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The Maryland bench reacts to a play during the second half of a women's college basketball regional semifinal game against Duke. Brenda Frese sat down at the dais and immediately gave a little jab at Maryland's former foes from its days in the ACC.
29 March 2015 | 9:07 am
Brenda Frese sat down at the dais and immediately gave a little jab at Maryland's former foes from its days in the ACC. ''I don't know what it is, but I think we just love being able to beat Duke in the NCAA Tournament,'' Maryland's head coach said. Duke may have controlled its rivalry with the Te…
29 March 2015 | 2:24 am
Top-ranked Connecticut advanced to another Elite Eight in the NCAA women's basketball tournament and moved closer to a third straight national championship with a 105-54 rout of fifth-seeded Texas on Saturday in a regional semifinal in Albany, N.Y. The 51-point blowout represented the largest margin…
29 March 2015 | 2:00 am
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half, Laurin Mincy scored all 15 of her points in the first half, and top-seeded Maryland advanced to the Spokane Regional final with a 65-55 victory over No. 4 seed Duke on Saturday.
29 March 2015 | 1:55 am
Brenda Frese has no problem with her Maryland women’s basketball team missing shots ... We have been outrebounding everyone all year,” Duke coach Joanne McCallie said. “You have to give Maryland a lot of credit. They have a lot of guards.
29 March 2015 | 1:05 am
Duke Coach Joanne McCallie said she was unhappy with the Blue Devils' lack of energy and aggressiveness in the first half. The Terrapins' offense was mostly Mincy in the first half, finding holes in Duke's zone defense and hitting three-pointers from the ...
29 March 2015 | 12:55 am
Duke's NCAA Run Ends in Sweet 16…
29 March 2015 | 12:06 am
Maryland guard Laurin Mincy hit four of the Terrapins' eight 3-pointers to push past the Blue Devils in the Spokane regional semifinal. Despite many Duke runs to close the gap, Maryland's prolific three-point shooting fueled a 65-55 Terrapin win in the Sweet 16 Saturday afternoon at Spokane Arena.
28 March 2015 | 11:46 pm
Before Saturday, only Brene Mosely and Laurin Mincy had played on Maryland teams that had beaten Duke. Now, after registering their 27th consecutive win, every player on the Terrapins' roster can claim a win over the Blue Devils.
28 March 2015 | 11:41 pm
Duke: The Blue Devils were trying to reach the Elite Eight for the fifth time under coach Joanne McCallie. ... Greenwell had scored in double figures in 13 of her previous 15 games. Maryland: Mincy had a career-high six 3-pointers in the round-of-32 ...
28 March 2015 | 9:35 pm
Duke's Elizabeth Williams (1) and teammate Azura Stevens (11) go after a loose ball against Maryland's Malina Howard during the second half of a women's college basketball ... Wash. (AP) — Joanne McCallie knew Duke needed to be aggressive and use its ...
28 March 2015 | 7:56 pm
When Laurin Mincy and Brene Moseley committed to play basketball at Maryland , among the first words they heard from their future teammates were: "Beat Duke ." These days, Mincy and Moseley are the most seasoned players for the top-seeded Terps and especially familiar with the Blue Devils heading in…
28 March 2015 | 2:53 pm
"A really, really great thing," Duke coach Joanne McCallie said. "Certainly there are times of probably animosity and all the things that happen with rivalries, but I just feel like sometimes I feel like everybody's Duke's rival anyway from that standpoint.
28 March 2015 | 2:48 pm
Duke Faces Former ACC Rival in Sweet 16…
27 March 2015 | 11:37 pm
''It's a little added motivation that we'll be able to play Duke, but they're just another team in our way to the championship,'' Maryland guard Laurin Mincy said. ''The Duke and Maryland rivalry, it's always competitive.'' The top-seeded Terrapins will take on the No. 4 seed Blue Devils on Saturda…
27 March 2015 | 10:39 pm
Previewing Maryland and Duke is not a headline I thought I'd write this women's basketball season, but thanks to the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee, here we are on the edge of a Terps vs. Blue Devils showdown in the Sweet 16. Whether it was the result of the teams' respective season records, so…
27 March 2015 | 5:38 pm
“A really, really great thing,” Duke coach Joanne McCallie said. “Certainly there are times of probably animosity and all the things that happen with rivalries, but I just feel like sometimes I feel like everybody’s Duke’s rival anyway from that ...
