2016 Women's NCAA Tournament coverage
2016 NCAA Division III women's basketball tournament bracket Here's how Thomas More won its second consecutive championship, from first round to Indianapolis.
April 5, 2016 None better than Mighty Moss Who is the greatest Division III women's basketball player of all time? It's certainly up for debate, but Gordon Mann makes the case for Sydney Moss after she completed her career by sweeping the major individual awards and leading Thomas More to a perfect record for the second consecutive season.
April 6, 2016 First class success for Hans The five seniors who were part of head coach Jeff Hans' first recruiting class at Thomas More helped the Saints win a second consecutive national championship. Hans' program has been built on high school teammates and local recruits, with a strong foundation for the future. Adam Turer explains in this season's final feature.
April 5, 2016 Hoopsville: Back-to-Back It was a special opportunity: to play for a national championship on the same court and at the same time as Division I. Thomas More took advantage of the opportunity to win their second consecutive title. Tune in as Dave McHugh recaps the championship experience in this special edition of Hoopsville:
April 4, 2016 Saints go back-to-back Thomas More completed its second consecutive perfect season by pulling away from Tufts 63-51 in the 2016 Division III women's basketball championship game. After the Jumbos tied the game at 49 with under seven minutes to play, the Saints went on a 10-2 run to close out the win. Get the full game story.
April 1, 2016 Looking for one more stop Tufts' road to the national championship is paved by hard-nosed defense that has frustrated opponent after opponent. They'll need one more Jumbo-sized defensive effort to win the national title. We break down Tufts' elite defense and get input from other great defensive coaches on how they'd try to stop Thomas More's offensive juggernaut.
March 26, 2016 Win, watch, repeat? Thomas More is one step away from winning a second championship, but one legendary coach says consecutive titles aren't really repeats. And another says they are never easy, regardless of what the box scores say. What do the Saints have to say about their return trip to the national title game? Adam Turer finds out.
March 22, 2016 Hoopsville: Almost Perfect It has been a great season in Division III basketball. While the men's team has crown it's champion, the women still have a game to be played. We recap the men's title and preview the women's championship game in Indianapolis. Dave McHugh also chats with Roanoke's Page Moir who is stepping down on a special edition of Hoopsville which can be seen here:
March 19, 2016 Tufts, Mighty Moss head to Indy Tufts shut out Wartburg in the first period and held off the Knights in the fourth to punch its ticket to the national title game. Then Sydney Moss put on an offensive show as Thomas More beat Amherst. Full recap from Columbus, Ohio.
March 17, 2016 Third time's the charm? Tufts certainly hopes so as the Jumbos head to the national semifinals for the third consecutive season. How much will the Jumbos benefit from those prior experiences and what's the key to writing a different ending to this season? Sarah Sommer tells Tufts' story in a Road to Indianapolis feature.
March 16, 2016 Saints on a different kind of mission If you're following Thomas More from afar, this season looks a lot like the last. The Saints continue to roll up lopsided wins, game after game. But this Saints team has a different mission , one that has them playing looser and even better than before. Adam Turer explains in a Road to Indianapolis feature.
March 15, 2016 Sister act adds to Amherst's legacy Amherst women's basketball has an impressive legacy, including more Final Four appearances than the other three national semifinalists combined. The Doswell twins have helped Amherst author the latest chapter in its success. Rob Knox has more on Ali and Meredith in this Road to Indianapolis feature.
March 14, 2016 Wartburg gets busy winning When Wartburg lost in the IIAC tournament, the Knights were pretty sure their season was over. How sure? Three players went to play different sports. When Wartburg got the call on Selection Monday, so did those players, and they've been off the hook since. Ryan Scott explains in a Road to Indianapolis feature.
March 13, 2016 Hoopsville: Only the Elite Sunday night on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh recapped a terrific weekend of basketball while hearing from many of those moving on to the Division III basketball championship weekends.Who thinks they are in good shape? Who will survive? You can watch Hoopsville or listen to the podcast On Demand now:
March 12, 2016 Wartburg joins three playoff vets in Final Four Just like last year Thomas More survived foul trouble for Sydney Moss and advanced past Washington U. And just like last year Tufts will join them in the Final Four after beating Scranton. And Amherst cruised past Rochester. But the bubble team, Wartburg, is not done yet. Get the women's recap here.
March 11, 2016 Patriots end George Fox's run Texas-Tyler rallied late to force overtime against George Fox and then forced the Bruins out of the tournament, leaving two perfect teams in playoffs. Meanwhile Wash U continued its mastery of CMU and three hosts rolled. That and more in our women's recap.
