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South Carolina forward Aliyah Boston (4) attempts a shot against Arkansas forward Erynn Barnum (4) and Jailyn Mason (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 4 South Carolina, Boston beat No. 15 Arkansas 104-82

Jan. 18, 2021 9:52 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On a day South Carolina unveiled a bronze statue of A'ja Wilson, current standout Aliyah Boston shined in a manner not unlike the Gamecocks great. “The numbers speak for themselves,” coach Dawn Staley said. “If you look across the board at some of (her) dominating...

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma and associate head coach Chris Dailey sanitize their hands before an NCAA college basketball game against Providence at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

UConn's Auriemma: Schools need NCAA Tournament this season

Jan. 18, 2021 6:55 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma says playing an NCAA Tournament this year, at least on the men's side, is a fiscal necessity for most schools. The Hall of Famer was responding Monday to comments by Baylor coach Kim Mulkey, who said she believes the college...

United States' Mikaela Shiffrin wears a face mask as she waits for the podium ceremony after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Flachau, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

The Latest: Canadian women’s hockey team opens Calgary camp

Jan. 18, 2021 4:47 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Canadian women’s hockey team opened a 35-player camp in a Calgary bubble. The 14-day camp is the first physical gathering of national-team players in months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hockey Canada invited 47...

Vanderbilt ends women's basketball season

Jan. 18, 2021 3:34 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt’s women’s basketball program has decided to end its season after struggling with a depleted roster. The school announced the move on Monday. The Commodores join a growing list of women’s basketball teams that have decided to stop playing that now...

Louisville coach Jeff Walz gestures during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Tech on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

Louisville is No. 1 in women's AP Top 25 for 1st time

Jan. 18, 2021 1:32 PM EST

For the first time in school history, coach Jeff Walz has Louisville at No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll. The Cardinals moved to the top spot on Monday, a day after previous No. 1 Stanford lost to Colorado. Louisville received 20 first-place votes from a 29-member national...

POLL ALERT: Louisville moves to No. 1 in women's Top 25 for 1st time in school history; Stanford tumbles to No. 5

Jan. 18, 2021 1:03 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Louisville moves to No. 1 in women's Top 25 for 1st time in school history; Stanford tumbles to No. 5.

Texas A&M bounces back from 1st loss with win over Miss St

Jan. 17, 2021 11:39 PM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — No. 7 Texas A&M put its first loss of the season behind it in a big way with a 69-41 victory over No. 14 Mississippi State on Sunday. The Aggies (13-1, 4-1 SEC), coming off a 65-61 overtime loss at unranked LSU, scored the first five points against Mississippi State (8-4,...

No. 12 Kentucky women pull away late, 80-73, hold off Vandy

Jan. 17, 2021 7:50 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Blair Green scored 22 points on 7-for-10 shooting and 12th-ranked Kentucky survived Vanderbilt's upset bid with an 80-73 win on Sunday. Chelsie Hall sank a jumper, Koi Love followed with another and the Commodores led 69-65 with 5:04 left. But the Wildcats rallied with a 9-0 run to...

No. 2 Louisville tops Florida St. 84-56, could move to No. 1

Jan. 17, 2021 6:44 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — History may very well be made in Louisville in less than 24 hours, but don’t expect the No. 2 Cardinals to celebrate the occasion for long. Kianna Smith scored 16 points to lead Louisville to an 84-56 victory over Florida State on Sunday. The win by the Cardinals (12-0, 5-0...

Pueyo, McDonald lead No. 11 Arizona women past Oregon State

Jan. 17, 2021 6:43 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Helena Pueyo reached a career-high in scoring by halftime, Aari McDonald extended her string of double-digit scoring to 78 games and No. 11 Arizona gave Oregon State a rare wallop, 67-51 on Sunday. Pueyo scored all of her 15 points in the first half as she made all four attempts from...