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In a battle of ranked teams, Baylor seeks another runaway victory in Big 12 play as Iowa State visits

Plus, Oklahoma State and Kansas State pit their two-game winning streaks against one another, while Texas looks to continue its recovery following an upset loss and a pair of close games.

VCU is still undefeated in conference play, but Dayton is catching up

Elsewhere in the A-10, George Mason’s sophomore star, Nicole Cardano-Hillary, is the conference’s leading scorer. What does the future hold for her?

The Sparks’ latest coaching hires underscore double standard for women in sports

Los Angeles announced on Tuesday that former Dallas Wings head coach Fred Williams and former NAIA head coach Latricia Trammell have been hired to assistant coaching positions. Including head coach Derek Fisher, Trammell is the only winning coach on the staff.

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Steph Curry’s failed dunk should silence WNBA critics

The Warriors’ superstar tried — and failed miserably — to rise up for a slam in Golden State’s win over the Los Angeles Lakers last night, giving us an opportunity to examine the hypocrisy of basketball fans who love Curry’s game but hate the WNBA.

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Around the WNBA on MLK Day

Here’s how WNBA teams, players and coaches are celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plus, Brittney Sykes is putting in work, Elena Delle Donne hangs out with a strange blue thing in London, and more from the world of women’s hoops!

The Oregon Ducks are much more than Sabrina Ionescu’s supporting cast

You know triple-double queen Sabrina Ionescu. Now, meet her teammates — the people who convert her many assists into points. Without them, she wouldn’t have reached two consecutive Elite Eights.

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Money to the tune of $40.5 million may be the root of all evil for some UConn sports programs

As has been the case at other universities in recent years, athletic director David Benedict may have to ax some of the university’s sports teams. Here’s a look at UConn’s spending and the possible teams to face the chopping block.

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GameThread: Creighton hosts Butler in Big East matchup on Sunday afternoon

The Bulldogs and Bluejays face off to improve their conference positioning after tough games on Friday.

3 takeaways from Maya Moore’s reluctance to rejoin the Lynx

The Minnesota star was given the core player designation earlier this week but she wants more flexibility with her future.

After upsetting Cal to close out 2018, Harvard opens Ivy League season against Dartmouth

The Crimson are on a three-game winning streak, capped off by their defeat of then-No. 13 California on the road. Can they continue their success this afternoon against a Dartmouth team they went 1-1 against last season?

Shop WNBA ‘BreakingT’ shirts!

The WNBPA has memorialized its call for equity into a sleek and modern BreakingT shirt. And it can be yours, while supplies last! Plus, shop other shirts from the 2018 WNBA season, featuring: Sue Bird, Liz Cambage, Kayla McBride, Maya Moore, Breanna Stewart and more.

Analysis: Balanced performance by No. 4 Louisville leads to Virginia’s worst loss of the season

Despite the team’s offensive woes, first-year coach and WNBA legend Tina Thompson was proud to see her team keep fighting.

Double-double queen Teaira McCowan does it again, grabbing 53rd of her career

No. 7 Mississippi State Bulldogs commanded an 89-74 victory over No. 15 South Carolina to reclaim the No. 1 spot atop the SEC standings. Mississippi State is now the only undefeated team in SEC conference play.

GameThread: No. 4 Louisville hosts Virginia in Thursday night ACC matchup

Virginia’s Jocelyn Willoughby and Dominique Toussaint will need a big night on Asia Durr’s stomping ground to pull off an upset victory.

When will Sue Bird’s voice be received with as much weight as Kobe Bryant’s?

Maori Davenport’s path to reinstatement is the latest example of society failing to listen to women only to later rally for change after men have added their voices to the cause. Plus, Mystics’ stars in London, and more from the world of women’s hoops!

The pros and cons of Joseph Tsai as the next New York Liberty owner

The Alibaba Executive Vice Chairman’s wealth is welcome, but his emotional bandwidth for the team is unknown.

Sunday upsets shake things up in the SEC

Plus, South Carolina reclaims No. 1 in the conference standings, Mississippi State has two big games this week, the Freshman of the Week is a very familiar face, and more!

Preview: Iowa and Minnesota look to get their Big Ten seasons back on track tonight against each other

The Hawkeyes and Golden Gophers were picked to finish among the top three in the Big Ten, but so far, their performances in conference play haven’t reflected top-conference excellence.

WNBA CBA negotiations will make free agency very interesting this year and next

The WNBA Players Association opted out of the current CBA which could make the free agent market more robust this year and next.

