Down nine points in the fourth quarter and close to getting run out of her building, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley didn't panic. Tyasha Harris had a season-high 23 points and the Gamecocks rallied in the final period to win their 12th straight with a 81-79 victory over No. 9 Mississippi State
Posted: January 21, 2020, 3:32 am
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Shakira Austin scored 20 of her 22 points in the second half, Taylor Mikesell had 16 points and eight assists and No. 20 Maryland beat 17th-ranked Indiana 76-62 on Monday night.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 3:01 am
Rennia Davis sank a long go-ahead 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left and No. 23 Tennessee beat Alabama 65-63 on Monday night to snap a five-game losing streak in the series. Tennessee was ahead for most of the game until Alabama took its first lead since the opening minutes at 59-58 on Jordan Lewis'
Posted: January 21, 2020, 2:26 am
South Carolina still sits atop The Associated Press women's basketball poll, with Baylor in second place. The Lady Bears got six. UConn moved up to third after previous No. 3 Stanford lost to Oregon by 32 points.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 8:11 pm
The Ducks are back in the top 5 of the AP poll after defeating their two Pac-12 opponents by a combined 82 points this week.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 6:32 pm
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) -- Ciara Duffy scored 21 points, Hannah Sjerven added 16 and No. 25 South Dakota routed rival South Dakota State 83-48 on Sunday in a game postponed one day because of bad weather.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 5:28 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Alexis Tolefree scored a career-high 25 points, Amber Ramirez added 18 points, and No. 23 Arkansas beat Vanderbilt 100-66 on Sunday.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 1:02 am
There was no letdown for Oregon. Two days after winning a top 10 showdown with Stanford, Satou Sabally scored 31 points and the other four Oregon starters also scored in double figures as the No. 6 Ducks rolled to a 105-52 rout of struggling California on Sunday. ''Our coaches did a really
Posted: January 20, 2020, 12:57 am
Kiana Williams said Stanford didn't get as rattled this time, sticking to the game plan even when Oregon State took an early lead. Williams scored 17 points and Lexie Hull added 14, and the No. 3 Cardinal outlasted the eighth-ranked Beavers 61-58 on Sunday. Hull also had nine rebounds for Stanford
Posted: January 19, 2020, 11:21 pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- N'dea Jones scored 19 points with 13 rebounds and 12th-ranked Texas A&M beat Florida 69-42 on Sunday to end a two-game losing streak.
Posted: January 19, 2020, 11:21 pm
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Ja'Tavia Tapley and Robbi Ryan scored 20 points apiece and Reili Richardson had all 11 of her points in the fourth quarter as No. 18 Arizona State rallied to defeat Washington State 65-56 on Sunday.
Posted: January 19, 2020, 10:44 pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- Aari McDonald scored 25 points with nine rebounds and No. 21 Arizona bounced back from an early 19-point deficit to beat Washington 66-58 on Sunday.
Posted: January 19, 2020, 10:29 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State’s star was in foul trouble, and its shots were misfiring. But the Wolfpack played strong enough defense to escape with another win.
Posted: January 19, 2020, 10:22 pm
MADISON, Wisc. (AP) -- Monika Czinano scored 12 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter and No. 22 Iowa pulled out an 85-78 win over Wisconsin on Sunday after trailing by 17 points in the third quarter.
Posted: January 19, 2020, 10:21 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) --
Posted: January 19, 2020, 9:54 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Sonya Morris scored 22 points and Deja Church had a double-double and No. 14-ranked DePaul beat Butler 80-65 on Sunday.
Posted: January 19, 2020, 9:28 pm
Fifth-ranked Louisville went from looking dominant in the first half at North Carolina to clinging to a shrinking lead on the road in the final minutes. Dana Evans scored 22 points and Louisville held on to beat UNC 74-67 on Sunday, earning its 10th straight win despite letting a 20-point lead slip
Posted: January 19, 2020, 9:14 pm
Freshman Anna Makurat has struggled with her confidence since arriving at UConn from Poland's top basketball league. Makurat scored 16 of her points in the second half, finishing 8 of 12 from the floor and 4 of 7 from behind the arc.
