WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Aliyah Boston dominated women’s college basketball on both ends of the court this season.
The junior forward helped South Carolina go wire-to-wire as the No.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kim Mulkey knew she had a rebuilding project when she took over as coach of LSU this season.
The longtime Baylor coach quickly was able to orchestrate an incredible turnaround for the Tigers, who won 26 games — 17 more than last season.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Kim Mulkey dismissed the notion that her team's narrow escape on its own court against a 14th seed from a non-power conference signified that the third-seeded Tigers looked vulnerable in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Khayla Poynter couldn't help but contemplate the possible end of her college basketball career when LSU fell behind Jackson State by 10 points with less than five minutes to go in their first-round NCAA Tournament matchup.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hall of Fame coach Kim Mulkey needed only one season at LSU to bring women's NCAA Tournament games back to Baton Rouge for the first time since 2014.
As accomplished as Mulkey is, even she didn't envision that happening when the lure of returning to her native Louisiana led her leave the powerhouse she built at Baylor for a team that won just nine games last season.
WACO, Texas (AP) — NaLyssa Smith, Queen Egbo and Caitlin Bickle got to Baylor together and were part of a national championship as freshmen in 2019. They all had a decision to make following an unexpected coaching change after last season.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida women’s basketball coach Kelly Rae Finley’s recently signed five-year contract is worth $740,000 annually.
The University Athletic Association released her contract Wednesday in response to a public records request.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With three seconds left in the game, No. 8 LSU led No. 16 Tennessee by three points. The Lady Volunteers had the ball out of bounds on their side the court.
Tigers coach Kim Mulkey turned to strategy, putting 6-foot-5 Hannah Gusters on Jordan Walker, who was inbounding the ball, as a distraction.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Kim Mulkey is still trying to temper expectations, even as she oversees a dramatic one-year improvement in the No. 8 Tigers’ fortunes.
LSU went 9-13 in a pandemic shortened 2020-21 season, its last under previous coach Nikki Fargas.
Kim Mulkey has LSU back in the top 10 for the first time in 13 years as the Tigers moved up three places to No. 8 in the Associated Press women's basketball poll on Monday.
Mulkey, who won three national titles in 21 seasons as Baylor's coach, has guided LSU to 23 victories in her first season in Baton Rouge.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Khayla Pointer scored 19 of her 28 points in the fourth quarter as No. 12 LSU pulled away from struggling Kentucky 78-69 on Sunday, giving first-year Tigers coach Kim Mulkey her 650th career win.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Jordan Lewis scored 24 points with six made 3-pointers and 15th-ranked Baylor had assists on 26 of its 32 made baskets.
There was a lot for new Bears coach Nicki Collen to like about her first victory over a ranked opponent, 87-61 over No.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley acknowledged Wednesday that her top-ranked team will be missing some players when the Gamecock face No. 13 LSU, though that was about she said about the situation.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Khayla Pointer had 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and No. 21 LSU beat short-handed Texas Tech 74-60 for its 10th straight victory on Tuesday in the West Palm Beach Invitational.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Khayla Pointer had 20 points and eight assists, Faustine Aifuwa had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 21 LSU beat Clemson 70-56 on Monday night in the West Palm Beach Invitational.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Faustine Aifuwa scored 14 points, Khayla Painter added 13 and No. 24 LSU coasted to a 96-55 win over Texas Southern on Sunday.
It marked the first win for LSU (7-1), which won its sixth straight, as a ranked team in the Kim Mulkey era and followed the Tigers' first win over a ranked team.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Alexis Morris scored a career-high 25 points with five 3-pointers and LSU defeated No. 14 Iowa State 69-60 on Thursday night in the SEC/Big 12 Showdown.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Ashley Owusu scored 24 points and No. 3 Maryland handed No. 6 Baylor its first loss of the post-Kim Mulkey era, 79-76, on Sunday.
The Terrapins (6-0) led 76-65 before a furious Baylor rally nearly forced overtime.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Coach Brenda Frese figured her team would be healthier entering this exciting stretch of nonconference challenges.
No. 3 Maryland isn't at full strength yet, but the Terrapins passed their first big test anyway.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Things looked different for seventh-ranked Baylor in its season opener, with a new coach and a lot of 3-point shots.
The opening result was the same, even if the 77-70 victory over Texas State on Tuesday night was not nearly as lopsided as past early-season games.
WACO, Texas (AP) — The championship expectations are unchanged for AP All-America senior forward NaLyssa Smith and Baylor. So much else is different for the 11-time defending Big 12 champions.
No more coach Kim Mulkey, and no more Lady Bears in Waco.
Longtime Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey has left for LSU, but the Bears still are Big 12 favorites.
Mulkey led the Bears to three national championships and a combined 23 Big 12 regular-season and tournament titles.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Baylor's sideline will look different this season, but the Lady Bears expect similar results after they were picked as the preseason No. 1 team in the Big 12.
Coach Kim Mulkey stepped down after last season to take the job at LSU.
Nicki Collen knows she has taken a different and more meandering path than a lot of coaches. The latest step to becoming coach of three-time national champion Baylor happened in a hurry.
“It hasn’t been an even staircase to the top,” Collen said Wednesday...
WACO, Texas (AP) — WNBA coach Nicki Collen has been hired as the new Baylor women’s coach, taking over a program that has won three national championships and the last 11 Big 12 regular season titles...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hall of Fame coach Kim Mulkey's introduction at LSU had an overriding theme that echoed constantly under the domed roof of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hall of Fame coach Kim Mulkey has left Baylor to return home and take over the LSU women's basketball team...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — With the final weekend of the women’s basketball tournament in sight, coaches and the NCAA say it would be ‘’tragic" if a player was lost due to a positive COVID test or a team was knocked out of the title chase by coronavirus protocols...
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No. 6 Baylor canceled its anticipated home game Thursday night against No. 3 UConn after Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey tested positive for COVID-19...
Baylor coach Kim Mulkey has had the same feeling for more than eight months, since the abrupt end of the season without the Lady Bears getting to play in the Big 12 tournament or having a chance to defend their 2019 national championship...
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kim Mulkey and Baylor are making a habit of ending UConn's streaks.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor lost a star player, then the rest of its 17-point lead. But the Lady Bears, led by the ever-poised Chloe Jackson, kept their composure...