UConn coach Geno Auriemma and senior forward Gabby Williams to talk about the Huskies' Final Four loss, preseason ranking and expectations for 2017-18.
Auriemma, UConn ready for another ride to the top
Stepping off an elevator in the wee hours after UConn's shocking loss in the Final Four, Geno Auriemma could see the big picture. The Huskies' streak was over, 111 down to zero. But the right team had won -- and it just might help UConn be even better.
Auriemma: Final Four loss needed to happen to help UConn grow.
UConn coach Geno Auriemma says he was the "happiest guy in that building" after his Huskies fell to Mississippi State on a buzzer beater in the national semifinals of the 2017 NCAA tournament.
Power 5 preview: Teams to watch
Teams from the Power 5 conferences made up half of the women's NCAA tournament field last season, and accounted for all but three teams in espnW's preseason poll. We break down each league race.
Wilson and defending champion Gamecocks must forge new identity
The local star who stayed home, South Carolina was always A'ja Wilson's program. But as the only holdover from the quartet that led the Gamecocks to their first national championship, this is her team now more than ever.
Texas, Baylor are No. 1 seeds in preseason Bracketology
The SEC leads the way with eight teams in Charlie Creme's first bracket projection of the season. But a pair of Big 12 teams join UConn and Stanford on the top line as No. 1 seeds.
Bracketology preview - 5 teams to watch.
Charlie Creme explains why Sophie Cunningham and Missouri will make an impact on this year's 64-team field. The espnW bracketologist also breaks down four other teams to keep an eye on this season.
UConn back on top in espnW's preseason women's top 25
South Carolina is the defending champ, but UConn -- which looks even stronger than last season -- is our unanimous preseason No. 1. Texas, Baylor, Mississippi State and Ohio State round out the top five.
Counting down the top 25 women's basketball players for 2017-18
Before the season opens, we're breaking down the best 25 players in the country. A pair of picks from the Pac-12 and SEC -- including one of the smallest players who made the biggest impact at last season's Final Four -- open the countdown.
Vote: Weigh in on preseason questions
The WNBA season is over; the college season is days away. Get yourself ready by weighing in on some of the pressing issues in women's college basketball.
Transfers remain tricky but growing part of women's college basketball
Notre Dame, hit hard at the post position by injuries, got good news this week when Jessica Shepard was granted a waiver to play right away. But transfers -- their growing number and how they impact teams -- remain tricky and inconsistent.
Around the Rim wraps up WNBA season
LaChina Robinson goes one-on-one with five-time WNBA champion Rebekkah Brunson. The Lynx star discusses Minnesota's WNBA Finals win, her new venture as a business owner and more.
A memorable wedding for Delle Donne and Clifton
Elena Delle Donne and Amanda Clifton's wedding on Friday had everything, from memorable first dances and donuts to a cake that was almost as tall as the WNBA star herself.
UConn basketball and the liberation of losing
The stunning end to UConn's 111-game winning streak has given the Huskies -- and breakout leading scorers Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson -- a new outlook.
Geno had to answer to a reverend after Final Four loss.
Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma remembers being grilled by a reverend on the street after UConn lost in the Final Four last season.
Staley: 'We're practicing to play without Wilson.'
South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley joins SportsCenter to discuss her team's preparation following their National Championship.
Miss. State's William breaks down UConn buzzer-beater.
Mississippi State's Morgan William and head coach Vic Schaefer explain what went into the play to break UConn's 111-game win streak at the buzzer.
There's no reason to give Rick Pitino the benefit of the doubt
Geno Auriemma was asked, hypothetically, if he would hire ex-Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, and he said yes. But given Pitino's marred past, he doesn't deserve Auriemma's deference, writes Mechelle Voepel.
Geno on hypothetically hiring Pitino: 'Who's better? Nobody.'
UConn head coach Geno Auriemma explains why former Louisville head coach Rick Pitino deserves another chance.
McGraw calls Hall of Fame honors humbling.
Notre Dame head coach Muffett McGraw joins SportsCenter to discuss the upcoming season and being elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Gamecocks' Wilson describes winning national title.
Preseason player of the year favorite A'ja Wilson joins SportsCenter as she breaks down her national championship experience with South Carolina.
Ohio State aiming for Final Four in own backyard
Behind a top-10 team and one of the most dynamic players in the country, the Buckeyes hope to return to the Women's Final Four in the season of the 25th anniversary of their only other appearance.
Breanna Stewart: I was molested as a child
WNBA star Breanna Stewart says she was sexually abused in an essay published Monday morning by The Players’ Tribune.
A'ja Wilson astounded by championship ring.
South Carolina's A'ja Wilson reacts to receiving her championship ring after South Carolina won the 2017 Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament.
Staley 'speechless' as USC receives championship rings.
Women's basketball coach Dawn Staley shows off her new bling and reacts to her team receiving their national championship rings during the Vandy vs. USC game.
UConn hadn't lost since November 2014, winning an NCAA-record 111 straight games that included two NCAA titles and a 38-0 season in 2015-16. Mississippi State snapped the historic run Friday.
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