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No. 1 Stanford vs. upset-minded Ohio St

The Louisville Cardinals are the best basketball program in the country this week, according to ESPN’s combined men’s and women’s basketball rankings, while Kentucky is ranked a combined fifth. On the docket for December is the annual Battle of the...

No. 18 Arizona women school-record 16th consecutive game

TUSCON, Ariz. (AP) -- Cate Reese scored 12 of her career-high 23 points in the first quarter, Aari McDonald had a double-double, and No. 18 Arizona beat Tennessee State 77-42 on Thursday night to win its school-record 10th consecutive...

Carter scores 25, No. 11 Texas A&M women beat TCU 70-68

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Chennedy Carter scored seven of her 25 points in the final 1:16, including the go-ahead basket with three seconds to go, and No. 11 Texas A&M beat TCU 80-78 on Wednesday night.Carter was 12-of-22...

No. 12 Indiana women win 4th straight, top Butler 64-53

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ali Patberg scored 14 points and the No. 12 Indiana women held off Butler to win their fourth straight, 64-53 on Wednesday night.The Hoosiers moved up two spots in this week's Associated Press poll. It is...

Iowa beats Iowa St. 75-69 for 4th straight win over Cyclones

AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Seniors Kathleen Doyle, Makenzie Meyer and Amanda Ollinger made certain that they’d leave Iowa without ever losing to the rival Cyclones.Doyle scored 21 points, Monika Czinano had 20 and the Hawkeyes beat Iowa State 75-69...

Roper’s 30 points help No. 14 Kentucky women beat Winthrop

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Jaida Roper scored 15 of her career-high 30 points in the first quarter and No. 14 Kentucky beat Winthrop 91-36 on Wednesday night.Roper, whose previous career best was 15 points, made 12 of 13 from...

No. 16 DePaul women hit 16 3s, beat Notre Dame 105-94

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Sonya Morris scored 29 points and hit a career-best five of DePaul's 16 3-pointers and the No. 16 Blue Demons pulled away late in their 105-94 win over Notre Dame on Wednesday night.DePaul (8-1)...

Tolefree scores 20, hits six 3-pointers for No. 21 Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Alexis Tolefree had 20 points, A’tyanna Gaulden and Erynn Barnum scored 14 each, and No. 21 Arkansas ran away from Tulsa 91-41 on Wednesday night.Tolefree remained hot from 3-point distance, making 6 of 10. She...

Davis helps No. 23 Lady Vols trounce Colorado State 79-41

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Rennia Davis had 23 points and 11 rebounds as No. 23 Tennessee bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 79-41 blowout of cold-shooting Colorado State on Wednesday.Tennessee (8-1) was playing three...

Which conferences are the best, top to bottom, so far?

In the latest week of upsets in women’s basketball — a welcome addition that ESPN analyst and former UConn star Rebecca Lobo said she hadn’t seen the likes of before — it was the annual Big Ten/ACC challenge and Big 12/SEC...

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Pacioretty scores in OT, Golden Knights beat Stars 3-2

DALLAS (AP) -- Max Pacioretty scored on a backhander 51 seconds into overtime and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on...