27 March 2015 | 4:58 pm
NCAA Sweet 16 Arrival in Spokane…
27 March 2015 | 4:41 am
As Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier takes her first steps into the limelight this weekend, she’ll join three others who’ve lived there for decades. Brenda Frese of Maryland, Joanne McCallie of Duke and Holly Warlick of Tennessee have ...
27 March 2015 | 1:00 am
Williams One of 12 Finalists for Wade Trophy…
26 March 2015 | 8:38 pm
The Rookie Provides Blog About NCAAs…
26 March 2015 | 12:40 pm
Freshman Azura Stevens scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Duke's Round of 32 win against Mississippi State. After Maryland decided to leave for the Big Ten following the 2013-14 regular season, the Blue Devils figured it would be a while before they would face off against their longtime ACC…
26 March 2015 | 7:25 am
A familiar face will be missing from the Duke bench in the Spokane, Wash., Regional of the NCAA women's basketball tournament this weekend. Brown, a former men's and women's basketball coach at UT, has been sidelined by a medical condition this season.
26 March 2015 | 2:44 am
After years of landing in the same region as Connecticut or whoever was the powerhouse team of that particular season, the Duke women finally caught a break in this year's NCAA Tournament. But that's not to say the Blue Devils' matchup on Saturday in the Spokane Region isn't saucy.
25 March 2015 | 3:21 am
During her first season in the Big Ten, Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese grew accustomed to scouting new opponents. The conference schedule was littered with unknowns, a long list of teams the Terrapins had rarely faced or knew little about.
25 March 2015 | 2:22 am
Steps taken by the NCAA to address the ongoing attendance concern at the women's NCAA Tournament are working, at least in some places. Buoyed by two moves in particular - to once again have top teams host first and second-round games and scheduling more weekend games - overall attendance was up.
25 March 2015 | 12:34 am
The Mississippi State women's basketball team will have to wait until next season to try to put together 40 minutes on offense. While MSU's defense was consistent for most of the season, the Bulldogs offered flashes of what they could do on offense all year, particularly in the first 25 minutes of a…
23 March 2015 | 4:24 pm
Gonzaga left KeyArena roaring and Gill Coliseum in silence almost simultaneously Sunday. The Bulldogs are grabbing the spotlight in both the men's and women's NCAA Tournament. ''It's unbelievable,'' Gonzaga junior guard Elle Tinkle said. Throughout this year, we haven't been on some radars, but w…
23 March 2015 | 6:58 am
Guard Kelley Austria hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:09 remaining and seventh-seeded Dayton advanced to its first Sweet 16 with a 99-94 upset of second-seeded Kentucky on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Lexington, Kentucky. Austria scored 17 points and clinched the win by h…
23 March 2015 | 1:41 am
After a fairly standard start to the 2015 NCAA women's tournament in the first round, Sunday saw the round of 32 begin in earnest with eight games that will determine half of the field for the Sweet 16. The marquee teams in action Sunday are top seeds Notre Dame and South Carolina, but there are ple…
22 March 2015 | 8:31 pm
After a premature end to their season at home in the round of 32 last year, the Blue Devils made sure it did not happen two years in a row. In a come-from-behind victory, Duke pushed past fifth-seeded Mississippi State 64-56 Sunday afternoon in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
22 March 2015 | 7:58 pm
Elizabeth Williams' Duke teammates weren't going to let her final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium turn into her last college game, period. Freshman Azura Stevens had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Blue Devils beat Mississippi State 64-56 on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Wil…
22 March 2015 | 7:01 pm
Duke's Ka'lia Johnson drives to the basket as Mississippi State's Kendra Grant and Dominique Dillingham, left, defend during the first half of a women's college basketball game in the second round of the NCAA tournament in Durham, N.C., Sunday, March 22, 2015. The Associated Press Duke's Ka'lia John…
22 March 2015 | 6:24 pm
The fourth-seeded Blue Devils face the fifth-seeded Bulldogs on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament's Spokane Region. The Blue Devils have 15 appearances in the Sweet 16 in the past 17 years.
