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.
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.
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Micaela Kelly’s breakout junior season propelled the Central Michigan Chippewas to national recognition and could have led them an at-large bid.
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.
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.
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.
Bailey Greenberg and the Drexel Dragons were stopped in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament quarterfinals after five consecutive seasons of participating in the WNIT.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
The Samford Bulldogs, led by Natalie Armstrong, Sarah Myers and Charity Brown, nearly won the Southern Conference outright.
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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