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Pivec scores 24, No. 15 Oregon St. women top Cal, snap skid

February 23, 2020

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Mikayla Pivec scored 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting and No. 15 Oregon State beat California 76-63 on Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak — its longest skid since February of 2013.Destiny Slocum added 17 points and Maddie...

Florida leads the entire way beating No. 22 Arkansas women

February 23, 2020

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kiara Smith scored 26 points and Lavender Briggs scored 20 and Florida upset No. 22-ranked Arkansas holding off the Razorbacks late for an 83-80 win on Sunday.Florida had the ball at their end of the floor clinging to an 83-80...

Melgoza, Washington upset No. UCLA 74-68

By CHRIS TALBOTT | February 23, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington is better than its sub-par record.No. 8 UCLA knew this coming into the Sunday’s road game and was prepared because every contest is so precious as the Bruins battle for seeding in the tight Pac-12 Conference race and the...

No. 1 South Carolina beats No. 14 Kentucky to win SEC title

By GARY B. GRAVES | February 23, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — South Carolina’s latest Southeastern Conference title took precedent over personal achievement, though coach Dawn Staley was grateful to those that made her milestone possible.No doubt, she was especially thankful this young...

Carter scores 23, No. 16 A&M women rock Auburn 84-54

February 23, 2020

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Chennedy Carter scored 23 points and No. 16 Texas A&M cruised to an 84-54 win over Auburn on Sunday.Kayla Wells added 13 points, Aaliyah Wilson 12 and Ciera Johnson 11 for the Aggies (22-5, 10-4 Southeastern Conference),...

Abrams tip-in at buzzer lifts Bama over No. 9 Mississippi St

By ROBBIE FAULK | February 23, 2020

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — There hasn’t been much that’s separated Alabama from winning as many as 10 games in the Southeastern Conference.The Crimson Tide entered Mississippi State’s raucous Humphrey Coliseum on Sunday having lost four games by...

Kylee Shook scores 17, No. 5 Louisville routs Pitt 79-47

By ALAN SAUNDERS | February 23, 2020

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Missing two starters, including one of the best overall players in the country, it took a little while for No. 5 Louisville to get going against Pittsburgh on Sunday.Specifically, it took 10 minutes. The Cardinals (25-3, 14-2 ACC)...

Franklin, Willard lead No. 23 Missouri State to 82-58 win

February 23, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Jasmine Franklin scored 17 points, Alexa Willard added 15 and No. 23 Missouri State cruised to an 82-58 win over Indiana State on Sunday.Abby Hipp scored 12 points and Sydney Manning contributed a career-high 10 rebounds for...

Onken, Siegrist help Villanova women upset No. 12 DePaul

February 23, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cameron Onken had the second triple-double in Villanova history, freshman star Madison Siegrist had a big double-double and the Wildcats pulled away in the second half to upset No. 12 DePaul 76-58 on Sunday.It made for a memorable...

No. 2 Baylor women beat Oklahoma for 55th Big 12 win in row

By STEPHEN HAWKINS | February 22, 2020

WACO, Texas (AP) — Kim Mulkey was surprised when she got called out to the floor early before her pregame talk with her players.They were already on the court for a surprise ceremony marking Mulkey's 600th win in the previous game, when she becoming...

Patberg, Berger help No. 24 Indiana women beat Minnesota

February 22, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ali Patberg had a season-high 29 points, Grace Berger scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half, and No. 24 Indiana beat Minnesota 75-69 on Saturday.Berger made 9 of 12 from the field, grabbed nine rebounds and had five assists.Sara...

Alarie helps No. 25 Princeton women roll by Dartmouth 87-55

February 22, 2020

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Bella Alarie scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and No. 25 Princeton won its 17th straight game, 87-55 over Dartmouth on Saturday.Grace Stone added 16 points and Abby Meyers had 10 for the Tigers (21-2, 9-0 Ivy League),...