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UConn women lose 2nd straight game for 1st time since 1993

Feb. 08, 2023 23:57 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma could sense from the start of the night that something was off about his team. By the time the evening ended, the Huskies were staring at their first losing streak in three decades, ending one of the most remarkable achievements in college...

Auriemma says he was criticizing officials, not Gamecocks

Feb. 08, 2023 23:36 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma says his postgame comments regarding physical play in the Huskies’ loss to top-ranked South Carolina were directed at the officiating and resembled remarks he’s made throughout his career. Auriemma said after the top-ranked...

Sasser scores 25, No. 2 Houston beats Tulsa 80-42

Feb. 08, 2023 22:57 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Marcus Sasser scored 25 points and had five 3-pointers, Emanuel Sharp added 13 points and No. 2 Houston routed Tulsa 80-42 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight win. Sasser scored 19 points on 8 of 13 shooting in the first half as the Cougars (23-2, 11-1...

Gonzales scores 25, No. 20 Texas tops Texas Tech 80-71

Feb. 08, 2023 22:48 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Shaylee Gonzales scored 25 points, Rori Harmon had a double-double and No. 20 Texas defeated Texas Tech 80-71 on Wednesday night. The Longhorns (19-6, 10-2 Big 12 Conference) held the Lady Raiders (16-8, 4-7) to 39 points through three quarters. In winning...

No. 15 Villanova women cruise past Georgetown 82-53

Feb. 08, 2023 21:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maddy Siegrist scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Kaitlyn Orihel added a career-high 20 points and No. 15 Villanova beat Georgetown 82-53 on Wednesday night. Villanova closed the first quarter by scoring 19 unanswered points, with eight points from...

Staley Statue: Gamecocks coach to be honored with statue

Feb. 08, 2023 21:04 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's capital city is planning a statue honoring two-time national championship coach Dawn Staley. The city of Columbia and the group, Statues for Equality, are working together on Staley's statue. The organization is dedicated to increasing the...

South Carolina's Staley defends team after Auriemma comments

Feb. 08, 2023 07:58 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley strongly defended her top-ranked Gamecocks on Tuesday following critical comments by UConn coach Geno Auriemma two days earlier. Auriemma said after the top-ranked Gamecocks' 81-77 victory that Huskies guard/forward Lou Lopez...

No. 16 Oklahoma women take 1st lead in OT, rally past Baylor

Feb. 07, 2023 22:57 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Ana Llanusa and Skylar Vann each scored 20 points and No. 16 Oklahoma took its first lead of the game in overtime before rallying past Baylor 98-92 on Tuesday night. The Sooners trailed for 39 minutes in regulation and were down 75-63 with 5:19 left in...

NC State back in Top 25, latest gain in Keatts' overhaul

Feb. 07, 2023 04:18 AM EST

Kevin Keatts believed he could change North Carolina State's trajectory. He's being proven right with the 22nd-ranked Wolfpack back in the AP Top 25. N.C. State cracked the rankings for the first time in four years Monday entering Tuesday's trip to No. 8 Virginia. That's one of six...

Montgomery powers Alcorn State to 81-70 victory over MVSU

Feb. 07, 2023 00:49 AM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Keondre Montgomery finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds to power Alcorn State to an 81-70 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Monday night. Montgomery, a sophomore, sank 6 of 12 shots with three 3-pointers in picking up his first double-double for the...