• Mosqueda-Lewis lifts No. 3 UConn to 85-24 win

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Even in a 61-point win, UConn coach Geno Auriemma cane find things to get on his team about. Turnovers, particularly at the start were something he'll be sure to get on his No. 3 Huskies about after the 85-24 win over College of Charleston on Friday night in the Gulf Coast Showcase. UConn had turnovers on their first three possessions and 23 for the game. But once they got it going, they looked very much like the two-time defending national champions. And College of Charleston was in for a long night. "It's a fine line," Auriemma said. "If you're afraid to turn the ball over, you're afraid to take a chance on passing to a wide-open teammate. Early in the season is when turnovers are a problem.

  • No. 1 South Carolina women top Syracuse 67-63

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — With her No. 1 team struggling on offense, Dawn Staley turned to freshman A'ja Wilson to provide a spark once again. Wilson responded, scoring 11 of her 15 points in the second half and South Carolina rallied to beat No. 22 Syracuse 67-63 in the Junkanoo Jam on Friday night. "I thought she played extremely well, and really got jolted into playing that way," Staley said about her prized freshman. "Syracuse is a very good basketball team. They fought for 40 minutes. I just thought we came up with big play after big play. A'ja Wilson got an offensive rebound and a putback. She got a nice steal at the end of the game, and you need players like that to make big players. I'm happy that the players on our

  • No. 9 Kentucky women hold off Oklahoma 92-88 in OT

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) — Kentucky was fortunate to walk away with an overtime victory over Oklahoma. Makayla Epps scored nine of her career-high 29 points in overtime and Linnae Harper added 22 to help No. 9 Kentucky beat Oklahoma 92-88 on Friday night in the Paradise Jam. "It was a shame that one of those teams is now 0-2 in this tournament," Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell said. "I just thought Oklahoma showed some great fight. We also showed some great fight. We started the game down 9-0 and just battled back and kept fighting. It looked very bleak. I think we were down seven with one minute left and it was a very tough deficit that we overcame.

  • Boyd, No. 14 California top San Jose St. 110-87

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Brittany Boyd had 11 points, 12 assists and 13 rebounds, recording her second career triple-double as No. 14 California coasted by San Jose State 110-87 in the Cal Classic on Friday night. Gabby Green added 17 points, 12 boards and seven assists for the Golden Bears (5-0). Reshanda Gray led Cal with 21 points, Mikayla Cowling had 18 and Courtney Range chipped in 16 with nine rebounds. Cal shot 56.8 percent from the field and had 34 assists on 46 field goals. They also out-rebounded San Jose State 58-44. Jasmine Smith led the Spartans (2-3) with 19 points, Ta'Rea Cinnigan had 14 and Ali Bettencourt 12. San Jose State was limited to 31-of-91 shooting.

  • Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners suffer second consecutive loss

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Makayla Epps scored a game-high 29 points to lead No. 8-ranked Kentucky past Oklahoma 92-88 in overtime Friday in the Paradise Jam women’s basketball gathering in the UVI Sports and Fitness Center.

  • No. 13 Baylor women beats Utah State 99-43

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Khadijiah Cave scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Kristina Higgins had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 13 Baylor beat Utah State 99-43 Friday night in an opening game of the Travelers Classic. Imani Wright scored 12 points and had six assists, Nina Davis scored 11 and grabbed eight rebounds and the Lady Bears (2-1) outshot the Aggies from the field 47.7 percent to 24.3 percent. Tilar Clark led Utah state (1-3) with eight points. Cave hit a jumper and Baylor never looked back, opening with a 22-8 run in which Dekeiya Cohen scored seven straight points. The Lady Bears led 50-22 at halftime, with Cave and Imani each scoring 9 points. Baylor used a 16-2 run to pull to a 79-35 second-half

  • No. 8 Duke routs Stony Brook 72-42

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Oderah Chidom scored 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead No. 8 Duke to a 72-42 win over Stony Brook on Friday night. Duke (5-0) also got good production from its freshmen. Sierra Calhoun added 13 points and Rebecca Greenwell finished with 10 points in the second half. Stony Brook (3-2) was led by Sabre Proctor with 10 points, all in the second half, while Kori Bayne-Walker added nine points. Duke held a 29-19 halftime lead despite shooting 29 percent (9 of 31) from the floor in the first 20 minutes. But Duke came out with a quick burst to go up by 20 points when senior center Elizabeth Williams scored off an offensive rebound. She finished with five points before leaving the game with 7:

