Fordham signed women's basketball coach Stephanie Gaitley to an extension through the 2021 season on Tuesday.
Brittany Boyd scored 22 points, including the game-winning jumper with 14 seconds left, and California survived for a 64-63 victory over feisty Fordham in the first round of the NCAA tournament Saturday.
From players to watch and potential upsets to the best games in the first round, espnW breaks down each region of the women's NCAA tournament.
Erin Rooney scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Fordham took the lead with an 11-2 second-half run Sunday and beat top-seeded Dayton 63-51 for the Atlantic 10 women's basketball championship.
No. 13 Penn State handles Fordham 78-61
Saint Joseph's 47, Fordham 46
Three decades after its last glory days, second-year coach Stephanie Gaitley and some key transfers have Fordham ascendant again heading into the A-10 tournament.
Amber Deane scored 14 points and Kelley Austria added 12 to help No. 18 Dayton beat Fordham 68-57 on Sunday night.
David Roach, the former athletic director at Brown and Colgate, has been chosen for the same position at Fordham.
Jessica Jenkins scored 17 points as No.19 St. Bonaventure women rallied to beat Fordham 52-45 on Wednesday night.
Khadijah Rushdan scored 16 points and Monique Oliver added 14 to lead No. 11 Rutgers to a 68-48 rout of Fordham on Thursday night.
Stephanie Gaitley will be the new women's basketball coach at Fordham the school announced Friday.
Fordham women's basketball coach Cathy Andruzzi will not return for the 2011-12 season.
Amber Harris scored 18 points and Xavier (No. 6 ESPN/USA Today, No. 7 AP) never trailed in a 77-55 victory over Fordham that kept the Musketeers unbeaten in the Atlantic 10.
Ta'Shia Phillips scored a season-high 25 points, making 11 of her 12 shots, and No. 5 Xavier beat Fordham 74-59 on Sunday to clinch the school's first undefeated season in Atlantic 10 play.
Fordham retired the jersey of former Rams basketball star Anne Gregory on Saturday during halftime of a game against Rider.