There will not be a No. 1 seed in Tuesday's women's NCAA championship game, as the Aggies and Irish played spoiler for Connecticut and Stanford.
Apr 4 1:14 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
The secret of success for this year's Final Four teams is blending personalities.
Apr 2 | By Michelle Smith
Three out of the four teams heading to the women's Final Four in Indianapolis rely on veteran point guard leadership, and that's not by accident.
Apr 1 | By Michelle Smith
Jeanette Pohlen and Kayla Pedersen know what it's like to make the Final Four. This is their fourth trip in four years. But they don't know what it's like to win it all. This time around they are determined to write a different ending.
Mar 31 | By Michelle Smith
UConn and Stanford were expected to be playing in Indianapolis this weekend. Notre Dame and Texas A&M -- not so much. But the Fighting Irish and the Aggies will be joining the favorites in the Final Four.
Mar 30 | By Michelle Smith
Gonzaga couldn't find any answer for Stanford's Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike. The super siblings combined for 41 points and 26 rebounds and propelled the Cardinal to an 83-60 victory and into the Final Four for the fourth consecutive season.
Mar 29 | By Michelle Smith
The Gonzaga Bulldogs might be playing in their first Elite Eight, but they're still enjoying familiar territory. Playing in hometown Spokane, Wash., Bulldogs star Courtney Vandersloot has become the darling of the tournament.
Mar 28 | By Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith watched the energy of a high-powered Gonzaga win evaporate when Stanford got on the floor and struggled through a grind-out game. For the Bulldogs, a win over Louisville means a matchup with the Cardinal with the Final Four on the line.
Mar 28 7:55 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
More than once this season, Kelly Graves has told his Gonzaga team a fairy tale of a mid-major women's basketball team reaching the Final Four. Now, he and his Bulldogs are trying to write their own happy ending.
Mar 24 | By Michelle Smith
The seniors on Stanford's women's basketball team walked off the floor of Maples Pavilion in fine fashion on Monday night. With a 75-49 victory over St. John's, they became the first class in school history never to have lost at home.
Mar 21 | By Michelle Smith
When Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said her team wasn't always "basketball smart," it wasn't intended as an insult to her players. Instead, she actually was making the point that her team's efficiency and discipline are the result of a lot of hard work.
Mar 21 5:25 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
A No. 3 seed should have a decided advantage over a No. 11 seed. That is, unless the No. 11 seed, Gonzaga, is the nation's top scoring team and is playing on its home court. The Bulldogs could be ready for an upset when they take on No. 3 seed UCLA.
Mar 21 12:20 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Emotions ran high for UC Davis in its first-round game against Stanford on Saturday. Head coach Sandy Sampson got the Aggies to the NCAA tournament for the first time, and he already had announced his retirement whenever UC Davis' season concluded.
Mar 19 11:54 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
You would think that St. John's women's basketball coach Kim Barnes Arico has enough of a challenge in the talented Big East. Apparently there's also a challenge in coaching fourth-grade travel basketball teams.
Mar 18 | By Michelle Smith
The brackets have been announced for the NCAA women's basketball tournament, and the top seeds are familiar ones. Baylor, UConn, Stanford and Tennesse rest atop the brackets, and those four teams could very well be in Indianpolis at the Final Four.
Mar 14 9:57 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Charlotte has experienced an amazing turnaround. But beating the Sparks in the finals? That's another story.
Aug 30 10:38 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Lisa Leslie says L.A. is four wins from a title. That's true -- the question is whether the Sparks will get them.
Aug 28 2:26 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Cleveland, New York, L.A. and Sacramento should survive first-round WNBA playoff matchups.
Aug 16 12:26 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Utah, mentioned by some to be a title contender in the preseason, is on a roll thanks to a new coach and the talented Natalie Williams.
Aug 2 9:14 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Not only have the Rockers won seven games in a row, they may just be the best defensive team in WNBA history.
Jul 27 2:10 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
The race to reach the playoffs is heating up and as the second half begins, it's time to start thinking about who's in and who's staying home.
Jul 19 2:02 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
While the fans voting for the All-Stars starting lineups have the right to choose their favorites, many deserving players were left off the ballots.
Jul 12 3:16 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
This year's rookie class was supposed to be one of the best, but so far, the impact has yet to be felt.
Jul 5 10:39 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Underachieving Sacramento needed its change in direction.
Jun 29 5:14 PM ET | By Michelle Smith