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Texas women hand Lady Vols first loss, 66-60

Dec. 8, 2019 10:26 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lashann Higgs and Sugg Sutton scored 19 points apiece and Texas handed No. 17 Tennessee its first loss of the season 66-60 on Sunday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Higgs' basket with 8:56 to play started an 8-0 run capped by a pair of Sutton buckets that had the Longhorns on top for...

Walker leads No. 4 UConn in rout of Notre Dame

Dec. 8, 2019 7:42 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn players had heard the narrative that Sunday's game against rival Notre Dame would be a match-up of two programs in down years. The Huskies wanted to make a statement that they are not in a rebuilding mode. Megan Walker scored 26 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead No. 4...

Gonzaga wins sixth straight; downs Washington St. 76-53

Dec. 8, 2019 7:32 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — LeeAnne Wirth scored 16 points with 10 rebounds and Jill Townsend scored 14 and the No. 18-ranked Gonzaga women's basketball team beat Washington State 76-53 on Sunday. Katie Campbell's 3-pointer 36 seconds in gave Gonzaga a 3-2 lead and the Bulldogs (8-1) led the rest of the way....

No. 10 Miss St women drop 1st non-SEC home game since 2014

Dec. 8, 2019 6:54 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — More than five years had passed since Mississippi State had lost a game at Humphrey Coliseum to a team outside of the SEC. That 45-game winning streak came to a screeching halt Sunday. Boosted by a dominant rebounding performance and helped by Mississippi State’s rough free...

No. 2 Louisville women pull away from Northern Kentucky

Dec. 8, 2019 6:25 PM EST

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — The strangeness of watching the first six minutes from the bench motivated Louisville forward Jazmine Jones to make her presence felt upon getting on the floor. Her 12-point contribution by halftime was just a hint of the impact she made soon after. Jones scored 21 points,...

Austin's double-double helps No. 9 Maryland rout Loyola

Dec. 8, 2019 4:11 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Three days after enduring its worst rebounding margin in more than five years, No. 9 Maryland redoubled its emphasis on the glass. The result? A 105-45 rout of Loyola (Md.) on Sunday as Shakira Austin had a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds. Stephanie Jones and Taylor Mikesell...

Howard scores 30, No. 16 Kentucky women whip Samford 79-49

Dec. 8, 2019 4:06 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Rhyne Howard scored a career-high 30 points on 11-of-19 shooting, including five 3-pointers, and No. 16 Kentucky rolled to a 79-49 win over Samford on Sunday. The Wildcats went 11 of 23 from 3-point range and shot 53% overall while forcing 18 Samford turnovers they turned into 21...

Hillmon leads No. 24 Michigan over Oakland 79-64

Dec. 8, 2019 4:06 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Naz Hillmon scored 21 points and No. 24 Michigan defeated Oakland 79-64 on Sunday. Hillmon was 9-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds for the Wolverines (8-1), who won their fourth straight game. Amy Dilk, Kayla Robbins and Priscilla Smeenge had 10 points each. Oakland got within nine...

Puisis, Gillespie lead No. 8 FSU to 81-64 win over Clemson

Dec. 8, 2019 4:02 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Florida State coach Sue Semrau sees plenty of things to improve for her eighth-ranked Seminoles, no matter how polished and poised they looked in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener. Florida State moved to 9-0 for the second time in three seasons in starting ACC play with an 81-64...

Carter, No. 12 Texas A&M women beat Oklahoma St. 74-62

Dec. 7, 2019 10:24 PM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Chennedy Carter scored a season-high 31 points, Kayla Wells added a season-best 22, and No. 12 Texas A&M beat Oklahoma State 74-62 on Saturday night in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Carter made 11 of 13 from the free-throw line and Wells hit 4 of 6 from 3-point range. The...