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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...

Georgia Tech stuns No. 4 N.C. State 65-61

Feb. 16, 2020 5:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Francesca Pan delivered a brilliant performance at an opportune time. The Georgia Tech guard scored 13 of her 30 points in the first six minutes of the third quarter and the Yellow Jackets boosted their NCAA Tournament hopes by holding on for a 65-61 win over No. 4 N.C. State. The...

No. 17 Iowa women run home streak to 34, top Badgers 97-71

Feb. 16, 2020 5:38 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Kathleen Doyle scored 22 points and No. 17 Iowa ran its winning streak at home to 34 with a 97-71 win over Wisconsin on Sunday. McKenna Warnock added 20 points and Monika Czinano 19 on a combined 14-of-19 shooting for the Hawkeyes (21-5, 12-3 Big Ten Conference), who won the first...

Held scores 26 and No. 13 DePaul women roll, 97-65

Feb. 16, 2020 5:30 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Lexi Held scored 26 points and No. 13 DePaul rolled past Xavier 97-65 on Sunday. Held was only 1 of 7 from 3-point range but 6 of 7 otherwise and 11 of 13 from the free-throw line for the Blue Demons (24-3, 14-1 Big East), who have won five straight. Donya Morris added 15 points and six...