2018 Women's NCAA Tournament coverage

2018 Division III women's basketball NCAA Tournament bracket Amherst won its second straight national championship in women's basketball and third overall, and this is how it happened.

March 18, 2018 Meet the new boss, same as the old boss Amherst used its defense to suffocate its opponents on its way to a second straight national championship. With a team commitment to defense and a handful of sophomore stars, the Mammoths aren't budging from atop Division III women's hoops any time soon.

March 17, 2018 Amherst goes back-to-back Amherst held Bowdoin without a field goal for a 10-minute span and pulled away from the Polar Bears, 65-45, securing the Mammoths' second straight NCAA Division III women's basketball national championship.

March 16, 2018 Polar Bears plow through Wartburg Bowdoin shot 50 percent from the floor, drilled 10 three pointers and didn't miss a free throw in a 90-62 dominating performance against previously unbeaten Wartburg. Abby Kelly led the way with 23 points for the Polar Bears.

March 16, 2018 Mammoths march into title game Amherst's stingy defense held Thomas More nearly 40 points below its season scoring average and the Mammoths defeated the Saints, 66-48. The Mammoths extended their winning streak to 65 games with a victory over the last team to beat them.

March 14, 2018 Talking about defense, not a title defense Amherst's roster is noticeably different from last year's title-winning team. The Mammoths don't think about their past, but the program's hallmark is evergreen. Defense wins championships. More in a Road to Rochester feature.

March 14, 2018 Getting a second chance The young girl in the ballcap was a huge Bowdoin women's basketball fan as an 8-year-old as the Polar Bears went to the 2004 Final Four. But she wasn't able to make the trip. This year she will, however, since she'll be playing. More in a Road to Rochester feature.

March 12, 2018 Saints found their roles, then started rolling This is a different Thomas More team than last year's and different from the 2016 title team. Once this group started to fit together, the wins started piling up. There are some common threads bonding the past with the present. More in a Road to Rochester feature.

March 11, 2018 Culture change has Wartburg two wins from title "These girls aren’t only my teammates, but they are all my friends. I deeply care about each and every one of them." That's how Morgan Neuendorf described her team after Saturday's win, but it's how they got there that's the story. More in a Road to Rochester feature.

March 10, 2018 Chalk one up for chalk The final four teams in the NCAA Tournament are the teams ranked Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 5 after Amherst, Bowdoin and Thomas More rolled into the national semifinals and Wartburg battled past East Texas Baptist in the sectional finals.

March 9, 2018 NESCAC sweeps through Sweet 16 The NESCAC put its stamp on the round of 16 with three dominant performances by Amherst, Bowdoin and Tufts. Elsewhere ETBU continued its run, UR won the battle of Rochester and Thomas More earned a rematch with Hope.

March 8, 2018 Saints hit the road for revenge The Get Back fueled Thomas More to another sectional appearance. After last year's stunning loss to Hope at home, the Saints now have a chance to get back in more ways than one. Adam Turer has more on the Road to Rochester.

March 8, 2018 Keeping the run going Mikayla Miller almost walked away from basketball after high school. But she persevered, and now her career, and Gustavus Adolphus' season, continues on. More in a Road to Rochester feature.

February 26, 2019 Division III's biggest first-round upsets Do you think your team has what it takes to pull off an epic first-round upset? Plenty of teams have felt the same way in the past decade, and some of them have pulled it off. Here's a look at the top first-round upsets of the past 10 years, ranked from 1-10.

March 3, 2018 Five hosts knocked out in second round In addition to TCNJ, UW-Whitewater, Texas-Dallas, Illinois Wesleyan and Randolph-Macon bit the dust, while St. Thomas survived a tough battle and Amherst found the second round a little bit tougher than the first.

March 2, 2018 First round: Saints rally, Thunder roll Marymount rallied from a four-point deficit to beat MIT while Trine and George Fox won their first round showdowns with ranked foes. Elsewhere Amherst's defense set a new record and Ithaca ousted SUNY Geneseo.

March 2, 2018 ETBU has tourney debut to remember You can't spell debut without ETBU, and in its first-ever NCAA Tournament game, East Texas Baptist overcame a six-point halftime deficit and knocked off No. 19 Whitman 65-59.

March 1, 2018 Women's tournament preview The last four Division III women's basketball champions have been undefeated, and Amherst and Wartburg have a chance to extend that streak. Which teams have the best chance to stop them and capture the title for themselves? Our annual tournament preview takes a look.

March 1, 2018 Two-sport stars light Wartburg universe Search for the accolades of a player in the Wartburg women’s basketball team’s formidable starting lineup and you might have to clarify the sport. Because it could be soccer, or volleyball, or softball. More in a Road to Rochester feature.

March 2, 2018 No. 17 Saints gear up for NCAA first-round tilt against MIT The No. 17 Marymount women's basketball team enters its 20th NCAA Tournament on Friday evening, taking on MIT in the opening round at the University of Rochester at 5 p.m. It's the first time in program history the two teams have squared off. 

February 28, 2018 Record season continues for Bullets in NCAAs GETTYSBURG, Pa. – A record-breaking season continues for the Gettysburg College women's basketball team as it marches on to the first round of the NCAA Division III Championship to face Albright College this Friday at 5 p.m. inside the Panzer Athletic Center on the campus of Montclair State University.

March 1, 2018 Westfield State draws tall task in Tufts in opening round “We have a great team, and a lot of our players have been in the NCAA Tournament before,” says Westfield State head coach Andrea Bertini. “We are well prepared physically, and we have a mentally tough group."

February 27, 2017 Women's bracket released! Here is the bracket for the 2018 Division III women's basketball tournament which brings good news to Walla Walla and suburban Philadelphia.

March 1, 2018 Final women's regional rankings released The NCAA released the final set of women's basketball regional rankings. This was the set used for selections.

February 26, 2018 Who's in? Our projected women's bracket It's an anxious time for the teams hoping for one of the 21 at-large bids to the NCAA Division III women's basketball tournament. Here are the 21 teams that we would pick and how we'd bracket them in our annual bracket projection.

February 11, 2018 Who's in the women's tournament? The 2018 NCAA Tournament had Yeowomen, Stormy Petrels, Gorloks, Monks, Maroons, Beacons, Thoroughbreds and two undefeated teams. Here's the full list of 64 participants, including at-large bid recipients.

February 24, 2018 Saturday women: Worth the wait The third time was the charm for Marietta against Ohio Northern in the OAC title game, while Chapman, Scranton and Hope won their tourneys in overtime. Plus East Texas Baptist, Mass-Boston and Oberlin are going to the NCAA Tournament for the first time ever.

February 23, 2018 Friday: Bulldogs in, at-large pool fills Brooklyn captured the first of 84 automatic bids to be handed out this weekend, then the Montclair State women and Staten Island men followed shortly after that. Elsewhere twin upsets in the MIAC will pop someone else's bubble elsewhere and Eastern Mennonite kept going for Kirby.

February 14, 2018 Second women's regional rankings released DePauw is one of nine teams with zero or one losses in Division III ranked in this week's regional rankings. Check out the full list.

February 8, 2017 First women's regional rankings released The NCAA tournament selection committee released its first set of regional rankings today with two undefeated teams, Amherst and Wartburg, leading their respective regions.

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April 1, 2015 2015 Women's NCAA Tournament coverage Full coverage of the 2015 NCAA Division III women's basketball tournament, from Selection Sunday prognostications to the cutting of the nets in Grand Rapids, Mich.

March 31, 2014 2014 Women's NCAA Tournament coverage Full coverage of FDU-Florham's undefeated run to the 2014 Division III women's basketball national title.

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