Mikayla Pivec says the difference this year for the Beavers is versatility. Pivec had 18 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists, and fourth-ranked Oregon State improved to 9-0 with a 75-46 victory over Utah State on Saturday night. Destiny Slocum had 17 points, including four 3-pointers, for the Beavers
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Posted: December 15, 2019, 6:43 am
Akienreh Johnson scored 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting and No. 24 Michigan rolled to a 62-35 win over Appalachian State on Saturday. Naz Hillmon added 11 points and Emily Kiser 10 as the Wolverines (8-1) led 31-13 at the break and were never challenged, running their winning streak to five games. The
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 15, 2019, 4:42 am
Even when she’s on the road, Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu draws a crowd of admirers. Ionescu had 21 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, and No. 3 Oregon rolled past Long Beach State 81-45 on Saturday. Ionescu scored 15 points in the first quarter, going 6 of 7 from the field and 3 of 3 from 3-point
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Posted: December 15, 2019, 3:37 am
Marisa Warren and Deja Church scored 16 points apiece off the bench to lead seven DePaul players in double figures and the Blue Demons defeated Alabama State 105-76 on Saturday.
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Posted: December 15, 2019, 12:22 am
Katie Campbell scored 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting, including four 3-pointers, and No. 17 Gonzaga coasted to an 80-45 win over Texas Southern on Saturday. Twins LeeAnne and Jenn Wirth also had 14 points for the Bulldogs (9-1), who won their seventh straight game. LeeAnne Wirth was 7 of 9 from the field
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Posted: December 15, 2019, 12:08 am
Louisville and Kentucky meet in a top-14 matchup, and Ohio State gets a shot at No. 1 Stanford to highlight this weekend's women's basketball slate.
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Posted: December 13, 2019, 3:51 pm
Cate Reese scored 12 of her career-high 23 points in the first quarter, Aari McDonald had a double-double, and No. 18 Arizona beat Tennessee State 77-42 on Thursday night to win its school-record 10th consecutive game to open a season. Reese's layup to close the first quarter made it 17-6 and Arizona
Posted: December 13, 2019, 3:39 am
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Chennedy Carter scored seven of her 25 points in the final 1:16, including the go-ahead basket with three seconds to go, and No. 11 Texas A&M beat TCU 80-78 on Wednesday night.
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Posted: December 12, 2019, 4:58 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ali Patberg scored 14 points and the No. 12 Indiana women held off Butler to win their fourth straight, 64-53 on Wednesday night.
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Posted: December 12, 2019, 4:08 am
Seniors Kathleen Doyle, Makenzie Meyer and Amanda Ollinger made certain that they’d leave Iowa without ever losing to the rival Cyclones. Doyle scored 21 points, Monika Czinano had 20 and the Hawkeyes beat Iowa State 75-69 on Wednesday, their fourth straight victory over the rival Cyclones. Meyer scored
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Posted: December 12, 2019, 4:02 am
Jaida Roper scored 15 of her career-high 30 points in the first quarter and No. 14 Kentucky beat Winthrop 91-36 on Wednesday night. Roper, whose previous career best was 15 points, made 12 of 13 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range. Blair Green had a career-high 13 points and Rhyne Howard
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Posted: December 12, 2019, 3:37 am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Sonya Morris scored 29 points and hit a career-best five of DePaul's 16 3-pointers and the No. 16 Blue Demons pulled away late in their 105-94 win over Notre Dame on Wednesday night.
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Posted: December 12, 2019, 2:47 am
Alexis Tolefree had 20 points, A’tyanna Gaulden and Erynn Barnum scored 14 each, and No. 21 Arkansas ran away from Tulsa 91-41 on Wednesday night. After the game was tied at 2, Arkansas went on an 18-0 run and Tulsa failed to score until Addison Richards made a layup with 7:43 remaining in the second
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Posted: December 12, 2019, 2:41 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Rennia Davis had 23 points and 11 rebounds as No. 23 Tennessee bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 79-41 blowout of cold-shooting Colorado State on Wednesday.
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Posted: December 12, 2019, 2:09 am
Connecticut jumped to No. 2 behind Stanford in The Associated Press women's Top 25 rankings released Monday after another week filled with upsets.