  • Coleman leads No. 11 UNC over No. 5 Stanford 70-54

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — The disappointment was evident in Tara VanDerveer's voice following Stanford's 70-54 loss to North Carolina Friday. The fifth-ranked Cardinal (3-2) fell to the 11th-ranked Tar Heels (5-0) in in an opening-round game of the Rainbow Wahine Shootout. It was their second loss in three games after a 33-4 record and a national semifinal appearance after a Final Four run that included a nine-point win over North Carolina in the Elite Eight round. "I was disappointed in our effort," VanDerveer said of her team. "First of all I think that North Carolina has an excellent team. They have a lot of weapons, they have a great inside game and they shot really well from the outside. They were hitting perimeter shots and had

  • No. 12 Louisville cruises past Lafayette 102-61

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Mariya Moore had 11 points and 10 assists, Myisha Hines-Allen scored 18 and No. 12 Louisville beat Lafayette 102-61 on Friday night. The Cardinals (6-0) out-rebounded Lafayette 20-4 on the offensive glass, forced 22 turnovers and edged the Leopards in shot attempts (75-49) as a result. Hines-Allen made the most of the extra chances with 9-of-13 shooting. Louisville was 39 of 75 overall and 5 of 10 from 3-point range. Lafayette (3-2) led 20-18 on Jamie O'Hare's 3-pointer midway through the first half, but the Cardinals took the lead for good with a 28-2 run. O'Hare was 4 of 8 from 3-point range with 20 points to lead the Leopards. Emily Homan chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds.

  • No. 15 Huskers rally to beat UCLA 71-66

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It wasn't as easy as their first four victories but No. 15 Nebraska rallied in the second haft to defeat UCLA 71-66 on Friday afternoon. The Cornhuskers (5-0) entered Friday's game against the winless Bruins (0-4) having beaten each of its opponents by an average of 28 points. Rachel Theriot scored 24 points and Emily Cady added 18 as Nebraska rallied from a 16-point first-half deficit to remain unbeaten. "They came out with a lot of energy in the first half and their pressure got to us," said Theriot, who leads the Cornhuskers this season with an average of 17 points per game. "We started to relax at the end of the first half and got into a better flow but it was a tough game.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Sooners fall to No. 2 Wisconsin in Battle 4 Atlantis championship game

    By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Tournament MVP Frank Kaminsky scored 17 points to lead five Wisconsin players in double figures, Duje Dukan and Traevon Jackson each added 13 and the second-ranked Badgers beat Oklahoma 69-56 on Friday to win the Battle 4 Atlantis championship.

  • Arkansas upends No. 17 Iowa 77-67

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Brooks scored 24 points, Jessica Jackson added 22 and Arkansas pulled away from No. 17 Iowa 77-67 on Friday at the South Pointe Thanksgiving Shootout. The Razorbacks (5-0) took control by pounding the boards and getting to the free throw line. Arkansas had a 51-24 rebounding advantage and hit 20 of 33 free throws. Iowa (5-1), which got 23 points from Ally Disterhoft, was just 2 of 6 from the foul line. The Hawkeyes averaged more than 90 points in winning their first five games but Arkansas allowed just 44.8. Jhasmin Bowen added 14 points for Arkansas and had nine rebounds. Melissa Wolff had 9 points and 10 rebounds and Calli Berna had nine assists.

  • No. 21 Rutgers beats Colgate 66-44

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Betnijah Laney scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds for her fifth consecutive double-double to open the season, and No. 21 and undefeated Rutgers beat winless Colgate 66-44 on Friday. Kahleah Copper also scored 17 points for the Scarlet Knights (5-0). Both Laney and Copper made over half of their shots, making up for Rutgers' overall shooting percentage of 37.1 (26 of 70). The team's leading scorer coming into the game at 17.3 points per game, Tyler Scaife, scored six points, making just 3 of 11 shots. Rutgers made only 1 of 11 3-pointers. The Red Raiders (0-5) had a worse day, making just 16 of 56 shots for 28.6 percent. They made 3 of 17 3-pointers and didn't have a player reach d

  • No. 10 Maryland beats James Madison 80-64

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lauren Mincy scored 23 points and Lexie Brown added 13 to help No. 10 Maryland beat James Madison 80-64 on Friday at the San Juan Shootout. Leading 11-10, Maryland (6-0) scored 11 straight points over the next 3:22 to take control of the game. Brene Moseley had five points during the burst. The Terps led 40-27 at the half. James Madison was able to cut the deficit to nine on two free throws by Destiny Jones with 14:18 left in the game, but that's as close as the Duke could get. Precious Hall scored 29 points and Toia Giggetts added 18 for James Madison (4-1). The Dukes had no one else score more than five.

