March 24, 2005 |
Seimone Augustus plays with dazzling skill, a crowd-pleasing flair and, according to her coach, plenty of smarts. With that combination, it's no wonder the Louisiana State star was a unanimous All-American. Augustus led the Associated Press women's basketball All-American team, which was announced Wednesday. She was the only player picked for the first team by all 45 members of the national media panel that also votes in the weekly AP poll. "People marvel at her mid-range jumper.
March 6, 2007 |
Candice Wiggins is healthy and headed back to the NCAA tournament. Wiggins scored 20 points and No. 6-ranked Stanford staved off a late rally to beat eighth-ranked Arizona State, 62-55, in the championship game of the Pacific 10 Conference tournament Monday night, giving the Cardinal an automatic NCAA bid. Wiggins, coming off a career-high and tournament-record eight three-pointers in a semifinal victory over USC, had another big night.
March 3, 2008 |
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Stanford senior Candice Wiggins became the Pacific 10 Conference women's career scoring leader Sunday in a 74-52 victory over Washington State. Wiggins passed Lisa Leslie's record of 2,414 points -- set at USC from 1991 to 1994 -- late in the first half and ended up with 24 points to move into the top spot with 2,424. The victory also gave the Cardinal the Pac-10 regular-season title. "I'm really happy for lots of reasons," said Wiggins.
January 28, 2007 |
No. 21 Texas A&M ended sixth-ranked Oklahoma's 24-game Big 12 winning streak with a 54-52 victory Saturday at Norman, Okla. The Aggies overcame a seven-point deficit with a 13-0 run, taking a 46-40 lead on Danielle Gant's two free throws after a technical foul on Oklahoma Coach Sherri Coale. Then the Aggies (15-4, 5-2) had to prevent the Sooners (17-2, 7-1) from rallying from a five-point deficit in the final minute.
February 12, 2008 |
This time, Rutgers' issue was not with Don Imus. Suffering a controversial loss after the game clock appeared to pause on two-tenths of a second, No. 5-ranked Rutgers fell to No. 1 Tennessee, 59-58, Monday night at Knoxville, Tenn., in a rematch of the 2007 NCAA women's basketball title game that had fueled Imus' controversial remarks about the Scarlet Knights players.
July 28, 2008 |
MINNEAPOLIS -- Lisa Leslie scored 12 of her 23 points in the fourth quarter and overtime Sunday to lead the Sparks to a 92-84 victory over the host Minnesota Lynx. Rookie Candace Parker also finished with 23 points for the Sparks in the WNBA's last game before its Olympic break. "To finish and get one is great, and obviously it is a good feeling for the girls that don't have to practice for three weeks," Leslie said.
February 12, 2006 |
With Stanford trailing midway through the second half, Candice Wiggins made a three-point basket to tie the score. Seconds later, she blocked a shot and got the rebound to set the stage for yet another victory over California. Wiggins scored 19 of her 25 points in the second half and the No. 14 Cardinal (18-5, 12-2) survived its worst shooting game of the season to beat California, 55-46, Saturday in a Pacific 10 Conference game at Berkeley.
November 20, 2004 |
Mistie Williams scored 20 points and No. 6 Duke rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat No. 23 Penn State, 66-58, Friday night at Durham, N.C. Wynter Whitley finished with 11 points and a team-best eight rebounds for the Blue Devils, who shot 39% in the first half and 50% in the second. Jennifer Harris led Penn State with 17 points, and Jess Strom finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
December 13, 2004 |
Replacing senior point guard Loree Moore weighed on freshman Alexis Hornbuckle in her first start for No. 9-ranked Tennessee. She acknowledged being nervous as the Lady Vols rallied from 15 points down to beat No. 15 DePaul, 78-63, Sunday at Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee didn't take its first lead until 11:20 was left. "Alexis started the game on her heels and finished the game on her toes," Tennessee Coach Pat Summitt said. "I thought she was able to turn it around in the course of the game.