Megan Walker has been playing well this past month. On Wednesday night, she single-handedly outscored Tulane by a point in No. 2 UConn's 75-33 rout. Walker scored a career-best 34 points in the easy victory.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 17, 2019, 4:49 am
Chloe Jackson scored a season-high 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting and had eight assists, seven rebounds and two steals to lead No. 2 Baylor to a 94-68 win over Kansas on Wednesday night. Kalani Brown added 15 points, DiDi Richards 14 and Lauren Cox and NaLyssa Smith had 13 apiece for the Bears (14-1
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 17, 2019, 4:43 am
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Kayla Goth had 20 points and tied her career-high with 12 assists and Kansas State used a big first half to defeat No. 11 Texas 87-69 on Wednesday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 17, 2019, 3:39 am
A fast start for Virginia Tech had No. 1 Notre Dame back on its heels, but only briefly. Before the second quarter was over, the Fighting Irish put together a 24-1 run, leaving a six-point deficit a distant memory in an 80-51 victory against the Hokies on Wednesday night. ''They came out and
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 17, 2019, 2:52 am
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Stasha Carey made three free throws in the final nine seconds of overtime as No. 20 Rutgers survived blowing a 14-point late in regulation to beat Purdue 65-63 on Wednesday night and stay alone atop the Big Ten.
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Posted: January 17, 2019, 2:44 am
Lindsey Pulliam scored a season-high 27 points, Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah had the 30th double-double of her career and Northwestern defeated No. 25 Indiana 75-69 on Wednesday night. Veronica Burton hit five 3-pointers and contributed a career-high 19 points for the Wildcats (10-7, 3-3 Big Ten) and Kunaiyi-Akpanah
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Posted: January 17, 2019, 2:44 am
Lucky Rudd and Tynice Martin combined for 42 points, 16 in the fourth quarter when they made 12 of 14 free throws, and West Virginia pulled away for a 73-64 win over No. 18 Iowa State on Wednesday night. Rudd had 22 points, making 11 of 13 free throws, 7 of 8 in the fourth quarter when she had her three
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 17, 2019, 2:24 am
Tennessee is continuing to make the kind of history it would rather avoid. The 20th-ranked Lady Volunteers (12-4, 1-3 SEC) have lost three straight games for the first time since February 1986. It's the latest rough stretch for the program trying to rebound from two straight NCAA Tournament second-round
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 16, 2019, 9:19 pm
Joni Taylor, due to give birth next month, doesn't have any medial restrictions but fans tell her to "stop running, stop jumping, stop stomping."
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 15, 2019, 5:10 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Megan Gustafson had 34 points, 13 rebounds and four assists for her nation-leading 15th double-double of the season and No. 22 Iowa beat No. 23 Minnesota 81-63 on Monday night.
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Posted: January 15, 2019, 3:08 am
McCowan had 22 points and 10 rebounds in three quarters to power No. 7 Mississippi State's 85-59 rout of Auburn on Monday night. ''They're both big targets down there,'' Bulldogs point guard Jazzmun Holmes said. The Bulldogs (16-1, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) led the whole
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 15, 2019, 2:53 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Carly Santoro scored a season-high 25 points to reach the 1,000-career plateau and Ohio State beat No. 17 Michigan State 65-55 on Monday night.
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Posted: January 15, 2019, 2:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Notre Dame remained No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll after beating then-No. 2 Louisville last week.
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Posted: January 14, 2019, 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- AP POLL ALERT: Notre Dame stays atop AP Top 25 women's hoops poll; Louisville falls to No. 4, Baylor, UConn tied for 2nd.
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Posted: January 14, 2019, 6:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tennessee saw three of its incredible streaks end this week as the 13th-ranked Lady Vols have a three-game losing streak for the first time in 33 years.
