CHAPEL HILL -- UNC women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell will be “temporarily stepping away” from coaching after doctors recently diagnosed her with leukemia, the school announced Monday.
Hatchell, 61, was inducted last month into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. She will receive treatment at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
“I have the utmost confidence in my doctors,” Hatchell said in a statement.
“There is a reason why the North Carolina Cancer Hospital ranks as one of the top cancer facilities in the nation.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Baylor basketball coach Kim Mulkey was suspended from her team's next NCAA tournament game for criticizing the officiating after a loss to Louisville last spring.
The NCAA on Monday also reprimanded Mulkey and withheld Baylor's team championship per diem from the regional round.
After Louisville upset top-seeded Baylor 82-81 in March, Mulkey said the game was far too physical and she singled out the officials.
''I thought that all three of them, if they go past this round of officiating, it will be sad for the game,'' she said then.
TEXAS -- Three-year Prairie View A&M head women’s basketball coach Toyelle
Wilson resigned today to join the Baylor University women’s basketball
coaching staff under Kim Mulkey.
“I appreciate the opportunities that I have been given at Prairie
View A&M,” stated Wilson.
“I would like to especially thank Dr.
Wright and Fred Washington for their continuous guidance and support
over these past seven years. It has been a very rewarding journey. I
want to thank my coaches, the fans, the alumni and the players for their
commitment to making Prairie View A&M one of the premier basketball
programs in the country.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Gary Blair and his Texas A&M Aggies are the
defending national champions, yet they aren’t even favored to win the Big 12
That’s fine with Blair and his overachieving Aggies. They weren’t expected
to win it all last season, but knocked offBaylor
to get to the Final Four
before beatingNotre Dame
for the title.
“We like staying under that radar,” Blair said.
Blair knows that his team will be a target this year because of what they
accomplished last season.
“If we lose a game this year, before they get to the dressing room, those
assistant coaches will be dialing their recruits (saying) we just knocked off
the national champion,” Blair said.
Saturday, March 26 (All times ET)
At Dayton, Ohio
(4) Ohio State vs. (1) Tennessee, noon
(6) Oklahoma vs. (2) Notre Dame, 2 p.m.
At Spokane, Wash.
(11) Gonzaga vs. (7) Louisville, 9 p.m.
(5) North Carolina vs. (1) Stanford, 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 27
(5) Georgetown vs. (1) Connecticut, noon
(3) DePaul vs. (2) Duke, 2:30 p.m.
(6) Georgia vs. (2) Texas A&M, 4:30 p.m.
(5) Green Bay vs. (1) Baylor, 6:30 p.
SAINT JOSEPH, Mo. -- They never wore glass slippers - more like well-worn steel-toed work boots - but Shaw remained the Cinderella of this year's NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament until Clayton State knocked them out of the dance by beating the Lady Bears 63-46 in the national semi-final.
Shaw was hamstrung by poor shooting and a plague of turnovers, often when trying to push the ball inside.
"We didn't play well tonight," said Shaw Head Coach Jacques Curtis.
WACO, Texas -- Brittney Griner has already had an impact on women’s
basketball like few players before her.
The 6-foot-8 Griner can dunk, rebound, block shots and alter games with her
imposing presence in the lane. Yet as dominating as she has been in her two
seasons for the Baylor Lady Bears, she isn’t so sure she has lived up to the
“I don’t think I’m as good as what everybody says I am,” Griner said. “I
think I’m alright.”
Forgive her opponents, and even her own teammates, if they disagree.
NEW YORK -- The 2011 Women's NCAA Tournament is scheduled to begin March 19, with its Final Four and championship game set for Indianapolis' Conseco Fieldhouse. The 64-team bracket was unveiled on ESPN's selection special Monday night.
The 2011 Women's NCAA Tournament bracket, complete with schedule, game times, and locations (all times pm and EST):