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Lisa Bluder: 800 wins

The Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the Michigan State Spartans in commanding fashion and earned head coach Lisa Bluder a special place in women’s basketball history.

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Showdown between No. 15 Longhorns and No. 17 Aggies

The No. 15 Texas Longhorns are looking to add another victory against a Top 25 team, while the No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies are looking to remain unbeaten with their ninth win in a row.

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Preview: No. 11 Lady Vols square off with Hokies

Jordan Horston, Tamari Key, Alexus Dye and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers will try to remain unbeaten when they take on Elizabeth Kitley, Aisha Shepard, Kayana Traylor, Georgia Amoore and the Virginia Tech Hokies.

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Around the NCAAW Weekly

Check out the milestones, surprises and outstanding performances from the last week in NCAA women’s basketball, brought to you by Zack Ward.

2022 WNBA Draft Watch: Veronica Burton

A two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, point guard Veronica Burton has energized Northwestern women’s basketball, embodying a defensive-minded approach that has kept the Wildcats relevant in a competitive conference. Entering her senior season, there’s more on Burton’s shoulders than ever before — and so far, she’s delivered.

Roundup: Engstler, Louisville cruise past Michigan

Emily Engstler stepped up for the Louisville Cardinals against the Michigan Wolverines. Plus, head coach Kara Lawson of the Duke Blue Devils and head coach Kim Mulkey of the LSU Tigers got their first ranked wins at those respective schools.

No. 2 NC State takes down No. 6 Indiana for key road win

The NC State Wolfpack lived up to their No. 2 ranking with their second ranked win of the season. The Indiana Hoosiers kept it close most of the fourth, but Kayla Jones was too clutch for the Wolfpack in the end.

Swartz spectacular in re-energizing win for BC

Cameron Swartz went off for 29 points to lead the Boston College Eagles to a blowout victory over the Penn State Nittany Lions, whose threatening scorer, Makenna Marisa, was held to 14 points.

Preview: Louisville, Michigan meet in Big Ten/ACC test

When they head south to take on the No. 10 Louisville Cardinals, the No. 12 Michigan Wolverines will look to score a second win over a ranked opponent. With a win over the Wolverines, the Cardinals can claim their first victory over a ranked foe.

Hoosiers and Wolfpack meet in NCAA Tournament rematch

NC State has looked unbeatable in its last six games and Indiana has struggled in its last pair of games. Will the Wolfpack continue their top form or will the Hoosiers surprise the higher-ranked team?

Upset Wednesday: Syracuse, Princeton and UC Davis secure big wins

On Wednesday, the Syracuse Orange defeated the No. 18 Ohio State Buckeyes, the Princeton Tigers defeated the No. 22 FGCU Eagles and the UC Davis Aggies defeated the No. 18 Oregon Ducks.

Northeastern’s defense dominates in win over BU

In Wednesday’s win over the BU Terriers, the Northeastern Huskies forced shot clock violations, backcourt turnovers, you name it!

Harvard pours on the treys

The Harvard Crimson went 17-of-28 from beyond the arc and received 23 points from McKenzie Forbes to defeat a Merrimack Warriors team that shot 16-of-27 from downtown.

Around the NCAAW Weekly: Big accomplishments for Brink, Stanford

Cameron Brink recorded the first 20/20 game for the Stanford Cardinal since 2014 and the Cardinal blew out the No. 2 Maryland Terrapins for their largest-ever win over a top-two team.

Preview: Hoosiers vs. Cardinal on Thanksgiving

The Indiana Hoosiers looked impressive against No. 20 Kentucky, while the Stanford Cardinal stumbled against No. 14 Texas. Who will have the upper hand on Thanksgiving?

Preview: Terps vs. Pack in Bahamas

The Maryland Terrapins may be No. 2 in the nation, but they still have work to do to be considered better than No. 3 UConn and No. 1 South Carolina. The No. 5 NC State Wolfpack, who lost to the Gamecocks by nine, are in the same boat and meet the Terps in the Bahamas on Thanksgiving Day.