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Posted: December 9, 2019, 6:06 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Lashann Higgs and Sugg Sutton scored 19 points apiece and Texas handed No. 17 Tennessee its first loss of the season 66-60 on Sunday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
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Posted: December 9, 2019, 3:26 am
UConn players had heard the narrative that Sunday's game against rival Notre Dame would be a match-up of two programs in down years. The Huskies wanted to make a statement that they are not in a rebuilding mode. Megan Walker scored 26 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead No. 4 Connecticut
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Posted: December 9, 2019, 12:42 am
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- LeeAnne Wirth scored 16 points with 10 rebounds and Jill Townsend scored 14 and the No. 18-ranked Gonzaga women's basketball team beat Washington State 76-53 on Sunday.
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Posted: December 9, 2019, 12:32 am
More than five years had passed since Mississippi State had lost a game at Humphrey Coliseum to a team outside of the SEC. Boosted by a dominant rebounding performance and helped by Mississippi State's rough free throw shooting, West Virginia topped the No. 10 Bulldogs 71-65 in front of more than
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 8, 2019, 11:55 pm
Back home, Oregon looked completely comfortable on the court. Ruthy Hebard had 22 points on 11-of-15 shooting and No. 3 Oregon rediscovered its touch from the field in a 95-56 rout of South Dakota State on Sunday. ''When we're in rhythm, it doesn't matter where the defense is, just
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Posted: December 8, 2019, 11:33 pm
The strangeness of watching the first six minutes from the bench motivated Louisville forward Jazmine Jones to make her presence felt upon getting on the floor. Jones scored 21 points, including nine during a 20-2 third-quarter run that helped No. 2 Louisville rout Northern Kentucky 85-57 rout on Sunday
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Posted: December 8, 2019, 11:25 pm
Three days after enduring its worst rebounding margin in more than five years, No. 9 Maryland redoubled its emphasis on the glass. A 105-45 rout of Loyola (Md.) on Sunday as Shakira Austin had a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds. Stephanie Jones and Taylor Mikesell both added 20 points for the
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Posted: December 8, 2019, 9:12 pm
Rhyne Howard scored a career-high 30 points on 11-of-19 shooting, including five 3-pointers, and No. 16 Kentucky rolled to a 79-49 win over Samford on Sunday. The Wildcats went 11 of 23 from 3-point range and shot 53% overall while forcing 18 Samford turnovers they turned into 21 points. Sabrina Haines
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Posted: December 8, 2019, 9:07 pm
Naz Hillmon scored 21 points and No. 24 Michigan defeated Oakland 79-64 on Sunday. Hillmon was 9-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds for the Wolverines (8-1), who won their fourth straight game. Amy Dilk, Kayla Robbins and Priscilla Smeenge had 10 points each.
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Posted: December 8, 2019, 9:06 pm
Florida State coach Sue Semrau sees plenty of things to improve for her eighth-ranked Seminoles, no matter how polished and poised they looked in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener. Florida State moved to 9-0 for the second time in three seasons in starting ACC play with an 81-64 victory over Clemson
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Posted: December 8, 2019, 9:02 pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Chennedy Carter scored a season-high 31 points, Kayla Wells added a season-best 22, and No. 12 Texas A&M beat Oklahoma State 74-62 on Saturday night in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
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Posted: December 8, 2019, 3:24 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michaela Onyenwere scored 23 points to lead No. 11 UCLA to a 58-44 victory over Cal State Northridge on Saturday night.
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Posted: December 8, 2019, 2:44 am
Brenna Wise scored 10 of her season-high 22 points in the first half and No. 14 Indiana beat North Florida 72-45 on Saturday night. The Osprey pulled to 30-24 early in the third quarter, but Indiana closed the quarter with a 17-6 run. Wise, who entered the game averaging 10.4 points, already had 10
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Posted: December 8, 2019, 2:17 am
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Lexi Held had 13 of her 21 points in the fourth quarter to help No. 16 DePaul rally to beat Green Bay 76-65 on Saturday.
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Posted: December 7, 2019, 11:51 pm
Taylor Robertson scored 21 points, Ana Llanusa added 20 and Oklahoma won for the first time in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, drubbing No. 25 LSU 90-68 on Saturday. Mandy Simpson scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Sooners, who scored the last nine points of the first quarter to lead 23-16 and
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Posted: December 7, 2019, 11:19 pm
Dawn Staley enjoys her trips home to Philadelphia, except the pressure part of the visit. Tyasha Harris scored 21 points and Mikiah Herbert Harrigan added 15 to help No. 6 South Carolina finally put away Temple, 78-71 on Saturday. “Always love coming back here, just don't like the stress of having
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Posted: December 7, 2019, 10:56 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Chelsea Dungee scored 32 points, Alex Tolefree added 21, both season highs, and No. 23 Arkansas turned back Kansas State 81-72 on Saturday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
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Posted: December 7, 2019, 10:16 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Cate Reese scored 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting and grabbed 17 rebounds to help No. 20 Arizona stay undefeated with a 54-43 win over UTEP on Saturday.