Posted: January 19, 2020, 9:10 pm
No. 2 Baylor goes much deeper than its starting five, and coach Kim Mulkey is getting more confident in those players coming off the bench. Moon Ursin, one of the non-starters, had a career-high 22 points to lead five players in double figures as the Lady Bears set a new Big 12 record by winning their
Posted: January 19, 2020, 4:33 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Katie Campbell scored 13 points with three 3-pointers and Gonzaga beat San Francisco 69-46 for its 16th straight win on Saturday.
Posted: January 19, 2020, 2:58 am
Jason Garrett is headed to the other side of the Giants-Cowboys rivalry. New York announced Friday night that the former Dallas coach will join new coach Joe Judge's staff as the offensive coordinator. The team also announced the hiring of Patrick Graham as the defensive coordinator and assistant
Posted: January 18, 2020, 8:31 am
Oregon State was facing adversity for the first time this season and head coach Scott Rueck received the response he was hoping for. Coming off their first loss of the season last weekend at Arizona State, the eighth-ranked Beavers (16-1, 4-1 Pac-12) bounced back and beat California 81-44 on Friday
Posted: January 18, 2020, 6:25 am
SEATTLE (AP) -- Ja'Tavia Tapley scored 15 points, 10 players scored and No. 18 Arizona State defeated Washington 67-50 Friday night.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 5:24 am
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Cate Reese scored 26 points on Friday night and No. 21 Arizona never trailed after the first quarter in a 74-67 win over Washington State.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 5:22 am
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Gabby Walker took a bounce pass at the baseline and, as the clock was winding down, put up a left-handed layup and Southern Illinois shocked No. 19 Missouri State women 70-68 Friday night.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 2:53 am
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Chante Stonewall scored 22 points, Lexi Held added 19 points and No. 14 DePaul beat Xavier 91-68 on Friday night.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 2:23 am
Sabrina Ionescu didn't notice the Oregon crowd's roar when she finally went to the bench with a career-high 37 points against Stanford. The Ducks' fans were aware she'd set the school's career scoring record. For Ionescu, all that mattered was that the sixth-ranked Ducks were well
Posted: January 17, 2020, 3:02 pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi State's win over LSU provided a perfect picture of what coach Vic Schaefer is dealing with in a transition year.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 5:41 am
Jill Townsend scored 13 points and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds for her second career double-double and No. 16 Gonzaga cruised to its 15th straight victory 67-52 over Santa Clara on Thursday night. The victory marked the best start in school history for the Bulldogs (17-1, 6-0 West Coast Conference
Posted: January 17, 2020, 5:06 am
The Gamecocks showed they could overwhelm an opponent with their size in a half-court game on Thursday, beating Missouri 78-45. “We pass the bus test, for sure, with our length and our height,” Staley said, referring to how impressive her team looks getting off a bus. South Carolina (17-1, 5-0 Southeastern
Posted: January 17, 2020, 4:55 am
For a second straight game, No. 4 Connecticut had to rely on defense and the leadership of senior guard Crystal Dangerfield. Megan Walker scored 19 points and Dangerfield sparked a big first-half rally, leading UConn to a 59-52 win over Central Florida on Thursday night in a game in which the Huskies
Posted: January 17, 2020, 3:39 am
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Kaila Charles scored 23 points and No. 20 Maryland controlled the first and last quarters to defeat Nebraska 87-69 on Thursday night.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 3:29 am
Monika Czinano scored 21 points on 10-of-11 shooting and No. 22 Iowa hit five of its 10 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to rally from a 13-point deficit with eight minutes left and beat Minnesota 76-75 on Thursday night. Kathleen Doyle had 17 points, six rebounds and eight assists, and Alexis Sevillian
Posted: January 17, 2020, 3:13 am
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Ciara Duffy scored 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds to help No. 25 South Dakota beat North Dakota 80-36 on Thursday night.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 3:11 am
Dana Evans was feeling so good, she took a shot that she never practices. Evans hit seven 3-pointers and finished with 27 points, leading No. 5 Louisville to an 81-70 victory over Boston College on Thursday night for its ninth straight victory. Evans' highlight-reel 3 made it 70-55 with just under
