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    Saint Joseph’s Avery Marz finally back 3 years after stroke

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The date “8-23-14” is tattooed on Avery Marz’s left shoulder. It’s a constant reminder of the day her life changed, the moment her college basketball career almost ended before it ever began. She was 17 then, when she suffered a stroke while moving into her dorm at Saint Joseph’s. Three years, a […]
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    Carrington has 13 and 22, No. 14 Stanford beats UC Riverside

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — DiJonai Carrington had 13 points and a career-high 22 rebounds in her first career start Friday night and the No. 14 Stanford women got their first win of the season 53-43 over UC Riverside. Carrington reached the double-double on a turnaround jumper with 3:25 left in the third quarter. She had […]
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    No. 25 Baylor beats Alcorn St 78-61 for Drew’s 300th win

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Scott Drew downplayed his 300th career victory. His Baylor players didn’t after the 25th-ranked Bears beat Alcorn State 78-61 on Friday night. “That’s a huge deal,” guard King McClure said. “Coach Drew deserves it. I feel he’s the most underrated coach in college basketball. He has 300 wins. That’s big time. […]
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    No. 23 UCLA routs South Carolina State 96-68 behind 3 frosh

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time in three games, UCLA looked like it was having fun. The 23rd-ranked Bruins were flying around, dunking, crashing the boards, getting out in transition. All the weight and worry they had been carrying since the season began with an international incident in China and two close victories […]
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    Ortiz, Llanusa help No. 21 Oklahoma win hold off SMU 87-75

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Gabbi Ortiz scored 20 points, freshman Ana Llanusa hit two key 3-pointers down the stretch and No. 21 Oklahoma held on to defeat SMU 87-75 on Friday night. Maddi Manning had a critical 3-point play and 18 points, Vionise Pierre-Louis added 14 points and Llanusa had 12 points on 4-of-6 3-point […]
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    Underwood, McCarty, No. 2 Texas top Texas-San Antonio 120-70

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With nine former high school all-Americans, No. 2 Texas was simply too much for Texas-San Antonio. Jada Underwood had career highs of 19 points and nine rebounds, Brooke McCarty scored 18 points and the Longhorns beat the Roadrunners 120-70 Friday night. “I come into practice every day with the mindset that […]
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    No. 16 Texas A&M pulls away from UC Santa Barbara 84-65

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — After missing the final seven games of his sophomore season with a left foot injury, Texas A&M forward DJ Hogg is making up for lost time. He scored 24 points, 19 in the first 10 minutes of the second half, and No. 16 Texas A&M won its home opener going […]
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    Mykhailiuk helps No. 4 Kansas rout South Dakota State, 98-64

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — It was late in the first half Friday night that Kansas began walking the ball up court, the searing temperature inside Allen Fieldhouse and the Jayhawks’ shortened bench having left them spent. The slower pace didn’t slow down Svi Mykhailiuk. The senior sharpshooter poured in a career-high 27 points, Lagerald Vick […]
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    Bridges perfect from 3, No. 5 Villanova blows out Lafayette

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Lafayette coach Fran O’Hanlon planned to switch defenses often in hopes of slowing down No. 5 Villanova. It ended up not mattering what the Leopards did, not with the Wildcats shooting like this. Mikal Bridges set a school record by hitting all six of his 3-point shots and scored a career-high […]
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    Laksa scores 25, No. 22 USF women whip Arkansas St 98-55

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Kitija Laksa scored 13 of her 25 points in the first quarter, Laura Ferreira and Shae Leverett had double-doubles, and No. 22 South Florida rolled to a 98-55 win over Arkansas State on Friday night. Ferreira had 14 points and 10 rebounds, Leverett 13 and 10. Maria Jespersen scored 19 points […]