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No. 5 Mississippi St gets 86-42 road win at Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Anriel Howard scored 16 points, Teaira McCowan added 13 points and 16 rebounds and No. 5 Mississippi State beat Southern Mississippi 86-42 on Friday night.Mississippi State didn't have a great night offensively, but made things...

How a Colorado girl went from basketball neophyte to viral dunking sensation

Regis Jesuit girls basketball coach Carl Mattei was at home playing with his kids when he received a phone call from one of his assistants.“Carl,” she said, “Who’s Fran Belibi?”“Fran Belibi? Mattei responded. “I’ve never heard of her, why?”“Well,...

Brown, No. 3 Baylor roll to 96-58 win over Morehead State

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Kalani Brown scored 21 points, Juicy Landrum added 14 and third-ranked Baylor rolled to a 96-58 victory over Morehead State in an afternoon game on Wednesday.Brown had 12 points in the first quarter to help...

Michigan State enters AP women’s poll after beating Oregon

NEW YORK (AP) -- A win over Oregon vaulted Michigan State into the women's AP Top 25.The Spartans enter the poll at No. 23 on Monday, a day after upsetting the then-third ranked Ducks 88-82. Michigan State (8-1) only...

Oregon’s No. 3 ranking to dip after loss at Michigan State

Kelly Graves thought his Oregon Ducks hadn't really done anything to deserve the No. 3 ranking in the AP Top 25 - the school's best ever.Now after suffering their first loss of the season on Sunday at Michigan State,...

Michigan State topples No. 3 Oregon 88-82

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State coach Suzy Merchant looked at Oregon's statistical profile and figured the Ducks could be beaten.It just wouldn't be easy.''All we had to do was be better than them for two hours,'' Merchant...

Samuelson leads No. 1 UConn to 99-61 rout of Seton Hall

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- UConn's Katie Lou Samuelson says she's been working on becoming a more complete player, which really means improving her rebounding.The 6-foot-3 senior pulled down 16 boards Saturday to go with her 26 points and led...

Ogunbowale, Notre Dame bounce back, topping Toledo 72-56

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said she'd hoped her team would play a little sooner this week to get over the loss to Connecticut.But Saturday would have to do.Paced by Arike Ogunbowale's 22 points, the...

No. 16 Iowa women hold off Cyclones 73-70

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Tania Davis drilled the game-winning 3 with 2.3 seconds to go and 16th-ranked Iowa held off Iowa State 73-70 on Wednesday night, giving the Hawkeyes three straight wins in the series for the first...

No. 5 Louisville pounces on UT Martin in 102-62 blowout

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Asia Durr scored 25 points, Arica Carter had 16 and No. 5 Louisville's defense stifled UT Martin in a 102-62 rout on Tuesday night.The Cardinals (9-0) picked up where they left off from Sunday's 107-52...

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Justin Layne of Michigan State Spartans declares for NFL draft

Michigan State cornerback Justin Layne will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.Layne announced his decision in a tweet Friday, thanking coach...