“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, Feb. 27.
2/24/2022: Aliyah Boston of the No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks broke Sylvia Fowles’ SEC record with her 20th double-double in a row and the Gamecocks won the SEC regular-season title outright. Boston also recorded a double-double on Feb. 27 to push the streak to 21 games. On Feb. 27 she also grabbed her 1,000th career rebound. Only four other Gamecocks have accomplished the feat.
South Carolina has won the title six times in nine years, something last accomplished by the Tennessee Lady Volunteers (seven in nine from 1999 to 2007).
Today in Aneesah Morrow news:— Alexa Philippou (@alexaphilippou) February 27, 2022
-her double-double streak is now at 23 games (6th longest in DI history)
-she recorded her 4th 30-point, 10-rebound game. Only DI players w/ more? Ayoka Lee (6) & Maddy Siegrist (6)
-her 41 points = one shy of matching DePaul's single game record
Caitlin Clark had 32 points tonight to give her 1,504 points in 56 career games (26.9 PPG).— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 25, 2022
She's the fastest Division I player, men's or women's, to reach 1,500 career points over the last 20 seasons. pic.twitter.com/WkrcW4Y2Hd
2/26/2022: The No. 22 FGCU Eagles reached 26 wins for the 12th time in a row.
2/27/2022: Iowa and the No. 13 Ohio State Buckeyes each won a share of the Big Ten regular-season title.
2/23/2022: The No. 7 UConn Huskies clinched the Big East regular-season title. Between the AAC and Big East, UConn has won nine conference regular seasons in a row. The Huskies also reached their 29th 20-win season in a row.
2/24/2022: The No. 10 Michigan Wolverines won their 14th home game, finishing undefeated in such contests for the first time ever.
2/27/2022: Tamari Key of No. 18 Tennessee reached sixth place in SEC history when it comes to single-season blocks. She has 108 rejections this year.
2/24/2022: Monika Czinano of Iowa reached ninth place in program history when it comes to points scored in a senior season with 519.
2/26/2022: The No. 14 Arizona Wildcats reached 20 wins for the fourth straight year.
2/21/2022: Senior Aleksa Gulbe of the No. 14 Indiana Hoosiers reached 1,000 career points. She is the 31st Hoosier to reach the milestone and the fourth active Hoosier. Gulbe, Grace Berger, Mackenzie Holmes and Ali Patberg are the program’s first quartet of 1,000 point scorers to be on the team at the same time.
2/24/2022: Graduate student Alexus Dye of Tennessee reached 1,000 career points.
No. 7 UConn Huskies consecutive seasons without losing back-to-back games - 28
No. 4 Louisville Cardinals consecutive weeks in Top 10 - 92 (longest active streak in the nation)
No. 4 Louisville Cardinals consecutive weeks in Top 25 - 121
No. 2 Stanford Cardinal consecutive weeks in Top 10 - 61
No. 5 Baylor Bears consecutive non-conference home wins - 67
No. 2 Stanford Cardinal consecutive Pac-12 wins - 31
Aliyah Boston of the No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks consecutive double-doubles - 21
No. 22 FGCU Eagles consecutive road wins - 30 (longest active streak in the nation)
No. 17 BYU Cougars consecutive home wins - 30
No. 3 NC State Wolfpack consecutive ACC home wins - 17
Texas A&M Aggies consecutive wins vs. non-Power 5 opponents - 25
Surprises (rankings from last week)
2/24/2022: Vanderbilt Commodores over No. 15 Florida Gators, 63-59
This was Shea Ralph’s first ranked win as Vanderbilt’s head coach and the Commodores’ first ranked win since March 1, 2020. Sacha Washington posted 16 points and 11 rebounds for the winners.
Vanderbilt (No. 82 in the NET rankings) wasn't even included on the bubble of ESPN’s March 1 bracketology, while Florida (No. 43 in the NET rankings) was a No. 6 seed.
2/24/2022: UCLA Bruins over No. 12 Arizona Wildcats, 64-46
This ended a 16-game home winning streak for Arizona. UCLA outrebounded the Wildcats by 22 with 48, one of which was Ilmar’l Thomas’ 1,000th career board. Thomas notched 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Charisma Osborne had 18 and 10.
The Bruins (No. 41 in the NET rankings) were not even included on the bubble of ESPN’s March 1 bracketology, while the Wildcats (No. 17 in the NET rankings) were a No. 3 seed.
"Going into this game we really just wanted focus on being consistent and playing together for four quarters, and I felt my team did that, and I'm so proud of them and proud of us." - @CharismaOsborne after UCLA's 64-46 win at Arizona pic.twitter.com/rT7YBEqxzL— UCLA W. Basketball (@UCLAWBB) February 25, 2022
2/27/2022: Missouri Tigers over No. 15 Florida Gators, 78-73
Hayley Frank dropped 26 points to go along with 10 rebounds for the Tigers. This was a huge win for Missouri in terms of the bubble. The team was one of the “last four in” in ESPN’s March 1 bracketology. The Gators were a No. 6 seed.
2/24/2022: Florida State Seminoles over No. 22 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 65-63 (OT)
Morgan Jones registered 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Seminoles, who were the first team out of ESPN’s March 1 bracketology. The Yellow Jackets were a No. 7 seed.
2/23/20222: Colorado Buffaloes over No. 25 Oregon Ducks, 86-83 (2OT)
Colorado was a No. 8 seed in ESPN’s March 1 bracketology, while Oregon was a No. 5 seed.
2/27/2022: No. 21 Iowa Hawkeyes over No. 6 Michigan Wolverines
2/21/2022: No. 21 Iowa Hawkeyes over No. 10 Indiana Hoosiers, 88-82
Caitlin Clark had 29 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and Monika Czinano had 31 points and 10 rebounds as the Hawkeyes upset the Hoosiers for the second game in a row.
2/24/2022: No. 25 Georgia Lady Bulldogs over Arkansas Razorbacks by just one
Arkansas was a No. 10 seed in ESPN’s March 1 bracketology, while Georgia was a No. 6 seed.
2/26/2022: No. 20 Oklahoma Sooners over Kansas State Wildcats by just three
Taylor Robertson made a triple at the buzzer for the Sooners, who were a No. 4 seed in ESPN’s March 1 bracketology. The Wildcats were a No. 8 seed.
2/25/2022: Paige Bueckers of UConn came back after a knee injury had sidelined her since Dec. 5. She had eight points in 13 minutes as the Huskies defeated the St. John’s Red Storm 93-38.
Paige Bueckers has taken the floor for the first time since Dec. 5 and earns a standing ovation from the XL Center crowd pic.twitter.com/o4SnxdloBJ— Alexa Philippou (@alexaphilippou) February 26, 2022
South Carolina State coach Audra Smith was fired Thursday, a day after she sued the school in federal court alleging Title IX violations and discriminatory practices at the university.— ESPN Women's Hoops (@ESPN_WomenHoop) February 25, 2022
2/28/2022: Brian Giorgis announced that he will retire after the 2022-23 season.
A storied career comes to a close after the 2022-23 season!— Marist Athletics (@MaristAthletics) February 28, 2022
Coach Giorgis has announced his retirement after next year, associate head coach Erin Doughty has been named his successor.
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Kelly Rae Finley, who has led No. 23 Florida to its best season since 2016, was named head coach of the Gators on Monday after serving in that role on an interim basis since July. https://t.co/NVno6NOZGh— ESPN Women's Hoops (@ESPN_WomenHoop) March 1, 2022
Other games of the week
2/26/2022: Utah State Aggies over Nevada Wolf Pack, 82-80 (2OT)
2/24/2022: Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters over Rice Owls, 90-80 (2OT)
2/24/2022: Nevada Wolf Pack over Boise State Broncos, 76-75 (OT)
Other top performances
2/27/2022: Caitlin Clark — 38 points, six rebounds, 11 assists and three steals for the No. 12 Iowa Hawkeyes in a win over the No. 10 Michigan Wolverines.
.@CaitlinClark22 extended her streak of 15 points and 5 assists to 18-straight games— ESPN (@espn) February 27, 2022
The only D-I players, women's or men's, with longer streaks over the last 20 seasons are Trae Young and Ja Morant.#ThatsaW | @espnW pic.twitter.com/hViKZXkT4y
2/27/2022: Aneesah Morrow — 41 points, 18 rebounds and two steals for the DePaul Blue Demons in a win over the Creighton Bluejays.
2/24/2022: Caitlin Clark — 32 points, nine rebounds, nine assists and five steals for the No. 12 Iowa Hawkeyes in a win over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
2/23/2022: Jordyn Dawson — 30 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and three steals for the Akron Zips in a win over the Bowling Green Falcons.
2/24/2022: Anna Larr Roberson — 44 points, nine rebounds and two steals for the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters in their double overtime win over the Rice Owls.