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US owners of Italian team chose basketball over soccer

Jan. 30, 2023 14:10 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Europe’s soccer leagues are so full of teams owned and operated by American investors that the market could soon be saturated. That’s why an eclectic group of professionals studying in the executive MBA program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School...

Traylor scores 25, No. 12 Va. Tech women beat Virginia 72-60

Jan. 29, 2023 20:55 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kayana Traylor made 9 of 15 shots from the field and scored 25 points, Elizabeth Kitley added 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting and No. 12 Virginia Tech beat Virginia 72-60 Sunday night. Virginia Tech (17-4, 7-4 ACC) rebounded from a 66-55 loss Thursday at...

No. 22 Illinois women fend off Michigan State 86-76

Jan. 29, 2023 20:25 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Makira Cook totaled 26 points, Genesis Bryant scored 21 and Adalia McKenzie added a double-double to help No. 22 Illinois beat Michigan State 86-76 on Sunday. Cook sank 8 of 21 shots from the floor and all 10 of her free throws for the Fighting Illini (17-5,...

Ellis, Purdue hold off No. 2 Ohio State 73-65

Jan. 29, 2023 19:04 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With Ohio State making a run in the fourth quarter, Purdue buckled down defensively and knocked off the No.2 Buckeyes. Abbey Ellis made a season-high five 3 pointers and Purdue earned its first top-five road victory in program history, beating Ohio State 73-65...

Paris, No. 15 UNC women top Clemson 69-58, extend win streak

Jan. 29, 2023 18:22 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Freshman Paulina Paris hit six 3-pointers, scored 22 points and had five steals — all career highs — and Kennedy Todd-Williams added 15 points Sunday to help No. 15 North Carolina hold off Clemson for a 69-58 win, the Tar Heels' seventh in a row. No. 15...

Griffin leads No. 5 UConn over No. 21 Villanova, 63-58

Jan. 29, 2023 18:04 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — This time, UConn had Aubrey Griffin. The junior forward scored 19 points and No. 5 Connecticut beat No. 21 Villanova 63-58 on Sunday, a year after losing to the Wildcats on the same court. Griffin was home recovering from back surgery for...

Surging Southern Cal knocks off No. 25 Colorado women 71-54

Jan. 29, 2023 17:19 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Destiny Littleton scored 21 points, Rayah Marshall and Kadi Sissoko had double-doubles, and Southern California defeated No. 25 Colorado 71-54 on Sunday. Marshall had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Sissoko added 18 and 12, and Littleton made 6 of 13 3-pointers,...

Phelia, Brown lead No. 13 Michigan women past Gophers 77-41

Jan. 29, 2023 17:18 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Laila Phelia scored 22 points, Leigha Brown added 20 and No. 13 Michigan rolled to a 77-41 win over Minnesota on Sunday. Brown had 11 points in the first half, surpassing 1,000 points as a Wolverine, and Michigan led 34-23. Phelia had 14 in the second half. ...

Murekatete, Motuga lead WSU's upset of No. 19 Arizona women

Jan. 29, 2023 16:45 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Bella Murekatete scored 18 points, Ula Motuga added 16, and the two hit several key buckets down the stretch, lifting Washington State to a 70-59 victory over No. 19 Arizona on Sunday. Motuga and Murekatete hit two buckets each in a 1 1/2-minute stretch late in...

Boston, Hall lead No. 1 Gamecocks past Alabama 65-52

Jan. 29, 2023 16:08 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Dawn Staley has “utmost confidence” in Bree Hall’s ability to knock down shots. Hall richly rewarded that faith with a career-high 18 points and four 3-pointers in No. 1 South Carolina’s 65-52 victory over Alabama on Sunday. Gamecocks star Aliyah...