April 3, 2013 |
Skylar Diggins and Notre Dame are headed back to the Final Four for another rematch with Connecticut. Diggins shook off early foul trouble to score 24 points, and Notre Dame rallied to beat Duke, 87-76, in Norfolk, Va., on Tuesday night to earn its third consecutive trip to the Final Four. The Irish have lost in the last two national championship games. "I want to win a championship for coach [Muffet] McGraw bad," Diggins said. "When you have a coach who believes in you so much, I'd do anything for her. " Kayla McBride added 18 points while Jewell Loyd and Natalie Achonwa had 17 each as the Fighting Irish (35-1)
March 29, 2012
With a Final Four berth at stake and an encounter with rival Connecticut for a shot at a national title, Notre Dame could have shown up for Tuesday's Raleigh Regional final in North Carolina against Maryland tense and vulnerable. Instead, the Fighting Irish smiled and laughed in warm-ups and went out and routed the Terrapins, 80-49. Point guard Skylar Diggins, a first-team all-American, had a triple-double (22 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds), and Natalie Achonwa added 17 points for the Fighting Irish.
March 13, 2013 |
Notre Dame is back in the Big East tournament title game for a third consecutive season, and the Fighting Irish hope their luck is about to change. Kayla McBride scored 17 points and Skylar Diggins added 14 to help No. 2 Notre Dame (30-1) to an 83-59 win over 16th-ranked Louisville (24-8) on Monday night in the semifinals in Hartford, Conn. "We're hoping it would be wonderful to get one for coach [Muffet] McGraw," Diggins said. "It's the one thing we're missing besides a national championship.
January 27, 2013 |
Rachel Roberts' career-high 26 points led Villanova to a 64-59 win over Syracuse on Saturday at the Pavilion. In a game that featured 13 lead changes and 11 ties, the Orange (16-3, 4-2 Big East) drew within three with 1 minute, 12 seconds remaining but did not score the rest of the way. Devon Kane sealed the win for the Wildcats (16-3, 5-1) by hitting two free throws with eight seconds remaining. St. Joseph's 61, St. Bonaventure 44 - Ilze Gotfrida scored a career-high 21 points to lead the Hawks (13-5, 4-0 Atlantic Ten)
May 24, 2013 |
PHOENIX - Brittney Griner can dunk. Not only on breakaways and not those squeeze-it-over-the-rim ones that just don't look right. One-handed, two-handed, on the move, off a drop step, even on alley-oops, though she hasn't pulled that one off in a game - at least not yet. Emphatic, too, unlike any woman before her. Griner's dunking dexterity has made her a celebrity, a regular on the sports-highlight shows, and a recognizable name even...
January 24, 2012 |
Kentucky is back on top of the Associated Press' college basketball poll. The Wildcats, ranked No. 1 for two weeks earlier this season, moved up a place on Monday after getting 61 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Missouri, which got two No. 1 votes, jumped to second, while Syracuse, which was in first place for the past six weeks, dropped to third after losing at Notre Dame, its first loss this season. The Orange were No. 1 on two ballots. Ohio State and Kansas moved up two places to fourth and fifth.
January 20, 2010 |
Jasmine Stone recorded a double-double to lift Temple's women to a 67-52 win over Rhode Island last night in Kingston, R.I. Stone scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the win. Three others also scored in double figures as the Owls improved to 13-5 overall and 3-1 in the Atlantic Ten. The Rams fell to 9-10 and 2-2 in the A-10. B.J. Williams had 17 points, a career-high eight rebounds, and five assists. Marli Bennett shot 5 of 6 from the field and finished with 13 points.
February 13, 2013 |
Indiana lost to Illinois on a last-second basket Thursday but rebounded with a win at then-No. 10 Ohio State on Sunday. In a week when four of the top five teams lost, it was enough for the Hoosiers to keep the No. 1 ranking Monday in the Associated Press' top 25. This ends a stretch of five consecutive weeks with a new No. 1. Miami, which received 17 No. 1 votes, jumped from eighth to No. 3, the Hurricanes' highest-ever ranking. Michigan dropped one spot to fourth, while Gonzaga, which got the two other first-place votes, moved up one spot to fifth.
April 5, 2011 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Instate talent helped Notre Dame to its first NCAA women's basketball title in 2001 when senior center Ruth Riley, who was born in Kansas but grew up in Macy, Ind., led the way over favored Connecticut in the national semifinals and over Purdue in the championship game. Now a decade after the program's national title, a superstar 5-foot-9 sophomore guard from South Bend, Ind., may do likewise Tuesday night when the Irish (31-7) meet Texas A&M (32-5) at Conseco Fieldhouse in a first matchup of No. 2 seeds in the 30-year history of the championship.
December 10, 2014 |
AFTER ALL the media attention both locally and nationally, Mo'ne Davis isn't tired of it yet. Speaking to reporters at Lincoln Financial Field yesterday, Davis said only one thing bothered her. "The lights are pretty bright, but I don't really mind," Davis said, camera lights shining in her eyes. The latest accolade in a year full of them came last week when Sports Illustrated Kids named her its Sports Kid of the Year. And yesterday, they celebrated. Joining Davis in the SCA Club at the Linc were 150 of her Springside Chestnut Hill Academy classmates, her Taney Dragons and Anderson Monarch baseball teammates and a few celebrities - including Mayor Nutter.