Chelsea Dungee and Makayla Daniels scored 21 points apiece and No. 20 Arkansas cruised to a 91-60 win over Belmont on Wednesday night, completing a perfect season-opening homestand. Alex Tolefree added 20 points for the Razorbacks, who had the game wrapped up early, leading 55-22 at the half. Dungee
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 21, 2019, 3:23 am
Maryland had just scored 88 points, and all the Terrapins wanted to talk about was their defense. Because if No. 9 Maryland wants to be playing deep into March, the focus must be more on preventing baskets than making them. ''I liked how we set the tone early, especially with our defense,'
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 21, 2019, 2:52 am
Defending national champion Baylor finally got tested this season. The No. 2 Lady Bears still won by double figures without their preseason AP All-American. Queen Egbo had 16 points and 10 rebounds, NaLyssa Smith had 12 points and Baylor finally pulled away late in a 58-46 win over No. 22 and previously
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 20, 2019, 4:28 am
UConn won its first two games by 11 and 13 points and the players started hearing the talk that they will not be as dominant as Husky teams of the past. Megan Walker scored 15 of her 19 points in the first half and No. 4 UConn blew out Virginia 83-44 on Tuesday night, two days after routing Temple by
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 20, 2019, 3:39 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Rennia Davis scored 15 points and Rae Burrell had a double-double as the 23rd-ranked Lady Volunteers rolled to a 73-46 victory over Stetson on Tuesday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 20, 2019, 2:23 am
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Taryn McCutcheon scored 16 points, Mardrekia Cook added 14 and No. 15 Michigan State defeated Oakland 76-56 on Tuesday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 20, 2019, 2:17 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Elissa Cunane had 12 points and 10 rebounds for her second straight double-double and No. 14 North Carolina State beat Maine 62-34 on Tuesday for its ninth straight 4-0 start to a season.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 19, 2019, 6:48 pm
Gonzaga made the rare move of entering the AP poll after a loss. Early rankings are guesstimates of incoming talent and the Zags show they belong.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: November 19, 2019, 4:29 pm
Despite another lopsided win where Mississippi State put up over 120 points, coach Vic Schaefer wasn’t happy. Only four of his players were on time for the afternoon shootaround and his team gave up way too many points in a 122-82 rout of Troy on Monday night. Schaefer was proud of the leadership of
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 19, 2019, 4:33 am
Notre Dame’s 12-year run in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll is over. The Fighting Irish fell out of the AP Top 25 on Monday for the first time since the end of the 2006-07 season, stopping a streak of 234 consecutive weeks being ranked. It was the third longest active streak behind
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 18, 2019, 6:10 pm
It was a week of firsts for Ohio and Georgia Tech. The Bobcats went into Columbus on Sunday and beat Ohio State 74-68 for the first time in school history. Ohio had been winless in the previous 12 meetings with the last coming in 2004.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 18, 2019, 8:47 am
Lexie Hull was unable to play against Gonzaga last year, making a game against her hometown team this season even more special. Hull scored eight points and grabbed a big rebound in the final 3 minutes and No. 3 Stanford beat Gonzaga 76-70 in overtime Sunday night. After shooting under 38 percent in
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 18, 2019, 4:42 am
Destiny Slocum was a non-factor for No. 7 Oregon State in the first half of the championship game of the Preseason WNIT on Sunday. Slocum scored all 17 of her points after the break and ignited a decisive third-quarter run to lead No. 7 Oregon State to an 80-69 victory over Missouri State. Slocum'
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 18, 2019, 1:20 am
Texas A&M got a win and also learned how much it has to improve. Chennedy Carter scored 29 points and Ciera Johnson made a layup with 9 seconds left to give No. 5 Texas A&M a 62-61 victory over Rice on Sunday. ''We are going to have to get a lot better than what we played tonight to even start
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 17, 2019, 11:20 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Destiny Pitts scored 22 points, Gadiva Hubbard added 20 and Minnesota beat No. 19 Arizona State 80-66 on Sunday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 17, 2019, 11:18 pm
Georgia Tech has pulled off a historic women’s basketball victory, beating rival Georgia in Athens for the first time in program history. The Yellow Jackets (3-0) routed the Lady Bulldogs 73-40 on Sunday behind 20 points from Francesca Pan. This was only the seventh win in 42 meetings for Georgia Tech
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 17, 2019, 10:58 pm
South Carolina coach Dawn Staley knows there’s a different, more intense feel at practice - and that’s showing in game after game this fall. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan had a season-high 21 points and No. 6 South Carolina used a huge first quarter to roll past Appalachian State 92-50 on Sunday. The Gamecocks
