NCAA Tournament 2012

NCAA tournament capsules, previews, and recaps.

The 2012 Women's NCAA Final Four All-Tourmanent Team: Brittney Griner's Dominance Earns Most Outstanding Player

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There is no question that Baylor Lady Bears center Brittney Griner was the Most Outstanding Player in the 2012 NCAA women's Final Four. Although a closer look at her statistics certainly...

Kim Mulkey, 2012 National Champions: "Well, you know at Baylor, they used to not let the Baptists dance. I bet they're dancing now!"

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"Well, you know at Baylor, they used to not let the Baptists dance," Baylor Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey said after their win in the 2012 NCAA women's basketball national championship game. "I bet...

Quick Analysis: Baylor Dominates The Boards Against Notre Dame In NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Game

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In tonight's 80-61 loss to Baylor, Notre Dame wasn't able to close the rebounding differential after halftime, at least in part due to forward Devereaux Peters' foul trouble.

2012 NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship Final Score: Baylor Lady Bears 80, Notre Dame 61

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The Baylor Lady Bears completed their season of dominance by defeating Notre Dame 80-61 in the 2012 NCAA women's national championship game to finish the season with a 40-0 record.

2012 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Preview: How Can Notre Dame Beat Baylor?

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It might be hard to learn much from that beyond what many already think: Baylor is the favorite to win. But a few things immediately jump out as worth watching.

Statistical Analysis: Efficient Guard Play Led Baylor Past Stanford To NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Game

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It's sometimes hard to appreciate what the game plan of a losing team, but the Stanford Cardinal should be applauded for their game plan on both sides of the court against the Baylor Lady Bears on...

Statistical Analysis: How Mallory's Calming Presence Helped Notre Dame Get To The NCAA Women's National Championship

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Although it didn't really show up on the scoreboard, Notre Dame really struggled to establish any sort of rhythm in their normally-fluid offense in the first half against UConn in the Final Four....

Notre Dame's Brittany Mallory: "My whole team was telling me to keep shooting, they're going to fall."

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"My whole team was telling me to keep shooting, they're going to fall, they're going to fall," Notre Dame's Brittany Mallory said. And in overtime against rival Connecticut, Mallory's two 3's were...

Stanford's Nneka Ogwumike: "I would have rather gone down with my team than up with any other team."

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Stanford's Nnake Ogwumike made a statement that resonated with the fans after Sunday's Final Four loss to the Baylor Lady Bears. A statement that showcased why this team, while it might not be the...

Quick Analysis: Baylor Remains Undefeated With 59-47 Win Over Stanford In NCAA Women's Final Four

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To the Stanford Cardinal's credit, they played relatively outstanding defense for most of tonight's game against the Baylor Lady Bears.The problem was on the other end - after a strong start and...

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Quick Analysis: Notre Dame Overcomes UConn 83-75 In Overtime Thriller To Advance To NCAA Women's National Championship

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It's hard to even fully account for what happened at the end of regulation, but a wild sequence ended with Notre Dame hitting a big shot and UConn senior Tiffany Hayes passing the ball as time...

2012 NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four Preview: Baylor Vs. Stanford

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The Baylor Lady Bears are the favorites to win the 2012 NCAA women's basketball championship for good reason, but if anyone could design a game plan to disrupt their quest for 40 wins it's Stanford...

2012 NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four Preview: Connecticut Vs. Notre Dame

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Although Notre Dame won two of their three meetings this season, a more confident Connecticut team won the last one to take the 2012 Big East Tournament championship. And put simply, there hasn't...

Notre Dame's Rebounding Balance Key Against UConn In NCAA Women's Final Four

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While Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Devereaux Peters is one of the nation's top rebounders, players like Kayla McBride have been the ones to step up on the boards against UConn.

Connecticut Huskies Peaking At The Right Time

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Despite the program's expectations, Auriemma's expectations for this team varied throughout the season, from believing the team had a chance early in the season to the end of January and February...

2012 NCAA Women's Final Four Preview: What Amber Orrange's Improvement Means For Stanford Against Baylor

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Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer hasn't been under any illusions about the need for someone to step up in order for the Cardinal to win games this season. And as described on Wednesday, both Amber...

2012 NCAA Women's Final Four: The Value Of Brooklyn Pope & Destiny Williams To Baylor

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Although Brittney Griner is unquestionably the Baylor Lady Bears' MVP, Brooklyn Pope and Destiny Williams' work on the offensive boards could be a key part of their success in the Final Four.

2012 NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four: Statistical Notes For Baylor, Connecticut, Notre Dame & Stanford

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Baylor Lady Bears center Brittney Griner is obviously a prolific shot blocker, but her impact on the game can be quantified in other ways as well.

2012 NCAA Women's Quarterfinals Schedule: Connecticut And Notre Dame Look To Make Final Four Full Of No. 1's

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Tonight's 2012 NCAA women's basketball tournament schedule features Elite Eight matchups in the Kingston and Raleigh Regions. Can the Connecticut Huskies and Notre Dame Fighting Irish make the...

Video: Baylor's 77-58 Win Over Tennessee To Advance To 2012 NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four

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The Baylor Lady Bears defeated the Tennessee Lady Vols 77-58 in the Des Moines Regional of the 2012 NCAA women's basketball tournament to advance to the Final Four.While there's plenty to be said...

2012 NCAA Women's Quarterfinals Schedule: No. 1's Baylor And Stanford Vie For Final Four

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The left side of the 2012 NCAA women's basketball tournament Final Four will be filled in tonight, as Baylor squares off with Tennessee and Stanford faces Duke in the Elite Eight.

Women's Basketball Tournament Raleigh Regional: Notre Dame 79 St. Bonaventure 35, the numbers

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The Raleigh Regional matchup saw the Notre Dame Irish post a convincing 79-35 victory over the St. Bonaventure Bonnies. To compete, the Bonnies had to establish a strong start on the offensive end....

2012 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Elite Eight Set: Maryland's Impressive Comeback Headlines Sweet 16

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Laurin Mincy and Alyssa Thomas have drawn praise for scoring 21 points apiece to lead the Maryland Terrapins to an 81-74 win over the Texas A&M Aggies, but freshman point guard Brene Moseley played...

2012 NCAA Women's Tournament Schedule: Sweet 16 Games For The Kingston & Raleigh Regions

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The Kingston and Raleigh brackets of the 2012 NCAA women's basketball tournament will be paired down to four teams after today's Sweet Sixteen action.

2012 Women's Basketball Tournament Sweet 16 Predictions: Raleigh Bracket

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One of the more intriguing potential Elite 8 matchups when looking ahead in the tournament was the Maryland Terrapins - Notre Dame Fighting Irish pairing that could occur in the Raleigh Bracket....

2012 NCAA Women's Sweet 16 Predictions: Kingston Bracket

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When the 2012 NCAA women's basketball tournament brackets were first released, it looked to some like the Kingston bracket was the "UConn Invitational". However, with the way a team like Penn State...

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