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Smith & Smith each score 11 as No. 10 Louisville beats CSU

Nov. 28, 2021 17:16 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz appreciates scoring efficiency. That's why the shooting performances of the two Smiths — Ahlana and Kianna — resonated deeply with him. Both were an efficient 5 of 7 from the floor. Both...

Thomas, Osborne lead No. 19 UCLA women over St. John's 73-65

Nov. 28, 2021 13:09 PM EST

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Iimar'i Thomas scored eight of her 19 points in the last six-plus minutes, Charisma Osborne added her seventh career double-double and the No. 19 UCLA women broke away late to defeat St. John's 73-65 at the Gulf Coast Showcase on Sunday. The Bruins...

Tough early season matchups test top women's hoops teams

Nov. 28, 2021 11:35 AM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tara VanDerveer loves to ski. Stanford's Hall of Fame coach compared her seventh-ranked team's schedule this past week to going down one of the toughest trails on a difficult mountain, after the Cardinal played three AP Top 25 teams in a span of...

Edwards scores 22, No. 20 Kentucky rolls past LaSalle, 74-52

Nov. 27, 2021 23:29 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Dre'una Edwards scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the No. 20 Kentucky women to a 74-52 win over LaSalle on Saturday. The Wildcats closed out the first quarter with an 11-2 run to take a 27-14 lead and sealed the victory by...

Nixon leads No. 23 Texas A&M women past Northwestern 77-68

Nov. 27, 2021 23:18 PM EST

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Jordan Nixon hit all six of her 3-point tries and scored 25 points as No. 23 Texas A&M built a third-quarter lead and held off Northwestern 77-68 on the final day of the Paradise Jam on Saturday. Destiny Pitts added 15 points...

No. 4 Indiana women survive late Miami rally, win 53-51

Nov. 27, 2021 23:06 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Two days after failing to come up with enough late plays to pull out a big win, Indiana did just enough to hold off Miami's late rally. Mackenzie Holmes had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and the No. 4 Hoosiers beat Miami 53-51 on Saturday night at...

No. 13 Iowa State women bury Penn State with 18 3-pointers

Nov. 27, 2021 21:50 PM EST

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Aubrey Joens scored 21 points, all on 3-pointers, older sister Ashley Joens had 13 points and No. 13 Iowa State made 18 3-pointers in a 93-59 rout of Penn State on Saturday at the Gulf Coast Showcase. For Aubrey Joens, it was a career night. She tied...

Notre Dame holds off No. 16 Oregon State women 64-62

Nov. 27, 2021 21:15 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Maya Dodson and Maddy Westbeld combined for 25 points — sparking Notre Dame to an early lead — but it was barely enough to hold off the No. 16 Oregon State women 64-62 at the Daytona Beach Invitational on Saturday night. Oregon State's...

No. 5 NC State women rout Washington State 62-34

Nov. 27, 2021 20:40 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Diamond Johnson provided the offense and North Carolina State got downright defensive in another rout. Johnson scored 24 points and the No. 5 Wolfpack held Washington State to 26% shooting in a 62-34 victory on Saturday night at the Baha Mar Hoops...

Horston's near triple double leads No. 11 Lady Vols

Nov. 27, 2021 20:28 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jordan Horston just missed a triple-double, Tamari Key had a double-double and No. 11 Tennessee rolled to an 80-55 win over Oklahoma State at the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout on Saturday. Horston led a balanced attack with 17 points on 7-of-11...