Women's college basketball

Connecticut guard/forward Katie Lou Samuelson, center, loses possession after colliding with California guard Asha Thomas (1) and forward Alaysia Styles, right, in the second quarter of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
December 22, 2018 - 5:39 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Geno Auriemma expects this UConn team to be regularly tested this season, and the top-ranked Huskies certainly had to earn their two road victories in a four-day span. "This is how the majority of the world lives," UConn's coach said of playing tough games out of town. "It's...
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Connecticut guard/forward Katie Lou Samuelson (33) looks to pass the ball as Oklahoma guard Shaina Pellington (14) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
December 19, 2018 - 11:17 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Napheesa Collier had 23 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and No. 1 Connecticut overcame a 12-point, second-half deficit to beat Oklahoma 72-63 on Wednesday night. Katie Lou Samuelson added 20 points and 11 rebounds to help the Huskies (10-0) win their 125th consecutive...
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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 - 1:43 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 - 1:04 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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Morehead State forward Jaleesa Avery (10) works to block a shot by Baylor center Kalani Brown (21) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
December 12, 2018 - 4:41 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor can focus on the big names and long break now that most of the overmatched nonconference opponents are out of the way. Kalani Brown scored 21 points, Juicy Landrum added 14 and the Lady Bears prepped for No. 11 Stanford by rolling to a 96-58 victory over Morehead State on...
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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 - 1:01 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 - 4:37 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 - 3:01 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 - 2:27 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 players celebrate on the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
December 03, 2018 - 1:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — UConn is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll after beating Notre Dame on Sunday. The Huskies are a unanimous choice as the top team by the 31-member national media panel after an 18-point win over the former No. 1 squad. The Irish dropped to second and were...
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