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Posted: January 14, 2019, 8:26 am
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Kianna Ibis made 4 of 4 from 3-point range and finished with 26 points and Reili Richardson hit 1 of 2 free throws with five seconds left to help No. 19 Arizona State beat 24th-ranked California 62-61 on Sunday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 14, 2019, 2:53 am
Nothing much fazes Satou Sabally and No. 5 Oregon. The Los Angeles Lakers legend visited the Ducks on Friday night when they beat Southern California by 40 points. Two days later, Sabally and Ruthy Hebard were still dazzled.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 14, 2019, 12:57 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Te'a Cooper scored 14 points, Alexis Jennings had 10 points and seven rebounds and No. 21 South Carolina beat LSU 76-53 on Sunday for its eighth straight victory.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 14, 2019, 12:03 am
It seemed only fitting that Aleah Goodman would start a 19-2 run for No. 10 Oregon State by knocking down a 3-pointer. It was her fifth of the game, matching her career high, and it sparked the dominating spurt that led to the Beavers' 76-52 victory Sunday over USC. Goodman came off the bench to
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 13, 2019, 11:56 pm
No. 2 Louisville got back on track with a solid performance against Georgia Tech. Asia Durr led the way. Durr scored 21 points and the Cardinals bounced back nicely from their first loss of the season, beating the Yellow Jackets 61-44 on Sunday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 13, 2019, 11:34 pm
Caliya Robinson had 16 points, six rebounds, five assists and two of her six blocks in a critical last-minute possession on Sunday and Georgia defeated No. 13 Tennessee 66-62, giving the Lady Vols a three-game losing streak for the first time in 33 years. Tennessee, which had never lost three-straight
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 13, 2019, 10:41 pm
Kobi Thornton scored 19 points with 10 rebounds and Clemson ended an 18-game losing streak against No. 22 Florida State with a 57-45 victory on Sunday. The Tigers (12-5, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won three straight, had not won in Tallahassee in 17 years. Aliyah Collier added 11 points
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 13, 2019, 10:40 pm
Jaelynn Penn scored 15 of her 21 points in the first half, Ali Patberg had 15 points, six rebounds and nine assists and No. 25 Indiana beat Wisconsin 75-68 on Sunday. Kym Royster added 15 points for Indiana (15-2, 4-1 Big Ten), which rebounded after a 55-50 loss to Ohio State on Thursday. Indiana has
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 13, 2019, 10:22 pm
The Arizona women's basketball program is in the midst of a resurgence. Then No. 6 Stanford came to town and restored the natural order of things in the Pac-12. Alanna Smith scored 20 points, DiJonai Carrington added 19 and the Cardinal rolled past Arizona 78-48 on Sunday to complete a two-game
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 13, 2019, 10:21 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Junior guard Tiana Mangakahia scored 34 points and had 10 rebounds and 10 assists for her first triple-double and No. 12 Syracuse defeated North Carolina 90-77 on Sunday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 13, 2019, 10:08 pm
The best start to a women's basketball season in North Carolina State history rolled on with little resistance from Virginia. Erika Cassell had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the eighth-ranked Wolfpack remained the only unbeaten Division I women's team with a 66-38 victory over the Cavaliers
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 13, 2019, 9:51 pm
Natisha Hiedeman scored 20 points with 10 rebounds, Erika Davenport also had a double-double and No. 15 Marquette held off Georgetown 72-62 on Sunday. Hiedeman had five points in an 8-0 run that gave the Golden Eagles (14-3, 4-0 Big East) a 68-60 lead with 35 seconds left. The Hoyas (8-9, 2-4) missed
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 13, 2019, 9:49 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- With her off-campus roommate Arike Ogunbowale struggling, Marina Mabrey took over the scoring load for No. 1 Notre Dame in a wire-to-wire 78-48 victory over Wake Forest on Sunday.
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Posted: January 13, 2019, 9:36 pm
Crystal Allen scored 16 of her 28 points in the fourth quarter, La'Karis Salter had a double-double and Mississippi upset short-handed, cold-shooting No. 16 Kentucky 55-49 on Sunday. Salter had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Allen made six of her 10-for-10 performance at the foul line in the last
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 13, 2019, 8:31 pm
As if scoring 13 points and grabbing 15 rebounds wasn't enough, Maryland freshman Shakira Austin's biggest contribution to a win over Michigan was seven blocked shots - most of them against Hallie Thome, the Wolverines' biggest star. The No. 9 Terrapins placed five players in double figures
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 13, 2019, 12:52 am
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Zykera Rice scored a career-high 28 points Saturday on 11-of-13 shooting and No. 14 Gonzaga raced to a 97-72 win over Portland.
