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Iowa update: A blowout win behind a Clark triple-double

After a sluggish start, the Hawkeyes came back out in the second half in dominating fashion to cap off their non-conference schedule

ACC update: Hidalgo, Notre Dame off to dominant start

Freshman Hannah Hidalgo is fifth in the NCAA in scoring. She has contributed mightily to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish’s historic numbers.

Kyra Lambert talks Latvia, returning from a thrice-torn ACL and more

The talented globetrotter talks hoops and her life beyond hoops, including the importance of her faith and social work initiatives.

No. 2 UCLA fights to stay undefeated against No. 13 Ohio State

Both UCLA and Ohio State are on winning streaks entering Monday’s contest. Which team leaves with their streak intact?

Around the NCAAW Weekly: 15 undefeated teams remain

From No. 1 South Carolina to unranked California Baptist out of the WAC, 15 Division I teams enter the week before Christmas with undefeated records. Which teams have earned their unblemished marks by beating reputable opponents? Which ones have skated through a softer slate?

Iowa update: Clark dazzles in homecoming game

Before a sold-out crowd in Des Moines, the hometown girl and her squad put the "show" in showcase.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Hayes closes WNBA career

The surprising retirement of Tiffany Hayes from the WNBA highlights last week’s women’s hoops news. We also learned when Athletes Unlimited Pro Basketball will return and that Iowa star Caitlin Clark is a Gatorade athlete.

Miami, Baylor meet in battle of unbeatens

The No. 24 Miami Hurricanes and the No. 10 Baylor Bears, both nationally ranked and undefeated in the 2023-24 NCAA season, will play this Saturday in the Hall of Fame Series.

UConn-Louisville is weekend’s marquee matchup

We have two top teams competing, as No. 17 UConn hosts No. 18 Louisville on Saturday afternoon.

S. Carolina update: Paopao, Hall and Johnson raise the Gamecocks’ ceiling

No. 1 South Carolina stands an undefeated 9-0 after they survived tough tests from UNC, Duke and Utah behind the clutch, critical play of Te-Hina Paopao, Bree Hall and Raven Johnson.

LSU update: Smooth sailing for the Lady Tigers

The return of Angel Reese and a soft schedule has the Lady Tigers poised to finish 2023 strong.

Big 12 update: Texas, Baylor and K-State continue to thrive

Three teams from the Big 12 are in the top 15—and climbing. Here’s what makes Texas, Baylor and K-State three of the nation’s best teams.

Iowa update: Bluder keeps things in perspective

The head of a family in the glare of the national spotlight, Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder leads with a passion to win in ways that aren’t always obvious.

Big Ten update: Does Indiana have enough depth?

While Mackenzie Holmes has been great, does No. 15 Indiana have enough depth? Nebraska, in contrast, has gotten contributions from up and down the roster. For Minnesota, the combination of a solid defense and Mara Braun’s scoring has led to a strong start.

Around the NCAAW Weekly: No. 1 S. Carolina, No. 2 UCLA remain undefeated

With wins at the Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase, the No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks and No. 2 UCLA Bruins further established themselves as the class of college basketball, with matching 9-0 records.

2024 WNBA Draft watch: Ayoka Lee

Not much can stop Kansas State center Ayoka Lee—not even knee surgery. The NCAA’s record holder for points scored in a game, Lee has returned to lead the Wildcats in 2023-24, and she’s playing as well as ever.

No. 1 S. Carolina, No. 2 UCLA in action at HOF Showcase

The Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase features a triple header, with No. 1 South Carolina and No. 2 UCLA headlining the six top-25 teams that will take the court at Mohegan Sun Arena.

If the Sparks win the No. 1 pick...

The Los Angeles Sparks have the third-best odds of landing the No. 1 pick in Sunday’s WNBA Draft Lottery. Who should LA take if they get the top spot?

If the Mercury win the No. 1 pick...

If the Phoenix Mercury win the No. 1 pick for the third time in franchise history, would Caitlin Clark, Cameron Brink or Rickea Jackson best complement former No. 1 picks Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner?

If the Storm win the No. 1 pick...

The Seattle Storm have the fourth-best odds of landing the No. 1 pick in Sunday’s WNBA Draft Lottery. Who should the Storm take if they get the top spot?

If the Fever win the No. 1 pick...

The Fever enter Sunday’s WNBA Draft Lottery with the best odds of landing the No. 1 pick. If Indiana again wins the first pick, here’s why they should select Caitlin Clark.

Clark nets 3,000 points in Cy-Hawk victory

The dynamic duo of Caitlin Clark and Kate Martin carried Iowa on their shoulders as the Hawkeyes had to scrape and claw their way to victory over in-state rival Iowa State.

Pac-12 update: Celebrating six top-25 teams

Conference play is nearing, but, in the meantime, Pac-12 teams continue to climb up the rankings.

ACC update: Dyaisha Fair makes Syracuse a threat

The Syracuse Orange are 7-1 and it’s because of the stellar play and year-to-year improvement of Dyaisha Fair.

SEC update: Handing out one-month awards

Approximately one month into the 2023-24 season, let’s hand out some way-too-early honors, recognizing the SEC players who have helped their teams succeed through the non-conference schedule.

Around the NCAAW Weekly: Zags zap Stanford

Stanford falls from the ranks of the undefeated, bettered by Gonzaga. The ACC/SEC Challenge and Jimmy V Women’s Classic also produced some informative outcomes, including South Carolina surviving challenges from UNC and Duke.

2024 WNBA Draft watch: Te-Hina Paopao

Despite losing a massive amount of talent to the WNBA Draft last spring, South Carolina has started the 2023-24 NCAA season looking as dangerous as ever. Give credit to senior point guard Te-Hina Paopao, whose leadership and skillset have kept the Gamecocks from missing a beat.

Five ranked teams showcased in Jimmy V Classic

The Jimmy V Classic features a triple-header, beginning with No. 1 South Carolina at Duke (1 p.m. ET, ABC) followed by No. 11 UConn at No. 10 Texas (3 p.m. ET, ABC) and concluding with No. 16 Ohio State at No. 20 Tennessee (5 p.m. ET, ESPN).

Iowa update: No. 4 Hawkeyes don’t disappoint

It was business as usual for the Hawkeyes as they dominated before a star-studded crowd.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Maya, Mone lead WBHOF Class of 2024

In April of 2024, Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus will lead a class of seven into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Kristi Toliver’s new gig, EuroCup Women playoffs and USA Basketball 3x3 action highlight other news in women’s hoops.

LSU update: Reese returns, questions remain

Last season, LSU dominated on their way to a championship. This season, it’s been more about issues off the court and how head coach Kim Mulkey is (or is not) handling them.

Big Ten update: What’s up with Maryland?

Let’s bounce around the Big Ten, taking look at how three teams have started the 2023-24 season. In College Park, shooting woes are contributing to the Terrapins’ early turbulence, while hot shooting has kickstarted the Spartans in East Lansing. In Columbus, what is Celeste Taylor bringing to the Buckeyes?

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