LSU’s national championship women’s team honored with paradeApril 6, 2023 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU star forward Angel Reese sat in the back of an orange convertible Corvette, waving to thousands of fans lining the roadside — and also waving her hand in front of her face from time to time, repeating a gesture that caused a stir at the end of the national championship game.
LSU’s Mulkey talks “timing” as national champs return homeApril 3, 2023 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's national championship women's basketball team returned to campus on Monday where thousands of fans gathered to welcome them back.
“Timing is everything in our lives,” LSU coach and Louisiana native Kim Mulkey told the cheering crowd.
Women’s NCAA Tournament features plethora of March MadnessApril 3, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — This year’s record-breaking women’s NCAA Tournament featured breakout stars, upsets and capped off with the flamboyant Kim Mulkey leading LSU to its first basketball championship.
LSU defeats Iowa to win its first NCAA basketball championshipApril 3, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Kim Mulkey returned home to Louisiana wanting to bring LSU its first basketball championship. The Hall of Fame coach did just that in only her second year at the school.
Morris reunion with Mulkey has NCAA title game finale at LSUApril 1, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Alexis Morris will finish her college career playing in a national championship game for Kim Mulkey, the coach who five years ago kicked the standout guard off another team.
For Morris, it has been quite a journey of growth and maturation from her freshman season at Baylor and through two other programs before a reunion with Mulkey at LSU that will end on the biggest stage.
Mulkey, LSU women rally in Final Four, reach 1st title gameApril 1, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Kim Mulkey is back in another national championship game, this time taking the flagship university from her home state there for the first time.
It took LSU only two seasons to get there with the feisty and flamboyantly dressed coach, and a big comeback in the national semifinal game that was quite an undercard Friday night.
Mulkey says no contact with Griner since return from RussiaMarch 31, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — LSU coach Kim Mulkey has not spoken to Brittney Griner since the former Baylor star was freed from a Russian prison and returned to the U.S., but Mulkey did have a message for her ex-player.
Final Four newbie Virginia Tech meets LSU, decorated MulkeyMarch 30, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — This Final Four is a first for Virginia Tech and coach Kenny Brooks, and he's set to match wits with a counterpart who beat him by 42 points the last time the two met in March Madness.
LSU’s Mulkey senses reunion in trip to Texas for Final FourMarch 28, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Kim Mulkey is returning to Texas for another Final Four, keenly aware that her LSU Tigers will play a short road trip from the school she made synonymous with women's basketball.
Reese, LSU women push past Miami 54-42 to reach Final FourMarch 27, 2023 GMT
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — So much for Kim Mulkey's timelines and cautioning against expecting too much, too soon at LSU.
Two years in, and Mulkey's return to lead her home-state program already includes another Final Four trip — and dreams of more.
March Madness: Morris, LSU women top Utah, into Elite EightMarch 25, 2023 GMT
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — LaDazhia Williams was determined to extend her career. Thanks to her best game of the season, her LSU teammates will get to keep playing, too.
Michigan-LSU clash means Kim vs. Kim III in March MadnessMarch 18, 2023 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Kim Mulkey's admiration for the effort that Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico extracts from her players was encapsulated in short a video clip that Mulkey thought the Tigers needed to see.
LSU enters NCAA Tournament energized by Mulkey maniaMarch 16, 2023 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU All-America forward Angel Reese wrote the phrase, “four rebounds,” in her locker.
The story behind that exemplifies Kim Mulkey's influence on the Tigers, who enter Friday's opening round of the 2023 NCAA tournament having won 54 of 62 games since LSU hired the three-time national champion coach away from Baylor.
Weather and leaky roof delay SEC’s No. 4 LSU-Georgia gameMarch 4, 2023 GMT
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinal game between No. 4 LSU and Georgia was delayed by severe weather — and a leaky roof — at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
The teams were coming out of a timeout with LSU ahead 42-32 and 4:23 left before halftime when players and people around the court noticed water around a basket.
Reese posts 26th double-double, No. 5 LSU beats Vandy 82-63February 24, 2023 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — LSU coach Kim Mulkey did not enjoy her first trip to Memorial Gym even with Angel Reese posting her 26th double-double of the season as fifth-ranked LSU beat Vanderbilt 82-63 Thursday night for the Tigers’ third straight win.
Reese’s double-double helps No. 3 LSU beat Texas A&M 72-66February 5, 2023 GMT
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — As the wins have piled up and No. 3 LSU has remained perfect, coach Kim Mulkey has seen teams attacking the Tigers differently than they did earlier in the season.
That observation led the veteran coach to remind her team that it will have a target on its back in every game from here on out.
Carson, Reese lead No. 4 LSU women to 89-51 rout of AlabamaJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Angel Reese delivered a record-breaking double-double and got plenty of offensive help from Jasmine Carson and others.
Carson scored 20 points and Reese had 14 points and 14 rebounds for her school-record 20th consecutive double-double to lead No.
Angel Reese scores 30, unbeaten No. 3 LSU edges ArkansasJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Prolific LSU forward Angel Reese and flashy freshman guard Flau'jae Johnson complemented their evident talent with ample composure.
“I'm blessed, and they got ice water in their veins,” LSU coach Kim Mulkey said.