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 17, 2019, 10:09 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Freshman Mackenzie Holmes scored 15 points off the bench, leading a balanced attack for No. 21 Indiana in a 91-51 win over Jackson State on Sunday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 17, 2019, 9:39 pm
Amber Ramirez hit six 3-points and scored 26 points, Chelsea Dungee added 19 points and No. 23 Arkansas rolled to an 88-58 win over Stony Brook on Sunday. Ramirez had half of her 3-pointers in a string when the Razorbacks scored on eight straight possessions, including six straight behind the arc.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 17, 2019, 9:23 pm
Nausia Woolfolk hit four 3-pointers and scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead No. 12 Florida State to an 88-59 win over Samford on Sunday. It is the second time in her career Woolfolk has had back-to-back 20-point games and her second career double-double, the first with points and rebounds
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 17, 2019, 9:06 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Aari McDonald set a school record with 44 points and Arizona rolled over No. 22 Texas 83-58 on Sunday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 17, 2019, 9:04 pm
No. 8 Maryland needed to erase a 19-point deficit in the fourth quarter to escape Wednesday’s game at James Madison with a victory. Taylor Mikesell and the Terrapins made sure Sunday’s matchup with Delaware wasn’t nearly so stressful. Mikesell matched her career high with 23 points and Maryland never
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 17, 2019, 9:03 pm
Geno Auriemma knows his team is a work in progress, likening it to a jazz band. On Sunday, the fourth-ranked Huskies were in tune for most of the game in an 83-54 win over Temple. The Huskies continued to struggle at times on offense, but they were fewer than in the first two games of the season.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 17, 2019, 8:55 pm
Endia Banks scored 23 points, Beatrice Mompremier had 20 points and 11 rebounds and No. 17 Miami used a late 12-0 run to fend off IUPUI 74-65 on Sunday. A disastrous third quarter saw the Hurricanes (3-0) lose a 12-point lead to fall behind 49-46 after being outscored 24-9 by the Jaguars. Gray kept
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 17, 2019, 8:14 pm
About everything that could go wrong did for Texas Southern. The Tigers had their game uniforms stolen before the game Saturday and any hope of an upset over No. 1 Oregon vanished early as Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard were their usual dominant selves in leading No. 1 Oregon to a 99-63 rout of the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 17, 2019, 12:44 am
Sabrina Haines scored 17 points, Rhyne Howard had a double-double and No. 13 Kentucky held off Virginia 50-47 on Saturday. Jocelyn Willoughby's 3-pointer pulled the Cavaliers with 48-47 with 44 seconds left and after a Kentucky timeout Willoughby stole the ball with 20.1 seconds to go. Virginia
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 17, 2019, 12:31 am
Police say uniforms were stolen from Texas Southern’s women’s basketball team before their game at Oregon. Eugene Police say a black duffel bag containing all the jerseys was taken from a downtown hotel conference room Saturday. The Tigers wore practice uniforms during the game against the top-ranked
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 16, 2019, 11:48 pm
Naz Hillman scored 28 points and No. 24 Michigan rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Akron 80-71 in the Akron Classic on Saturday. The Wolverines trailed 58-55 heading into the fourth quarter but scored 12 straight points and turned that into a 17-2 run to lead 74-63 with 2:49 to play. Michigan
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 16, 2019, 9:57 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Emily Engstler had her second-straight double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds and No. 20 Syracuse used 10-point advantages in the second and fourth quarters to dispatch Albany 75-53 on Saturday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 16, 2019, 8:25 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina has signed five-star guard Eniya Russell for next season.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 16, 2019, 6:33 pm
Coach Vic Schaefer had no remorse about Mississippi State’s 81-point margin of victory over Murray State. Jessika Carter had career highs with 25 points and 18 rebounds, and the 10th-ranked Bulldogs set a school record for points in a game as they coasted to a 124-43 victory on Friday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 16, 2019, 4:22 am
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Akienreh Johnson scored a career-high 21 points, Naz Hillmon had 14 points and nine rebounds, and No. 24 Michigan beat Kent State 88-53 on Friday in the Akron Classic.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:59 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Freshman Maria Alvarez scored a season-best 20 points, with five 3-pointers, to help No. 25 South Florida beat VCU 77-55 on Friday.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:00 pm
Taylor Jones anticipated she’d play a major role for No. 7 Oregon State on Thursday night. Jones had 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Beavers exploited a significant height advantage to beat No. 18 DePaul 98-77 in the semifinals of the Preseason WNIT. Jones scored the Beavers’ first eight points
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 15, 2019, 6:18 am