The No. 3 Huskies have some UConn-fidence heading into USF game

UConn looks to continue its command of a 26-0 all-time record against USF since 2006.

Defending Horizon League champion Green Bay takes on Youngstown State, Wright State looks to stay undefeated

The top of the Horizon League looks a little different at the moment, as the defending champions are looking up at two new leaders who could seriously challenge them for the crown. Plus, one of the nation’s best from deep broke the Youngstown State three-point record.

Stanford and Arizona State meet in top-25 Pac-12 matchup, while Cal vies to stay ranked against Arizona

All 12 teams play tonight, featuring the regional battles that the conference is known for cultivating. Plus, the new Wooden Award watch list is Pac-12 heavy, and Utah’s star freshman class shines again.

Villanova has big games this weekend against Marquette, DePaul in Big East conference play

First up, the Wildcats face the Blue Demons in a Friday, brunch-time matchup. Plus, Butler still leads the conference standings after four games and the Big East overall looks competitive from top to bottom.

Player of the Year candidates Ogunbowale and Durr face off in battle for top spot in college hoops

The reigning national champions and the defending ACC champions face off in a winner-takes-all matchup. Not only is the ACC top spot on the line, but the top spot in women’s college hoops. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET.

On Sunday, LSU looks to upset another No. 21-ranked team in the SEC

The Lady Tigers secured a dominant win against then-No. 21 Texas A&M on Sunday, Jan. 6. This week, they face No. 21 South Carolina. Plus, a look at tonight’s thriller between ranked teams, Mizzou’s upset of No. 13 Tennessee and more!

Louisville, Notre Dame to play for ACC, national bragging rights

Though the ACC has the nation’s top two teams, five teams, including Duke and North Carolina are winless in conference play.

Alabama state representative drafts bill compelling AHSAA oversight and accountability

The news comes in the wake of the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s decision to rule Maori Davenport ineligible to play her senior season. Plus, Skylar Diggins-Smith’s baby-bump watch, a note about what the NBA’s Andrew Wiggins said and much more from the world of women’s hoops!

Minnesota and Michigan State try to dig out of dismal Big Ten starts in tonight’s top-25 matchup

Plus, the big moves by Big Ten teams in this week’s AP Poll, Indiana and Rutgers leading the way in conference play and Brenda Frese grabbing her 500th career win.

Danita Johnson is just what the Sparks need

Johnson was named new Team President and Chief Operating Officer on Monday.

Basketball universe rallies in defense of Maori Davenport, blasts the AHSAA

Davenport was ruled ineligible to play her senior year because of an erroneous payment from USA Basketball. Although she returned the money, Steve Savarese, the executive director of the Alabama High School Athletic Association, ruled her ineligible and denied two appeals to reinstate her.

The Wildcats will pull out their claws against the Bulldogs

No. 7 Mississippi State will have their hands full against No. 16 Kentucky in the only battle between two ranked teams on the Sunday slate. But all 14 teams of the SEC are in action, with some matchups nationally televised. Read on for details.

Illinois State looks to keep winning streak alive against MVC defending champs Drake

Plus, looking at Southern Illinois and Missouri State’s own winning streaks, and Loyola and Valparaiso face each other in their first conference game today.

How will WNBA free agency affect each team?

Tina Charles and Maya Moore could be unrestricted free agents if they aren’t cored. But there will be player movement based on teams’ cap situations.

The Big East’s WNBA prospects

Here’s a look at how Allazia Blockton, Natisha Hiedeman and Ashton Millender might do in the 2019 WNBA Draft. Also, the Butler Bulldogs stay ahead of DePaul and Marquette in conference play.

Good grief, Kalani Brown!

The Baylor star made an emphatic double-double statement in the Lady Bears’ upset victory over the No. 1 UConn Huskies, handing them their first loss of the season.

With upset potential high, no one is truly safe as the Pac-12 season opens tonight in full

Almost every Pac-12 team has experience delivering or receiving an upset this season. In one of the country’s top conferences, having all 12 teams in action tonight means chances are high for more of the same.

UConn stares at Texas-sized challenge in Baylor

Will UConn’s defense be able to shut down Baylor’s spread offense?

WNBA vs. UFC: A tale of two young sports leagues

The UFC — recently in the news for a post-fight brawl — is a billion-dollar industry at just 25-years-old, while the WNBA continues to struggle at age 22. Why? This is today in women’s basketball for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.

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