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Held helps No. 16 DePaul women rally to beat Green Bay 76-65

Dec. 7, 2019 6:50 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Lexi Held had 13 of her 21 points in the fourth quarter to help No. 16 DePaul rally to beat Green Bay 76-65 on Saturday. Sonya Morris added 17 points, and Kelly Campbell had 10 points and 13 rebounds for DePaul. The Blue Demons (7-1) used a 26-6 run spanning the third and fourth...

Robertson, Llanusa lead Sooner women past No. 25 LSU 90-68

Dec. 7, 2019 6:18 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Taylor Robertson scored 21 points, Ana Llanusa added 20 and Oklahoma won for the first time in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, drubbing No. 25 LSU 90-68 on Saturday. Mandy Simpson scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Sooners, who scored the last nine points of the first quarter...

No. 6 South Carolina holds off Temple 78-71

Dec. 7, 2019 5:56 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dawn Staley enjoys her trips home to Philadelphia, except the pressure part of the visit. Tyasha Harris scored 21 points and Mikiah Herbert Harrigan added 15 to help No. 6 South Carolina finally put away Temple, 78-71 on Saturday. “Always love coming back here, just don't like...

Dungee scores 32, No. 23 Arkansas women top K-State 81-72

Dec. 7, 2019 5:16 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Chelsea Dungee scored 32 points, Alex Tolefree added 21, both season highs, and No. 23 Arkansas turned back Kansas State 81-72 on Saturday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. The Razorbacks led 37-33 at the half and used a 10-0 run in the third quarter and a last-minute 3-pointer by...

Reese has 19 points, 17 boards in No. 20 Arizona women's win

Dec. 7, 2019 5:16 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Cate Reese scored 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting and grabbed 17 rebounds to help No. 20 Arizona stay undefeated with a 54-43 win over UTEP on Saturday. Arizona (9-0) outscored UTEP 12-3 in the second quarter to lead 33-17 at the half and extended to its largest lead at 47-28 late in...

Lynx give coach, GM Cheryl Reeve multiyear extension

Dec. 7, 2019 12:45 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve has signed a multiyear contract extension. The Lynx made the announcement Friday but did not give specific terms. Reeve has guided the Lynx to four WNBA championships in 10 seasons. She added general manager duties in 2017....

Brown scores 15, No. 5 Oregon State routs Hawaii 64-32

Dec. 7, 2019 12:40 AM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State prides itself on defense, and that attribute was on full display against Hawaii. The No. 5 Beavers frustrated Hawaii throughout and posted a 64-32 rout on Friday night. The Rainbow Wahine (4-5) struggled to get open looks against Oregon State’s man-to-man defense...

UNC downs Washington St. 2-1 in NCAA women's semifinal

Dec. 7, 2019 12:13 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Alexis Strickland scored the go-ahead goal on a header in the 38th minute and North Carolina held off Washington State 2-1 on Friday in the semifinals of the NCAA Women's College Cup. The top-seeded Tar Heels (24-1-1) advanced to Sunday's championship game against Stanford, which...

Stanford too busy preparing for finals to focus on No. 1

Dec. 6, 2019 7:03 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer ended practice 30 minutes early Thursday, and that almost never happens. Three hours on the floor has long been the Stanford standard. “I can count on one hand. Two or three times since I've been here," said junior point guard Kiana...

No. 24 Michigan women rally to beat Syracuse 84-76 in OT

Dec. 6, 2019 10:23 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Kayla Robbins scored 23 points and No. 24 Michigan rallied from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime and beat Syracuse 84-76 in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game on Thursday night. Naz Hillmon added 16 points for the Wolverines (7-1), who closed out the final three...