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No. 16 Stanford women win despite 40 from UW’s Melgoza

SEATTLE (AP) -- Brittany McPhee scored 25 points and No. 16 Stanford took an 86-79 win Friday night despite a career-high 40 points from Amber Melgoza and a stern test from last-place Washington.Melgoza was 14-of-26 shooting and made a...

No. 2 Mississippi State women cruise by Auburn 82-61

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Teaira McCowan had 16 points and 18 rebounds, powering No. 2 Mississippi State to an 82-61 victory over Auburn on Thursday night.Victoria Vivians and Roshunda Johnson also scored 16 points apiece for the Bulldogs (29-0,...

Defense propels No. 4 Louisville past Virginia 51-39

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Asia Durr had 13 points and No. 4 Louisville stepped up defensively in a 51-39 victory over Virginia on Thursday night.The Cardinals (28-2, 14-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) limited Virginia to 27 percent shooting and forced...

Ogunbowale powers No. 5 Notre Dame women past Virginia Tech

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Arike Ogunbowale scored 26 points, Marina Mabrey had 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, and No. 5 Notre Dame beat Virginia Tech 89-59 on Thursday night for its 11th straight victory.Jackie Young added...

Dawn Staley sues Missouri AD for slander; SEC fines him

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina women's basketball coach Dawn Staley is suing Missouri's athletic director, saying he slandered her when he suggested she created an atmosphere that encouraged fans to spit on his players and use racial slurs.Staley's...

Discrimination suit dismissed vs Drake coach Baranczyk

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A discrimination lawsuit filed by a former assistant against Drake women's basketball coach Jennie Baranczyk has been dismissed.Courtney Graham filed the suit in December 2016, claiming that Baranczyk forced her to resign in 2015...

Dawn Staley files defamation suit vs. Missouri AD

South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley has filed a defamation suit against Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk for his comments following a game between the Tigers and Gamecocks.Sterk said in a January radio interview that Staley had promoted...

Stevens, Collier help No. 1 UConn beat Tulane 91-47

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Azura Stevens scored 23 points, Napheesa Collier scored 22 and No. 1 UConn won its 50th straight road game, 91-47 over Tulane on Wednesday night.Katie Lou Samuelson had 15 points, nine rebounds and seven assists...

No. 15 Lady Vols seeking to end slide before postseason

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee is moving in the wrong direction as it approaches the end of the regular season.The 15th-ranked Lady Volunteers are tied for sixth place in the Southeastern Conference after losing consecutive games to Alabama and...

Oregon looks to hold off Stanford for regular-season title

As of late Monday night, Oregon coach Kelly Graves wasn't even sure who the No. 8 Ducks were playing the final week of the regular season.''It's somewhere down in the desert - and we've got more work to do,''...

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