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No. 1 Irish start slow, finish fast in beating Penn 75-55

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Muffet McGraw doesn't think Notre Dame is enduring a hangover from its 2018 NCAA championship. She thinks the top-ranked Irish have lots of problems to deal with.Arike Ogunbowale overcame poor shooting to finish with...

Durr scores 24, No. 5 Louisville women beat Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Louisville coach Jeff Walz was scrambling to find games to fill his schedule after a December tournament was unexpectedly cancelled. Chattanooga had an opening, but Mocs coach Katie Burrows insisted on playing on her team's...

No. 4 Baylor women open season with 100-39 win over Nicholls

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Fourth-ranked Baylor has all the makings of another standout team in coach Kim Mulkey's 19th season, and the uncertainty at point guard may already be settled.The Lady Bears have one of the best post combos...

Trio of traditional centers hidden jewels in women’s game

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- A broad smile creeps across Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer's face when he talks about having one more season with his ''Aircraft Carrier.''It's one of his affectionate nicknames for 6-foot-7 senior Teaira McCowan. She is...

Notre Dame No. 1 in women’s college basketball poll

NEW YORK (AP) -- Muffet McGraw and Notre Dame start the new season where they left off - atop women's college basketball.The Irish were the unanimous No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball preseason poll that was...

Lady Vols’ Davis ready for expanded role in sophomore season

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee forward Rennia Davis loves to cook and wants to run her own restaurant someday, but she only occasionally prepares meals for her Lady Vols teammates.''This group can eat,'' Davis quipped. ''I've never seen girls...

Kentucky center Harrison out indefinitely for health reasons

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell says center Dorie Harrison will be out indefinitely for unspecified personal health reasons.Mitchell said in a release Monday that the team looks forward to the 6-foot-3 sophomore's return and asked for...

Mississippi State women’s hoops team aims to take final step

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Teaira McCowan and Mississippi State women's hoops team are hoping to take that one final step.The Bulldogs are the favorites to win the Southeastern Conference again but the biggest, most exasperatingly elusive goal remains to...

Vandy’s Horrocks to miss start of season for health reasons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Vanderbilt center Bree Horrocks will miss the start of the upcoming season because of what the school describes as health matters related to blood clots.Commodores coach Stephanie White revealed Horrocks' situation Wednesday in a school...

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