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Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey calls in an offensive play in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

Baylor's Mulkey set to become fastest DI coach to 600 wins

Feb. 18, 2020 2:14 AM EST

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey is set to reach 600 career wins in fewer games than any other Division I men's or women's coach. Mulkey, who has three national championships in her 20 seasons with the No. 2 Lady Bears, takes a 599-100 record into Tuesday night's game at Texas Tech. “If you're talking about win...

No. 8 UCLA rallies to beat No. 15 Oregon State 83-74 in OT

Feb. 18, 2020 12:26 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clinging to a three-point lead in overtime, Michaela Onyenware hit a pair of free throws and then stole the ball. She fed freshman Charisma Osborne, who sank a 3-pointer and No. 8 UCLA never looked back. Osborne finished with a career-high 22 points, including seven in overtime, and the...

Vanderbilt forward Mariella Fasoula (34) is fouled attempting a shot against South Carolina forward Laeticia Amihere, right, and Mikiah Herbert Harrigan, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 1 South Carolina pounds Vandy 95-44 for 19th straight

Feb. 17, 2020 10:06 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 South Carolina is closing in on restoring its championship past. Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley wants her players focused on what's next this week, not what's looming next month. South Carolina took another step in that direction with a 95-44 blowout of Vanderbilt on Monday night....

WNBA Finals MVP Emma Meesseman is staying in Washington.

Feb. 17, 2020 1:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — WNBA Finals MVP Emma Meesseman is staying in Washington. The Mystics re-signed the forward on Monday. “Emma re-signing is a huge step for our team. Having one of the top players in the world back for the upcoming season gives us a lot of options in how we play,” Mystics...

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Florida, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

UConn's top five streak ends in AP women's basketball poll

Feb. 17, 2020 1:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — UConn's record streak of top five appearances in The Associated Press women's basketball poll is over. The Huskies fell to sixth on Monday, ending a run of 253 consecutive weeks as one of the first five teams in the Top 25. That historic stretch dated back to Feb. 5, 2007. Connecticut's run...

POLL ALERT: UConn's record run of consecutive top five appearances in AP women's basketball poll ends

Feb. 17, 2020 1:01 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: UConn's record run of consecutive top five appearances in AP women's basketball poll ends.

Howard, No. 18 Kentucky women top No. 6 Mississippi St 73-62

Feb. 16, 2020 9:21 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A heavily-bandaged left hand hasn't stopped Kentucky forward Rhyne Howard from putting up big numbers. Howard scored 26 points and led a third-quarter surge that sent the No. 18 Wildcats over No. 6 Mississippi State 73-62 victory Sunday. Howard had 11 points to help the Wildcats...

Southern California forward Alissa Pili, center, shoots as Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu, left, and forward Ruthy Hebard defend during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Boley, No. 3 Oregon women rout Southern California 93-67

Feb. 16, 2020 6:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Third-ranked Oregon completed a weekend sweep in Los Angeles, getting comfortable wins over seventh-ranked UCLA and Southern California to extend its 12-game winning streak. The Ducks (24-2, 13-1 Pac-12) are atop the league standings by a game over No. 8 Stanford. “We want to win...

Evans leads No. 9 Louisville in 82-49 rout of Notre Dame

Feb. 16, 2020 6:53 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz said he was willing to deal with a minor bump in the road to avoid a possible wipeout, and now it appears the No. 9 Cardinals are back firing on all gears. Dana Evans scored 18 points to lead No. 9 Louisville to an 82-49 victory over Notre Dame on Sunday....

Connecticut's Olivia Nelson-Ododa, left, drives against South Florida's Kristyna Brabencova during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Walker, Nelson-Ododa lead No. 5 UConn over USF 67-47

Feb. 16, 2020 6:03 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — South Florida’s Jose Fernandez is puzzled by the chatter about the struggles of the UConn women’s basketball team this season. They've lost three games," Fernandez said Sunday after falling to the fifth-ranked Huskies 67-47 before a crowd of 6,044. “How many teams...