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No. 19 Arizona State outlasts No. 10 Oregon State in 2 OTs

Jan. 20, 2019 9:37 PM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — The postgame celebration had to wait after Arizona State's first win over a Top-10 opponent in five tries this season. The 19th-ranked Sun Devils hastily packed their bags after they outlasted No. 10 Oregon State 79-76 in double overtime on Sunday. The extra time on the court put...

Whitish, late run lead Nebraska women past No. 23 Minnesota

Jan. 20, 2019 8:56 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sam Haiby had 16 points off the bench and Hannah Whitish scored 10 of her 12 in the fourth quarter to help Nebraska rally and beat No. 23 Minnesota 63-57 Sunday night. Whitish sandwiched a pair of 3-pointers around two free throws by Minnesota's Kenisha Bell before Taylor Kissinger hit...

Missouri, No. 15 South Carolina not focusing on past issues

Jan. 20, 2019 8:52 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Missouri coach Robin Pingeton and South Carolina coach Dawn Staley want the focus of Monday night's matchup solely on the basketball court. That seems impossible given the fiery, racially charged aftermath the last time the women's basketball programs met. "I don't foresee anything...

Brown leads as No. 2 Baylor women roll past W Virginia 79-47

Jan. 20, 2019 8:18 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown turned the ball over once and missed a couple easy shots in the first few minutes Sunday. That earned Baylor's senior All-America center a seat on coach Kim Mulkey's bench. But when Brown returned to the game less than a minute later, she did so with a different mentality,...

Ionescu, No. 5 Oregon women race past Arizona 93-60

Jan. 20, 2019 6:57 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — It took Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu until the third quarter to make her first field goal against Arizona. Not that it mattered, with Satou Sabally and the rest of the Ducks on the attack. Ionescu posted her NCAA-record 16th career triple-double, and Sabally scored 18 of her 25 points in a...

Tara VanDerveer wins 900th game at Stanford in 33 seasons

Jan. 20, 2019 5:43 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Alanna Smith's career day meant so much for far more than just basketball. Sure, Stanford celebrated the Australian dynamo's brilliance on the court Sunday in an 85-64 victory by the sixth-ranked Cardinal against Washington State that helped Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer reach...

No. 9 Maryland bounces back to beat Penn State 79-67

Jan. 20, 2019 5:23 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — After watching Maryland stumble from the outset in a loss to Michigan State three days earlier, coach Brenda Frese emphatically stressed to her players the importance of getting off to a sharp start against Penn State. The Terrapins complied, though the best part about their...

Seton Hall defeats No. 24 DePaul women 84-73

Jan. 20, 2019 5:21 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Shadeen Samuels scored 18 points with nine rebounds, three other Seton Hall players scored 15 each and the Pirates beat No. 24 DePaul 84-73 on Sunday. Seton Hall took a lead late in the second quarter and led thereafter, shooting 9 of 11 in the fourth quarter when they led by as many 13...

Trio score 20-plus, No. 14 Marquette women top St. John's

Jan. 20, 2019 5:09 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Natisha Hiedeman, Danielle King and Erika Davenport all scored at least 20 points and No. 14 Marquette made 19 of 21 throws in the fourth quarter to hold off St. John's 83-73 on Sunday. Hiedeman scored 23 points with a career-high seven steals and five assists, King made all 13 of her free...

Gustafson scores 27 with 12 boards; No. 22 Iowa women win

Jan. 20, 2019 4:53 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Megan Gustafson scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds — her 17th double-double in 18 games this season — and No. 22 Iowa rolled past Illinois 94-75 on Sunday. Gustafson made all eight of her field-goal attempts in the first half and scored 17 points when Iowa took a...