Women's college basketball

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) makes a touchdown catch against Georgia during overtime of the NCAA college football playoff championship game in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
December 31, 2018 - 3:26 pm
This was a year when many of the most memorable games required working overtime. There was Alabama's sudden victory in the college football championship, not to mention the U.S. women capturing Olympic gold in a thrilling hockey shootout. Of course, we'll long remember that 18-inning marathon at...
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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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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2018, file photo, Connecticut Huskies guard Christyn Williams (13) dribbles as California Golden Bears guard Recee' Caldwell (24) defends in the first quarter of an NCAA college basketball game in Berkeley, Calif. 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 Cal. (AP Photo/John Hefti, File)
December 24, 2018 - 1:52 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 fewer than 10 points — the first time in 10 years the...
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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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December 21, 2018 - 4:22 pm
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Tara VanDerveer doesn't return to Buffalo often, yet the Stanford coach hasn't forgotten the tough blue-collar mentality of the place she once called home. A reminder came Friday, when Alanna Smith scored 30 points and the No. 8 Cardinal overcame the pesky Bulls and their...
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Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, center left, gets a hug from acting head coach Mark Campbell, right, after their win over Air Force in an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday Dec. 20, 2018, in Eugene, Ore. Head coach Kelly Graves had to sit out the game as part of an NCAA suspension. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)
December 20, 2018 - 4:15 pm
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu set an NCAA record with her 13th triple-double and Ruthy Hebard had 20 points on 9-for-9 shooting to lead No. 7 Oregon past Air Force 82-36 on Thursday. Ionescu, who shared the career mark with BYU's Kyle Collinsworth, finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 13...
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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 - 11:59 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Connecticut fell behind Oklahoma by 12 points in the second half, and Huskies coach Geno Auriemma couldn't have been happier. The challenge, he believes, snapped his players back into reality. Napheesa Collier had 23 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, and the top-ranked...
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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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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 - 3:06 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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