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48dMechelle Voepel

Forward Howard transferring to Mississippi State

Anriel Howard, a 5-foot-11 senior forward, is joining Mississippi State as a grad transfer from Texas A&M, it was announced Friday. Howard also considered other schools, including UConn and South Carolina.

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Mississippi State extends Schaefer 4 years

Bulldogs coach Vic Schaefer, who led Mississippi State to its first SEC regular-season title last season, has signed a four-year contract extension with the school.

Schaefer 'super proud' of his Bulldogs (6:35)
Schaefer proud of team, devoted Bulldog fans (3:39)
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171dMechelle Voepel

Yes, the Women's Final Four was the best ever

With all four No. 1 seeds, it could have ended in a predictable Final Four. Instead, this past weekend was the best women's college basketball has ever seen.

Schaefers react to heartbreaking loss in title game (0:54)
Schaefer: We battled our hearts out (3:30)
William: 'It's been a fun run' (1:41)
Vivians proud of team's progress despite loss (1:53)
McCowan comments on tough loss to Notre Dame (1:53)
Notre Dame wins title on Ogunbowale's 3-pointer (2:06)
Mississippi State loses heartbreaker in title game (3:01)

Notre Dame beats Mississippi State on last-second shot

Arike Ogunbowale hit a 3-pointer from the corner with a tenth of a second on the clock to lift Notre Dame to its second women's basketball title, a 61-58 victory over Mississippi State in the NCAA championship game on Sunday night.

Ogunbowale wins the national championship for Notre Dame (0:34)
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172dPat Borzi

Notre Dame makes right adjustments

The Notre Dame coach got her players calmed down, focused and back on track at halftime to overcome the largest deficit in NCAA championship game history.

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172dMechelle Voepel

Unlikely shot brings unlikely title to Notre Dame

When it appeared Notre Dame had no shot, after losing four players to injury, the Irish regrouped and willed their way to their first NCAA championship since 2001.

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172dCharlie Creme

More heroics from Ogunbowale cap Irish's comeback

For the second straight game, Arike Ogunbowale hit the game winner as the injury-depleted Irish overcame a 15-point deficit to win Notre Dame's second NCAA title.


Creme and Deyo preview the final game; more

Bracketologist Charlie Crème and 2001 NCAA Champion Kelley Deyo recap the semi-final round, discuss keys to each team's success in the championship game and give their winning team predictions.

MSU's Johnson embraces life beyond basketball (1:47)
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173dMechelle Voepel

Can Bulldogs' defense slow down Irish offense?

Nine teams, including Notre Dame in 2011 and '12, have beaten UConn in the NCAA tournament but then fallen short of a national title. To avoid that fate a third time, Notre Dame will have to overcome a Vic Schaefer-designed defense.

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Around the Rim: Live at the Final Four

During a live presentation of Around the Rim, A'ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart and Briann January chat with hosts LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby.