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Memphis women's coach McFerrin gets 2-year extension (The Associated Press)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis women's basketball coach Melissa McFerrin has received a two-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season.

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Samuelson's career-high 34 lead No. 1 UConn past Tulsa 98-58 (The Associated Press)

Tulsa forward Liesl Spoerl, left, reaches in to knock the ball away from Connecticut's Napheesa Collier, center, as Tulsa's Shug Dickson, right, defends duirng the second quarter of an NCAA college basketball game in Tulsa, Okla., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Katie Lou Samuelson drew Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma's ire with a poor morning shootaround.

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Holmes, Atkins combine for 39 as No. 12 Texas women rally (The Associated Press)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Joyner Holmes scored 20 points with 10 rebounds, and Ariel Atkins poured in 19 points before fouling out and twelfth-ranked Texas defeated No. 20 Oklahoma 86-68 in a Big 12 Conference showdown Tuesday night.

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Women's Basketball Polls - Week 11 (Jan 16 - 22)
  • AP Poll
  • 1. Connecticut
  • 2. Baylor
  • 3. Maryland
  • 4. Mississippi State
  • 5. South Carolina
  • 6. Notre Dame
  • 7. Florida State
  • 8. Washington
  • 9. Louisville
  • 10. Stanford
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. Connecticut
  • 2. Baylor
  • 3. Maryland
  • 4. Mississippi State
  • 5. South Carolina
  • 6. Florida State
  • 7. Washington
  • 8. Louisville
  • 9. Notre Dame
  • 10. Stanford

Fernandez gets 300th win, No. 23 USF women beat Memphis (The Associated Press)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Maria Jespersen tied her career-high with 26 points, on 11-of-18 shooting, Ariadna Pujol had a double-double and coach Jose Fernandez earned his 300th career win as No. 23 South Florida cruised to a 79-49 victory over Memphis on Tuesday night.

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Michigan State women's basketball coach takes medical leave (The Associated Press)

FILE- In this Feb. 27, 2016, file photo, Michigan State head coach Suzy Merchant gestures as she watches from the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State in East Lansing, Mich. Merchant is taking an indefinite medical leave of absence. The school announced Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 associate head coach Amaka Agugua will lead the team as interim head coach. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant is taking an indefinite medical leave of absence.

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Player suicides lead to tough set of questions for coaches (The Associated Press)

Northwestern women's NCAA college basketball players, all wearing the jersey number of teammate Jordan Hankins, take part in a pregame ceremony at the Welsh Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Hankins, 19, a sophomore from Indianapolis, was found dead in her room earlier in the week. (Jim Young/Chicago Tribune via AP)

A suicide at Northwestern brought back painful memories for Penn track coach Steve Dolan. It was three years ago that one of his athletes, Madison Holleran, killed herself. A study released last year found that of 477 deaths of NCAA athletes from 2003-12, 35 had killed themselves , including 13 football players.

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