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New star trio, same result: UConn downs Notre Dame

Remember how UConn lost its "big three" stars and was going to struggle to replace them? Yeah, whatever. Katie Lou Samuelson, Napheesa Collier and Gabby Williams led the Huskies past Notre Dame.

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17hRiley Foreman & Meghan O'Donnell

Connecticut, Notre Dame meet in top-two matchup

UConn takes an impressive win streak to South Bend, where Notre Dame loves ending winning streaks. A look at this 1-vs.-2 rivalry.

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Drexel makes debut in mid-major poll

South Dakota State remains on top, but Gonzaga jumps six spots to No. 2 after its first win in program history over Stanford. Drexel, which upset Syracuse, and three other teams join the top 10.

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NCAA explores tweaks to women's hoops tourney

According to a survey obtained by the AP, the women's basketball oversight committee is exploring ways to change the format of the NCAA tournament, including moving the Final Four back a week.

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The making of Tennessee's top-ranked class

Anastasia Hayes was the first 2017 star to commit to Tennessee. After timely texts and chocolate milk, Kasiyahna Kushkituah, Evina Westbrook and Rennia Davis followed to form the No. 1 class.

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UConn holds off Notre Dame

Gabby Williams scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in No. 1 Connecticut's 72-61 victory over No. 2 Notre Dame. The win is UConn's 83rd in a row.

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Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV

UConn WBB is two 2-point losses - to Notre Dame in 2013, to Stanford in 2014 - from having a 134-game win streak. Instead, it's "only" 83.

Graham Hays @grahamhays

Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said Jackie Young is doubtful for Saturday's game at DePaul because of fourth quarter ankle injury.

Graham Hays @grahamhays

"We had to knock some of the California out of her." - Geno Auriemma on bringing out the East Coast in Katie Lou Samuelson.

Jay Bilas @JayBilas

Fun watching @UConnWBB play at Notre Dame. The Huskies are still the best team, and Gabby Williams is a stud. Tough as nails. Damn.