"They have been really, really impressive, elevated themselves and are playing really well," Gawlik said of the Longhorns. "It was tough going into Oklahoma after they had those big wins over Baylor and Florida State." South Carolina, which was a one-seed in the first two reveals, fell to fifth. Oregon State was the other two seeds. The Sooners entered the top 16 for the first time, buoyed by that win over Texas, as No. 16. UCLA, Louisville and Kentucky are the other three four seeds. "They were 3-6 against top 25 and 5-7 against top 50," Gawlik said of the Wildcats, who re-entered the AP poll on Monday. Kentucky still has regular season games left against Mississippi State and South Carolina.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 31 points and No. 12 Ohio State used a sizzling start to upset second-ranked Maryland 98-87 on Monday night. Ohio State (24-5, 14-1 Big Ten) scored 35 points in the first 10 minutes on 14 for 18 shooting, led by nine at the half and held on as Maryland rallied in second half. The Terps were down by two at the start of the fourth quarter and were down by six with 1:29 left, but had to start fouling and couldn't make up the deficit. The loss was only the second for the Terps (26-2, 14-1) this season and their first in the Big Ten. Their last was a six-point setback to No. 1 UConn on Dec. 29. Shayla Cooper had 20 points nine rebounds, and Alexa Hart added
NEWS: First-year assistant coach Joe Moorhead has been selected as the 247Sports Offensive Coordinator of the Year. Moorhead spearheaded an offensive attack that helped the Nittany Lions capture the 2016 Big Ten Championship and a Rose Bowl berth.