Top-ranked UConn routs No. 23 Temple for 102nd straight win (The Associated Press)

Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma shares a light moment with Gabby Williams, left, as assistant coaches Shea Ralph and Marisa Moseley smile during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Temple, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

After a closer than expected three-point win at Tulane, top-ranked UConn had a bit of motivation to play well against newly ranked Temple. Napheesa Collier scored a career-high 31 points and the Huskies routed the No. 23 Owls 90-45 on Wednesday night to extend the program's record winning streak to 102 straight games. ''I tried to come out really strong, we all did coming off that game with Tulane,'' Collier said.


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Oregon State's Sydney Wiese wrapping up legacy-making career (The Associated Press)

This Feb. 10, 2017 photo shows Oregon State point guard Sydney Wiese awaiting player introductions before a game against Southern California at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Ore. Wiese, a senior, is playing out her final season with the Beavers. (AP Photo/Annie M. Peterson)

Four years ago, Sydney Wiese put her trust in Oregon State coach Scott Rueck. ''Coach Rueck had the vision of doing something that had never been done at Oregon State before. Weise is playing out the final season of a legacy-making career for the Beavers.


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Seniors leading the way for No. 8 Florida State women (The Associated Press)

FILE- In this March 25, 2016 file photo, Florida State guard Leticia Romero shoots during college basketball practice in the regional semifinals of the women's NCAA tournament in Dallas. Florida State's seniors have the most wins as a class in school history but this is their last chance to get the No. 8 Seminoles to the Women's Final Four for the first time in school history. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

The seniors on Florida State's women's basketball team will leave as the winningest class in program history. Going into Thursday's game against Pittsburgh, Florida State still has a chance for at least a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title and the top seed for next week's conference tournament. The quartet of Brittany Brown, Kai James, Leticia Romero and Ivey Slaughter is also hoping to get the Seminoles to the Final Four for the first time.


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Women's Basketball Polls - Week 16 (Feb 20 - 26)
  • AP Poll
  • 1. Connecticut
  • 2. Maryland
  • 3. Mississippi State
  • 4. Baylor
  • 5. Notre Dame
  • 6. Texas
  • 7. South Carolina
  • 8. Florida State
  • 8. Stanford
  • 10. Oregon State
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. Connecticut
  • 2. Mississippi State
  • 3. Baylor
  • 4. Notre Dame
  • 5. Maryland
  • 6. Stanford
  • 7. South Carolina
  • 8. Oregon State
  • 9. Ohio State
  • 10. Texas

No. 22 Kentucky eyes another 20-win season after upheaval (The Associated Press)

FILE - This Feb. 2, 2017 file photo shows Kentucky head coach Matthew Mitchell directing his team during the third quarter of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky has overcome an exodus of nearly half its roaster and three assistant coaches, a run that has the Wildcats on the cusp of yet another 20-win season and another NCAA Tournament appearance. (AP Photo/James Crisp, file)

Kentucky has overcome an exodus of nearly half its roaster and three assistant coaches, a run that has the Wildcats on the cusp of yet another 20-win season and another NCAA Tournament appearance. The upheaval over an eight-month span - which also led an All-American prospect to back out of her commitment - had coach Matthew Mitchell wondering where his program was headed and how to move forward without overworking his remaining personnel. ''We're shocking the world and showing people that might've counted us down and out at the end of April when we were losing a lot of players,'' senior guard and leading scorer Makayla Epps said.


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Lady Vols coach 'hopeful' DeShields will play Thursday (The Associated Press)

Tennessee coach Holly Warlick says she's ''hopeful'' that Diamond DeShields will be able to play Thursday against Florida, a week after the junior guard left the court on a stretcher. DeShields participated in a portion of the Tennessee practice sessions that were open to the media Wednesday. DeShields is averaging 17.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.4 steals for Tennessee (17-10, 8-6 SEC).

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Longtime referee Dennis DeMayo set to call 1 final game (The Associated Press)

FILE - In a March 5, 2006, file photo, Saint Joseph's coach Cindy Griffin, center, watches as George Washington coach Joe McKeown, right, and referee Dennis DeMayo discuss a shot-clock violation late in the second half of an Atlantic 10 basketball championship semifinal in Philadelphia. DeMayo has had the best view of some of women's college basketball's greatest games over the past 30 years. The 63-year-old official, who has refereed by his estimate over 2,000 games, will call his final one Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 when No. 23 Temple visits top-ranked UConn. (AP Photo/George Widman, FIle)

Dennis DeMayo has had the best view of some of women's college basketball's greatest games over the past 30 years. The 63-year-old estimates he's officiated over 2,000 games, and he will call his final one Wednesday night when No. 23 Temple visits top-ranked UConn. ''I know it's time,'' DeMayo said in an interview with The Associated Press.


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