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Tea Cooper scored 27 points and No. 6 Baylor used a dominant fourth quarter to beat top-ranked UConn 74-58 on Thursday night, ending the Huskies’ 98-game home winning streak
Former UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie is suing his one-time top assistant. He contends Glenn Miller slandered him in comments to the NCAA about an alleged payment to a player’s mother. Miller told the governing body that he had learned about the alleged $30,000 payment. Miller’s lawyer derided the suit as an “attempt to intimidate a witness.”
Off to Oregon’s first appearance in the Final Four, guard Sabrina Ionescu set the theme for the second-seeded Ducks. “All I gotta say is we’re not done yet,” Ionescu said after she had 31 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in Oregon’s 88-84 victory Sunday over top-seeded Mississippi State.
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Freshman Christyn Williams scored a career-high 28 points on 11-of-16 shooting and No. 2 Connecticut never lost the lead after the 6:36 mark of the first quarter in dominating No. 1 Notre Dame 89-71 on Sunday. All-American Katie Lou Samuelson, who was held scoreless by the Irish in the first half, had 15 points, including a three-point play that gave Geno Auriemma’s Huskies a 74-64 lead with 6:08 to play. The Huskies’ biggest lead was 19 points late. Napheesa Collier added 16 points with 15 rebounds. Crystal Dangerfield scored 13 points and Megan Walker had 12 as the Huskies (7-0) ended a 28-game winning streak at home by Muffet McGraw’s Irish, who beat UConn 91-89 in overtime in last season’s NCAA semifinals on way to their second national championship. In its last 100 games at home, Notre Dame is 97-3 – with all the losses coming against the Huskies.
There’s been no better and more entertaining rivalry in women’s college basketball over the past decade than the one between Notre Dame and UConn. From Breanna Stewart’s dominance of the Irish in the Final Four en route to UConn winning four straight national championships to Arike Ogunbowale’s last-second shot in overtime of the national semifinals last season that beat the Huskies, these two storied programs have gone toe-to-toe usually on the game’s biggest stage.
UConn says it fired coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper workouts and contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen. The violations are laid out in documents released under the Freedom of Information Act. In a statement to The Associated Press, Ollie’s lawyer called the infractions minimal. He says the school failed to justify withholding more than $10 million Ollie is owed under his contract.
Crystal Dangerfield led the way as top-seeded UConn routed No. 2 South Carolina 94-65 on Monday night to reach the national semifinals for a record 11th consecutive year.
Azura Stevens’ 26 points led six UConn players in double figures and the Huskies opened their NCAA Tournament with a record-setting 140-52 rout of Saint Francis (Pa.) in Storrs, Connecticut.
Azura Stevens scored 26 points to lead six UConn players in double figures and the Huskies opened their NCAA Tournament with a record-setting 140-52 rout of Saint Francis (Pa.). The tournament’s top seed set a record for points in a tournament game and all-time NCAA records for points in a period (55 in the first) and a half (94 in the first).
Napheesa Collier scored 25 points and Kia Nurse added 23 as UConn beat Cincinnati 106-65 on Sunday, giving the top-ranked Huskies their 150th straight win over an unranked opponent.
Kia Nurse scored 23 points and Katie Lou Samuelson added 20 as No. 1 UConn powered past defending national champ South Carolina 83-58 on Thursday night.
Katie Lou Samuelson scored 15 of her 19 points in the first half to lead top-ranked UConn to a 98-45 rout of Tulane on Saturday and a 20-0 start to the season for the 11th time.
STORRS, Conn. – Azura Stevens came off the bench to score 22 points and lead top-ranked UConn to a closer-than-expected 78-60 win over Tulsa on Thursday night. Napheesa Collier had 19 points and Kia Nurse added 17 for the Huskies (17-0, 6-0 American Athletic Conference), who have never lost in the conference. UConn has won 76 straight regular-season games and all four conference tournaments.
Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points and Crystal Dangerfield made two free throws with 8 seconds left to help top-ranked UConn survive a tough upset bid from No. 9 Texas with a 75-71 win Monday night.
Azura Stevens came off the bench to score 19 points, leading top-ranked UConn to its 100th consecutive regular-season win, 80-44 over UCF. Stevens hit nine of her 13 shots and grabbed 10 rebounds for Connecticut, putting up her fourth double-double of the season. Korneila Wright scored 17 points for Central Florida.
Tennessee moves back into the top 10 after a big win while UConn continues to be No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll.
Harry Perretta has Villanova back in the Top 25. The Wildcats (5-0) entered The Associated Press women’s basketball poll Monday for the first time in 13 years.
Geno Auriemma has had a lot of great players at UConn, many of whom have been preseason All-Americans. Never, though, has he had three from his team honored by The Associated Press in the preseason until Tuesday. The Huskies trio of Gabby Williams, Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier headline the AP women’s basketball preseason All-America team, marking the first time any school has had three of the five players on the squad.
The Connnecticut Huskies were a unanimous choice in the top spot of The Associated Press women’s basketball preseason poll on Thursday. It’s the 12th time in school history that UConn has been No. 1 in the preseason poll, matching Tennessee for the most all-time.