22 March 2015 | 8:31 am
Elizabeth Williams and the Blue Devils will battle a tough Mississippi State team Sunday for a trip to Spokane Wash., and the Sweet 16. After a nail-biting finish in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday, the Blue Devils will try to outcompete an up-and-coming program and earn their spot in…
22 March 2015 | 7:45 am
"The reality is we've got two starting freshmen, and Ka'lia is like a freshman or sophomore simply because she has no experience," Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie said. The Blue Devils will try to give themselves a chance to gain more tournament time with a second-round matchup at noon today against f…
22 March 2015 | 5:37 am
Nearly a year ago, Alwal had five points and eight rebounds in the Mississippi State women's basketball team's game against South Florida in the quarterfinals of the Women's National Invitational Tournament. Even though Alwal was more than disappointed with her performance, it nearly was part of wha…
22 March 2015 | 2:03 am
That's one way to look at the matchup between the No. 5 seed Mississippi State women's basketball team and No.
22 March 2015 | 1:02 am
Wins over Oklahoma, Kentucky, Louisville and North Carolina marked hot points, while inexplicable losses to Boston College, N.C. State and Georgia Tech fall into the cold territory. Beyond the losses on the scoreboard, Duke has endured losses on the bench.
21 March 2015 | 8:42 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke is a traditional power in women's basketball.
21 March 2015 | 7:46 pm
Rebecca Greenwell's 3-pointer in the final 20 seconds helped the Blue Devils avoid their second straight NCAA tournament exit on their home floor. Duke gave the ball in to redshirt freshman Rebecca Greenwell-whose teammates gave her the nickname-with 17 seconds remaining in the contest and her team…
21 March 2015 | 6:41 am
Redshirt freshman guard Rebecca Greenwell hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 14.9 seconds left and the Blue Devils escaped the first round of the Spokane Region with a 54-52 victory over America East champ Albany. Greenwell scored 20 points for fourth-seeded Duke, which won its NCAA Tournament opener f…
21 March 2015 | 1:55 am
Duke kept giving Albany every chance to pull the first huge upset of the women's NCAA Tournament. Greenwell hit a 3-pointer with 14.9 seconds left that lifted the Blue Devils past Albany 54-52 on Friday in the first round of the Spokane Region. The redshirt freshman finished with 20 points for the…
20 March 2015 | 8:53 pm
After being upset on their home court in the second-round by DePaul just a year ago, the Blue Devils saw their season flash right in front of their eyes Friday against Albany. Guard Rebecca Greenwell hit a three with the season on the brink and the Blue Devils got a key defensive stop to help fourth…
20 March 2015 | 8:27 pm
Albany kept taking things from Duke all day - first the ball, then the lead. The Great Danes couldn't keep their hands on their first NCAA Tournament victory. The Blue Devils beat Albany 54-52 on Friday in the first round of the Spokane Regional after Rebecca Greenwell hit the go-ahead 3-pointer w…
20 March 2015 | 7:22 pm
The Duke women's basketball team was staring at the abyss. Which is pretty much what an NCAA tournament first-round loss at Cameron Indoor Stadium would have felt like for the Blue Devils: a bottomless gulf.
20 March 2015 | 7:00 am
After being stunned in Durham in the second round of the NCAA tournament a year ago, the Blue Devils will look to take advantage of their home-court advantage and start what hopes to be a deep run into March this time around. No. 4 seed Duke will open tournament play with a first round matchup again…
20 March 2015 | 6:16 am
Sarah Royals boards the bus that will take the UAlbany women's basketball team to the airport on their way to the NCAA Tournament Wednesday March 18, 2015, in Albany, NY. UAlbany women's head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson, center, with players during Saturday's game against UMass-Lowell at the SE…
20 March 2015 | 5:11 am
(AP) -- - Fourth-seeded Duke enters its NCAA Tournament opener Friday in Durham against Albany with its worst seed in nearly two decades. The 16th-ranked Blue Devils (21-10) are making their 21st straight tournament appearance, but this is their lowest seed since they were a No. 5 in 1997. They'v…
19 March 2015 | 7:59 pm
"It's turned into a real good place for women's basketball." As the 16th-seeded team in the ... Fordham's Stephanie Gaitley, Duke's Joanne McCallie, Rutgers' C. Vivian Stringer, Patricia Cage-Bibbs, Tom Collen and Marianne Stanley. Inman made four straight ...
18 March 2015 | 7:05 pm