| Apr 8, 2013
| 2:19 AM
NEW ORLEANS -- So close. So painfully close.
When Skylar Diggins finally puts her participation in her third straight NCAA women’s basketball Final Four in perspective, the Notre Dame senior and South Bend’s finest will measure it in...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 9:38 PM
NEW ORLEANS — We heard greatness was coming, as sure as the distant whistle of an oncoming train. As sure as Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore, we all knew it was coming.
We just didn't know exactly when.
Today, we do. Greatness arrived in the City...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Somehow, they did it again.
Coach Geno Auriemma and his University of Connecticut women's basketball team weren't supposed to win the NCAA National Championship in 2013. This was supposed to be a rebuilding year, defined at UConn as only going to the...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 9:36 PM
What's basketball without hope that the stars might align to make it possible for the virtually impossible to occur?
They did in Oklahoma City on Sunday night when Louisville, almost a 30-point underdog, dethroned defending national champion Baylor with...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Even the strongest team constantly stands on a fragile fault line. All that separate it from falling into a sink hole are ill-timed acts of nature and an inspired opponent.
The No. 3 UConn women found that out again on Saturday when one foot suddenly...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 4:23 PM
– DePaul flew halfway across the country Sunday morning – one day later than expected.
The team was picked up at Bradley International Airport by a bus for the drive to UConn – 30 minutes later than projected.
Then, the Blue Demons...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Truth is, women's basketball needed this. The Big East certainly needed it.
They needed a game to feel good about between national powers, archrivals, conference antagonists who pulsed and punched from start to finish.
They got it.
| Apr 7, 2013
They won't win this one in the last minute. They won't have to.
This time, the UConn women will win it in the first 39.
Doris Burke, ESPN's lead analyst, had a question Saturday at the network's Final Four media conference. And it was a good one....
| Jan 16, 2012
| 8:24 PM
There are days when playing the UConn women is the most futile endeavor in sports. On those days, the opponent is so overwhelmed, so out of its element, that the game seems over when the bus pulls up to the building.
For an example, we direct your...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 9:18 PM
The physical play of the Big East has become second-nature to UConn. But the bump-and-run style, par for the course at home, sometimes doesn't translate well within a different league on the road.
That was a big problem for the Huskies Monday, at least...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 9:06 AM
A student journalist in a ponytail, who couldn't have been more than 11 or 12 years old, asked Maya Moore Saturday about the impending end of her great college career.
She wanted to know if the nation's consensus player of the year, its first three-...