It wasn't until Baylor coach Kim Mulkey took the last of her starters out that she finally stopped coaching. She put her hands to her face, seemingly holding back tears, and wrapped star Brittney Griner in a lengthy embrace as her bench began to celebrate the Bears' extraordinary accomplishment.
Apr 4 7:39 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Brittany Mallory had taken a couple of weeks after Notre Dame's loss to Texas A&M in the national championship game to think about whether she wanted to return for a fifth season.
Apr 3 3:45 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
When it was officially over, Baylor having won 59-47 to advance to the national championship game (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN), Nneka Ogwumike called her team to center court. She talked to them in a close huddle, some of her teammates had tears in their eyes, but in that moment, Nneka did not.
Apr 2 2:02 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Nneka Ogwumike is back in the Final Four for the fourth time in her career. Stanford's run of five straight national semifinal appearances matches Connecticut and LSU in women's Division I history.
Apr 1 10:56 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Delaware junior Elena Delle Donne, plus two players each from Baylor and Stanford were named to the 10-player WBCA All-America team.
Mar 31 6:53 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Mar 31 5:43 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
The Cardinal prepare to leave for the Final Four in a 60-hour whirlwind of practice and interviews -- with time set aside for movies, pedicures and shopping.
Mar 30 | By Michelle Smith
It wouldn't be entirely accurate to say that the entire Stanford campus is abuzz with the prospect of the women's basketball team going to the Final Four to play Baylor (8:30 p.m. ET Sunday, ESPN) and its ubiquitous star Brittney Griner.
Mar 29 1:49 AM ET | By By Michelle Smith
From having to travel 3,000 miles in the early rounds to facing questions over whether it deserved its No. 1 seed, Stanford has answered every challenge.
Mar 26 | By Michelle Smith
After a turbulent start to her career at Duke, Shay Selby has come into her own in her final season.
Mar 27 8:15 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Duke and Stanford will meet for the first time in an NCAA tournament game in Monday's Elite Eight.
Mar 24 | By Michelle Smith
Not to be outdone by dunks, Duke or Dawn Staley, Nneka Ogwumike's 39 points put Stanford into the Elite Eight.
Mar 24 | By Michelle Smith
Coaches are sometimes reluctant to be completely honest with star players. That, however, was never an issue between Tara VanDerveer and Dawn Staley.
Mar 24 5:01 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Mar 23 8:50 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Between games and studying for final exams, there is precious little time for parents to spend with the players during the NCAA tournament, but they all make the most of it.
Mar 23 | By Michelle Smith
Three of the region's top four seeds will clash in the Sweet 16, where St. John's just might be primed for an upset.
Mar 21 | By Michelle Smith
An opponent can push Stanford around for a while, but you have to do a lot to push the Cardinal over in the NCAA tournament.
Mar 20 12:24 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
West Virginia will be the latest team that will have to try to figure out Stanford and the Ogwumike sisters, and Ayana Dunning's veteran experience could be the answer in the second-round clash.
Mar 18 5:07 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Mar 18 4:44 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Defense is the name of the game they are playing in Norfolk. West Virginia moved on to the second round of the NCAA tournament because it knows how to dish it, Stanford because it knows how to deal with it.
Mar 17 7:33 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Texas' string of first-round losses is now four in a row after the Longhorns fell on Saturday in Norfolk to West Virginia 68-55.
Mar 17 4:52 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike has a bruised knee and her return is questionable.
Mar 17 6:20 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Hampton sent a letter to the NCAA because it was upset with drawing a No. 16 seed.
Mar 16 8:10 PM ET | By Michelle Smith