Women's basketball

FILE - In this June 7, 2009, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) points to a player behind him after making a basket in the closing seconds against the Orlando Magic in Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
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January 26, 2020 - 11:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant inspired a generation of basketball players worldwide with sublime skills and an unquenchable competitive fire. He earned Los Angeles’ eternal adoration during his two decades as the fierce soul of the beloved Lakers, and he was respected by basketball fans from every...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2016 file photo a giant banner congratulating Kobe Bryant is draped around Staples Center before his last NBA basketball game, a contest against the Utah Jazz, in downtown Los Angeles. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. He was 41. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, file)
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January 26, 2020 - 9:35 pm
Reaction from the basketball world and beyond on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, in a helicopter crash on Sunday: “Words can't describe the pain I am feeling. I loved Kobe — he was like a little brother to me. We used to talk often, and I will...
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Pittsburgh guard Dayshanette Harris (1) drives around Louisville guard Elizabeth Balogun (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
January 26, 2020 - 7:54 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Nearly everybody got into the act for Louisville on Sunday. Six players scored in double figures as the No. 5 Cardinals cruised to an 83-49 victory over Pittsburgh. The two teams came into the Yum Center heading in opposite directions, and a 14-0 first quarter run for the...
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January 26, 2020 - 7:53 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Elissa Cunane had 22 points and 17 rebounds to help No. 8 North Carolina State beat North Carolina 76-68 on Sunday night. Aislinn Konig added 16 points and Kai Crutchfield had 13 for the Wolfpack (19-1, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who improved to 12-0 at home. N.C. State...
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January 26, 2020 - 6:31 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Freshman McKenna Warnock scored 15 of her career-high 22 points in the fourth quarter when No. 19 Iowa broke open a close game and beat Michigan State 74-57 on Sunday for the Hawkeyes' eighth straight victory. Warnock came off the bench to shoot 8 of 11 to better her previous...
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January 26, 2020 - 6:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With its toughest test of the season approaching, No. 10 UCLA is right where it wants to be defensively, it is just the offense that will need a bit of refining. Michaela Onyenwere scored 23 points and Chrisma Osborne added 16 as No. 10 UCLA recovered from a slow start to earn a...
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January 26, 2020 - 5:08 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Lexi Held hit five of DePaul's season-high 18 3-pointers and the No. 11 Blue Demons rolled to a 92-66 win over Georgetown on Sunday. Kelly Campbell had four 3s and 14 points and reserve Dee Bekelja had three and 13 points for DePaul (19-2, 9-0 Big East Conference), which has won 10...
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Texas Tech guard Sydney Goodson, left, grabs a rebound over Baylor center Queen Egbo, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Waco Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)
January 25, 2020 - 5:23 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — Juicy Landrum scored 20 points and had two 3-pointers in an early run that put No. 2 Baylor ahead to stay, and the Lady Bears beat Texas Tech 87-79 on Saturday to extend their Big 12 record to 47 consecutive regular-season conference wins. Lauren Cox added 17 points and eight...
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Connecticut's Christyn Williams (13) brings the ball up the court against East Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
January 25, 2020 - 4:29 pm
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The key for No. 3 UConn to get open shots for Christyn Williams, Anna Makurat and others was defensive stops. Sandwiched between a big win against Tennessee on Thursday and hosting the U.S. women’s national team on Monday was a game against an unranked opponent in the...
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January 25, 2020 - 1:43 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michaela Onyenwere was sitting on UCLA’s bench wearing a boot on her injured ankle and there was nothing she could do to help her team. That changed when she was back in the lineup Friday night. Onyenwere scored a career-high 31 points and No. 10 UCLA used an 8-1 run in overtime...
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