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Boston scores 29, leads No. 1 Gamecocks past NC A&T 79-42

Nov. 29, 2021 21:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley told All-American Aliyah Boston earlier this month that she needed to become more dominant after a sluggish start to the season. Message received. Boston scored a career-high 29 points on...

UConn's Bueckers signs NIL deal to represent Gatorade

Nov. 29, 2021 21:38 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn sophomore guard Paige Bueckers is the first college athlete to represent Gatorade, announcing Monday a multiyear name, image and likeness deal. Terms of the deal with PepsiCo Inc. were not released. “I know this is...

Women's AP Top 25 gets shakeup behind No. 1 South Carolina

Nov. 29, 2021 13:12 PM EST

Maryland dropped six spots to No. 8 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll Monday after losing two games in a week that saw eight of the top 10 teams change places behind unanimous No. 1 South Carolina. UConn reclaimed No. 2 spot — up one spot and shared with...

No. 13 Iowa St. women beat UMass win Gulf Coast Showcase

Nov. 28, 2021 22:27 PM EST

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Ashley Joens had 23 points including a critical 3-pointer late, Lexi Donarski also scored 23 points and No. 13 Iowa State blew most of a 21-point lead before beating Massachusetts 76-71 on Sunday night to win the Gulf Coast Showcase. Iowa State...

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...