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Posted: January 13, 2019, 12:49 am
Sug Sutton had 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Joyner Holmes had a big block as No. 11 Texas survived two missed shots in the closing seconds to edge No. 20 Iowa State 64-62 on Saturday. Iowa State made it a two-point game with 44 seconds left forced Texas into a shot-clock violation with
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 13, 2019, 12:31 am
Juicy Landrum and the No. 4 Baylor Lady Bears are settling in coming off the hype of ending then-No. 1 UConn's 126-game regular-season winning streak. Now coach Kim Mulkey thinks her team might even get a little rest. Landrum scored a career-high 23 points , Kalani Brown had 16 points and four
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 13, 2019, 12:07 am
Oregon has the nation's top scoring offense, and it is proving to be a pretty good defensive team, as well. The fifth-ranked Ducks held USC to 29.1 percent shooting from the field and forced 22 turnovers in a 93-53 rout on Friday night. It is the second straight game that Oregon (14-1, 3-0 Pac-
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 12, 2019, 7:10 am
Oregon State had plenty of bad memories at Pauley Pavilion, having lost three in a row by an average of 21.7 points. Especially irksome was last year's 35-point loss to UCLA. The 10th-ranked Beavers erased all that on Friday night, pulling away in the fourth quarter for an 83-73 victory.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 12, 2019, 6:37 am
Practice only game shots, Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer tells her junior guard. Alanna Smith scored 25 points and Carrington kicked of a key run with her half-court heave, helping the No. 6 Cardinal hold off No. 19 Arizona State 72-65 on Friday night. ''She practices it, so it wasn't surprising
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 12, 2019, 4:51 am
Aari McDonald surpassed 30 points for a school record fifth time this season, getting there by making 7 of 8 free throws in the final minute, and Arizona defeated No. 24 California 60-55 on Friday night. McDonald scored the Wildcats' last seven points to finish with 36 and break a tie with her third-year
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 12, 2019, 4:18 am
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Natisha Hiedeman scored 24 points Friday to lead No. 15 Marquette past Villanova 91-55.
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Posted: January 11, 2019, 8:54 pm
Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer had plenty of complaints about his team. ''When it got down to crunch time for us, we didn't blink, we didn't flinch,'' Schaefer said. Chloe Bibby scored a career-high 24 points, Teaira McCowan added 18 points and 21 rebounds and No. 7 Mississippi
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 11, 2019, 5:16 am
As far as Arike Ogunbowale and coach Muffet McGraw were concerned, No. 1 Notre Dame's 82-68 victory over No. 2 Louisville on Thursday night was just another Atlantic Coast Conference game in January. ''That was just a great basketball game,'' McGraw said after her Fighting Irish
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 11, 2019, 4:08 am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Karissa McLaughlin and Dominique Oden scored 16 points apiece, Purdue went on a 16-3 run in the fourth quarter and held on to upset No. 17 Iowa 62-57 on Thursday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 11, 2019, 3:20 am
Kiara Leslie has ensured that Grace Hunter's injury won't keep No. 8 North Carolina State from building on the best start in school history. Leslie led the Wolfpack with 16 points, five assists and three steals in a 63-34 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday night. N.C. State (16-0, 3-0 Atlantic
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 11, 2019, 3:13 am
Maci Morris scored 27 points before fouling out as No. 16 Kentucky withstood an injury to Taylor Murray and hung on for a 73-71 victory over No. 13 Tennessee on Thursday night. The Lady Volunteers (12-3, 1-2 SEC) have lost consecutive home games for the first time since December 1996. Tennessee fell
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 11, 2019, 2:43 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Bianca Cuevas-Moore hit four 3-pointers, two as South Carolina opened the game with a 19-0 run, and scored 16 points to lead the No. 21 Gamecocks to their seventh-straight win, 71-40 over Florida on Thursday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 11, 2019, 2:35 am
Carmen Grande scored 19 points, including four free throws in the last 20 seconds, and Ohio State outscored No. 25 Indiana 25-14 in the fourth quarter to pull off a 55-50 upset on Thursday night. The Buckeyes (5-8, 1-3 Big Ten) took a 51-45 lead when Janai Crooms completed a 3-point play with 1:26 to
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 11, 2019, 1:46 am
Baylor showed a bit of fatigue when playing its third game in a seven-day stretch that coach Kim Mulkey described as an emotional and physical roller-coaster. The fourth-ranked Lady Bears still turned up the defensive pressure in time to win their Big 12 home opener and wrap up a span that began with
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 10, 2019, 4:52 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- UConn still has a few active winning streaks.
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Posted: January 10, 2019, 4:33 am
Destiny Littleton scored 15 points and Joyner Holmes had her first double-double of the season to help No. 11 Texas beat Oklahoma 73-63 on Wednesday night for the Longhorns' sixth win in a row. Jatarie White added 13 points and nine boards for Texas (13-2, 3-0 Big 12). Taylor Robertson's layup
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 10, 2019, 3:39 am
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Bridget Carleton had 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to lead No. 20 Iowa State to a 92-54 victory over TCU on Wednesday night for its seventh straight win.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 10, 2019, 3:07 am