Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:59:46 UTNEW YORK (AP) — A record-breaking win, a somber victory, a triple-OT buzzer beater and a milestone reached, it was a busy week in women's basketball. The Huskies have never lost an American Athletic Conference game and the only non-conference contest they have left is against No. 5 South Carolina. The Wildcats honored teammate Jordan Hankins by wearing her name and number during warmups and then, in a gym filled with the school's athletes, won in its first game since her death Monday, beating Indiana 80-67 on Saturday. The body of the 19-year-old from Indianapolis was found in her dorm room Monday. Because of the tragedy, Northwestern's game at Minnesota on Wednesday was postponed. The nation's leading scorer at 31 points a game, Plum has a chance to break Jackie Stiles all-time mark of 3,393 points. According to a school spokesman, she spent the night in the hospital as a precaution.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:35:21 UTWashington State led throughout the fourth quarter until Jones scored six-straight points with her jumper with 2:20 to play, putting the Wildcats ahead 52-51. Jones' putback put the Wildcats back on top with a half-minute to go but Nike McClure was fouled after grabbing an offensive rebound and she only made the first of two free throws with seven seconds left.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 23:34:18 UTDALLAS (AP) — Top-ranked UConn broke its own NCAA record with its 91st consecutive victory, scoring the first 21 points and romping past SMU 88-48 on Saturday. While the only way UConn will play Stanford this season will be in the NCAA Tournament, the Huskies do have wins this season over second-ranked Baylor, third-ranked Maryland and sixth-ranked Notre Dame — the latter two on the road. UConn is 58-0 in American Athletic games in its four seasons since joining that league, plus nine more wins while sweeping through the conference tournament each of the past three seasons. The national semifinal games are March 31 at the American Airlines Center, the home of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, which is about 5 miles from the SMU campus. [...] this game is no measure of the progress being made under Mays, who worked under three Hall of Fame coaches before his first head coaching job. SMU went into the game with the league's best field goal defense (35.6 percent) while allowing 58 points a game, third among the 11 AAC teams. After three straight losses, the only time this season to lose consecutive games, SMU plays three of its next four games on the road.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 05:06:16 UTPlum tops 3,000 career points, Huskies beat Wildcats (AP) — Kesley Plum became the 12th player in women's college basketball history to top 3,000 career points and didn't seem to think it was that big of a deal. The nation's leading scorer at 31 points per game, Plum made 12 of 19 field goals and 10 of 11 free throws to lead the Huskies (17-2, 5-1 Pac-12) to their third straight conference victory. [...] the fact that she's been able to do it, set records, while raising the level of play on our team and in our league, I think is the true beauty of what she's been able to do. Washington was without starter Heather Corral after she injured a knee in the shootaround Friday. Arizona scored the first five points in the second half, aided by a flagrant one foul against Washington's big Deja Strother for an elbow to the face of Destiny Graham, and Breanna Workman's 3-pointer cut the Huskies' lead to 46-36. The Wildcats cut it to as few as 14 in the final minutes. The Huskies were never in real trouble in what amounted to a tuneup leading into a game at Arizona State Sunday, a matchup of two of the seven Pac-12 teams in the Top 25. The Wildcats, among the five have-nots in the conference, couldn't match the Huskies' inside strength or outside shooting ability but kept up their big effort throughout.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:56:01 UT
Wash St player hits head, taken off on stretcher vs Ariz St (AP) — Washington State freshman Cameron Fernandez hit her head on the court after taking a charge and was carried off on a stretcher Friday during a 68-49 loss to No. 19 Arizona State. The game was delayed about 30 minutes as emergency personnel treated Fernandez.