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Arizona, Stanford carry Pac-12 banner in women’s title game

Sunday, April 4th, 2021
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The last time that Tara VanDerveer and Stanford were playing for a national championship, the Pac-12 had just 10 schools and the Cardinal were the standard bearer for the conference.

March Madness: No. 11 UCLA’s miracle run continues to Final 4 with win over No. 1 Michigan

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
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Johnny Juzang poured in 28 points while playing most of the second half on a hurt ankle, and UCLA survived a series of nail-biting misses by top-seeded Michigan in the closing seconds for a 51-49 victory Tuesday night that made the Bruins the fifth No. 11 seed ever to reach the Final Four.

Canada’s Laeticia Amihere swats 9 shots to help South Carolina reach Final 4

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
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Zia Cooke scored 16 points and South Carolina used its stifling defence to advance to the Final Four for the third time, shutting down Texas for a 62-34 victory Tuesday night.

Paige Bueckers leads No. 1 UConn into 13th straight Final 4 with win over No. 2 Baylor

Monday, March 29th, 2021
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Paige Bueckers scored 28 points and top seed UConn used a huge run spanning the final two quarters to beat No. 2 Baylor 69-67 on Monday night and reach a 13th consecutive Final Four in the women's NCAA Tournament.

Bueckers, UConn don’t disappoint in coveted Sweet 16 matchup against Iowa

Saturday, March 27th, 2021
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Christyn Williams scored 27 points and Paige Bueckers added 18 to lead No. 1 UConn to a 92-72 win over fifth-seeded Iowa on Saturday in the Sweet 16 of the women's NCAA Tournament.

Maryland routs Alabama to reach women’s Sweet 16

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
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Maryland and its offensive juggernaut are rolling fast and easy into the Sweet 16, getting 19 points from Angel Reese and overwhelming Alabama 100-64 on Wednesday.

Canada’s Aaliyah Edwards helps lead No. 1 UConn past Syracuse

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
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Paige Bueckers scored 20 points and Aaliyah Edwards of Kingston, Ont., added 19 to help No. 1 seed UConn beat eighth-seeded Syracuse 83-47 on Tuesday night and advance to the Sweet 16 of the women's NCAA Tournament.

March Madness: Top-seeded Wolverines roll past Texas Southern in NCAA tourney

Saturday, March 20th, 2021
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Juwan Howard loved playing in the NCAA Tournament. Sharing that experience with his players was pretty sweet, too.

Underwhelming women’s weight room in NCAA bubble prompts questions of inequity

Friday, March 19th, 2021
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The teams had barely landed in Texas when complaints of inequity between the women's and men's tournaments roared over social media posts noting the women's weight training facilities in San Antonio were severely lacking compared to what the men have in Indianapolis. Both tournaments field 64 teams.

Canadian WNBA star Natalie Achonwa all-in on title run with Minnesota Lynx

Friday, March 12th, 2021
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Natalie Achonwa left the Indiana Fever to sign with the Minnesota Lynx this past February. The move was one she felt was good for her to be able to challenge herself in addition to having the opportunity to win a championship.