March 10, 2016 Hoopsville: Sectionals Preview Which eight teams of the 32 left can get the job done and march on to the championship weekends? Thursday night, Dave McHugh chats with some of those who have already surprised and those who hope to keep their tournament dreams reality. Watch Hoopsville On Demand or listen to the podcast here:
March 10, 2016 Texas-Tyler ready to travel The Patriots have played just one game outside of their gymnasium in the past 40 days, but say they're ready to get in a plane and fly to St. Paul, Minn., to take on George Fox. More in a Road to Indianapolis feature by Rob Knox.
March 9, 2016 Albright continues uphill battle After a disappointing end to last season, Albright came back motivated, and the Lions' second-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament has continued on into the Sweet 16. A Road to Indianapolis feature by Sarah Sommer.
March 8, 2016 Don't call CMU underdogs Carnegie Mellon has surpassed all external expectations by reaching the Sweet 16, and the Tartans have had a lot of fun doing it. Can they break a 46-game losing streak to conference rival Washington U? Ryan Scott caught up with CMU before their big rematch in a Road to Indianapolis feature.
March 8, 2016 Following a new leader Bowdoin lost three key seniors after last season, and leadership was in short supply. The Polar Bears have just one senior, and thankfully, she stepped up. Josh Smith has more in a Road to Indianapolis feature.
March 6, 2016 Hoopsville: Survive and Advance! Survive and advance! Pretty much sums up one of the craziest opening weekends to the D3 championship tournaments in recent history. Sunday night on Hoopsville Dave McHugh recapped it all, talked to coaches who survived, and looked ahead to the next weekend. You watch or listen to Hoopsville On Demand here:
March 6, 2016 Sectional hosts annouced The sites for the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 rounds are in. Here's where the remaining teams will be heading for next Friday's games.
March 5, 2016 Something old, something new Next weekend's sectionals will have a few new faces and several familiar ones. Albright and Stevens advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time ever while the NESCAC and UAA each went 3-0 and both national semifinalists moved on. Get the recap from the second round of the women's tournament.
March 4, 2016 Tartans sink Hope, Falcons roll Thunder Carnegie Mellon stunned Hope in the final seconds of their first-round Top 25 showdown while River Falls rolled over Wheaton in theirs. Elsewhere St. Thomas rallied past Loras and Moravian upset the University of New England. Here's the full recap from the first round of the women's tournament.
March 4, 2016 2016 women's tournament preview Three undefeated teams enter the 2016 NCAA tournament, including both of last year's national finalists. Is Scranton's return to glory complete? Can George Fox get back to the national semifinals without a home game? Can anyone stop Thomas More? Here's our best guess on those questions and more.
March 3, 2016 Hoopsville: For All the Glory The Roads to Indianapolis and Salem have been laid out in front of 126 teams... now it's time to start down those roads to champions. Who has a chance? Who will upset? Who is too tough at home? Watch Hoopsville On Demand here:
March 3, 2016 Forged by tragedy Geneseo's women's basketball program suffered the ultimate loss when a player's life was stolen in January. But the Knights have gotten through the roller coaster ride and reached the big dance. More in Around the Nation.
March 3, 2016 Join the Bracket Challenge! Our longtime friends over at d3photography.com are hosting a Division III basketball bracket challenge. Check it out and try your hand at predicting the brackets! Women's deadline 5 p.m. ET Friday!
March 2, 2016 Hawks hold on for at least one more game New Paltz has relied on depth out of necessity this season, and the Hawks' undefined roles have led them back to the NCAA tournament. Adversity has also helped forge tight bonds, and this team wants to stay together as long as possible. More in Around the East.
March 1, 2016 Looking to make a run Wheaton was less than enthused with its one-and-out appearance in the NCAA Tournament last year. The Thunder are looking to extend their roll a little longer this time around. Josh Smith has more in Around the Central.
February 29, 2016 Hoopsville Bracket Breakdown The brackets have been announced, so time to break them down. Dave chatted with coaches who are playing next weekend in the NCAA tournament and the committee chairs who lead the selections and bracketing. You can watch the special Monday edition of Hoopsville On Demand now!
February 29, 2016 Women's bracket is out! Just like with the men's tournament, our mock selection committee pretty much nailed who was selected in the Division III women's basketball NCAA Tournament. Here's who made it, the full bracket and our analysis.
February 28, 2016 Our projected women's bracket Picking a women's bracket isn't the same as picking a men's bracket. The strong teams may be in a different part of the country. Here's who we think should get in when the announcement is made at 2:30 p.m. ET on Monday.
February 28, 2016 Who's in the women's tournament? All 44 automatic bids to the 2016 NCAA Division III women's basketball tournament have been claimed, and the 20 at-large bids have been handed out. Here's how the Field of 64 came together, complete with links to coverage of championship week.
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