  • Andy Landers 1 win from 850th at Georgia

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Andy Landers will return to his alma mater on Saturday for a shot at a milestone win. Landers, in his 36th season at Georgia, will try to become only the seventh Division 1 coach to reach 850 wins at one school when the No. 22 Lady Bulldogs play at Tennessee Tech. Landers can join a list of some of the biggest names in coaching. The list includes legendary women's coaches Pat Summitt, who won 1,098 games at Tennessee, and Geno Auriemma, who is still adding to his 881 wins at Connecticut. Jim Boeheim of Syracuse (952), Duke's Mike Krzyzewski (916), North Carolina's Dean Smith (879) and Kentucky's Adolph Rupp (876) reached the milestone with men's programs. Boeheim and Krzyzewski remain

  • Illinois upsets No. 9 Kentucky 77-71

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) — It has been 12 years since Illinois won its first five games. After an upset victory over No. 9 Kentucky, the Illini are showing they are a team to contend with this season. Chatrice White scored 23 points and Ivory Crawford added 22 to help Illinois beat Kentucky on Thursday at the Paradise Jam. "I think everyone underestimates us," White said. "I think we made a statement tonight. It was crazy, we were so hyped in the locker room. It was a great feeling." Illinois (5-0) led 40-39 early in the second half before scoring eight straight, including the last four by Crawford to open up a nine-point lead. Kyley Simmons' 3-pointer with 9:45 left extended the advantage to 57-45 before Kentu

  • No. 19 Oregon State beats Butler 85-53 in Hawaii

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    LAIE, Hawaii (AP) — Ali Gibson scored 20 points and Sydney Wiese 19, with both hitting five 3-pointers, as No. 19 Oregon State rolled over Butler 85-53 on Thursday in the Tom Weston Invitational. Jamie Weisner, who made a trio of 3-pointers, added 13 points for the Beavers (4-0). Oregon State made 15 of 28 3-pointers with 11 coming on 16 attempts in the first half when the Beavers took a 49-31 lead. Gibson was 4 of 4 and Wiese 4 of 5 from long range in the opening 20 minutes. Ijeoma Uchendu scored 12 points and Andriana Moore added 11 for the Bulldogs (0-6). Wiese made a 3-pointer for a 5-2 lead less than 2 minutes into the game and Oregon State took off them there. Oregon State finished shooting 55.

  • No. 1 South Carolina tops Wisconsin 67-44

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — With the team struggling on offense, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley turned to her freshmen for a spark. A'ja Wilson and Jatarie White responded. Wilson scored 11 points and White added 10 to help the No. 1 Gamecocks beat Wisconsin 67-44 on Thursday in the Junkanoo Jam. After a sluggish start, the Gamecocks got going. They led 15-14 before going on a 16-4 run to close the half. South Carolina scored the first 10 points during its burst which was capped by a 3-pointer by Tina Roy. "When you have a team as talented as we are, to be able to insert two freshmen to give you an offensive jolt is a great thing. I thought (A'ja Wilson and Jatarie White) did their job by helping us open up the game a

  • Oklahoma basketball: Sooners top Butler to earn Battle 4 Atlantis title berth

    By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Holding Butler to 24 percent shooting — the best by an Oklahoma team in nearly 11 years — the Sooners earned a berth in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game by topping the Bulldogs 59-46 on Thursday afternoon, with Isaiah Cousins’ 13 points leading a balanced offense.

  • No. 22 Syracuse women defeat East Carolina 69-58

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island (AP) — Alexis Peterson scored 19 points, matching her career high, as No. 22 Syracuse women beat East Carolina 69-58 and advanced to Friday's championship in the Lucaya Division of the Junkanoo Jam. Peterson scored 12 in the first half when the Orange (4-0), after trailing 6-2 early, went on a 14-0 run. Syracuse led 47-27 at the half, thanks to 44-percent shooting and six 3-pointers — against just one for the Lady Pirates (5-1) in the period. Brianna Butler and Briana Day scored 13 each. Syracuse scored at least 40 in the first half for the third straight game. Butler scored 11 of Syracuse's first 30 points. Day had 10 rebounds and Peterson five assists.