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  • Mind the gap: Auriemma doesn't expect dominance to last

    UConn coach Geno Auriemma doesn't believe his program will dominate women's college basketball forever - maybe just through April. No. 2 South Carolina this week became the seventh ranked team this season to fall to the three-time national champions, who used the 12-point road win to extend the…

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  • No. 7 Ohio State blasts Iowa 98-81 for 8th straight win

    If there's been a knock on No. 7 Ohio State this season, it's that the Buckeyes can let inferior opponents hang around on the road. Ohio State on Thursday night had no trouble showing what it can do wherever it plays, blasting Iowa 98-81 in a gym where the Buckeyes have struggled for years. Kelsey…

    The Associated Press
  • Shaq, Iverson finalists, Yao could join them in Hall of Fame

    Shaquille O'Neal was just 9 years old when his stepfather began teaching him basketball with a plan to dominate like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. O'Neal was chosen Friday as a finalist for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, joining Allen Iverson…

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  • Hempen leads No. 9 Arizona State women past California

    Elisha Davis never hesitates in getting the ball to Katie Hempen. The Arizona State point guard knows a good thing when she sees it. Hempen scored 14 of her 17 points in the second half in helping the ninth-ranked Sun Devils hold off California 64-49 Friday night.

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  • Correction: T25-Tennessee-Vanderbilt story

    In a story Feb. 11 on the Tennessee-Vanderbilt women's game, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Tennessee had lost to Texas A&M and Mississippi in its previous two road games leading up to the Vanderbilt trip. Tennessee had lost to Texas A&M and Mississippi State in its previous two…

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  • Shaq, Yao, Iverson look to take next step to Hall of Fame

    Shaquille O'Neal should be a lock. Yao Ming and Allen Iverson could join him. Two larger-than-life big men and one of basketball's most exciting little guys highlight the list of players, coaches and contributors who are eligible for induction this year into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of…

    The Associated Press
  • No. 5 Maryland never trails in 73-59 win over Purdue

    Coming off a rare Big Ten loss, No. 5 Maryland couldn't wait to get back on the basketball court. Purdue had the misfortune of being the next team on the Terrapins' schedule, and the Boilermakers had a pretty good idea what to expect. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 23 and Brionna Jones had 12…

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