2016 Forward Respect Leaphart (Fort Myers Dunbar) has committed to USF


UConn Huskies visit the White House

The President gave his congratulatory remarks to UConn for winning both the men's and women's basketball championships for the second time in school and NCAA history. Watch the video here.

USF's recruit Laura Ferreira in action


Laura Ferreira in one of the USF recruits for the 2014/15 season. This is a video of one of this season games, in Portugal. She played at GDESSA (Number 9 in Green) and achieved the Portuguese League Semi-Finals.

Ronald Hughey named new head coach at Houston


Rumor: Houston down to two finalists; FSU assistant Ronald Hughey is one of them


Per sources, it's rumored that Houston is down to two finalists. One of them is Ronald Hughey, who is currently an assistant coach at Florida State. Hughey also was an assistant coach at Texas prior to his tenure with the Seminoles.

WNBA draft profile: Shoni Schimmel, Louisville

Louisville's Shoni Schimmel will certainly be drafted by a WNBA team in Monday's draft, but if she makes a roster and succeeds she'll be a somewhat unique case.

WNBA draft prospect profile: Bria Hartley, UConn

Projecting a standout role for Bria Hartley in the WNBA is difficult statistically, but her combination of distributing and scoring efficiency could make her a big contributor as a combo guard in...

WNBA draft profile: Stefanie Dolson, UConn

UConn center Stefanie Dolson gained national recognition for her defensive ability in winning the WBCA Defensive Player of the Year award. Yet it might be her passing ability that really sets her...

UConn coach Geno Auriemma on playing in the AAC conference


"I respect certain teams," UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. "I don’t respect conferences. A lot of teams playing in big-time conferences haven’t won a damn thing in their careers. So I’d rather be in our conference and win them all instead of being in another conference."

New York Times

Update: Houston down to five candidates


Per sources, Houston is down to its final five candidates for its coaching position. There have been some reports that Texas A&M associate head coach, Kelly Bond-White, is up for the job. But sources say that she hasn't even interviewed for the job. Look for a possible announcement on Monday.


Will the UConn-Tennessee series make a comeback?

UConn and Tennessee haven't played each other for years now, but minor discussions are underway that could revive one of the better rivalries in women's college basketball.

UConn-Notre Dame drew highest ratings in a decade

Despite a lopsided outcome, Tuesday night's NCAA women's basketball championship game between UConn and Notre Dame drew the largest viewership in a decade.

UConn-Notre Dame drew highest ratings in a decade

Despite a lopsided outcome, Tuesday night's NCAA women's basketball championship game between UConn and Notre Dame drew the largest viewership in a decade.

UConn reigns supreme

Undefeated UConn blew out undefeated Notre Dame, 79-58.

UConn's Dolson, Mosqueda-Lewis, and Stewart get All-Tournament honors


UConn won the 2014 title and earned three All-Tournament selections in the process with Breanna Stewart being named Most Outstanding Player.

Four things to watch in the national championship

Undefeated Notre Dame is certainly best equipped to beat UConn with all of their offensive weapons, but even they can't afford a lapse in execution on either end if they want emerge as the champs.

The perfect mindset

UConn has established an impressive track record over the past few years, but Kayla McBride and Notre Dame have that same mindset of perfection.

Finding hope for Stanford against UConn

What does Stanford have to do to beat UConn in the Final Four? Shooting better than 27% from the three point line would be a good start.

UConn fatigue: Most of the country rooting against the Huskies in Final Four


This poll has been around long enough for the votes to stabilize and it looks like most of the country is tired of UConn's dominance. The strongest opposition to UConn's run seems to be in the other states with a Final Four school and of course Tennessee.

Four Temple players expected to transfer


Junior Rateska Brown has been granted her release from Temple and expects three teammates to follow "due to unhappiness with the culture of the program."

Shoni Schimmel wins NCAA three point championship


Louisville's Shoni Schimmel won both the women's and overall three point championship tonight in Dallas as part of the NCAA men's Final Four kickoff.

Schimmel beat Duke's Tricia Liston 22-16 to win the women's championship. In the overall "Battle of the Sexes" championship, Schimmel beat Baylor's Brady Heslip 22-17.

For those interested in the WNBA draft, the commentators had some interesting observations about each player's shooting form which are in the comments of our open thread for the day. For more on the parts of their games that WNBA scouts might actually look at, check out our 2014 WNBA draft prospect watch storystream.

Maryland beats Louisville, advances to Final Four


Turnovers figured to be a key factor in this game and Maryland had less in the second half to pull out a 76-73 win to advance to the Final Four

I seem to be in the minority about this, but it's really hard to ignore that a game with 46 combined turnovers was a bit sloppy. But it certainly didn't lack for drama, with Shoni Schimmel missing a potentially game-tying three at the buzzer off a great inbounds play.

Schimmel finished with game-highs of 31 points and 7 turnovers while Alyssa Thomas finished with a team-high 13 rebounds to go with a team-high 22 points.

UConn beats Texas A&M to advance to Final Four


Credit Texas A&M: Their 69-54 loss to UConn was both actually closer than the final score suggests for most of the way and really not that bad in the context of the Huskies season.

But UConn just had too many weapons to defend and their defense forced TAMU to play to their weakness of hitting perimeter shots. It will be the Huskies' seventh straight Final Four appearance.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis was named MOP of the region while Hartley and Dolson joined her on the team.

Can TAMU learn anything from BYU against UConn?

Texas A&M might not have enough to pull of an upset against UConn, but BYU did show that UConn isn't entirely invincible.

Louisville outshoots LSU, advances to Elite Eight


SB Nation's Card Chronicle offered up a short summary of Louisville's 73-47 win over LSU today, which was really a developing rout from start to finish.

WBB State's Four Factors graphic shows where they established a major advantage: Louisville's +24.6% effective field goal percentage differential was equal to LSU's actual 24.6% effective field goal percentage.

TAMU & UConn pre-Elite Eight pressers


The Ags and Huskies meet the press in Lincoln.

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