They're two of the greatest WNBA players, but there are no guarantees for success for Virginia coach Tina Thompson or Minnesota's Lindsay Whalen.
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Lindsay Whalen, a five-time WNBA All-Star, was named Minnesota's coach on Thursday. She will also continue playing for the Minnesota Lynx.
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Marlene Stollings, who was Minnesota's coach the past four seasons, was hired as Texas Tech's coach Monday.
Sabrina Ionescu had 29 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and the second-seeded Oregon Ducks advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 101-73 victory over No. 10 Minnesota in the second round of the women's NCAA Tournament on Sunday night.
Kenisha Bell scored 24 of her 26 points in the second half to lead No. 10 seed Minnesota to an 89-77 victory over No. 7 Green Bay in the first round of the women's NCAA Tournament on Friday.
Chalk ruled the early part of Friday's first-round games in the women's NCAA tournament, until a pair of No. 10 seeds -- Minnesota, which beat 7-seed Green Bay, and Virginia, which downed seventh-seeded Cal -- advanced to the second round.
It's a lucky draw for Oregon and a rocky road for Duke, as Graham Hays breaks down the winners and losers after the selection committee revealed the women's NCAA tournament bracket.
Will Baylor wind up as a No. 1 seed? Is the bubble any clearer after the NCAA's final eight reveal on Sunday? And which 16 teams will host the early rounds? The women's NCAA tournament bracket will be revealed on Selection Monday (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET).
The NCAA committee revealed the final eight teams being considered for the last four spots in the bracket. Nebraska didn't make the list. So what does that mean for the rest of the bubble? Charlie Creme lists Minnesota, Rutgers, Buffalo and Creighton as the "last four in." And the Cornhuskers are a No. 9 seed.
The NCAA women's basketball tournament selection committee on Sunday released the final eight teams under consideration for the last four spots in the women's bracket: Buffalo, Creighton, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Purdue, Rutgers, USC and West Virginia.
The NCAA tournament field is taking shape, as five more automatic bids were won Tuesday. That left South Dakota on the wrong side of the bubble, and Minnesota, Rutgers, Creighton and Nebraska as the "last four in."
The NCAA tournament field is taking shape, as two more automatic bids were won Monday. But all eyes are on the bubble, and in Charlie Creme's latest projection, Southern California is out and South Dakota State is in. Minnesota, Rutgers and Creighton join the Jackrabbits in the "last four in."
George Washington, Louisville, Mercer, Ohio State, Oregon and South Carolina punched their tickets Sunday. Charlie Creme's updated projection included only minor movement, with no new teams joining the 64-team field, and Minnesota, Creighton, Rutgers and Southern Cal still the "last four in."
Kelsey Mitchell scored 30 points, Stephanie Mavunga had 26 points, a Big Ten Conference Tournament record 21 rebounds and seven blocks, and No. 13 Ohio State used a late run to edge fourth-seeded Minnesota 90-88 in a semifinal game on Saturday.
Carlie Wagner and Kenisha Bell combined for 53 points and Minnesota defeated Iowa 90-89 on Friday despite a school and Big Ten Tournament record 48 points by the Hawkeyes' Megan Gustafson.
Champ Week is here, which means time is running out for teams to make a last big push for an NCAA tournament bid and for seeding. What happens in the Big Ten tournament might have the biggest impact on the bubble.
Upending No. 10 Maryland on Sunday for a signature win to finally move it to the right side of the bubble, Minnesota was one of three new teams in Charlie Creme's projected field of 64. The top 16 stayed the same.
Freshman Destiny Pitts scored 20 points, hitting 6 of 11 from 3-point territory, and sophomore Gadiva Hubbard had 22 points as Minnesota went deep, beating No. 10 Maryland 93-74 on Sunday.
Carlie Wagner scored 26 points and Minnesota outscored No. 23 Michigan 11-4 in the final three minutes for a 93-87 win Wednesday night.
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Spoke with ESPN no.7 Anfernee Simons earlier. Four programs on him the hardest. Tennessee, NC State, South Carolina and Minnesota. He is currently on his official visit to NC State as they take on North Carolina today.
Kenisha Bell scored 21 points, Carlie Wagner added 15, combining for six free throws in the final 25 seconds, and Minnesota handed No. 20 Iowa its third straight loss 77-72 on Sunday.
Tyler Scaife scored 25 points, Stasha Carey added 23 and the pair combined for all 12 Rutgers points in overtime to lift the 19th-ranked Scarlet Knights to an 80-70 win over Minnesota on Saturday.
Stephanie Mavunga scored 25 points and Kelsey Mitchell added 21 to help No. 10 Ohio State rout Minnesota 91-75 on Thursday night.