Women's college basketball

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 head coach Muffet McGraw waves to the crowd after a win over Toledo in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Toledo, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard)
December 08, 2018 - 4:05 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said she'd hoped her team would play a little sooner this week to get over the loss to Connecticut. But Saturday would have to do. Paced by Arike Ogunbowale's 22 points, the No. 2 Irish stopped Toledo 72-56. "I think we hoped that we would've...
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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 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — UConn is back in a familiar place — No. 1 in the women's basketball poll. The Huskies moved up one place to the top spot after beating former No. 1 Notre Dame on Sunday by 18 points. UConn was the unanimous choice from the 31-member national media panel Monday. Geno Auriemma didn't...
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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 - 8:32 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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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2017, file photo, Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, left, talks with Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw before an NCAA college basketball game in Hartford, Conn. Even as Pat Summitt and Tennessee were playing the main foil to Auriemma's Huskies in the late 1990s and early 2000s, McGraw's Irish were right there too, playing memorable games with their former Big East rival. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
December 01, 2018 - 3:45 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 head coach Muffet McGraw, front, watches from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball game against Gonzaga in Vancouver, British Columbia on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 26, 2018 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame and UConn remain the top two teams in The Associated Press women's basketball poll, setting up a 1-vs.-2 matchup on Sunday. Both teams faced deficits this past week in holiday tournament games before prevailing. The Irish needed to rally from 14 points down to beat No. 9...
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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 - 6:46 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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Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee sits for a portrait after NBA basketball practice Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. McGee is a very diverse person away from the court. He makes music on his computer and is serious about that as a vocation. He's devoted to philanthropy, having built some wells to bring clean water to parts of Uganda. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
November 22, 2018 - 10:16 am
There was a two-season stretch during which JaVale McGee scored a total of 141 points. He was a target of jokes, wildly misunderstood by many in the NBA, almost an afterthought of sorts whose career seemed to be closer to flaming out than taking off. And in those darkest days, McGee kept asking...
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