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Notre Dame’s McGraw joins 700-win club

Irish coach Muffet McGraw spent much of her pre-Notre Dame life either playing or coaching basketball in the Philadelphia area, so it was only fitting she record her 700th career win there Tuesday night.

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Griner breaks blocks record, scoring record to follow

Opposing teams fear her. She has become the face of women’s college basketball, and she is now an NCAA record holder.

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No. 1 Baylor women roll over No. 6 Kentucky 85-51

After senior Brittney Griner was fouled in the second half, making a move to the basket and fell, Baylor assistant coach Damion McKinney yelled, “Playin’ big girl basketball.”

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Geno Auriemma wants to lower the rim in women’s basketball

UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma believes that the nets should be lowered in women’s basketball in order to increase fan interest.

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Notre Dame moves to ACC

Notre Dame moves to ACC

Notre Dame will leave the Big East and join the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in all sports except football and hockey, the University announced Wednesday. Notre Dame will remain independent in football.

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Baylor basketball teams face NCAA sanctions

Baylor could face NCAA sanctions after a three-year investigation revealed the men’s and women’s basketball programs made 738 impermissible text messages and 528 impermissible phone calls to recruits.

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40-0: Lady Bears are 2012 national champs with 80-61 win

40-0: Lady Bears are 2012 national champs with 80-61 win

The Baylor Lady Bears took care of unfinished business, defeating Notre Dame 80-61. “Now you can see we did something,” sophomore Odyssey Sims said.

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Title time for Notre Dame after outlasting UConn

Title time for Notre Dame after outlasting UConn

With 11 seconds to play in the second half, Connecticut guard Kelly Faris hit a free throw that would have ended Notre Dame’s season. With the Irish down two points, Irish junior guard Skylar Diggins received the inbounds pass, took it coast-to-coast, and missed a layup, a miss that would have ended Notre Dame’s season.

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Baylor knocks off Stanford 59-47 to reach title game

Baylor knocks off Stanford 59-47 to reach title game

Stanford wanted its shot at No. 1 Baylor all season long, and they got it. The Lady Bears defeated the Cardinal 59-47 to advance to the National Championship.

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Baylor headed again to women’s Final Four

In Baylor’s November matchup with Tennessee, sophomore Odyssey Sims couldn’t buy a bucket; her only points were from a pair of free throws. “What happened with last year is done with,” Sims said. “I just tried to stay focused.”

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