NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship

FILE - In this April 1, 2001, file photo, Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw, center, holds up the National Championship trophy after Notre Dame defeated Purdue 68-66 for the 2001 Women's Final Four Championship in St. Louis. At left is Imani Dunbar and Ruth Riley is at right. McGraw abruptly retired Wednesday, April 22, 2020, stepping down from Notre Dame after a Hall of Fame coaching career that includes two national championships in 33 seasons. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
April 22, 2020 - 8:37 pm
Just two years removed from the euphoria of winning her second national championship, Muffet McGraw knew it was time. Time to relax a bit. Time to do something else. And time, hopefully, to watch her young team climb back up the rankings under someone else's guidance on the rock-solid foundation...
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Fans leave the Sprint Center after the remaining NCAA college basketball games after in the Big 12 Conference tournament were canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 13, 2020 - 7:32 pm
As it became apparent the NCAA basketball tournaments could not be held during their usual three-week window because of concerns about the coronavirus, organizers scrambled to devise a plan for a 16-team event to salvage the postseason in one long weekend. NCAA vice president of men's basketball...
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Fans and media watch during an NCAA college basketball game between North Carolina and Syracuse at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The ACC announced it will close the remainder of its men's basketball tournament to spectators, beginning with Thursday's quarterfinals, amid the emerging threat of the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 12, 2020 - 1:17 am
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): 1:12 a.m. So what will an Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament game look like without fans? The conference plans to allow each of the remaining eight teams 150 tickets for "essential tournament personnel,...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2019, file photo, spectators watch from the stands during the first half of a First Four game of the NCAA college basketball tournament between Temple and Belmont, in Dayton, Ohio. NCAA President Mark Emmert says NCAA Division I basketball tournament games will be played without fans in the arenas because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
March 11, 2020 - 7:42 pm
The buzzer-beaters, upsets and all the other shining moments of this year’s NCAA tournaments will be played in mostly empty arenas. Trying to avoid spreading the new coronavirus that has become a global pandemic, the NCAA decided the men’s and women’s tournament games will be off-limits to the...
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A view of the empty Juventus stadium, as a measure against coronavirus contagion, prior to the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Inter, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Serie A played on Sunday despite calls from Italy’s sports minister and players’ association president to suspend the games in Italy’s top soccer division. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)
March 10, 2020 - 9:29 pm
With just over two weeks until baseball's opening day, Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos said Tuesday he is “a little bit” concerned about traveling to Seattle with the coronavirus outbreak in Washington state. “I know the season starts in Seattle, and we know how Seattle is right now,"...
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March 10, 2020 - 1:59 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The status of three San Jose Sharks hockey games, the NCAA women's basketball tournament at Stanford and one MLS game are in doubt after Santa Clara County announced a ban of all large gatherings of at least 1,000 people for the rest of the month in response to the...
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Baylor guard Te'a Cooper (4) walks off the court at the end of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 08, 2020 - 4:10 pm
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Ashley Joens scored 15 points, including the decisive free throw with 0.9 second left, to help Iowa State stun No. 2 Baylor 57-56, ending the Lady Bears' 58-game regular-season Big 12 winning streak on Sunday. The Lady Bears (28-2, 17-1 Big 12) last lost a conference regular...
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Florida State's Nausia Woolfolk, middle, attempts a shot during an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference women's tournament against Louisville in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
March 07, 2020 - 3:08 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Florida State coach Sue Semrau knew there was no way her team was going to surprise No. 4 Louisville again, especially after upsetting the Cardinals on the road last month. That made Saturday's win all the more special. Nausia Woolfolk scored 16 points, Kiah Gillespie had 15...
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September 26, 2019 - 8:56 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville says the NCAA has granted waivers to Georgia Tech transfers Elizabeth Balogun and Elizabeth Dixon, making two of the Atlantic Coast Conference's top freshmen last season immediately eligible to play for the Cardinals. Balogun and Dixon left Tech after the school...
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Baylor center Kalani Brown holds the championship trophy next to guard Chloe Jackson (24) after Baylor defeated Notre Dame 82-81 in the final of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 08, 2019 - 1:55 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor and Notre Dame capped the women's college basketball season with a thrilling championship game. The sport now has had a different champion in the past four years, with the Lady Bears edging the Irish 82-81 on Sunday night to win their third title. It's only the second time...
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