Te'a Cooper scored 13 points, Alexis Jennings added 12 points and nine rebounds, and fourth-seeded South Carolina shook off a sluggish start to pull away from No. 13 seed Belmont 74-52 on Friday in the opening round of the women's NCAA Tournament.
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Baylor was named the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA women's basketball tournament Monday.
Ellie Harmeyer scored 16 points, freshman Conley Chinn hit a clutch 3-pointer with 1:07 to play and Belmont defeated Tennessee-Martin 59-53 on Saturday for its fourth-straight Ohio Valley Conference tournament title and NCAA Tournament berth.
Evina Westbrook scored 20 points to lead four Tennessee players in double figures as the No. 10 Lady Vols held off Belmont 84-76 on Sunday in their final tune-up before Southeastern Conference play begins.
Belmont jumped one spot to No. 2 in our updated mid-major rankings, but the Bruins still trail No. 1 Drake, which is 6-1 and beat South Carolina.
With all five starters back, the Bulldogs are balanced and experienced. South Dakota State, Belmont, South Dakota and Bucknell round out the top five.
Grace Hunter scored 16 points, Kai Crutchfield added 15 and No. 17 North Carolina State used a big run in the fourth quarter to defeat Belmont 77-62 in the season-opener for both teams Wednesday night.
Leaonna Odom scored a career-high 25 points, including nine in Duke's dominant third period, and the fifth-seeded Blue Devils beat No. 12 seed Belmont 72-58 in the first round of the women's NCAA Tournament on Saturday.
A trio of head coaches -- Ashland's Robyn Fralick, Mercer's Susie Gardner and Belmont's Bart Brooks.-- discuss win streaks, peaking at the right time and conference tournaments with Terrika Foster-Brasby.
Darby Maggard scored 20 points, Kylee Smith added 19 and No. 22 Belmont tied the school record set last season with its 21st straight win on Friday, pulling away from Jacksonville State late for a 63-53 win in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament...
Belmont head coach Bart Brooks weighs in on the No. 22 Bruins' 44-consecutive conference win streak, the success he's attained in his first year as head coach, expectations entering the Ohio Valley Conference tournament and much more.
Kylee Smith and Sally McCabe had double-doubles, Darby Maggard hit five 3-pointers and No. 22 Belmont, the top seed, opened the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on Wednesday with an 88-64 win over eighth-seeded Murray State.
Kylee Smith scored 30 points on 12-of-16 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds and No. 23 Belmont ended the regular season with its 37th straight Ohio Valley Conference win, 84-42 over Tennessee State on Saturday.
Kylee Smith had 17 points and eight rebounds, Sally McCabe added 16 points and nine boards, and Belmont won its 18th straight with a 66-35 victory over Jacksonville State on Wednesday night.
First the first time in program history, Belmont broke into the AP Top 25 last week. And after Green Bay stumbled, the Bruins are the new mid-major No. 1.
Kylee Smith had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Darby Maggard had 14 points and 10 assists and No. 24 Belmont won its 17th straight game 80-56 over Morehead State on Saturday.
Darby Maggard and Kylee Smith combined for 49 points, 33 in the first half when Belmont made 11 3-pointers, and the No. 24 Bruins made their debut in the Top 25 an impressive one Thursday night with a 95-62 win over Eastern Kentucky.
The Belmont Bruins are in the AP Top 25 for the first time in school history, riding a 15-game winning streak. UConn remains No. 1.
February has arrived, which typically means one thing in espnW's mid-major rankings: Green Bay is back at No. 1.
Florida Gulf Coast, South Dakota State and Green Bay maintain their hold on the top of the mid-major rankings. But while the Jackrabbits are chasing the Eagles, there isn't a better mid-major player than South Dakota State's Macy Miller.