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NCAAW Season Recap: Nikki McCray guided the rise of the No. 44 ODU Monarchs

Led by C-USA Coach of the Year Nikki McCray and the Old Dominion Monarchs began to take flight. With a 24-6 record, they were set to be a threat in the C-USA and NCAA tournaments.

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NCAAW Season Recap: No. 45 Dayton wins second-ever outright title

The Dayton Flyers, led by Jayla Scaife, Erin Whalen and Atlantic-10 Coach of the Year Shauna Green, cruised to a 15-1 regular season in the A-10 and a thrilling championship finish.

5 things to do this week while staying at home

Quarantines, lockdowns and social distancing got you down? Here are five WNBA-related things you can do this week to spice up your stay-at-home experience.

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Imani McGee-Stafford goes back to school

Dallas Wings center Imani McGee-Stafford is taking a two-year hiatus from her WNBA career to complete a law degree through an accelerated program at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.

NCAAW Season Recap: Central Michigan dominated the mid-section of its season

Micaela Kelly’s breakout junior season propelled the Central Michigan Chippewas to national recognition and could have led them an at-large bid.

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WNBA Draft 2020

From a first-ever virtual draft night broadcast to selection upsets and the very top picks, a hub for all things WNBA Draft 2020.

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The Washington Mystics are hoping to repeat for the WNBA championship in 2020 by keeping the core mostly intact. Elena Delle Donne, the 2019 league MVP, is back for four more years.

NCAAW Season Recap: No. 47 Rider Broncs had been off to the races with automatic bid in sight

Senior guard Stella Johnson jockeyed the Rider Broncs to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season title and herself to national recognition. The Broncs’ quest for the MAAC Tournament title and automatic bid to the Big Dance was stopped abruptly after the quarterfinals.

NCAAW Season Recap: No. 48 Stony Brook could have made a splash in tourney

Led by All-America East First Team member India Pagan and Second Team Kaela Hilaire’s distributing talents, the Stony Brook Seawolves would have had a shot at an at-large bid if they didn't win their conference tournament.

NCAAW Season Recap: Excellent achievements, unfulfilled opportunities for No. 49 Rice Owls

The Rice Owls captured their second straight regular-season championship in 2019-20. Senior Erica Ogwumike also won her second consecutive C-USA Player of the Year award. However, Ogwumike and the Owls were denied the opportunity to defend their C-USA tournament title or show their stuff in the NCCA Tournament.

NCAAW Season Recap: No. 50 Drexel Dragons saw their flame extinguished by COVID-19

Bailey Greenberg and the Drexel Dragons were stopped in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament quarterfinals after five consecutive seasons of participating in the WNIT.

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Around the NCAAW Weekly

Check out the milestones, surprises and outstanding performances from the last week in NCAA women’s basketball, brought to you by Zack Ward.

NCAAW Season Recap: No. 51 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats roared through the MEAC

The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats dominated the MEAC this season. Despite their postseason being cut short in an upset loss, their potential for next season is boundless.

NCAAW Season Recap: No. 52 Mountaineers sneak into No. 13 seed slot

The West Virginia Mountaineers, led by Tynice Martin, were rewarded with a spot in the Swish Appeal bracket because of their great non-conference run, which included a win over the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

A virtual 2020 WNBA Draft

The WNBA announced Thursday that this year’s draft will be held on April 17 as planned, but in a virtual format. The event will air that night at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2. It also will honor the lives of the three fallen Mambas.

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NCAAW Season Recap: Robert Morris’ defense could have caused big problems in Big Dance

It was one the best seasons ever for Swish Appeal’s 14th-seeded Robert Morris Colonials, who were led by center Nneka Ezeigbo. They needed two more wins in the NEC Tournament to tie a program record for wins in a season.

NCAAW Season Recap No. 54: The Bucknell Bison were stampeding to second straight tourney bid

The Bucknell Bison secured a second straight Patriot League regular-season title and were eyeing a return to the NCAA Tournament after narrowly missing an upset over Florida State in 2019.

NCAAW Season Recap: No. 55 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi was eyeing a first-ever tournament bid

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders have never qualified for the NCAA Tournament, yet were set to be the top seed in the Southland Conference Tournament prior to its cancellation.

NCAAW Season Recap: No. 56 SEMO Redhawks were soaring into NCAA tournament

By winning the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament with displays of explosive offense and impressive defense, the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks showed that they belonged in the Big Dance.

NCAAW Recap: No. 57 IUPUI continues to impress in Horizon League

The IUPUI Jaguars, led by junior star Macee Williams and coach Austin Parkinson, have risen to the top of the Horizon League in just their third season in the conference.

