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2hMechelle Voepel

UConn, Notre Dame renew rivalry in 1-2 showdown

The top spot in the rankings and UConn's 82-game winning streak are on the line Wednesday (ESPN2, 7 p.m. ET) when No. 2 Notre Dame hosts the Huskies in the biggest game of the season so far.

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Duke upsets No. 3 South Carolina (0:43)
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Louisville coach rants about participation trophies (2:19)
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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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South Carolina has no problems with Maine (0:43)
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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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Coates scores 28 points in South Carolina's win (0:49)
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Samuelson's deep shooting leads UConn past LSU (0:57)
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NIU's Lehman scores 48 in 2OT win (0:46)
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Auriemma, Connecticut overcome slow start in win (3:51)

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One of the best college games I've seen in person was the FINAL "Old" Big East Championship between Notre Same & UConn. I couldn't breathe!

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The Connecticut women's basketball team is making its 23rd appearance in an AP top-two matchup (7 ET on ESPN2), breaking a tie with Tennessee for the most all-time. The Huskies are 19-3 in those games, the most wins in such matchups by any team. Connecticut's current 82-game winning streak is the third-longest in Division I basketball history (women's or men's).