Posted: January 17, 2020, 3:03 am
Veronica Burton scored 15 points, including the three-point play that forced overtime and the two free throws that put Northwestern ahead with 33 seconds left in the extra session, and the Wildcats rallied to defeat No. 15 Indiana 71-69 on Thursday night. Northwestern outscored Indiana 17-5 in the final
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:34 am
Elissa Cunane demonstrated the way she can dominate in the low post, and when the shot wasn't there, she was able to find open teammates. Cunane scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lift No. 9 North Carolina State to a 68-51 win over No. 13 Florida State on Thursday night. Cunane is among
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:18 am
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Rhyne Howard scored 16 of her 24 points in the second half and No. 11 Kentucky beat 12th-ranked Texas A&M 76-54 on Thursday night.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 1:49 am
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Rennia Davis scored 18 points to help No. 24 Tennessee beat Florida 78-50 on Thursday night.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 12:52 am
Pitts said she was informed last Friday that she was suspended indefinitely for her “body language” during a game against Northwestern. The junior guard said she was “blindsided and shocked by the suspension,” which she said was the first discipline of her career at Minnesota or as a basketball player
Posted: January 17, 2020, 12:10 am
Baylor used a big first half to cruise past Kansas and move into first in the Big 12. Lauren Cox and NaLyssa Smith each scored 13 points and the Lady Bears scored 50 points in the opening 20 minutes to rout the Jayhawks 90-47 on Wednesday night. ''I thought it was a game of two halves,'
Posted: January 16, 2020, 4:14 am
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Taylor Roberston made eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 31 points to help Oklahoma beat No. 17 West Virginia 73-49 on Wednesday night.
Posted: January 16, 2020, 2:31 am
South Carolina point guard Tyasha Harris didn't do a much celebrating when the Gamecocks ascended to the top of the rankings this week. “It feels good, but we're going to stay level headed and humble about it and just continue what we've been doing," said Harris, one of only two Gamecocks
Posted: January 15, 2020, 10:33 pm
Minnesota's suspension of leading scorer Destiny Pitts will stay in effect for at least a second straight game, coach Lindsay Whalen said Wednesday. Pitts remains with the program, Whalen said, but the junior guard not practiced since the punishment for unspecified ''conduct unbecoming a
Posted: January 15, 2020, 8:33 pm
It was a rare uncomfortable night in a conference game for UConn. Crystal Dangerfield scored 24 and the fourth-ranked Huskies needed a late run to pull away from Memphis in a 68-56 win Tuesday night. UConn (14-1, 5-0 American Athletic Conference) escaped in the final quarter to remain undefeated in
Posted: January 15, 2020, 5:29 am
Baylor coach Kim Mulkey will point out that the only loss for the second-ranked Lady Bears - to current No. 1 South Carolina, at the end of November - was a game they played without standout senior post Lauren Cox. The preseason AP All-American is healthy now, and so are the defending national champions
Posted: January 14, 2020, 10:42 pm
South Carolina moved up three spots to No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll after the top three teams from the previous week all lost. It was a rough week for ranked teams, with 11 of them losing at least one game, including Nos. The last time the top three teams in the
Posted: January 13, 2020, 6:07 pm
Stanford certainly wanted a tough challenge with a week ahead that features road games at fellow Pac-12 powers Oregon and Oregon State. Kiana Williams had 21 points, six rebounds and five assists, and No. 5 Stanford made it a weekend sweep of Cal with a 79-65 victory Sunday night in the second meeting
Posted: January 13, 2020, 4:03 am
The fourth-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks made sure they wouldn't be joining the growing list of upsets in women's basketball. Zia Cooke scored 17 points to lead five in double figures and South Carolina routed Vanderbilt 93-57 on Sunday to position the Gamecocks for a possible move up to No
Posted: January 13, 2020, 1:16 am
Kathleen Doyle had 31 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists, Makenzie Meyer scored seven of her 17 points in the final three minutes, and Iowa beat No. 12 Indiana 91-85 in double overtime on Sunday. Iowa (13-3, 4-1 Big Ten) extended its home win streak to 30 games and moved into a three-way tie with
Posted: January 13, 2020, 1:06 am