UPDATE: IOC says 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed

Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, Canada and Australia have said they will not send their athletes to this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. They are calling for the Games to be postponed until 2021. IOC member Dick Pound said Monday afternoon the Olympics will not happen this July as planned.

BREAKING: Dawn Staley is the AP Coach of the Year

The Associated Press has named Dawn Staley the AP Coach of the Year. Staley’s South Carolina Gamecocks finished the 2020 college women’s basketball season with a unanimous No. 1 ranking, with a 32-1 record that includes 11 wins over Top 25 teams.

BREAKING: Ionescu the unanimous pick for AP Player of the Year

Sabrina Ionescu of the Oregon Ducks capped an incredible senior year with the Associated Press Player of the Year award, adding to a collection which includes in 2018-19 the Wooden Award and Wade Trophy.

NCAAW Season Recap: Boise State wins fourth straight Mountain West title

The Mountain West season ended with the Boise State Broncos cutting down the nets. The senior-laden team, led by guard Riley Lupfer, went 24-9 on the season and could have made noise in the NCAA Tournament.

NCAAW Season Recap: No. 60 Jackson State Lady Tigers were ready to pounce on Cinderella’s slipper

The Jackson State Lady Tigers were SWAC regular-season champions for the first time since 2007 and in the throes of their conference tournament when play was canceled.

NCAAW Season Recap: Celebrate the No. 59 Portland Pilots’ thrilling WCC tourney title

The Portland Pilots punched their ticket to the now-imaginary Big Dance by winning the West Coast Conference Tournament propelled by a pair of game-winners. While their Cinderella run ended too soon, the Pilots’ exciting 2019-20 season is worth celebrating.

What to watch during #MarchSadness: A women’s basketball viewing guide

March Madness was just revving up when the COVID-19 virus forced it to an abrupt end. Here’s a list of a few highlights of past games to keep you in the spirit of the season.

Should Dream co-owner Loeffler resign from Senate over insider trading allegations?

Kelly Loeffler was sworn into the U.S. Senate in January. She, and at least four other senators including Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, are accused of dumping stock following a private meeting in which Burr, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, warned them the coronavirus outbreak could wreak havoc on the stock market.

NCAAW Season Recap: No. 61 Campbell Lady Camels earn rare bid from Big South

The Campbell Lady Camels used a slow-paced brand of basketball to grind their way through the Big South, putting up impressive defensive and rebounding numbers along the way.

NCAAW: Usual suspects named the nation’s best

Sabrina Ionescu of the Oregon Ducks, Rhyne Howard of the Kentucky Wildcats, Ruthy Hebard of the Oregon Ducks, Lauren Cox of the Baylor Lady Bears and Megan Walker of the UConn Huskies are your 2019-20 NCAAW AP All-Americans.

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Candace Parker’s historic dunk deserves a deep rewind

In the 2006 NCAA tournament, Parker kept pushing history forward.

How the COVID-19 crisis could impact the 2020 WNBA season

Just weeks ago, it seemed the 2020 WNBA season would be defined by excitement and intrigue. With the exponential instability unleashed by the global COVID-19 outbreak, however, extreme uncertainty now surrounds the season.

NCAAW Season Recap: UMKC Roos were stopped mid-hop

The Western Athletic Conference No. 1 University of Missouri-Kansas City Roos won the regular-season championship with a 13-3 record (27-10 overall) — best in program history. More importantly, the Roos were on a roll.

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Rewind: 5-foot-5 Morgan William came up big for Mississippi State vs. UConn in the 2017 Final Four

The smallest player on the court displayed gigantic heart in powering her Mississippi State Bulldogs past the favored UConn Huskies in the 2017 NCAA Women’s Final Four. Enter SB Nation’s March Madness Rewinder!

FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament has been postponed

Set to tip off in Bengaluru, India, on Wednesday, March 18 — featuring Napheesa Collier, Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray and Kelsey Plum — the USA Basketball 3x3 team would have played for the right to compete in the inaugural event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. With the global shutdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Olympics and other sporting events increasingly appear in doubt.

South Carolina wears the crown, while it’s coulda, woulda, shoulda for seven others

The South Carolina Gamecocks finished the season as the undisputed No. 1 team, ranking at the top of both the AP Top 25 and USA Today Sports WBCA Coaches Polls. Here’s a look at how they got there, plus the paths the next seven teams took to their final rankings.

NCAAW Season Recap: Samford emerges from three-way tie with automatic bid

The Samford Bulldogs, led by Natalie Armstrong, Sarah Myers and Charity Brown, nearly won the Southern Conference outright.

NCAAW Season Recap: UC Davis battled its way to second-straight bid

The UC Davis Aggies had many different players step up in different categories and game situations in 2019-20. Cierra Hall, Katie Toole and Mackenzie Trpcic led the way.


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