Alexis Jones is transferring from Duke


Per multiple sources, Duke starting guard Alexis Jones is transferring from the program. She is the second guard to transfer from Duke as Kiana Holland left during the season. Jones, who is recovering from a torn ACL, was the Blue Devils’ third leading scorer this past season at 13.1 points per game. She also averaged 5.3 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 as well. This is a devastating blow for the Blue Devils who already lost four starters to graduation: Chelsea Gray, Richa Jackson, Haley Peters and Tricia Liston. Also, contributing guard Chloe Wells was not a part of the team late in the years. More details to come later.

Hamby, Wake Forest chill out for a cause


All-ACC forward Dearica Hamby and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons took part in the #Chillin4Charity event Monday in Winston-Salem.

Breaking News: Diamond DeShields is transferring to Tennessee


Maria Cornelius of Inside Tennessee has informed Swish Appeal that Diamond DeShields intends to transfer to Tennessee. Swish Appeal has confirmed this as well. DeShields was National Freshman of the Year and averaged 18 points per game and 5.4 rebounds. More details to come soon.

Top post player Erin DeGrate to take unofficial visit to Louisville this weekend


Per multiple sources, Erin DeGrate is making an unofficial visit to Louisville. DeGrate, who is 6-foot-5, is rated No. 57 in the country by ESPN and hails from Texas.

Leticia Romero elects to transfer to FSU


"I am proud to become a part of the Florida State family. It was apparent on my visit (that) they are a program with a great family atmosphere. I felt so comfortable and was amazed by the positive energy they transmit as a group. I feel it is an all around great fit for me and am excited for this next chapter in my playing career."

Leticia Romero

Q&A with Kayla McBride: The rookie year adjustment


Swish Appeal caught up with rookie Kayla McBride to discuss the adjustment to the WNBA and her career at Notre Dame.

Diamond DeShields to transfer from UNC


Diamond DeShields has decided to transfer from UNC. It had been rumored for the past couple of weeks, but now it's official. DeShields was named National Freshman of the Year by ESPNW and USBWA and averaged 18 points and 5.8 rebounds. More details to come soon.

Finding the right comparison for Alyssa Thomas


Alyssa Thomas has made her case as the best player ever at Maryland and there's a chance that you might hear people refer to her as "the female LeBron James" on draft day. But some fans have asked...


WNBA draft profile: How good can McBride become?


Notre Dame guard Kayla McBride had the sweetest mid-range game in the nation, but how far might that take her in the WNBA?

Video: McBride breaks down after loss to UConn

Angelo Di Carlo of South Bend's News Center 16 conducted an interview with senior Kayla McBride that captured the emotion of a disappointing loss for Notre Dame in the national championship.

Video: McBride, McGraw react to championship loss

Notre Dame players Michaela Mabrey and Kayla McBride as well as coach Muffet McGraw react to their 79-58 loss to UConn in the national championship.

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.

Video: Brown says UND wanted it more than Maryland

Notre Dame sent a message early on that they were going to take away Maryland's strength and Maryland seemed to concede the point early on.

Notre Dame dominates boards against Maryland to advance to championship game


Remember that point about Notre Dame having multiple players more than capable of replacing Natalie Achonwa's production? Or that matter of Notre Dame performing just fine against Maryland the first time with Achonwa out for an extended period?

Notre Dame took those observations and magnified them beyond what anyone could've expected with a dominant 50-21 rebounding edge in a blowout of Maryland in the Final Four to advance to the championship game.

We have a recap on the game for more, so click here for more.

For more on the Final Four, check out our 2014 Final Four storystream.

Turnovers key for Maryland against Notre Dame

While the focus of Notre Dame's matchup with Maryland in the Final Four has been Natalie Achonwa's absence, that might not be as big a concern as people make it: the Irish have already beaten...

Stanford Beats North Carolina, Back in Final Four

With Stanford hitting threes, UNC came out on the perimeter and left Chiney Ogwumike alone one-on-one in the paint. And what, Stanford fans, do C and R say when they leave Chiney alone one-on-one...

Stanford holds off North Carolina to advance to Final Four


North Carolina gave Stanford just about everything they could, coming out hot from three point range while containing Chiney Ogwumike in the first half, forcing the prospect #1 draft pick into an uncharacteristic five turnovers, and winning the offensive rebounding battle.

But in the second half, Ogwumike's refined post game proved too much for UNC's younger players, UNC's hot three point shooting touch went cold, and mental mistakes down the stretch killed UNC.

The Tar Heels had their chances, but ultimately Stanford's experience (and home court advantage?) overwhelmed UNC in the second half en route to a 74-65 win to advance to their sixth Final Four in seven seasons.

Mikaela Ruef was awarded Most Outstanding Player and appropriately so: for her entire career she's done things that don't necessarily show up in the box score, but tonight she read UNC's defense perfectly and figured out a way to exploit every gap in the D for herself or by setting up others.

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.

Achonwa tore her left ACL in Baylor win


But the Notre Dame star ended her career like a boss. Just watch.

Achonwa diagnosed with ACL tear


The return of "Beast Mode"


After a sub-par performance against Texas, Maryland's Alyssa Thomas left everyone in awe of her talent to lead her team to the Elite Eight.

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