Morris helps No. 5 LSU weather lull in 77-57 win over MizzouJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
LSU guard Alexis Morris hadn't been feeling well lately, an illness forcing her to play sparingly in the Tigers' recent win over Kentucky, and coach Kim Mulkey was prepared to go without the senior against Missouri on Thursday night.
Reese’s 21 points, 17 rebounds lead No. 9 LSU past VandyJanuary 1, 2023 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Kim Mulkey has the Tigers one victory shy of tying the best start in program history in just her second season since leaving behind the powerhouse she built at Baylor to return to her native state.
No. 12 LSU women top George Mason but century streak endsNovember 24, 2022 GMT
BIMINI, Bahamas (AP) — Angel Reese scored 21 points and grabbed 19 rebounds for her sixth-straight double-double but No. 12 LSU's streak of five-straight 100 point games came to an end in an 80-52 win over George Mason at the Goombay Splash on Thursday.
Reece has 31 as No. 16 LSU women set record in 125-50 winNovember 8, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Angel Reese scored 31 points on 11-of-14 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds in her debut with No. 16 LSU and the Tigers coasted past Bellarmine 125-50 in the season opener on Monday night.
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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.
LSU’s Kim Mulkey wins AP Coach of the Year for third timeMarch 31, 2022 GMT
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.
LSU, Ohio State meet in 2nd-round after tense NCAA openersMarch 20, 2022 GMT
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.
Pointer fuels LSU’s 83-77 comeback win over Jackson StateMarch 20, 2022 GMT
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.
Mulkey, LSU aim to prolong ‘storybook season’ in NCAAsMarch 18, 2022 GMT
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.
Baylor women welcome Hawaii as NCAA tourney opensMarch 17, 2022 GMT
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.
Florida women’s hoops coach Finley gets $3.7M contractMarch 9, 2022 GMT
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.
No. 8 LSU women hold on to beat No. 16 Tennessee 57-54February 27, 2022 GMT
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.
Mulkey credits veteran buy-in for No. 8 LSU’s sudden climbFebruary 25, 2022 GMT
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.
South Carolina tops women’s AP Top 25; Mulkey, LSU in top 10February 21, 2022 GMT
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.
Pointer rallies No. 12 LSU women past Kentucky 78-69January 30, 2022 GMT
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.
No. 15 Baylor hits 12 3s in 87-61 win over No. 7 Iowa StateJanuary 23, 2022 GMT
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.
Staley: Top-ranked Gamecocks will be missing players vs LSUJanuary 5, 2022 GMT
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.
No. 21 LSU women win 10th straight, top Texas Tech 74-60December 21, 2021 GMT
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.
No. 21 LSU women win 9th straight game, 70-56 over ClemsonDecember 21, 2021 GMT
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.
No. 25 LSU women defeat Texas Southern 96-55December 12, 2021 GMT
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.
Morris scores 25, LSU women knock off No. 14 Cyclones 69-60December 3, 2021 GMT
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.
No. 3 Maryland sends No. 6 Baylor its first loss of seasonNovember 22, 2021 GMT
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.
No. 3 Maryland holds on for 79-76 win over No. 6 BaylorNovember 21, 2021 GMT
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.
No. 7 Baylor win Collen debut 77-70, led by Smith and EgboNovember 10, 2021 GMT
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.
No. 7 Baylor women change coach, nickname, not expectationsNovember 5, 2021 GMT
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.
Mulkey gone as Baylor coach, but Bears still Big 12 favoriteOctober 27, 2021 GMT
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.
New coach, similar expectations for Baylor women’s hoopsOctober 21, 2021 GMT
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.
Collen ‘going to be me’ taking over Baylor women’s programMay 5, 2021 GMT
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...
Baylor names WNBA’s Collen to replace Mulkey for Lady BearsMay 4, 2021 GMT
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...
Mulkey celebrates emotional homecoming at LSU introductionApril 27, 2021 GMT
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...
Kim Mulkey leaves Baylor, takes over as LSU coachApril 25, 2021 GMT
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...
NCAA: Ending daily testing or delaying games not an optionMarch 31, 2021 GMT
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...
Lack of marquee games to make NCAA tourney selection harderJanuary 13, 2021 GMT
Geno Auriemma is used to having marquee nonconference matchups to test his UConn Huskies during the regular season...
Mulkey positive for COVID-19, UConn-Baylor women’s game offJanuary 5, 2021 GMT
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...
Big 12 Preview: No. 4 Baylor women favored, eager to beginNovember 19, 2020 GMT
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...
The Latest: Grandmother of Baylor star Ursin dies from virusApril 4, 2020 GMT
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
The grandmother of Baylor junior guard Moon Ursin has died in the New Orleans area after being infected with the coronavirus...
Kobe, Duncan, Garnett headline Basketball Hall of Fame classApril 4, 2020 GMT
Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to prove his greatness: He’s now, officially, a Hall of Famer...
Baylor ends No. 1 UConn’s 98-game home win streakJanuary 10, 2020 GMT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kim Mulkey and Baylor are making a habit of ending UConn's streaks.
Baylor holds off Notre Dame 82-81 for women’s titleApril 8, 2019 GMT
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...