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Posted: December 7, 2019, 10:16 pm
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State prides itself on defense, and that attribute was on full display against Hawaii.
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Posted: December 7, 2019, 5:40 am
Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer ended practice 30 minutes early Thursday, and that almost never happens. Three hours on the floor has long been the Stanford standard. “Just chem" - yes, chemistry, “just� chemistry - for freshman sensation Francesca Belibi, who plans to pursue medicine and whose
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Posted: December 7, 2019, 12:03 am
Kayla Robbins scored 23 points and No. 24 Michigan rallied from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime and beat Syracuse 84-76 in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game on Thursday night. Naz Hillmon added 16 points for the Wolverines (7-1), who closed out the final three minutes of overtime with
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Posted: December 6, 2019, 3:23 pm
Kiah Gillespie has made clutch shots in late-game situations. Gillespie scored 18 of her season-high 24 points in the second half as No. 8 Florida State remained undefeated by rallying to take a 78-68 victory over No. 19 Michigan State. Gillespie, who also had 12 rebounds, led the way, followed by
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Posted: December 6, 2019, 4:30 am
Aubrey Griffin took a look around Walsh Gym on the campus of Seton Hall, knowing she would recognize a few names. ''I wanted to see where my mom and my dad went to school,'' said Griffin, the talented UConn freshman forward who was playing in the gym for the first time. Griffin, whose
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Posted: December 6, 2019, 3:44 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Kiah Gillespie scored 18 of her season-high 24 points in the second half and No. 8 Florida State remained undefeated by rallying for a 78-68 victory over No. 19 Michigan State on Thursday night.
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Posted: December 6, 2019, 3:26 am
A dominating performance on the boards and clutch shooting by junior guard Kai Crutchfield helped No. 13 N.C. State overcome 28 turnovers in a 66-59 victory over No. 9 Maryland on Thursday night. Crutchfield made five 3-pointers and scored 19 points, and Elissa Cunane grabbed 15 rebounds to go with
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Posted: December 6, 2019, 3:22 am
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Jill Townsend scored 16 points and No. 18 Gonzaga pulled way from Montana State in the third quarter en route to a 70-55 victory on Thursday for the Bulldogs' fifth straight victory.
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Posted: December 6, 2019, 3:11 am
Queen Egbo had another double-double and No. 7 Baylor rebounded from its first loss in nearly a year. The defending national champion Lady Bears now have a long break - from playing games. “You give them some days off and then you come back and you work and just get after each other," coach Kim
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Posted: December 5, 2019, 4:15 am
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Alexa Willard scored 14 points, Jasmine Franklin had a double-double and No. 21 Missouri State started a 19-2 run late in the third quarter en route to a 68-55 win over Wichita State on Wednesday night.
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Posted: December 5, 2019, 2:41 am
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Jaelynn Penn scored 17 points, Ali Patberg had 12 points, five rebounds and six assists, and No. 14 Indiana beat 21st-ranked Miami 58-45 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 1:08 am
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Kayla Wells scored 18 points, Chennedy Carter had 12 points and nine assists and No. 12 Texas A&M beat Central Arkansas 76-46 on Wednesday.
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Posted: December 4, 2019, 8:22 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Rhyne Howard tied a career-high with 29 points, and had seven rebounds and four steals to help No. 15 Kentucky beat Charlotte 86-39 on Wednesday.
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Posted: December 4, 2019, 7:34 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Ayana Mitchell made all nine of her field goals and scored 21 points to help No. 25 LSU beat Nicholls State 63-32 on Tuesday.
Posted: December 3, 2019, 7:58 pm
UConn held its No. 4 spot despite turmoil all around the Huskies. Yet they haven't played a ranked opponent. Do they deserve the accolades?
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Posted: December 3, 2019, 2:44 pm
Missouri State coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton was playing for Hofstra the last time the Lady Bears appeared in the poll 15 years ago. Now, the first-year coach has the team in The Associated Press women's basketball Top 25 this week at No. 22. ''It's tough because expectations are high
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Posted: December 3, 2019, 7:13 am
Aari McDonald scored 19 points, Cate Reese had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 20 Arizona used a 27-3 second quarter to beat Monmouth 86-34 on Monday night for its eighth straight win. Arizona led by just four points at the end of the first quarter until opening the second on an 8-0 run for a double-digit
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 3, 2019, 3:20 am