Women's college basketball

Oregon forward Ruthy Hebard is fouled by Mississippi State center Teaira McCowan as Oregon forward Satou Sabally helps out on the play in the second quarter of a women's college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in Eugene, Ore. No. 7 Oregon defeated No. 4 Mississippi State 82-74. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)
December 19, 2018 - 12:43 am
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Kelly Graves chided guard Sabrina Ionescu following No. 7 Oregon's win over No. 4 Mississippi State as she rested her head in her hand while addressing the media. "I'm tired!" Ionescu protested with a smile. She'd certainly earned a breather. Ionescu scored 29...
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Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey, center, yells toward her players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Stanford in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
December 17, 2018 - 12:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baylor fell out of the top five for the first time in nearly a year after losing at Stanford. The Lady Bears dropped from third to sixth in The Associated Press women's basketball poll on Monday after losing 68-63 on Saturday to the then-No. 11 Cardinal. Stanford moved up to eighth...
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Louisville guard Dana Evans (1) drives past Northern Kentucky guard Ally Niece (25) to attempt a layup during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Louisville won 92-59. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
December 15, 2018 - 2:06 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dana Evans understands her role for No. 4 Louisville is to provide a spark off the bench. The sophomore guard did that and more Saturday. Evans scored a career-high 21 points and tied her career best with four steals to lead the Cardinals to a 92-59 victory over Northern...
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As she stands with Michigan State teammates Claire Hendrickson, left, and Taryn McCutcheon, right, Jenna Allen, center, reacts after leading an upset of Oregon in an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
December 10, 2018 - 12:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A win over Oregon vaulted Michigan State into the women's AP Top 25. The Spartans enter the poll at No. 23 on Monday, a day after upsetting the then-third ranked Ducks 88-82. Michigan State (8-1) only had three votes from the 31-member national media panel last week. It's the first...
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Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson (33) goes up for a shot and is fouled by Seton Hall's Shadeen Samuels (24) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Hartford, Conn. UConn won 99-61. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)
December 08, 2018 - 3:37 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn's Katie Lou Samuelson says she's been working on becoming a more complete player, which really means improving her rebounding. The 6-foot-3 senior pulled down 16 boards Saturday to go with her 26 points and led UConn to an easy 99-61 win over former Big East rival Seton...
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Notre Dame forward Jessica Shepard (32) drives to the basket between Toledo guard Mariella Santucci (3) and center Kaayla McIntyre (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Toledo, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard)
December 08, 2018 - 2:01 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 22 points as No. 2 Notre Dame topped Toledo 72-56 on Saturday, bouncing back after its loss to Connecticut last weekend. Jessica Shepard scored 16 points and had eight rebounds. Jackie Young had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Irish (8-1), who pulled...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, former Connecticut basketball great Rebecca Lobo waves to the crowd after receiving her Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame ring during a ceremony prior to an NCAA college basketball game between Connecticut and California, in Storrs, Conn. Connecticut will retire the numbers of former basketball stars Ray Allen and Rebecca Lobo. The numbers 34 and 50 will become the first retired by the school during a ceremony in March. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn, File)
December 07, 2018 - 1:27 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut will retire the numbers of former basketball stars Ray Allen and Rebecca Lobo. The numbers 34 and 50 will become the first retired by the school during a ceremony in March. The university says it's an honor reserved for Hall of Famers. In 2017, Lobo was the first...
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Connecticut's Christyn Williams (13) drives in next to Notre Dame's Jessica Shepard (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
December 02, 2018 - 7:32 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Geno Auriemma believes there's a lot to like about Connecticut's latest star in the making, freshman Christyn Williams. Williams scored 16 of her season-high 28 points in the first quarter to help the No. 2 Huskies dominate No. 1 Notre Dame 89-71 on Sunday. "Christyn adds a...
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December 01, 2018 - 1:58 am
There's been no better and more entertaining rivalry in women's college basketball over the past decade than the one between Notre Dame and UConn. From Breanna Stewart's dominance of the Irish in the Final Four while UConn won four straight national championships to Arike Ogunbowale's last-second...
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Notre Dame's Jackie Young, front left, and Gonzaga's Zykera Rice vie for the ball that went out of play during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball game in Vancouver, on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 22, 2018 - 5:46 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Muffet McGraw got right to the point after No. 1 Notre Dame's 81-65 victory over Gonzaga on Thursday in the first game of the Vancouver Showcase. "We didn't come out with any kind of emotion at all. We didn't execute, turned the ball over, gave up a lot of...
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