2022 WNBA Draft Watch: Ashley Joens

There’s no question that Iowa State’s Ashley Joens is one of the top collegiate players in the country. As the 2021 Cheryl Miller Award recipient enters her senior season with the Cyclones, let’s take a look at what makes her game special — and what may stick out the most to WNBA scouts.

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AP Rankings Analysis: Maryland moves up to No. 2

The AP rankings are out (a day late because of the 1 v. 2 matchup between the South Carolina Gamecocks and UConn Huskies on Monday). The Maryland Terrapins have moved ahead of the Huskies and into the No. 2 spot.

Gamecocks take 1 v. 2 showdown

Aliyah Boston, Destanni Henderson and Zia Cooke all had their hand in an impressive 16-point win for the South Carolina Gamecocks over the UConn Huskies that was defined by the final frame.

Which shade of orange will win? Longhorns or Lady Vols?

The Texas Longhorns’ grueling nonconference schedule marches on in a nationally-televised game against the Tennessee Lady Volunteers.

Terps’ difficult schedule begins in earnest vs. Baylor

With both teams in the Top 10, Sunday’s matinee between the Maryland Terrapins and Baylor Bears looks to be an exciting one. Which team will come out on top and solidify itself as a legit contender?

No. 2 UConn heads to the Bahamas for showdown with Minnesota

No. 2 UConn travels to the Bahamas after a solid season-opening win and a great performance by Paige Bueckers. The Huskies face off against the hot Minnesota Golden Gophers, who have won three games in a row, in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.

No. 5 NC State faces red-hot Ayoka Lee of Kansas State

Can Ayoka Lee and Kansas State Wildcats pull off the upset or will the NC State Wolfpack be too much to handle?

NCAAW Tournament expanding to 68 teams

The NCAAW Tournament will have 68 teams instead of 64 starting this season.

Soriano surge: Freshman sparks Northeastern blowout of UNH

Claudia Soriano (18 points, six assists, four steals) went on an 8-2 individual run that was part of a 24-7 team run for the Northeastern Huskies against the UNH Wildcats on Wednesday night. Her teammates fed off her energy and the squad later went on another big run (14-0) en route to victory.

No. 8 Iowa drops Southern, moves to 4-0

The No. 8 Iowa Hawkeyes won their fourth-straight blowout and put head coach Lisa Bluder one win away from 800.

Peck, Staley and the “net”-work of Black coaches

In 2015, Carolyn Peck, who became the first Black head coach to win a national championship in 1999 with Purdue, gave a piece of her title-winning net to Dawn Staley, a token intended to inspire Staley in her quest become the second Black head coach to win a national title. Two years later, Staley won it all with South Carolina. Now, Staley is empowering the "net"-work of Black women head coaches.

2022 WNBA Draft Watch: Mya Hollingshed

An athletic, skilled forward, Mya Hollingshed has all the tools to be drafted to the WNBA in 2022. In returning to school to help the Colorado Buffaloes get to the NCAA Tournament, she has a golden opportunity to improve her draft stock in the process.

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2022 WNBA Draft Watch

All of Eric Nemchock’s features on 2022 WNBA Draft prospects.

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Players of the New School podcast

Jasmine Baker’s podcast on Swish Appeal.

Horston heroics: No. 16 Tennessee escapes with first ranked win

The Tennessee Lady Volunteers have walked away from a shaky first three games with their first ranked win. They defeated the South Florida Bulls by three points on Monday behind 24 points from Jordan Horston.

No. 8 Indiana secures big win over No. 13 Kentucky

The Indiana Hoosiers avenged last year’s loss to the Kentucky Wildcats behind great performances from Mackenzie Holmes, Grace Berger, Ali Patberg, Nicole Cardaño-Hillary and Aleksa Gulbe.

No. 25 Texas upsets No. 3 Stanford

The No. 25 Texas Longhorns upset the No. 3 Stanford Cardinal behind a scorching five-minute and 14-second shooing stretch from Aliyah Matharu. Freshman Rori Harmon led the Longhorns with 21 points.

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