Women's college basketball

Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw yells at her players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
January 21, 2019 - 7:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Utah coach Lynne Roberts isn't worried that being ranked for the first time in more than a decade will faze her young team. The 21st-ranked Utes entered The AP women's basketball poll Monday for the first time since the final poll of the 2008 season. "I think it will just put money...
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Notre Dame's Jessica Shepard (32) drives in for a layup in front of Boston College's Makayla Dickens (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
January 20, 2019 - 4:28 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Final Four MVP Arike Ogunbowale knows No. 1 Notre Dame needs to clean up its act if it hopes to defend its NCAA championship. "We weren't focused taking care of the ball today," Ogunbowale said after scoring 24 points to lead all five starters in double figures as the...
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January 20, 2019 - 4:20 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A late steal nearly cost Aislinn Konig and North Carolina State their spot as the only unbeaten team — women's or men's — in Division I. Konig scored 20 points, including a go-ahead 3 in overtime that helped the eighth-ranked Wolfpack beat Virginia Tech 70-61 on Sunday. "With...
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Arizona State's Robbi Ryan, left, Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, ASU's Reili Richardson, Oregon's Maite Cazorla and Taylor Chavez, top right, converge on a loose ball during the second quarter of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan 18, 2019, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
January 19, 2019 - 12:52 am
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Kelly Graves knew his team would find out what Baylor, Louisville and Stanford already learned in close calls against Arizona State. Beating the Sun Devils wouldn't come without a measure of discomfort for the Ducks. Sabrina Ionescu scored 31 points and No. 5 Oregon...
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Notre Dame's Jessica Shepard (32) has the ball knocked away from behind by Louisville's Bionca Dunham during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
January 10, 2019 - 11:07 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — 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. "Any game in the ACC is a big win; there's a lot of great teams and a lot...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw works the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
January 07, 2019 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame has returned to No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. The Fighting Irish, who started the season as the top team, moved up one spot after UConn lost to then-No. 8 Baylor on Thursday night. The Huskies handed the Irish their only loss of the season in...
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Baylor forward Lauren Cox (15) and center Kalani Brown (21) stand during the playing of the school fight song following the team's 68-57 victory over No. 1 Connecticut in an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)
January 04, 2019 - 9:47 am
WACO, Texas (AP) — Geno Auriemma knew that top-ranked UConn couldn't keep winning every regular-season game it played, even though the Huskies had won 126 in a row. That winning streak of more than four years ended with a 68-57 loss Thursday night at No. 8 Baylor, which won against a No. 1 team for...
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Rutgers players Stasha Carey, left, and Caitlin Jenkins celebrate their 73-65 win over Maryland in a NCAA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
December 31, 2018 - 2:33 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Stasha Carey scored 18 points, Ciani Cryor had 12 points and 11 assists, and the Rutgers used an exceptional rebounding performance to upset No. 4 Maryland 73-65 on Monday. Charise Wilson and Noga Peleg Pelc added 10 points apiece for the Scarlet Knights (9-3, 2-0 Big Ten...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw yells to her players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Lehigh, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
December 31, 2018 - 1:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — UConn, Notre Dame and Louisville remain the top three teams in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. With most teams taking a break for the holidays, there wasn't much movement in the Top 25 poll Monday. The only change in the first 10 teams was Mississippi State and Baylor...
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Connecticut guard/forward Katie Lou Samuelson (33) takes a three-point shot against the California in the second quarter of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
December 24, 2018 - 1:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After a week off for exams, UConn faced two stiff tests on the court and passed both of them. The top-ranked Huskies rallied to beat Oklahoma and topped No. 14 California to remain unbeaten this season. UConn won both games by less than 10 points — the first time the team has back-...
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