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Around the NCAAW Weekly: VanDerveer ranked more frequently than anyone, Morrow off to historic start

Tara VanDerveer, head coach of the No. 2 Stanford Cardinal, broke a record previously held by the legendary Pat Summitt. Plus, Aneesah Morrow of the DePaul Blue Demons was a preseason All-American for a reason.

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Aneesah Morrow leads the nation with 28.5 points per game.
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“Around the NCAAW Weekly” highlights the notable events of the week. Check out the milestones, surprises, best games and outstanding performances for games played through Sunday, Dec. 11:


12/5/2022: Tara VanDerveer claimed ownership of the AP poll.

12/10/2022: Aneesah Morrow of the DePaul Blue Demons dropped a program-record 45 points and reached 1,000 career points in 43 games. The Blue Demons defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 81-63; Morrow added 13 rebounds and five steals.

12/8/2022: Brenda Frese, head coach of the No. 20 Maryland Terrapins reached 600 career wins. Only 49 NCAAW Division I coaches have ever gotten there. Frese (601-173) trails only 16 active coaches in career wins. The Terps defeated the Purdue Boilermakers (RV, three points) 77-74.

12/10/2022: Lisa Bluder, head coach of the No. 16 Iowa Hawkeyes, reached 234 career wins in Big Ten regular season play, a conference record. Hawkeye McKenna Warnock reached 1,000 career points and 600 career rebounds in her 97th career game, an 87-64 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Caitlin Clark notched 32 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and four steals.

12/10/2022: Olivia Miles of the No. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish broke the program record for career triple-doubles with her third. She had 13 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists in a 108-44 win over the Merrimack Warriors.


12/11/2022: Taylor Robertson of the No. 23 Oklahoma Sooners moved into sole possession of fourth place in career NCAAW Division I 3-pointers with 469. She knocked down three triples in a 94-65 win over the Robert Morris Colonials.

12/8/2022: The No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes allowed only seven second-half points in a 92-36 win over the UNH Wildcats. Seven matches the least amount points the Buckeyes have ever given up in a single half. For the last 16 minutes, UNH went without a field goal.

12/11/2022: Ashley Joens of the No. 10 Iowa State Cyclones moved into fourth place in Big 12 career scoring with 2,545 points. She had 22 in an 84-50 win over the Jacksonville Dolphins.

12/7/2022: The No. 24 Kansas State Wildcats set a record for most turnovers forced during the nine years Jeff Mittie has been their head coach with 33 in a 72-45 win over the Kansas City Roos.

12/10/2022: Gabby Gregory of Kansas State made it to 1,000 career points in her 83rd career game, which was an 82-78 loss to the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. Gregory had 31 points and six rebounds in defeat.

12/6/2022: Maddy Siegrist of the No. 25 Villanova Wildcats reached fourth in program rebounds in her team’s 83-42 win over the American Eagles. She now has 864 for her career.

12/7/2022: The No. 19 Baylor Bears earned their largest margin of victory under second-year head coach Nicki Collen, defeating the UT Arlington Mavericks 91-36.

Streak tracker

No. 6 UConn Huskies consecutive seasons without losing back-to-back games — 29

No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks consecutive ranked wins — 17

No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks consecutive Top 5 wins — 7

No. 2 Stanford Cardinal consecutive Pac-12 wins — 34

No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks consecutive home wins — 30

No. 8 NC State Wolfpack consecutive ACC home wins — 17

No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes consecutive games forcing at least 20 turnovers — 10



12/8/2022: Toledo Rockets over No. 14 Michigan Wolverines, 71-68

Nan Garcia had 14 points, seven rebounds and two steals for the Rockets and Sammi Mikonowicz (11 points, seven boards, two assists) made the game-winning basket with 13 seconds left.

12/10/2022: South Dakota State Jackrabbits over No. 24 Kansas State Wildcats, 82-78

Myah Selland led the Jackrabbits with 20 points and the team made enough free throws down the stretch to squeak by.

12/8/2022: RV (37 points) Kansas Jayhawks over Arizona Wildcats, 77-50

12/11/2022: No. 20 Maryland Terrapins over No. 6 UConn Huskies, 85-78

Close calls

12/11/2022: No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes over Michigan State Spartans, 74-68

12/8/2022: No. 4 Indiana Hoosiers over Penn State Lady Lions, 67-58

12/8/2022: No. 6 UConn Huskies over Princeton Tigers, 69-64

12/10/2022: No. 18 Creighton Bluejays over Drake Bulldogs, 75-71

12/8/2022: No. 20 Maryland Terrapins over Purdue Boilermakers, 77-74

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Other games of the week

12/7/2022: Tulane Green Wave over Troy Trojans, 103-100 (2OT)

12/10/2022: Rice Owls over Houston Cougars, 91-88 (2OT)

Destiny Jackson had 33 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals for the Owls.

12/10/2022: Loyola Maryland Greyhounds over Hofstra Pride, 62-61 (OT)

Other top performances

12/11/2022: Endyia Rogers — 34 points, nine rebounds, six assists and two steals for the No. 17 Oregon Ducks in a 75-67 win over the Oregon State Beavers

12/11/2022: Charlisse Leger-Walker — 40 points, three rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block for the Washington State Cougars in an 82-66 loss to the Washington Huskies

12/11/2022: Emily Bramanti — 38 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block for the Stonehill Skyhawks in an 81-74 win over the Bryant Bulldogs

12/10/2022: Abbey Hsu — 34 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals for the Columbia Lions in an 83-74 win over the UMass Minutewomen