No. 3 Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer challenged her team to play better defense. Statistically, the Cardinal matched her challenge and raised it. Lacie Hull scored 19 points and No. 3 Stanford coasted to a 90-36 victory over Northern Colorado on Thursday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 15, 2019, 5:53 am
No. 2 Baylor will be able to get by just fine for now while letting preseason AP All-America post Lauren Cox rest and recover from a foot issue. Te'a Cooper had 23 points and 10 assists, Queen Egbo scored a career-high 21 points starting in place of Cox and the Lady Bears beat Houston Baptist 112
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 15, 2019, 4:21 am
NOTRE DAME, Ind. (AP) -- Nia Clouden scored a career-high 28 points and No. 16 Michigan State held off No. 15 Notre Dame’s late rally for a 72-69 victory on Thursday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 15, 2019, 3:52 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Charli Collier had career highs with 28 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 22 Texas to an 84-53 victory over UTSA on Thursday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 15, 2019, 3:22 am
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Makayla Daniels scored a career-high 27 points on 8-of-11 shooting Thursday night, and the No. 23 Arkansas women beat Oral Roberts 96-64.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 15, 2019, 3:19 am
On a night when its shots weren’t falling, Louisville leaned on two veterans. Jazmine Jones scored 25 points and Dana Evans had 24 - both career highs - to lead the ninth-ranked Cardinals past Central Michigan 76-63 on Thursday night. The Cardinals (3-0) shot just 37.3%, but Jones, six days after going
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 15, 2019, 2:48 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Kayla Jones and Grace Hunter scored 15 points each, Elissa Cunane added 14 points and 13 rebounds, and the No. 14 N.C. State women beat Lamar 81-40 on Thursday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 15, 2019, 2:47 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michaela Onyenwere had 27 points and six rebounds to help UCLA beat Long Beach State 86-51 on Thursday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 14, 2019, 9:03 pm
Oregon coach Kelly Graves had a bit of a scare when star Sabrina Ionescu went down holding the back of her right leg. Ionescu just missed her 19th career triple-double finishing with 16 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds in the No. 1 Ducks' 109-52 win over Utah State on Wednesday night. '
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 14, 2019, 5:02 am
UConn coach Geno Auriemma says there’s no other venue for the Huskies to follow now that the NCAA has denied an appeal that would have allowed Tennessee transfer Evina Westbrook with them this season. Auriemma made clear Wednesday night after a 64-51 win over Vanderbilt that he’s not happy with either
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 14, 2019, 3:42 am
The standard for the UConn Huskies has been so high for so long that a road victory over an unranked team by double digits feels much like a loss. Megan Walker scored 25 points, and the fourth-ranked UConn Huskies beat Vanderbilt 64-51 Wednesday night in the program's first game at Memorial Gym
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 14, 2019, 3:19 am
With No. 8 Maryland struggling on the road, coach Brenda Frese turned to a full court press to rally past James Madison. Shakira Austin scored 21 points and Ashley Owusu made a layup with four seconds left to help No. 8 Maryland rally from a 19-point fourth quarter deficit and beat James Madison 70-
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 14, 2019, 3:16 am
Several of South Carolina’s players kicked up their heels in the pregame layup line when “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!� played over the public address system at University of Dayton Arena. Freshman Zia Cooke scored 27 points as South Carolina’s young, quick guards controlled the pace, and the sixth-ranked
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 14, 2019, 3:07 am
Rhyne Howard scored 24 points and Keke McKinney posted a career-first double-double to lead No. 13 Kentucky to a 67-48 win over Stetson on Wednesday night. Howard shot 11 of 21 from the floor while McKinney had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Tatyana Wyatt grabbed 10 rebounds to go with her nine points.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 14, 2019, 2:29 am
Nausia Woolfolk scored 22 points and Kiah Gillespie posted her 15th career double-double to lead No. 12 Florida State to a 75-41 victory over Jacksonville on Wednesday night. Woolfolk shot 9 of 14 while Gillespie had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Seminoles (3-0). Nicki Ekhomu, who led Florida State
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 14, 2019, 2:25 am
Preseason AP All-America senior post Lauren Cox will miss defending national champion and No. 2 Baylor’s next game, and maybe more, with a right foot injury. The Lady Bears said the 6-foot-4 senior post sustained a stress reaction to the second metatarsal on her right foot. The school said Cox “is
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 14, 2019, 12:33 am
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Beatrice Mompremier and Kelsey Marshall each scored 16 points and No. 17 Miami beat North Florida 78-55 on Wednesday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 13, 2019, 8:23 pm